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TJ's Italian American Restaurant

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1315 E 16th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015-5328
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cordele, GA
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116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The parking lot is always crowded and locals rave about this place so every now and then we try it again, thinking we must be missing something. However, when we do try it again, we remember why we don't go often. The service is very friendly, fast, and responsive. However, the food is just average type Italian that tastes sort... More 

Thank SeanPsyD
Leesburg, Georgia
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I have a soft spot for TJs because the lady who opened in over 20 years ago used to work at my favorite Italian restaurant, Gargano's in Albany, GA. The pizza at TJs is modeled after Gargano's pizza. Not quite as good, but still very good. Not a big fan of anything else on the menu and I've tried most... More 

Thank Brandon B
Cordele, Georgia
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Baked spaghetti is out of this world! Fresh breadsticks and salads! A Cordele favorite! Family owned! Very clean and friendly!

Thank candacerigsby
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

I have traveled through this area numerous times and usually eat at Craker Barrel or 16 East. I thought I would change my habit and try this place. I walked in and noticed how old this place was and how much of Shoneys was left (it was a Shoneys before TJ's). I ordered a beer while looking over the menu... More 

Thank Len W
Fitzgerald, Georgia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

We frequent TJS anytime we are in the area. The service is fast and the food quality is great. This is a wonderful place to get American style Italian food. They offer their entire menu as dine in or take out. This is a really enjoyable place to eat.

1 Thank John A
Alto, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

This place may be in need of a remodel but the food is worth looking past the decor. I have been to this restaurant several times. I go at least once when I am in town and I always try something different. My favorite so far is the veal parmesan.

Thank Mherron80
Tampa, Florida
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538 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Basically your Italian diner. The interior space is a bit run down and dated with moldy ceiling tiles everywhere. Tables and chair types a banquet hall type. The food was okay and it made for a quick stop off from I-75. The Tuscan pizza was tasty but way over salted and way too sparse on the ingredients, a shame because... More 

Thank 8ric
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299 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, it wasn't until finishing our Tuscan pizza that I noticed the disgustingly moldy ceiling. There are some major issues going on here. The pizza was decent though the chicken was sparse and precooked, bagged. There was minimal artichoke but decent spinach. It was generally very oily and salty. Our server was less than stellar. I had to ask for... More 

Thank sportyangel215
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

My brother and I were driving to Fla from Atlanta and ended up around Cordele at dinner time. We decided to surpass the chains and try TJ's. The staff was friendly and accommodating and it was clear lots of locals enjoy TJ's. I asked our waiter what he recommended and it was the baked spaghetti. I ordered that and a... More 

Thank Atlg8tor
Auburn, Georgia
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Overnight stay in Cordele and craving pizza, I consulted TripAdvisor and found TJ's. It also didn't hurt that it was walking distance from my hotel. I ordered a Tuscan pie and had an enjoyable talk with the employees while I waited. The pizza was delicious, lots of fresh toppings and excellent homemade crust. I would gladly order this dish again.

Thank Roger W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 E 16th Ave, Cordele, GA 31015-5328
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Cordele
  • Phone Number: 229-273-1160

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