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CJ's Kitchen

American, Cafe, Diner
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1601 University Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103-4154
701 237 4656
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a really great breakfast the other morning. A great omelet with a very good pancake on the side. My coffee cup was always full. I almost missed out. I passed the place twice because the street sign can't be seen to well from the street. want to fill your place up fix the signage

Thank Timothy H
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant coffee in a long time! Great, light pancakes - I had blueberry - and delicious ham and bacon! We'll be back! Next time I'll try the kuchen!

Thank Deborah R
Arley, Alabama
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews and decided to try. The menu prices showed reasonably priced but today they only had buffet and did not post the price which turned out to be $34. It was the worst BD on our trip so far. The meat was good but the biscuits were hard and cold,hash brown casserole was cold. Serve your own... More 

Thank daei1972
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Perfect. Small diner, with the noise and commotion integral to the setting. Great coffee ( a must!), friendly and efficient staff, perfectly cooked eggs and all that goes with them. Best hash browns in a long time. Well done, we'll be back for breakfast. There's a drive through service as well (but we didn't use it)-FYI. Curious how that works??

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Jan N, Owner at CJ's Kitchen, responded to this review

Most of our regulars call ahead and order, but you are more than welcome to drive right up to the window and ask for a menu. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We just stopped in a few minutes ago, 135 local time, yesterday May 14th. The staff looked shocked and dismayed that we were there, so we asked "are you guys almost closed?" The surly guy waiting tables said "trying to be". I said, "we're after a quick breakfast" and his response was total silence and making a point not to... More 

Thank S T
Jan N, Owner at CJ's Kitchen, responded to this review

Very sorry you did not choose to stay - the sign on the board as you walked in says "Please seat yourself". The Surly guy (Owner) was surprised to see you walk back out. He had started the clean up as we close at 2 pm daily. We do not know why most sites show 2:30. We have asked them... More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Awesome biscuits and gravy, all food from scratch and homemade lemonade that is outstanding! Reasonable prices and speedy service. Highly recommend as a local eatery!

Thank RedFargo
Bismarck, North Dakota
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast, friendly staff. AWESOME pancakes. Would definitely recommend and come back when in Fargo.

Thank sanabria_lc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Food here is made from scratch, biscuits and gravy is great. Pancakes and homemade syrup were really good, toast and hashbrowns were nice and crispy. Staff is friendly and very helpful in making choices on their menu, service here was quick. Great little place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Fargo, ND
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144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I eat a meatless, dairy-free diet so dining out to be a challenge. Our waitress was very helpful in deciding what to order. Plus she came over to our table a few times to make sure we had everything we needed. Always love coming to CJ's.

Thank suzb_00
Maui, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This place is hard to miss and is a hole in the wall but man was the food good. Don't blink or you'll miss it, the sign is not lit. I just had a traditional breakfast with scrambled eggs and those scrambled eggs were some of the best I've ever had.....I'd love to know what they put in them to... More 

Thank Andrew H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 University Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103-4154
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Fargo
  • Phone Number: 701 237 4656
Everything made from scratch. Great caramel rolls, kuchen, cookies and other deserts that change dailey. Weekday lunch specials. Breakfast served all day. Open until 2:30 7 days a week.

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