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Jay's Cafe

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Kenmore, WA 98028
+1 425-485-6267
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Bothell, Wa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always busy, we stop for breakfast once in a while on Sunday mornings. Very busy, but plenty of waitresses and the food is delivered quickly. We always choose the "Honored" breakfasts, for seniors, and are rarely disappointed.

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Thank normana53
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

No frills here. Just diner food. The pancakes were huge. The service was slow but attentive. An old lady glared at me three when my kids made any noise at all. If she did it again, I was going to ask if she wanted to sit with us!

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Thank Amanda H
Kenmore, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We've eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at Jay's were regulars for a couple of years. We've always had a good experience there. This is a place that is frequented by locals seeking home-style meals at a bargain price & a sense of community belonging - don't go there for fancy food or ambience.

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Thank isla222
Bothell, Washington
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98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Jay's has been around for a long, long time and the place looks it with worn countertops, scuffed floors, and a few waitresses who must have been there since the end of the last ice age. The service is haphazard and not particularly helpful. Went there two or three times with a group of friends for breakfast. While we were... More 

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Thank Dick P
Bothell
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228 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

For those of you old enough to remember roadside cafes this is a great one. the food is very good quality, well prepared and served fast and attentively. Cost is low quality of food high, a good combination for me. This is café food done well. Don't expect a unique culinary experience or a "foodie" high rating, just well prepared... More 

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Thank Steve M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Jay's on our way home from a concert weekend. It was a good experience. The French toast and omelette was very filling and tasted great. Good service too.

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Thank Ida E
Kenmore, Washington
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Does not look like much from the outside...but the parking lot is always full. The food is downhome cookin' but they do have special foods for diet restrictions

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Thank oneapeaktide
Kenmore, Washington
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Jay's is known as Kenmore's best greasy spoon cafe. The real attraction at Jay's is breakfast. The offerings are extensive and everything I have had has been excellent. The building, both inside and out, is old and much in need of paint and other appearance work. But the tables are kept clean and the service is usually very good. I... More 

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Thank jpatterson4
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is a regular breakfast stop for me on my morning bike ride along the Burke-Gilman trail north from Seattle. The oatmeal (my regular order) is great, and the pancakes and chicken fried steak are good, too. Friendly service, and very reasonable prices.

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Thank Joe P
Kenmore, Washington
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211 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We live very close to Jay's, so we eat breakfast here very often. On the weekends arrive before 9am - after that they are hanging out the door. Good food, decent prices, and we love that they have a few senior items. Staff is always friendly, portions are good, and my hubby loves their chicken fried steak. When I'm watching... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kenmore, WA 98028
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 425-485-6267

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