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J C's Red Kettle

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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 5 weeks ago

Good portions, delicious and friendly staff. We had to wait about 10 minutes because this place is popular, but once we got in service was fast. A lot of choices so I suspect there is something here for everyone. Locals took us here to this...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here after 2 days of camping and wanted something to hold us over for our drive home. It was perfect! The biscuits and gravy were flavorful and the gravy was served hot! I hate cold gravy. The biscuit was big...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Had lunch here after staying the night at the Idyllwild Inn. Waitress was cordial and the food was good. Arrived too late to have the breakfast but sandwich was good.

Thank Joe V
Reviewed July 17, 2018

The classic diner without the 50's decor. Very best place in Idy to get a simple sandwich, breakfast or salad. Right on the main street in town. Be prepared to hear the waitresses trade barbs with the regulars who fill the counter seats. Finish off...More

Thank chicfojtik
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Staff friendly, food very good. Would visit again. The Red Kettle Resturant is quiet a distance away, worth the trip

Thank blkindian1
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We were a party of 12, we served quickly and with good sized portions. I would eat here again. The food was home cooked.

Thank SteveC3394
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We just dropped in for a light lunch and were delighted with the quality of the food and with the very friendly service. We enjoyed bowls of homemade barley soup which was delicious.

Thank stotty24
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Diner style menu with good service. Food came out pretty quickly and was tasty. Could be a bit cleaner, especially the restrooms.

Thank NTallis
Reviewed June 11, 2018

We are two Aussies staying in Palm Desert and decided to come up and visit Idyllwild. It is a beautiful little town and so we came to JC's Red Kettle for breakfast. The staff are very friendly, helpful and we shared an eggs Benedict and...More

Thank pookybun p
Reviewed June 9, 2018

Excellent serrvice at the bar or tables. Get there at 7am when they open or shortly therafter if you do not want to wait in line outside, especially on weekends. Egss every way you can imagine with fresh crispy bacon or a great slab of...More

Thank John R
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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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