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Irene's Cafe

) #19 of 19 Bakeries in Fresno #545 of 1,047 Places to Eat in Fresno $$ - $$$ American, Cafe
747 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728-3330
+1 559-237-9919
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  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
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“fries” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
747 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728-3330
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Friends in Fresno introduced my husband and me to this lovely little café in Fresno’s Tower District. It is a very pleasant place to have lunch, with nice big tasty sandwiches and friendly servers. They also have wine and beer, a plus in my book....More

1  Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife and some friends that said it was great food, or had a Philly cheese steak it was okay some of the other dishes not so good. We had to wait for about 45 minute's after sitting down to order food after...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Below average decor and food. I note from the menu cover this place stopped wining awards quite a few years ago.... Basic sandwiches with poor quality protein fillings served on paper and plastic. Tower district needs to lift its game big time to compete with...More

Thank searover69
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The food here is great! I love the enchilada omelet and I add carnitas. Breakfast is served till 11 on weekdays and till 3 in the afternoon on Sat and Sun. The chicken strips, potato skins and mini corn dogs with fries in a basket...More

2  Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Tower District is THE place to be for all things special. Being vegan in Fresno is not always easy, but I can usually find a main that can be adequately altered to be vegan, if its not a place that has a vegetarian/vegan main. While...More

1  Thank sfgoldrushgirl
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This is a local cafe in the Tower District, a few business West of the Tower Theater. If you want a good casual meal this is the perfect location. The food, breakfast is the usual fare with great bacon, omelets, etc. Lunch is salads, burgers,...More

4  Thank robininfresno
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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Irene cafe is a nice place to eat with both indoor and outdoor seating. I believe they have one of the best hamburgers in the area cheeseburgers specialty burgers etc. The rest of the menu is okay I've had a few other items that I...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Had a great patty melt and fries at Irene's today. Always a nice lunch in the Tower District. Sat outside under the heater, man that thing gets warm.

2  Thank Jacky P
Reviewed 1 December 2014

The tuscan paintings on the walls made me curious, so we decided to give it a try. And besides, parking was easy; just off the side of the restaurant. It was quiet with a few occupied tables outside and about two other couples inside the...More

1  Thank crafty_dime
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Irene's Restaurant Historical Perspective During the mid-eighties, there was once a small corner women's fashion store, well-known by longtime Fresnans as "Bobby West Fashions; a trendy mid-century women's clothing store that offered fashionable clothing and accessories. It was a great Tower District locale; everybody loved...More

3  Thank Mark Douglas M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 747 E Olive Ave, Fresno, CA 93728-3330
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: +1 559-237-9919
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