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Jimmy's Family Restaurant

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9635 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA
+1 619-448-8994
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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El Cajon, California
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place I go to get a cheap good breakfast, they have a few breakfasts for 7.50 so if i dont have a drink i can get away with 10 with the tip

Thank Bradnvicki
Santee, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Specials are good, service is inconsistent. Nice family atmosphere. Large menu, with the additional Specials and kids and senior offerings as well.

Thank lb9191
Santee, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Food and service is excellent. Facility needs some updating, shows wear and tear. Great menu section with good prices. Always have daily specials with comfort food selections..

Thank ndf60
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Diner food doesn't have the best reputation. Going into Jimmy's, I didn't expect anything fantastic. I was pleasantly surprised how many options they had, though! I don't eat pork and can't have gluten, so diners tend to be a bummer time for me. Not only could I get turkey bacon here, but also they had delicious gluten free toast -... More 

Thank Sarah S
Lakeside, California
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158 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I've lived within a few miles of Jimmy's for the last 25 or so years but for whatever reason never stopped in to try it. Last Sunday my wife and I decided to give 'em a try. We were impressed with the quality and taste of the food as well as the reasonable prices. It's nothing fancy, but the food,... More 

Thank ccrowe3
La Mesa, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I've been here twice now. First time was because our first choice had a line out the door and we (me and my daughter) refuse to go to Mimi's anymore.So here's the deal. The food is GREAT! Really, really good. Fresh, savory, plentiful... I will come back again and again. However, note, the service has been really spotty both times.... More 

Thank BMB2525
San Diego, CA
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Had the broasted chicken today...again. Very tasty, and generous portion. I recommend it. Just allow some extra time. Worth the wait.

Thank Lonolono
Lakeside, California
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Sometimes the food is good and sometimes not. Sometimes the service is okay other times not. We like to sit in the bar area and we usually have to go find someone to wait on us after waiting 10 minutes. They say they have a sports bar but that is not true, just a few TV's. Many times we go... More 

Thank Laura B
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229 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The broasted chicken is outstanding. Not breaded, just nicely seasoned crispy skin with juicy meat. The chicken is always screaming hot when it arrives, so you know it's fresh. The dinner includes soup or salad, choice of potato, veg, and a roll or cornbread. The big plate is 4 pieces of chicken, so we usually split it. I highly recommend... More 

Thank email4saundra1
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Terrible food and flies were all around. Gave it 2 tries for and both times it was not good. The service is very good though. To bad the food is not.

Thank Marsha T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9635 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-448-8994

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