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Gillespie Field Cafe

2015 N Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1119
+1 619-448-0415
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good83%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
4 Feb 2017
“"Wings" with breakfast”
30 Oct 2017
“Interesting dining experience..for all ages”
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2015 N Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1119
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We love bringing out of town guests here because it's so unusual to have a meal right on the tarmac of Gillespie field. Breakfast is served all day. Free parking. Indoor/outdoor seating. Prices aren't bad. Portion size good. Food is tasty. Great place to bring...More

Thank mynahbird1
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This cafe is in a location that seems atypical for a restaurant but do not be fooled. It is absolutely delicious and at a very good price. We took advantage of the early bird special (7-9am) by getting the Gillespie Slam and we both ordered...More

Thank mehanson0
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A very nice setting for a family to enjoy breakfast with kids. We sat outdoors, so the little one could be distracted by the plane. Although we watched many planes do their pre-flight checks, taxi over and take off, it was never too loud or...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Our son, his wife and toddler took us to Gillespie field cafe for lunch one day to enjoy some of that beautiful California weather while eating outdoors. They have a pleasant covered "porch" for outdoor dining. One can watch the small planes take off and...More

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I love airport cafes and GFC is a good example why. Good food with substantial amounts at a fair price in a fun setting. I had fluffy pancakes with two large sausage links and two huge scrambled eggs. I was stuffed. Pleasant service and aviation...More

Thank acwooly
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I had a late lunch here the other day and had a great grilled sandwich with a hearty navy been soup. I thought the prices were a little high but I enjoyed my tasty lunch very much. I learned they even have live music on...More

Thank maringfro
Reviewed 3 November 2015

If you like watching planes take off go here. It is at the Gillespie Field in El Cajon. Restaurant is bare bones but the food is really good!

Thank Cbarbie2000
Reviewed 7 September 2015

I have lived near this café for 7 years and never new it was there. The sign says Gillespie Café Flight School and when I drove back there I didn't see a 'cafe' so I assume it was a cute name for a flight school....More

Thank Holly L
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Aviation lovers Cafe right on the ramp. Sit in or outside(shaded) Food good if a little expensive. My only gripe is that the steak (steak&eggs breakfast) has been disappointing both visits. Others enjoyed their omelets & Chilli.

Thank Fred D
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Great weekend event to bring the family...Lots to see food aplenty and vendors to check out! If you like planes and a great air show put this on your calendar. I believe it's an annual event.

Thank S R
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2015 N Marshall Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1119
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-448-0415
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