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J C's Red Kettle

54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-4063
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This establishment is very popular with locals, classic diner food with home made pies. It’s open 7am to 2 pm and has indoor and some outdoor seating. It’s not gourmet but they serve large portions and a few alcoholic beverages . Everybody appeared happy with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jronkowski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little place has all the qualities of excellence. Great Food, Great Service and low Price. You will love it!

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is crowded for a good reason. During regular meal times, expect to wait ten to twenty minutes. The food is quite good and the service very good. The price was also great which makes this place a winner. Remember some breakfast items won't...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GeorgeT3421
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I would consider this place average. Staff was nice but our food took a long time and my order was wrong. Everyone was finished with their food by the time my order came out correct. The food was nothing special. Your typical breakfast place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hopema
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We have been going to Idyllwild for years. I can’t believe we never stopped in to eat at the Red Kettle. They open early for breakfast and close at 2:00 pm. We went for lunch. They have a good menu. A variety of things. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chai-tee
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Best chicken fried steak ever! Homemade biscuits too. Been coming up to Idyllwild for over 40 years and we always grab a bite at Red Kettle when we can. Fun to eat outside too with great views of the town.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jannastruwe
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Great place to stop for breakfast. The staff is always pleasant and the food is excellent. We return often the Red Kettle and highly recommend it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John379
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I went to the Red Kettle with a group of riders s a destination lunch. I have never been here before and other in the group hadn't been for a few years. The first thing I noticed is how nice and well cared for the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Capayrancher
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Idyllwild is a wonderful day trip from Palm Springs and the Red Kettle is a good place to stop for lunch or a snack. A charming town and a charming restaurant. We enjoyed eggs benedict and another had chicken wings and salad. Shopping in town...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank STraveler2
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat, cozy atmosphere and a convenient location in downtown. Don't forget the desert menu, yum and fun...

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Richard J
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May 12, 2017|
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Response from nedarosa | Reviewed this property |
No, they close at 2 PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: 54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-4063
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