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4264 Peck Rd, El Monte, CA 91732-2114
626-444-8425
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast was very good

We were on our way to a memorial service and decided to come here for breakfast. It was a older establishment. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic hostess. The place was empty but this did not detract us from eating here. It was on a weekday probably after the morning crowd. We had the usual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Crazycruiser59
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Simi Valley, California
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El Monte, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

One of the very few American restaurants in El Monte ok food but great staff. Has a varied menu so everyone in your part can find something to eat

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Thank LesleyA138
Fremont, California
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3,543 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,966 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Yep, this place has the best Jolly Jug pastrami dip we have ever had. Its amazing! What is further amazing, they have been making good pastrami sandwiches for decades. I grew up enjoying them and they still make them good today. Today we lucked out - they had a daily special of pastrami sandwich, french fries, and pickle for under... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We really used to love this place and it's food was great all the dip sandwiches and burgers, cole slaw, and all. These days the food is very average the new owner really have not kept up the quality food of days past. Looks like they care more about what's going on in the bar instead. So sad to see... More 

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Thank RandRloveParis
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife bragged about the jolly Jug in South El Monte. She said the pastrami sandwiches were the best! I stopped at the Jolly Jug in El Monte. I ordered 2 to go. When I got home, I surprised the wife. Her surprise turned to disappointment. The bread was about the size of a hot dog bun. The meat was... More 

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Thank oldguy517
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

After three years I got hungry go one on their great beef dip dinners. I found that Simon was still the bar tender and he remembered us. Food was the best, service was the friendliest, not many there but had a good quiet dinner.

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Simi Valley, California
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were on our way to a memorial service and decided to come here for breakfast. It was a older establishment. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic hostess. The place was empty but this did not detract us from eating here. It was on a weekday probably after the morning crowd. We had the usual breakfast - eggs, bacon,... More 

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1 Thank Crazycruiser59
Fremont, California
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3,543 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,966 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Been searching for pastrami dips that are as good as Jolly Jug in the area of San Francisco - and alas, the only way to get the best pastrami dip ever is to have it at Jolly Jug. Jolly Jug is an "institution" for El Monte, having served comfort food for years. Eat in or take out - service is... More 

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Thank mini
Long Beach, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Nice place to eat locally! Always nice service and many comfort food choices! The owner is so nice to everyone. If you need something special, she'll make it for you!

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1 Thank cravenla
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Jolly Jugs is a great place to eat! My favorite is the pastrami quesadilla. YUM They are most well known for there beef dips. (Very Good) The fried chicken and patty melt are great too! We ate at the bar, the service was very good. The bartenders are very nice and friendly!

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1 Thank Syndy P
Glendora, CA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

This is a restaurant that has been around for many years. They are known for their delicious, secret recipe Beef Dips. The gravy is to die for. It's a family atmosphere on the restuarant side and the other side has a bar (never been to the bar side). It has a relaxing atmosphere and the owner, Margaret, has a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4264 Peck Rd, El Monte, CA 91732-2114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Monte
  • Phone Number: 626-444-8425

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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