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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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Lakeside, California
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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224 reviews
115 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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16 reviews
11 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
Cathedral City
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles 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
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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: +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?