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Cafe J

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2605 19th St, Lubbock, TX 79410-1502
+1 806-743-5400
11:00 - 22:00
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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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Lubbock, Texas
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203 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We arrived for an early dinner right after they opened, so initially we had the restaurant pretty much to ourselves. We each ordered an appetizer, which we shared. The crab cakes looked nice and were pretty good, whereas the green chile soup was somewhat bland. Unfortunately Café J’s doesn’t have condiments like salt and pepper on the table. I’m guessing... More 

Thank Doc_Brower
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149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

I love to stop and dine at Café J's when I'm in Lubbock. Had never had their brunch but my girlfriends and I ate there and it was terrific! We started out with their "French Toast" of the day and it had a very nice apple compote on it. Then I had the Rancher's Breakfast and it was delicious...., Usually... More 

Thank BensMom2
Lubbock, Texas
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

My family treated me to a birthday lunch after church last Sunday, and the food, ambience and service were quite good. The best part? The crowds were a no show, and while the business was steady, we had no wait! The food we ordered was varied: caramel apple French Toast with spicy sausage for my Dad (this was the Chef's... More 

Thank dramamomma
Bellaire, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food with good wine list. Quail was exceptional as was their chicken pasta and fluffy crab cakes. Wedge salad also fantastic. Great ambience and service.

Thank Allison E
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Decent service. Turkey, avocado sandwich was huge. The garlic parsley fries were disappointing....probably frozen. The duck in puff pastry empanadas were a new offering on the small plates section of menu. I'm wondering if that was frozen, too.

Thank gaulegirl
Cleburne, Texas
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We can always count on Cafe J to create the perfect atmosphere for whatever occasion we are celebrating! Our table for 10 was ready and waiting. Cocktails and dinner were perfect! Everyone enjoyed a different entree and I heard no complaints, just moans of joy! Creme Brulee was the perfect ending!

Thank ElizabethS S
Dallas, United States
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

My family and I often make a point of going to Cafe J in Lubbock for Sunday lunches when we happen to be in Lubbock. The food and service are tried and true; we've never been disappointed. The service has always been prompt, attentive, friendly and professional. The food, while not exceptional, is very well prepared and attractively served; it's... More 

Thank Donald W
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Had to visit this place twice since I loved it so much during my visit to Lubbock. For lunch I had the Sambal Thai Noodles- medium spicy.. so amazing. For dinner, I had their new Red Fish curry plate with basmati rice. I live in Houston where there's a lot of places that offer fish with curry, but never had... More 

Thank Jganzon
San Antonio, Texas
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice place, great romantic place for couples. The food is spectacular and the service is excellent! The only complaint is the food was a little spicy for my wife, but my wife still loved it.

Thank Floyd1775
Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

I have been coming J's for over a decade...I found it and its wonderful martinis in college, and now I frequent it with my husband for much needed date nights. The staff is friendly and knowledgable - you can tell they love what they are serving and are passionate about the place. Autry in particular is poised, friendly and just... More 

Thank Danicamc

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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?