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Janet's Montana Cafe

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2506 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901-2205
+1 619-659-3874
06:00 - 20:30
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Sun 06:00 - 20:30
Mon 06:00 - 14:30
Tue - Thu 06:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm surprised how high this place rates as the food is just okay and the prices are relatively high. We've tried this restaurant numerous times and tried a bunch of the items with the same mediocre results. Service was pretty good.

Thank Google U
San Diego
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Janet's is a local favorite. Cabin type ambiance with great comfort foods. Food and service are good and is very affordable.

Thank Peter K
Bonita, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner there. Always large portions and competitive prices. The setting is rustic and the service was great.

Thank Mike C
Alpine, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With their huge menu Janet's offers everyone something tasty and delicious for breakfast., lunch, or dinner.. While I totally enjoyed my taco salad , my friends totally enjoyed their grilled Chicken dinner and Cobb salads. If we a had chosen, we could have enjoyed pancakes and eggs. The wait staff is friendly, helpful and efficient. The décor is rustic and... More 

Thank Joanne M
Glendale, California
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170 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place is very cool. If your in Alpine for the mountain atmosphere this is it. We had breakfast and it was excellent. The service was good, the staff made you feel at home. It is so much nicer than a chain restaurant. Well worth a stop.

Thank NoHoMike
Alpine, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I live within walking distance of Janet's Montana Cafe in Alpine, so I'm a bit prejudice about this being a great place...but, with all the traveling my wife and I do, this is honestly a great place for breakfast. The food is outstanding, and the portions are "lumberjack-size." But, unfortunately for my wallet, so are the prices...and I truly hate... More 

Thank georgehaughton
califorina, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Service and food are just Great. A nice selection of food and large portions. The atmosphere is wonderful

Thank Thomas C
Alpine, California
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is absolutely the best eating experience in Alpine. If you are cruising down I-8, you owe it to yourself to stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. My wife is one of those Breakfast for Dinner type people, and she ordered crepes, pictured here. Every evening, Janet's offers a special dinner menu that includes a HUGE free dessert. I... More 

Thank Ray H
San Diego, California
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great down home cooking and huge huge portions. Hubby had fried chicken - homemade, cooked fresh, and the generous vegetable side was asparagus. I had a half order of biscuits and gravy with a side of scrambled eggs and two sausage patties. It was twice as much food as I could ever possibly eat. We arrived at 1p on a... More 

Thank vsbrinkman
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

My wife and I travel past Alpine quite often of late, and we decided to try Janet's for lunch on a whim (her name is Janet) We Love It! great setting, rustic décor, good service, and great food! If you're there on Friday around lunch, you should try the Blackbird Sandwich. Delicious. (we split one, plenty for both) We'll be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 14:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 20:30
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2506 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901-2205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: +1 619-659-3874

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