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C J's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-3241
+1 805-481-3230
06:00 - 20:30
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Clovis, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is GOOD. Good menu. Fine food. Tables and a counter. Busy with local customers even on a weekday. Attentive waitstaff. I thought I had returned to 1965 when entering. (That's a good thing.) I'll go again.

Thank Rich M
Santa Maria CA
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182 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is right out of the past with great food at even greater prices. We went for brunch on Sunday and had to wait a bit because of it's popularity but it was worth the wait. The food was good with many choices to please everyone and the prices can't be beat. We will definitely come back to enjoy... More 

Thank Zekesgirl
Arroyo Grande
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We have gone here for years. Food is very reasonably priced, and 1/2 size portions are plenty, especially for seniors. Many people are regulars there. I think they eat most of their meals there. Ribs are good! Turkey plate is also very good. Breakfast good.

Thank ArroyoGrandeJonsmom
Arroyo Grande, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My sister and I went in on a Saturday. It was busy. Which is great. I ordered the chile verde omelet and my sister, the hash with poached. Great verde😊Ample food, for sure. My breakfast was not hot. The hash had great flavor. We both had the biscuit option. The biscuits are okay, not browned at all. They make them... More 

Thank SLO4me
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Have not been here for a while but it the food was great prices very reasonable big smiles we'll be back

Thank David P
Arroyo Grande, California
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a throw back kind of place with good food and lots of it, good menu and the prices are reasonable. The service here is good and the people are friendly.

Thank Tim B
Lakeland, Florida
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Ate breakfast here for three days while in AG. Sausage and eggs, ham and eggs and a veg omelette. Good sourdough toast. Great food, substantial portions, friendly service and reasonable prices. Open 6a to 8p. Thumbs up.

Thank mgourley
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I had the country fried chicken breakfast at 7pm. Man that was good. My wife had chili Verde burrito, she loved it. Service was good as well

Thank Clay B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Nice, friendly family restaurant features mostly home style meals served in large portions by friendly staff.

Thank Harvey W
Arroyo Grande, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

CJ's is good old fashioned good home cooking at a decent price, just look at how many seniors dine there regularly, we get a plate of fish and baked potato and share it which gives room for a piece of really good pie that we share.

Thank Ralph B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-3241
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-481-3230

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