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J & L Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
+1 970-522-3625
05:15 - 20:00
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Sun 05:15 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 05:15 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 05:15 - 20:30
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Pueblo, Colorado
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Sterling overnight and found J&L. True to previous reviews, this is truly a local, down-home place. My husband had the smoked sausage and eggs and said it was very good. I had one of their 5-egg omelets, and of course at least half is going home. It was huge and quite tasty. Our server was terrific. The... More 

Thank olaotto
Arvada, Colorado
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reasonably priced food; lots of choices; even made us a dessert-to-order. Pie is their specialty, but they made me a hot fudge sundae, on request.

1 Thank davidmrains
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The sign reads "A Sterling Tradition Since 1935" We were 3 adults and 3 children. A kids menu available. From the Senior menu: 2 eggs any style, hash browns, bacon, sourdough toast cost $5.99 - coffee included. Souther style breakfast: 1/2 order biscuits & gravy, 2 eggs any style, hash browns & choice of bacon or sausage cost $7.99, coffee... More 

1 Thank Vickie S
Estes Park, Colorado
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146 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of place where Ranchers come in in their Black Hat, Wrangler Jeans, and Boots with Spurs come to have a home cooked meal. GREAT breakfast, GREAT service and friendly people.

1 Thank Lycanman0187
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Thus restaurant has been here for a very long time and is a local favorite. You get large portions of home cooking that is very reasonably priced!

Thank John G
Sterling, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Ver poor service tonight! Had the waitress one time prior an was even worse tonight. Had to ask for refills on coffee and water. Had all you can eat Rocky Mountain oysters and finished the whole plate and ready to leave when she asked for first time for a refill on oysters....

Thank twins18
jmcmahons, Owner at J & L Cafe, responded to this review

Please fill free to let me know which waitress this was so i can deal with the problem please. We have had a hard time finding some waitstaff thats experienced.Your next dinner is on me. You can reach me at 580-4413. Thank You for caring. John More 

Iliff, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of locals must mean good food! I usually come to eat here with my mom and we love the Early Bird special for breakfast. They also make a delicious bacon cheeseburger!

Thank MaulerSchmidt
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I love eating here! I am visiting Sterling Colorado and have gone to the J &L Cafe 4 times in 7 days! I especially loved the liver and onions ... Yes, I know so of you don't like it, but I do! And my wife won't make it for me! I also had a fantastic four she and chips and... More 

Thank B Leland B
Sterling, Colorado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Always a great meal n service make this place a must! Friendly service n reasonable prices! Great family ran cafe! Not many left like this one!

Thank twins18
Colorado Springs
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns, eggs,....you get the idea! It was a very good down home style breakfast. Our server was very friendly and stayed on top of the coffee and tea refills. Bus boy helped out too when noticed we were through eating and cleared our plates. Wish I had left room for some pie as they all looked homemade... More 

Thank rbincos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
05:15 - 15:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:30
05:15 - 20:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?