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Cafe J

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2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
806-743-5400
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant!

The food was well cooked and tasted delicious! Service was terrific for handling 15 people, half of who were college grads! They were very accommodating and friendly. Decor was upscale but relaxed. Wine list was diverse.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Lieu H
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Canyon, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner while visiting Lubbock. The food, atmosphere and wait staff were all great. I had the filet and my wife had the Sambal Thai Noodles. Both were great dishes. Good wine selection. A little pricey but perfect for a date night or special occasion.

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Thank mddben6
Clovis, New Mexico
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great meal at Cafe J's. I had the pork tenderloin which was fabulous and my partner had the salmon. A great meal, wonderful service and an all-around good experience. We will definitely be back!

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Thank 5562_0520
texas
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Way exceeded our expectations. Good ambiance. Good wine list. Good wait staff. Bread good. Curried fish excellent. Quail excellent. Highly recommended.

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Thank kktxod
Lubbock, TX
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Sent for brunch. It was so so. Not the best. Fancy names of things that don't deliver. Service was ok. Atmosphere was good. Very overpriced.

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Thank ourboysmom
Fort Worth, Texas
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The food was well cooked and tasted delicious! Service was terrific for handling 15 people, half of who were college grads! They were very accommodating and friendly. Decor was upscale but relaxed. Wine list was diverse.

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Thank Lieu H
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I enjoyed the ambiance, and the pork chop was delicious. Also shared the flourless chocolate cake and creme broulet, which were very good.

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Thank Nate N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here with my parents and got the Curried Red Fish. It was pretty spicy but I love spicy food so I enjoyed every bite. The Ahi Tuna plate was also spicy as well. Overall great place for food in Lubbock which is hard sometimes. Great wine selection as well.

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1 Thank Kristina D
Lexington, South Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had reservations for 3 at Cafe J. Walked in just in time for our reservations the Hostess never acknowledged us. Finally got her attention and told her we had reservations. There were a few open tables and still she said she would be with us shortly. After another 10 min we decide to eat at the bar. That was... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were brought here by a staff member we were visiting with at TT. While not impressive looking on the outside, it had a nice interior and a fabulous number of healthy lunches to chose from.

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Thank HerTriness
Albuquerque, NM
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I'd been to Cafe J twice before but was in the back room bar area for special celebrations. This time we were in the dining room making new friends. The host or owner greeted everyone she knew who walked in the front door with a hug. And she was on top of everything making sure that her guests enjoyed their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: 806-743-5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?