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Cafe J

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2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
+1 806-743-5400
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe j is the best restaurant in Lubbock, and is right across from Texas tech. Very good food and wine.

Thank Taylor P
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My mom and I ate here for dinner. The restaurant had great ambiance. We had a cheese tray which was awesome. There was a raspberry chipotle preserve that was amazing. They even sold me a jar of it so I could take it home. Top notch service! Nice wine list also! The duck breast was awesome & the teriyaki salmon... More 

Thank Winejunkie_10
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270 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were there on a Wednesday evening and ate out on the patio. The service was excellent and they have a nice wine list. The food was also very good. Prices are above average. We would go back.

Thank TxBrian
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Being new to Lubbock, I have been invited to dine in at Cafe J three times. Three times as well that I noticed that the service is slow; however, the company has been great which made me ignore the service. The food is prepared rather simple and fresh, which I appreciated. But the management has to adjust and remedy the... More 

Thank PeaceINdance
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. Very good food, interesting menu choices. Didn't rate a "5" because of the very limited hours of operation; this was the third time we tried to visit while we were in the area. Enjoyed the artwork.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying my martinis were amazing!!! And my waiter was very friendly and on top of his game. But the food fell short! I think they have made some changes cause I ate here about 6 months ago and the food was so much better. No one at our table very overly impressed. But it was a... More 

Thank jparkeu
Bedford, Texas
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This was described as one of the best upscale restaurants in Lubbock. Atmosphere very nice, wait staff very impressed with themselves, service was slow, and entrees had quality ingredients and were too ambitious (no flavor stood out on the pasta dish). As a foodie and traveler, suggest "less is more".

Thank rough76021
Wolfforth, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Went for our anniversary dinner on a Wednesday evening. We had great service and great food. My husband had the scallops and he couldn't quit raving about them. I had them salmon...it was very good.

Thank katinthehat4859
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163 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had a lunch reservation and upon arrival the host seemed unsure of where to put us even though the dining room we ended up in only had about 4 tables occupied. My mom and I both ordered the blacked fish tacos. Con - they weren't blackened, but merely fried with maybe a dusting of some flavoring. The piece of... More 

Thank MLPerry
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131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We were given a gift certificate to visit this restaurant. The food was well prepared and tasty, though not inexpensive. Our favorite was the spicy ahí tuna appetizer.

Thank Wishflower

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lubbock
  • Phone Number: +1 806-743-5400

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