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C J's Cafe

611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-3241
+1 805-481-3230
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good59%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner
$$ - $$$
611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-3241
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Friends had recommended this place for breakfast and glad they did! Nothing fancy but very comfortable.....breakfast was good, prices were good. Service was excellent. Muffins were very good! Will return for lunch next time.

Thank Robincafoxa
Reviewed 15 September 2017

On a recent vist to see my dad, the first place he wanted to take me is CJ's for breakfast. So off we went. From the outside a visitor to the coast would most likely pass the place by as is not to inviting. And...More

Thank SurFun5389
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

CJ's is a great place for all-day breakfast (which is all I've eaten there so far) Easy to drive by, so don't. Parking in back for larger vehicles, like my RV. Fast service. Lots of seating. Wi-Fi available. Easy Freeway (101) access

Thank TrainRyder
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Lompoc, California
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

One of the only few places on Grande street in Arroyo Grande that you do not have to over pay for your food and get a good portion. I ordered the country fried chicken steak and eggs. It was good. Definitely beats station grill.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Great homestyle cooking. The service was great and the food was even better. The portion size for good for good price. We will definitely come back here the next time we come to Pismo

Thank BWfamily93638
Reviewed 10 June 2017

we ordered Denver omelet, egg wasnt cooked and it was smelling nasty, only one servant was working. she wasnt very helpful. i would never go their.

Thank Bryana o
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I think this place might be a bit of a local institution. I couldn't fault it. Seated quickly, served quickly and the food, similarly. Good menu and good prices. Plenty of parking and in a good location. I enjoyed it.

Thank BlueHeeler777
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Chicken Fried Steak for breakfast was fork tender and just right. I also had a half pound burger for lunch with the second best onion rings on the Central Coast, fried to perfection.

Thank BaywoodBear12
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place is GOOD. Good menu. Fine food. Tables and a counter. Busy with local customers even on a weekday. Attentive waitstaff. I thought I had returned to 1965 when entering. (That's a good thing.) I'll go again.

Thank Rich M
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This restaurant is right out of the past with great food at even greater prices. We went for brunch on Sunday and had to wait a bit because of it's popularity but it was worth the wait. The food was good with many choices to...More

Thank Zekesgirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-3241
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-481-3230
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