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RJ's Cafe

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25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr F120, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
+1 949-218-5757
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
“potatoes” (17 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr F120, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
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Reviewed July 17, 2016

This came as a pleasant surprise. My family and I stayed a few days in the area. We needed a good breakfast before we left. I was raised in "Diner land" US (New Jersey) and R.J.'s provided the best breakfast I've seen. The menu is...More

Thank TSpad2013
Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband eats @ RJ's 3X a week solo. I love RJ's too but I choose to only splurge 1X a week😜! My husband is a Hearty Breakfast man n He is a RJ regular! RJ is there daily; waitresses have worked there forever. Food...More

Thank ILuv2tvl2
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

RJ's Cafe in DP was a great breakfast choice. I recommend the 1/2 order of biscuits and gravy which is ginormous and awesome. It's like double layer cake with sausage gravy as frosting, 2 eggs sunny side up and thick bacon were on point! Make...More

Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is a hidden treasure. They have the best traditional breakfast to healthily options too! Only open for breakfast and lunch. There is usually a wait for breakfast on the weekends but well worth it. They have complimentary coffee while you wait. The owner RJ...More

Thank vicki f
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional selection of omelettes. Every possible variety. I ordered a full order of banana pancakes- could barely finish them (but I didn't want to leave one bite behind, they were so good. Servers were all friendly and busy. Indoor and outdoor seating makes for a...More

Thank wadleyfla
Reviewed June 24, 2016

Even though the view is limited, the food is excellent. The breakfasts here are absolutely wonderful, and definitely filling. Staff are really attentive and friendly.

Thank Y9999QLsusanm
Reviewed June 14, 2016

The food and service was absolutely great. We had a party of 9 for brunch and the 2 showed up after our order was taken and the waitress made sure that their orders were put in right away so they could eat with us.

Thank carolyn d
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years. It's busy on weekends and you might have to wait a few, but if you're solo or couple sneak in on the counter for a quick bite. Staff is very quick and will gladly serve a cup of coffee while...More

Thank OC-RaiderFan
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Decided to try RJ's due to the proximity to the boat to Catalina. RJ's is small, maybe 15 - 20 tables. Note: a line starts to form early. Coffee was on the table almost as quickly as we sat down. Server's are quick, accurate and...More

Thank spam i
Reviewed May 27, 2016

We visited RJ's for breakfast after reading reviews on trip advisor. Everything was as people had quoted, it was very busy - even on a weekday. After informing the waitress how many we required a table for we took a seat in the outside waiting...More

Thank E5708R
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June 4, 2016|
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Response from buffybotns | Reviewed this property |
Not that I recall unless it was a special.
January 20, 2016|
Response from yogiacomo | Reviewed this property |
That's something that I would never look for, they might do a miniature facsimile like a langoustine. Lots of great stuff there and the board always has specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25001 Dana Point Harbor Dr F120, Dana Point, CA 92629-2962
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-218-5757
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