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Jo's Restaurant

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510 West Side Highway, Taft, CA 93268-2815
(661) 763-4621
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat we stopped here for breakfast on our way to Morro Bay for a short getaway. Food very good and service good and people friendly. We I'll stop here again.

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Thank Janet G
Taft, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Jo's is like eating at home. The service is great and the food is worth going back for. Breakfast is really good.

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Thank sfitzsimmons
Marina, California
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Jo's has been a Taft standard for many years. It is very good for breakfast & lunch & I have never been let down. Many of the locals frequent this place. They serve good old fashioned diner food. The last time I visited I ordered the club sandwich with a side salad instead of fries. The side salad was extra... More 

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Thank MarinaMakina
Ridgecrest, CA
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

found this jewel by chance, it's only open for Breakfast and lunch, so someone should not give it a bad review because they can't figure that out........ Staff was very friendly, cool old stuff for decor, we had 12 folks at our table, and were all served in a timely fashion, with everyone saying it was great. I'll eat here... More 

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Thank PJveetwin
Eureka, California
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I at recommendations of friends ate our breakfasts at Jo's Restaurant. They are open for breakfast and lunch. The typical American style breakfast was large, delicious, and filling. I remember eating here 50 years ago when I was living in Taft.

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Thank ChetTraveler
Taft, California
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I have NOT been to Jo's Restaurant in years, mainly because its hardly ever opened. I believe its only opened during the week at lunch time, and maybe breakfast

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Thank Nanski
Los Angeles, California
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274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Our group of eight stopped by for lunch on a Saturday. There was a long table that accommodated all of us. The waitress didn't bat an eye when we asked for four separate checks. I asked her to add bacon to my grilled cheese, which was no problem. My husband had the grilled ham and cheese. Both of our orders... More 

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Thank CacheOn
Martinez, California
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143 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

There is not a lot of place to eat in Taft. We were in town for my husband's high school reunion so we ate at Jo's for lunch one day and breakfast the next. It's basically a diner with an 'oil field' theme. After all, Taft is basically an oil patch town. I had a very good burger & fries... More 

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Thank lge_ca
Los Banos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The old time lunch counter is why we stopped. In an old Creamery. It has been there a long time. Only serves breakfast and lunch. Pretty crowded at 1pm as they close at 2 pm. We thought service was great and the food was excellent. The waitresses were efficient and friendly. They seemed to know everyone by name. I don't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The food was just acceptable but the customer service (what little there was)was terrible. They act like customers are lucky to get to eat there. I don't like to feel like I am an interruption in their day. Very bad waitress.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 West Side Highway, Taft, CA 93268-2815
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Taft
  • Phone Number: (661) 763-4621

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?