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J C's Red Kettle

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American, Diner
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54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-4063
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular and good service. Average food quality. We were back in town today and there was a line out the door waiting for a table.

Thank Neil M
Port Orange, Florida
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't know where we should try, but when we drove by this cafe, people were coming and going from the pace, so we thought we give it a try. Our party of 5 all enjoyed the food. I shared a patty melt with my sis in law, and we also ordered a side of sweet potato fries and a... More 

Thank Randee51
Riverside, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is a "sit wherever you like and we will be right with you" type of restaurant. Coffee is good, lots of local regulars (which says a lot). Tried several breakfast items and wasn't disappointed. There were several types of pies, muffins, and cinnamon rolls but I was too stuffed to eat any more. This is a great choice for... More 

Thank Jennifer L
San Diego, CA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had breakfast here... home made biscuits and sausages. yum! This restaurant has been around for many years and the food is always great. Service is outstanding as well.

Thank needtorelaxnow
Orange, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Only open for breakfast and lunch and closes at 2pm. Always busy. Has outside seating. Food always good.

Thank NurseB11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

JC s Red Kettle serves very good home style breakfast. The staff are very friendly, they treat you always like an old customer living in town even if it's you are just visiting. Everything that comes out of their kitchen is made fresh, menu has a wide assortment of breakfast items...we always enjoy our breakfast at this place. Cozy cabin... More 

Thank Lusing V
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

After asking 3 different locals where to eat, all 3 independently said that there were 30 eateries in Idyllwild and 29 were excellent. So we chose the closest one with an outside table in the sun. Good choice! We had the soup and half sandwich and half slice of pie (one of four opted for the chili rather than the... More 

Thank AlbertaCathy
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The cozy restaurant has very good service. I had the half sandwich special that comes with a choice of sandwich, soup or chili, and a dessert for $8.25. Food was great and reasonable.

Thank Richard A
Southern California
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Anytime we are in Idyllwild we have to visit the Red Kettle. I have been patronizing the Red Kettle for close to 40 years now. The food, the staff, the ambiance, all wonderful! Can't wait to get back!

Thank cgal41go
San Anselmo, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Fun, old fashioned style coffee shop with cabin-like interior and home-made style curtains. Pretty big line to get in on a Sunday morning but we opted for counter seating and sat down right away. Fun way to get to know staff and also see how hard they work. Standard issue breakfast but nice FRESH spinach and perfect poached eggs on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-4063

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