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Perry's Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I had one of thebest breakfasts I've ever had here. The portion was huge and the price was great. I felt like family there, they made us feel very welcome! Definitely recommend if you want a great breakfast with a family atmosphere!

Thank wafflish
Oceanside, California
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Perry's Café is a wonderful, delightful, satisfying homage to an era when America was optimistic, gregarious and cared about community rather than individualism and divisiveness. I love the 50's. Rock and Roll, Exuberance, Passion... and greasy spoon diners!!! Look, we're never going to get the chance to go back in time... unless Doc Brown's invention exists and we get into... More 

Thank Mark D
San Diego, California
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625 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

American comfort food at a good price and favored by locals. Staff is friendly, service is quick and the food is good. What's not to like.

Thank Walker S
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Stopped by Perry;s on our way to golf course for breakfast after reading the reviews on it. It was saturday morning, and the place was busy but we were quickly seated, and the food was great. They offer a great selection of a standard American breakfast, but also offer a nice Mexican twist on many of the dishes. Great service!... More 

Thank hclanton1
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a simple breakfast and brunch house with plenty of choices and yummy food. I have been to Perry's so many times over the years that I can't count! Locals are aplenty, and many of the staff have been there for years! The week-ends are pretty busy so either get there early or mid morning so you don't wait... More 

Thank Karen-Kasey R
El Cajon, California
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is such a great breakfast lunch restaurant! My family has been going for years! We have always gotten the F-4. And, one waitress remembers that! It's so big my husband and I split it! Their gravy & salsa is so good! My brother has a stool he occupies everyday! Lot's fans!

Thank Cbarbie2000
Las Vegas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed at the hotel next door and ate here all 3 days we were here. Excellent service and very friendly staff. Food was great and plentiful. Price value was excellent and a very nice atmosphere too. Just had breakfast all 3 days but their lunch menu looks just as good. Decided when we come back for another extended weekend,... More 

Thank DRB_LV
Paso Robles, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Old-school mom-n-pop feel. Great friendly efficient service. A lot of locals calling waitresses by name kinda place. I'll be back if I'm in town again and need breakfast.

Thank Mark B
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Great staff, very friendly and attentive. The Salsbury steak was soooo good. We only went for breakfast but would definitely go again if we stay in El Cajon again.

Thank Gloria A
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit here (again recommend) was a good visit. We are always on the lookout for a good pancake place and here they had their pancakes wrapped around the fruit. The order had two and we could barely finish them. The location was not fancy nor was the decor but the staff was friendly a plus for us and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 475 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-3606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-440-5724

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?