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J C's Red Kettle

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54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-4063
06:00 - 14:00
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Red Kettle is a rustic small cafe in the town of Idyllwild. Pleasant staff, small but varied menu, home style cooking and reasonably priced. Located in main part of town near the shops. Worth a look if you are in Idyllwild at lunch time.

1 Thank Ricker26
Kelowna, Canada
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lot of fun here at lunch. Great fish tacos, friendly staff, in a cool little hippie village a mile high. The drive up from Palm Springs is half the fun! The burgers were also great. Definite must-do.

1 Thank tw0fingers
San Diego, California
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77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were heading to Jo'Ann's Restaurant in Idyllwild last week, but it was closed. We spotted the Red Kettle right across the street and decided to give it a try. We were really pleased that we did! It's a cute little place -- and they served the yummiest cheeseburger on the planet. We'll definitely go back to the Red Kettle... More 

1 Thank kathleenhoverter
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Very good breakfast!!! Big portions! Was happy with food and service. It's small place very comfortable and clean

Thank Adriana A
Idyllwild, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a good breakfast spot for the family. The service is great as is the quality. Popular with the locals.

Thank ExplorerMan65
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Very popular and good service. Average food quality. We were back in town today and there was a line out the door waiting for a table.

Thank Neil M
Port Orange, Florida
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We didn't know where we should try, but when we drove by this cafe, people were coming and going from the pace, so we thought we give it a try. Our party of 5 all enjoyed the food. I shared a patty melt with my sis in law, and we also ordered a side of sweet potato fries and a... More 

Thank Randee51
Riverside, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is a "sit wherever you like and we will be right with you" type of restaurant. Coffee is good, lots of local regulars (which says a lot). Tried several breakfast items and wasn't disappointed. There were several types of pies, muffins, and cinnamon rolls but I was too stuffed to eat any more. This is a great choice for... More 

Thank Jennifer L
San Diego, CA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had breakfast here... home made biscuits and sausages. yum! This restaurant has been around for many years and the food is always great. Service is outstanding as well.

Thank needtorelaxnow
Orange, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Only open for breakfast and lunch and closes at 2pm. Always busy. Has outside seating. Food always good.

Thank NurseB11

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-4063

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