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J's Homestyle Cooking

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American, Diner
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1724 W 31st St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-4831
05:30 - 20:30
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Liberty, Missouri
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208 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the UNI campus, this is a small, very clean cafe and bakery. I was there for breakfast, and based on a Trip Advisor review tried the biscuits and gravy. Served as one or two, and one is large. Clearly both a scratch-made biscuit and gravy -- no mixes here. Service was friendly and efficient. There's a small bakery... More 

Thank Baldy47
Evansdale, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good service, at a fair price. The daily specials are worth checking out. The hot beef is a big sandwich, you may want to consider ordering a half, still plenty.

Thank Rick N
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food here but also great staff. The owner can quite often be seen visiting with guests, a real hometown feeling. Breakfasts are beyond explanation and very hard to finish. The quantity of food is enough for two breakfasts and you will definitely need a carry out; if for no other reason one of their sweets. And although it is... More 

Thank J D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Takes one back in time to when a *diner* was a real diner. Homestyle cooking is the perfect description. Ate here for breakfast, everything was perfectly prepared and had just the right seasonings. Fresh baked bread was awesome and sorely missed in today's normal restaurant fare. Staff was very friendly and courteous. We will for certain visit again.

Thank Tom L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat everything here: breakfast, pies, BLTs, and especially anything with their HOMEMADE bread! Such good food made with such care. You've never eaten biscuits and gravy this fluffy before! :-)

Thank Amanda H
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a family owned restaurant similar to Happy Chef and Country Kitchen. Busy place, good service, large portions. Baked goods, too. They are very willing to make what you want, if the menu items don't work for you (such as one egg and toast for the dieter).

Thank SueC56
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

You can't beat this mom and op place for great hash browns, country fried steak and eggs. Always very busy...

Thank scargo1969
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Close to UNI. Nice menu selection for breakfast, lunch dinner. Bakery options and homemade soups. Service was great and food came out fast, hot and good.

Thank Reviewer100Ab
Barcelona, Spain
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Nice server. Attentive without being overbearing. 5 stars. Chicken strips: tender, but oh so salty. Dinner. $10 and change. Fries from a factory; nothing homemade or homestyle about those. Corned beef hash $3.99. Very, very salty. Potato salad and coleslaw (rather small portions, though a reasonable $1.50 apiece) arrived in plastic tubs. Why? I hope they're recycling, or, better, reusing... More 

Thank Pe R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We are so pleased that we chose to go J's ! Our favorites there include the tenderloin - and the small breaded one would pass as a full size elsewhere! It is delicious and so are the battered onion rings! Our other favorite is the all-you-can-eat cod that is served on Friday nights....it comes baked (a little too salty with... More 

Thank Vickie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 W 31st St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-4831
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Falls
  • Phone Number: 3192663199

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