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Jeffery's Restaurant

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2050 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1413
+1 831-425-1485
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Hanford, California
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had chicken fried steak and it was a lump of unflavored freasy meat. There was no breading on it like you expect of chicken fried steak. My husband's food was just as bad. My son had a burrito and he said it was OK. It cost us $80 for 3 adults and 2 kids for a really awful meal.... More 

Thank jrchampion
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

good service & easy access to and from Highway 1 (soquel off/on exit/entry) Lt turn past next signal turn Lt into driveway

Thank James M
Santa Cruz, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I like Jeffery's for breakfast. The menu has several good options, the food is good, and the wait staff is friendly and attentive. I could imagine the staff might be overwhelmed when the place is packed, but I've never seen that happen. I much prefer the food and service at Jeffery's over the diner competition closer to downtown. The free... More 

Thank Avtar K
Santa Cruz, California
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93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I stopped in at Jeffery's for Breakfast since I had never been there before. I found the service good, nice tables and booths. The food is about average with breakfast in the $9 to $11 range plus coffee at around $2.50. They have a Senior Menu that is fairly inexpensive, but if you are a Senior and don't want to... More 

Thank Ken B
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The places I wanted do go for breakfast were packed as usual and parking was non existent. I decided to give Jeffery's a try. The food was average at best. $15 for the omelette and coffee was overpriced. Everything else was pretty unremarkable. Unless your 65+ I'd give this place a pass.

Thank sonnofa
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Being a local person, I like to come eat at this restaurant. The food is generally good and fresh. The one issue that seems to be very regular is how the staff are. Majority of the time when I go, the staff are not very quick after being sat down to come get drink orders, and then take a long... More 

Thank Patrick M
Santa Cruz, California
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160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Five of us met at Jeffries restaurant. Three had salads which were ok. The tostada salad had chicken with little flavor. The senior meals looked like a good deal. They have a huge menu and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all day.

Thank Jackie L
Antioch, California, United States
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We needed a late meal so went here, food was good and service was ok. There was a guy parked in a truck with a flat tire that looked a little sketchy so we moved our vehicle. Servers a little to friendly with some customers and we could hear them discussing their personal life while we ate .

Thank Raenette G
Roseville, California
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155 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Understaffed and poor quality are the chief characteristics of Jefferey's. Three of us stopped in for breakfast. The place was only about 20% occupied but we still had to wait 20 minutes of a table because the staff was really thin. Each of our breakfasts was mediocre. The hash browns, cooked extra crispy as requested, were also extra greasy. And... More 

Thank Murry S
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

As others have said, a kind of upscale Denny's. Service is friendly and efficient and food is quantity based rather than anything resembling fine dining. Good seniors menu which makes it very reasonable. Seems to be a very popular local spot.

Thank redhand

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2050 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1413
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-425-1485

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