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“Food and value are excellent, service is hit and miss”
Review of Irene's Cafe

Irene's Cafe
Ranked #18 of 19 Bakeries in Fresno
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Fresno, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food and value are excellent, service is hit and miss”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Great local Tower spot to get breakfast or lunch. Food is always good and a steal for the price. Service is spotty at times.

Visited November 2011
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English first
Fresno
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home Cooking with an Attitude”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Irene's reflects the neighborhood mix of the Tower District. Young, old, rich, poor, every race and income level. Great burgers, coffee, soups, and salads. Good homestyle dinners such as meatloaf, chicken fried steak and pot roast, too. A nice covered outdoor area to watch people with their dogs, motorcycles, people out for a walk, etc.

  • Visited February 2012
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Fresno, California, United States
1 review
“Great Food Fun Atmosphere and Fantastic Servers”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

My wife and I go to Irenes every two weeks. Breakfast servers are a little indifferent but the night crew of Martin, Tyra, Matt keep us coming back. The food is great and their daily special is really special. The burger is the best in Fresno. Every year we go for their Mardi Gras specials. Salmon, Pot Roast, Boneless Ribs. Almost as good as Mom's in some ways even better.

  • Visited February 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“friendly in Fresno”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

Lost in Fresno on the way back from King's Canyon, we found this place with our hungry 4 year old at about 7.30 pm. The friendly floor manager had us served rapidly, and as a bonus were complimentary miniburgers on arrival - delicious. The food was very reasonably priced and tasted great. We were very pleased to find a child-friendly place like this, and highly recommend it.

  • Visited October 2011
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Oak Park, California
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Oops!”
Reviewed July 30, 2011

We were a party of six for breakfast on a Sunday morning. They were not exceptionally busy and were seated immediately. We all ordered and after over a half hour later the food began arriving. My order was incorrect, it was supposed to be eggs scrambled with avocado, bacon and Jack cheese. Instead it was some dry looking scrambled eggs with melted jack cheese on top. I sent it back for a remake. The waiter apologized after making a mild joke about him drinking too much vodka the night before. Again I waited for the food to arrive. Finally after another 15 to 20 minutes I went to the desk and cancelled the order. Another in our party ordered just a simple buttered toasted croissant. He got this almost 20 minutes after everyone else had been served. The waiter again made a "vodka drinking" joke, but by now the humor was quite lost. Finally he brought us the check which he explained he had reduced to $20 because of all the mistakes. I feel that I not only blame the kitchen for their slowness but also the waiter, who should have been checking on our foods progress (or lack thereof). The others in our party who did receive their food were satisfied but not impressed. There were two eggs benedicts, a special 'meat lovers' omellette and just plain scrambled egg substitute (which we believe was actually real eggs.) Like I said earlier, this restaurant was not particularly busy for a Sunday morning. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Our whole experience here lasted around two horrible hours.

  • Visited July 2011
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