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Jimmy's Family Restaurant

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9635 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, CA
(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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Cathedral City
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Jimmy’s Family Restaurant in Santee CA is a nice place to enjoy a good meal either alone, as a couple or in a family gathering. They have an extensive menu that includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Kids meals, Senior meals and all-day breakfast meals. Located in Downtown Santee, the restaurant is easy to get to and parking is plentiful. The wait... More 

Thank 858marca
El Cajon, California
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My husband and I went there last night. For a Sunday night, it wasn't crowded. We hadn't been there in a few years. My husband ordered Beef Stroganoff and I ordered the Prime Rib. I ordered it medium rare. It was more or less medium. We both had salads to start. Mine was okay, had lots of water at the... More 

Thank Christine S
Santee, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I got the eggs and they were fine but it was nothing special. Its actually a Sports Bar. An ok place to hang out with friends as seats are comfortable but other than breakfast food I really couldn't recommend it.

Thank Audreyr0se
Lakeside, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This place is old school, food is pretty good, there is definitely a varity to choose from. Very family friendly with a little bar in the back.

Thank dlsgallagher
La Mesa, California, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This is my second review for Jimmy's Family Restaurant but not my second visit. I stop in every now and then. I ordered their Patty Melt with Crispy Skinny Fries and a cup of Cream of Chicken soup, I could not finish everything and brought half of my meal home for later. Everything was real fresh and tasty... full of... More 

Thank Dian_Cath
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Reuben sandwich, I was very disappointed the corned beef was minimal and there was not more than one tablespoon of sauerkraut, I had potato salad with it but it was mash potato salad there was only one small piece of potato I won't go back

Thank Linda D
Santee, CA
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174 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Yes, if you travel to another trendy city, sure, you'll find great food. This is Santee. Pickings are slim. Jimmy's has a great selection and reasonable prices. My husband and I like going here on the weekends and splitting a meal - they're large enough - and it's better than Denny's.

Thank riceburnergrace
El Cajon, California
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We have been going there for years! A good place for basic breakfasts. My two favorite items are their homemade ranch dressing and their mushroom soup if you can be there the right day. We love it!

Thank Cbarbie2000
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

More expensive than Denny's with no appreciable benefits over Denny's. We've been twice and each time, the food was just "meh", the service was middling and the prices weren't that great. And this isn't a jab at diner fare- I LOVE good diner food. This is not good diner food.

Thank Christie W
San Diego, California, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Good food, Good Service at a good price what else would you want from a home town restaurant. We have eaten breakfast here 3 time over the last couple months, we have not had one unsatisfactory meal.

Thank Mike T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: (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?