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J & L Cafe

423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
+1 970-522-3625
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“fried chicken” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The pot roast sandwich was absolutely amazing, with horseradish and au jus. The hamburger vegetable soup was hot, delicious and loaded with good stuff. Good portion sizes, reasonable prices. Warm cozy small town feeling, lots of folks who know each other. They had senior specials...More

Thank NurseMcGill
Reviewed 4 October 2017

J & L is a great place to eat if you are looking for a great breakfast, burger or any type of comfort food. You can't go wrong eating here.

Thank Jenifer G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

During a family reunion, my cousin took 4 of us to eat at J&L Café - what a pleasant surprise! Great "down home" cooking - generous portions - senior selections - price was right!! Would eat here every time I drive around Sterling again!! Keep...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

My sister and I stopped in Sterling for an overnight stay and had breakfast both mornings. The food was amazing, the service was great and the prices very reasonable. Great place to eat!

Thank Trish L
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great menu. They also serve breakfast all day. The corn on the cob was actually shucked just before it was cooked. Service was great. Not a fancy place. If you want just down home cooking. This is your place.

Thank Donna L
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast at good price One of the best in town. Would recommend if you come here for a bit. I get the omelette with bacon and pancake instead of toast. Making me hungry now.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Stopped for lunch. I had the green chili with tortillas--tasty, thick soft flour tortillas. My wife and daughter had other things. Everything average to good. Fast service.

Thank David F
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I first ate at the J&L in 1962 and make every effort to return since leaving Sterling in 1964. Anytime we drive past on I76 and a meal is within a few hours of our passage, we'll stop, especially for breakfast or lunch. Many of...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is obviously a place the locals enjoy. However, It is amazingly run down!! I have never seen a place with more worn linoleum. Looked like two different floors! Both worn to smitherines! Everything felt dirty and sticky. Floors were loaded with crumbs and dirt....More

Thank Linda H
jmcmahons, Owner at J & L Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Im sorry your visit you didnt feel the love we have for our business, we have some floor drains breaks under ground and had to repair nobody in town could do the flooring so we had to concrete it in. we tried painting the floor...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My wife, 10 year-old daughter, and I stopped here for lunch while traveling to Estes Park from Minnesota. It was on Father's Day and they were packed, but we were seated in about 15 minutes. They have a great menu with a wide variety of...More

Thank Randy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:15 AM - 3:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:30 PM
5:15 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 970-522-3625
Great little locally owned restaurant.
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