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C J's Restaurant

2901 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61704-5497
+1 309-828-5639
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“prime rib” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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2901 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61704-5497
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a party of 20 for an after funeral get together. The gentleman that took care of all 20 of us by himself was excellent. Variety of food was brought out with in minutes of each other. Very good food and service

Thank traveler35691
Reviewed 19 December 2017

CJ's has really gone downhill in the last several years. The wait staff is sloppy, the assistant manager who has been at CJ's for years walked in looking like she just got out of bed. Her hair was a mess, she wore old blue jeans...More

Thank 2beretired
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This place goes downhill more every time I visit. The wait stadd are rude and never ever smile no matter how nice you try to be. Food is mostly cold when delivered to the table and it takes them so long to take orders and...More

Thank Shadowhorse01
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Baked chicken was very tasty. However, the potatoes and gravy were very salty. Couldn't eat it and it seemed like the green beans were canned.

Thank stlshelley
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered a deep dish pizza last night. It has been awhile. I do love the deep dish and they do it well, but I have been disappointed in the toppings, now twice. Lots of cheese, but so little sausage and pepperoni there were bites without...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Driving by the old Bloomington airport we were on our way to another restaurant for dinner when we saw CJ's and took the road less traveled by. We enjoyed our meal of weinerschitzel and chicken fried steak along with the view of the incoming air...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been here in many years, so we decided to bring my mom for a late Sunday breakfast. Great choice! The portions were quite big for very reasonable prices. I recommend the Corned beef hash with eggs and hash browns. Next time I definitely...More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

first off the staff are outstanding.. we never had a want or need, just incredible service.. and the food was spot on. prime rib was great.. owner is nice and was very happy to meet and greet customers.. just a great time

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome breakfast selections! Friendly staff, hopping restaurant, good service. Can't go wrong with any choice from the menu.

Thank TK S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the old Bloomington airport terminal. The atmosphere is pleasant and unique. It is a great place to visit with family or friends. Although it was a Friday night, we were seated quickly. The service was very good and the food...More

Thank CircutRider
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Deb G
16 March 2016|
Response from Martha K | Reviewed this property |
I know they have a varity of vegetables. They are out of their way friendly if you call with a question. I think you could find alot to eat there that would fit your need.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 E Empire St, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61704-5497
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-828-5639
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