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Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile

1020 Barrett Lake Rd, Campo Rd & Barrett Lake Rd, Dulzura, CA 91917-1501
+1 619-468-3416
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“fish fry” (3 reviews)
“hush puppies” (4 reviews)
“pilaf” (2 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1020 Barrett Lake Rd, Campo Rd & Barrett Lake Rd, Dulzura, CA 91917-1501
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Typical diner atmosphere with friendly wait staff and good fish and chips! Not a fancy place but if you want a down home feel then this is the place for you!

Thank Oharatara333
BarrettJunctionCafe, Public Relations Manager at Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you, Oharatara333 for your kind words and sharing your experience. We hope to see you soon, Oharatara333.

Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

We go here every year while picking up our tree in Potrero. But tonight everything was extra good. The fish and hush puppies were especially tasty and the owner made a point of interacting with us telling us the history of foods and giving a...More

Thank kak6
BarrettJunctionCafe, Public Relations Manager at Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

It seems we missed responding to your review. We thank you for the rating and wonderful words. As always we enjoy sharing our history with your family history. Thank you again.

Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I read an article about Dulzura. What a great treat to find Barrett Junction. We had some of the best fish and chips since visiting the home of fish and chips -- Merry Olde England. Succulent, light and simply delicious. Great stop...More

Thank nellie0212
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Funky little spot close to nowhere..... eclectic and fun ... looks like lots of events ...music and other stuff going on.

Thank evrythngudo
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Service much to be desired, will probably never stop there again, it's the only restaurant on the road in your way to Tecate or San Diego traveling WestMore

Thank Eddy D
BarrettJunctionCafe, Manager at Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2016

So sorry you did not have a better experience, Eddy. We are always striving to improve and we do have our not so great days. I will discuss with the staff so we may improve. And yes, we are the last surviving restaurant in the...More

Reviewed August 10, 2016

I have been coming here for YEARS!! The place used to be packed and always busy, mainly for the all you can eat fish fry. When new owners took over, they stopped the all you can eat, but you still got plenty of food. We...More

Thank Kathy D
BarrettJunctionCafe, Manager at Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016

Thank you so much Kathy for your review. We do have our not so great days. The health department has made some drastic changes to how we cook. So please be patient with us as we adjust. The all you can eat fish fry is...More

Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Barrett Cafe has been a staple of the Back Country for generations. The decor keeps you occupied while you wait for your order. The fish fry is a great choice and for what they are famous. A nice stop coming or going from Tecate MX....More

Thank Victoria W
Reviewed April 25, 2016

You get half way through and it falls apart. Delicious. Love a good sloppy sandwich. :) The cod is deep fried a golden brown, slathered with tartar sauce, lettuce, tomato, and served with fries and slaw. Won't weight you down, but keeps you full. Delicious.

Thank Connie O
Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

What a funky little place. Very eclectic decorations. But oh man, what good pulled pork!!!! There pulled pork BBQ sandwich was delicious. You could smell the smoke, it must have come out of the smoker that morning. The beans and cole slaw were delicious too!...More

Thank bombrcar
Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We stopped otw back from Tecate, MX and had $1.00 fish tacos, can't be beat with a stick! Delicious food in a very interesting, rustic setting. We loved it and would recommend making this a must do!

Thank High_Miles
BarrettJunctionCafe, Public Relations Manager at Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2016

Thank you High_Miles for this review we appreciate you taking the time out to share your experiences. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Barrett Lake Rd, Campo Rd & Barrett Lake Rd, Dulzura, CA 91917-1501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Dulzura
  • Phone Number: +1 619-468-3416
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Description
Take a trip back in time to Old California when you visit Barrett Junction Cafe and Mercantile. This historic building has been a local hot spot for 100 years. Barrett Junction Cafe serves its Famous ALL YOU CAN EAT Country Breakfast Buffet on the weekends and Family Style Fish Fry every day of the week. Enjoy our family style dining room. Room enough for 200 people (now that's a BIG family!) And our outdoor patio comfortably seats 300. Book your next family reunion or club event with us. Clubs and organizations, families, and individuals are always welcome.
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