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Cafe J

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2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Bedford, Texas
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was described as one of the best upscale restaurants in Lubbock. Atmosphere very nice, wait staff very impressed with themselves, service was slow, and entrees had quality ingredients and were too ambitious (no flavor stood out on the pasta dish). As a foodie and traveler, suggest "less is more".

Thank rough76021
Wolfforth, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for our anniversary dinner on a Wednesday evening. We had great service and great food. My husband had the scallops and he couldn't quit raving about them. I had them salmon...it was very good.

Thank katinthehat4859
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lunch reservation and upon arrival the host seemed unsure of where to put us even though the dining room we ended up in only had about 4 tables occupied. My mom and I both ordered the blacked fish tacos. Con - they weren't blackened, but merely fried with maybe a dusting of some flavoring. The piece of... More 

Thank MLPerry
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were given a gift certificate to visit this restaurant. The food was well prepared and tasty, though not inexpensive. Our favorite was the spicy ahí tuna appetizer.

Thank Wishflower
Norman, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We heard this place was good, but wow! We had a post-conference dinner and couldn't have been more pleased. The Tapas was amazing, and I ordered the tuna. My reisling was refreshing, and the service was tops. We will definitely be back!

Thank Breea C
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Our host took us here for dinner after the conference ended. He said this is an excellent restaurant and everything is good. He is definitely right. I had the Wedge Salad and Beef Tenderloin Filet. They were both very good and memorable. If I visit this area again, I will definitely come here to eat again.

Thank CarsonWoo
Lubbock, Texas
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

It was a horrible experience for my wife and I. We had reservation, table was taken. Until I went berserk did they correct it. Evidently there is no dress code.they were out of our favorite dish. Might as well gone to McDonald's, the food is better . Last time!

Thank Thom F
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Great hospitality and fantastic food. Had dinner here 3 nights in a row during a short business trip to Lubbock and each time the food and service were wonderful.

Thank mccbattle
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on Friday on our way to the airport. We were seated right away. The decor was inviting, the service was good. Their signature green chili cream soup was delicious. I had a turkey avocado sandwich which was good and my friend had a salad which was also good. The garlic parsley fries sounded more impressive... More 

Thank JacquelynSS
Canyon, Texas
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 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.

Thank mddben6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: 806-743-5400

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