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Lake Cuyamaca Restaurant

15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
+1 760-765-0700
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the weather, we loved the view. It was a weekend staycation and not far from Julian. The service was relaxed but the coffee kept coming. The food was well made and seasoned. Simple comfort food but so delicious. There is also a store and...More

Thank Mylene B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here since 1996 when the former owner ran it. The new owner changed the menu items (thank god) and all her food is made from scratch; the dressings, the entrees she serves, the pies. There is indoor and outdoor seating and...More

Thank MelEmelLa
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Had the pot pie (apparently a specialty) and a Pepsi. It is clearly home made and tasted quite good. Nothing fancy about the place but that's a good thing in my opinion. Prices are marginally more than fast food yet cooked with care. Definitely recommend.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

While the view of the small lake with wooden canoes and boats is quaint and enjoyable, I’d pass on eating here. The service was the worst I’ve seen in a long time, from when we arrived until we left. It took 15 minutes to get...More

Thank RNRVTravler
Reviewed 27 November 2017

As for the food and service,simply don,t. seated,waters came 15 minutes.coffee ice tea nigh on 30!maybe understaffed and busier than expected that day? (overheard other table of four with same complaint.) Food.Alas,club sandwich came out ,eventually, cold.But i decided it was pointless sending it back....More

Thank nufzed
Reviewed 26 November 2017

You will be delighted to have a meal here. The best is the chicken Pot Pie, and Mountain Berry pie,,,,oh so good! It is worth the trip up here just to enjoy the great food. They actually have live music that is fun to listen...More

Thank K9378HYjillk
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We always stop there for an early breakfast on the way to Borrego Springs from San Diego. It is a unique place in a very special location overseeing lake Cuyamaca. The food is excellent, I particularly enjoy the smoked bacon and the french toasts. Service...More

Thank ArnaudGagneux
Reviewed 10 October 2017

There were three of us for breakfast on Sunday, October 8. We had the regular Eggs Benedict, Carne Asada Benedict, and the Chicken Fried Steak. All three were scrumptious. However, all three dishes came out at room temperature. My guess is that the plates had...More

Thank kathleenhoverter
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Right at the boat docks and parking. Quaint with a pretty big menu. We ordered the cob salad - huge with good salad dressing. We also had the catfish with breaded french fries. Soft drinks, wine and beer. The sandwiches are big and the greens...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Had a very delicious lunch at this great little restaurant during our last visit to the Julian area. We were greeted and seated out on the deck as soon as we arrived. Our waitress provided excellent service and the food was top notch with ample...More

Thank Jeff M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15027 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036-9530
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-0700
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