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“Want to feel and eat like a local?”
Review of RJ's Cafe

RJ's Cafe
Ranked #3 of 147 Restaurants in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Located in the Dana Point Harbor, RJ's IS the local place to be for breakfast and/or lunch. The food is consistently fresh and good. This is an old fashioned cafe that has a large varied menu and all the traditional Southern California specials: tacos, fish & chips, entre salads, burgers plus much more. My Guy's favorite order is the pattie melt; mine the Mediterranean salad. Breakfasts are old fashioned, hardy and filling. The service is warm & friendly and parking is easy. The local crowd is always here so many times there is a wait, especially for weekend breakfast-- get there early. There is lovely outside seating on a covered patio, but unfortunately no water view.

Thank Suzanne S
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I can't say enough great things about this cafe! The food is top notch quality, the servers are super friendly, and it is reasonably priced. We especially loved the fact that regulars brought their dogs to the outside seating area! We were on vacation from Minnesota and absolutely fell in love with this place. Next time we are out, we will definitely make another trip to RJ's for breakfast!

Thank Cyndee B
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Found it on TripAdvisor as a good breakfast place. Went Sunday and Monday (so far...). Sunday was a bit more crowded...definitely recommend getting there early especially on cooler days if you want to sit inside. Small, neighborhood diner type of feel with a lot of locals known by name...that always gives me a good feeling when locals are regulars. Eggs, omelets, potatoes, meats and coffee were good...pancakes and sweets looked great but we were trying to stay a little more on the healthy side. Parking is free and it is across from the Dana Point marina.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

RJ’s is one of the best breakfast places in OC! The food is awesome, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is warm and down home fun.

Thank jimK2348OR
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I know a lot of locals love rjs but I’m an eggs Benedict snob and theirs was not good. Maybe everything else is but .....

Thank dpblonde
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