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Janet's Montana Cafe

2506 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901-2205
+1 619-659-3874
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2506 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901-2205
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon Janet's with our granddaughter, had a delicious lunch and wandered around the grounds a bit. Food was delicious with really big servings; dessert was so so good, and the service was just great. Take a drive and stop for lunch - you'll...More

Thank leemailmb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food/ribs were wonderful, none better. we split a whole rack and got two sides for each person, can't beat that.

Thank oopslorrie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in Alpine a few minutes east of San Diego is a small café. Janet's is well known by the locals and the wait can be lengthy at times but once seated the service is quick and accurate. I usually get the crepes, they...More

Thank elizabethjF2411RU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great local Resturant with all homemade food and deserts (to die for). Huge portions. Super friendly. Looking forward to breakfast tomorrow, breakfast is served all day!

Thank Welchtj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Janet's has great food, rustic atmosphere and large portions. Personally I got a great turkey dinner with plenty for lunch the next day. The desserts are also fabulous. Service was also friendly, offered great recommendations and plenty of tea refills.

Thank Melodie B
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

For the longest time this was our go-to family dinner spot. Big portions, nice baked goods and lots of country feel. These days it's gotten rather spendy and there are other options in Alpine at a similar price point with better ambiance. Salads are always...More

Thank Kimberley F
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This local place has been here for YEARS (it says somewhere on the menu but I forgot) and the locals all know about it and come here. Set in a plaza with other cute little rustic log buildings, this restaurant is sort of like a...More

Thank fyremaven
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

There are many places for tourists to go when they are in San Diego. One hidden gem is about 30 minutes (without traffic😊) east on the 8. In Alpine is a place called Janets Montana Cafe. The food is down home cooking at its finest....More

Thank rebecca k
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Always a great meal at Janet's with friendly staff. Only negative is the parking. It can be a problem, especial at breakfast and lunch.

Thank Connie525
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food is good, large portions, service is good. BUT if your sitting in the larger dinning room it is ALWAYS so loud. Don't expect to have a quiet breakfast, because it's not going to happen. We usually have very good service, but Saturday the...More

Thank carl j
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Questions & Answers
21 October 2017|
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Response from ChuckBrownSV | Reviewed this property |
Janet's is open some holidays but not others. Best to check with them. They take reservations for large parties (6+).
Van M
14 June 2017|
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Response from Victoria D | Reviewed this property |
yes, on the outside patio
Deborah J
8 December 2016|
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Response from mreis4 | Reviewed this property |
They might, I am not 100% sure. I would advise calling them. They are friendly and I am sure want to help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2506 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901-2205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: +1 619-659-3874
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