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C J's Restaurant

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2901 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-5497
+1 309-828-5639
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Bloomington, IL
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is going down hill. Menu is now very limited....my baked potato was over done and prime rib was fatty. This used to be a very well operated restaurant of which offered great variety and exceptional food. We will not be returning, sad to say. Also viewed manager sitting at a table with other guests most of the time... More 

Thank MIrvinGM
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

great pizza, chicken, prime rib, bar selection. one of the best restaurants in town but under utilized. owner has a top notch background in the business. 

Thank JJB2721
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Deep dish pizza down state is finally not a disappointment. VERY similar to what I get at a place like Giordano's in Chicago - CJ's deep dish is fantastic. Reasonable prices on drinks and food makes this a nice change of pace restaurant.

Thank redrider1000
Bloomington, Illinois, USA
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Good quality food in a casual, family atmosphere. Family loves to come here for breakfast. Great pizzas and good sandwiches too.

Thank Deanna_F5
Bloomington, Illinois
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

CJ's is a long time favorite of ours since the early days back in the old HoJo's local. Great for any occasion or meal.

Thank John K
Ottawa, Illinois
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202 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I got lured into this restaurant by the words theme, planes taking off, wonderful view and great food. With that introduction, who would not stop there? In my humble opinion, the place is a hole. We were there for breakfast and the service started with two cups of tea which had water that was Luke warm at best. That was... More 

1 Thank blackfootcamp
Bloomington, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We usually eat there when the pizza is 1/2 off. They have an amazing stuffed pizza. You have to wait a bit but it is well worth the wait. The set up is not much to talk about and is a bit crowded. I have always had great food. Their service is good and they are eagerto please the customers!... More 

Thank sls8558
Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Terrible food and worse service --used to be a nice family run restaurant and don't know what happened. Not my first unfavorable experience but definitely my last--NEVER returning

2 Thank Angie H
Bloomington, Illinois
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This place has gone so downhill in the past couple years. Service, food , all of it. We came here for a birthday party breakfast. The service was completely incompetent and really rude! The menu was so minimal I thought about bailing out and going to mcdonalds. No coffee spoons available so had to use our forks, and food was... More 

1 Thank Shadowhorse01
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I don't know how to put this, we gave our daughter a gift card for CJ's and when she went to use it they said it can't be used because their system crashed and they did not know how much was on the card, How embarrassing! This all happened while she was with friends. So if you have a gift... More 

2 Thank christine j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-5497
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-828-5639

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