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J & L Cafe

423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
+1 970-522-3625
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“fried chicken” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:15 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner
423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Storm chasing. It's what we do. We end up all over the plains on short notice chasing after severe weather events. So we ended up in Sterling, Colorado one day in May, needing gas and food. Initial thoughts? Road construction EVERYWHERE in Sterling was awful...More

Thank TREX22
jmcmahons, Owner at J & L Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank You so much for your review, it means so much to us that your visit was excellent. I like to think our food is top of the line by the quality products we purchase. Again Thank You so much. John McMahon

Reviewed 13 May 2017

It's obviously a local favorite . . . . evident by the number of loitering seniors hashing out society's predicament over a cup of coffee. The service was what you would expect - quick, courteous, and "just make yourself at home kind of friendly." The...More

Thank NHHD
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Sterling overnight and found J&L. True to previous reviews, this is truly a local, down-home place. My husband had the smoked sausage and eggs and said it was very good. I had one of their 5-egg omelets, and of course at least...More

Thank olaotto
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Reasonably priced food; lots of choices; even made us a dessert-to-order. Pie is their specialty, but they made me a hot fudge sundae, on request.

1  Thank davidmrains
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The sign reads "A Sterling Tradition Since 1935" We were 3 adults and 3 children. A kids menu available. From the Senior menu: 2 eggs any style, hash browns, bacon, sourdough toast cost $5.99 - coffee included. Souther style breakfast: 1/2 order biscuits & gravy,...More

1  Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of place where Ranchers come in in their Black Hat, Wrangler Jeans, and Boots with Spurs come to have a home cooked meal. GREAT breakfast, GREAT service and friendly people.

1  Thank Lycanman0187
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Thus restaurant has been here for a very long time and is a local favorite. You get large portions of home cooking that is very reasonably priced!

Thank John G
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Ver poor service tonight! Had the waitress one time prior an was even worse tonight. Had to ask for refills on coffee and water. Had all you can eat Rocky Mountain oysters and finished the whole plate and ready to leave when she asked for...More

Thank twins18
jmcmahons, Owner at J & L Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Please fill free to let me know which waitress this was so i can deal with the problem please. We have had a hard time finding some waitstaff thats experienced.Your next dinner is on me. You can reach me at 580-4413. Thank You for caring....More

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of locals must mean good food! I usually come to eat here with my mom and we love the Early Bird special for breakfast. They also make a delicious bacon cheeseburger!

Thank MaulerSchmidt
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I love eating here! I am visiting Sterling Colorado and have gone to the J &L Cafe 4 times in 7 days! I especially loved the liver and onions ... Yes, I know so of you don't like it, but I do! And my wife...More

Thank B Leland B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:15 AM - 3:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:00 PM
5:15 AM - 8:30 PM
5:15 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 970-522-3625
Great little locally owned restaurant.
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