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J & L Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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423 N 3rd St, Sterling, CO 80751-3301
+1 970-522-3625
05:15 - 15:00
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Sun 05:15 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 05:15 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 05:15 - 20:30
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

It's just a short drive off the interstate and a great meal. We have stopped here for breakfast several times on our way from WI to CO. Local crowd, fast service and good food. So nice after a long night of driving!

Thank Paula L
Sterling, Colorado
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

J & L is a great place to stop and had a good meal with family and friends. If you are traveling on I-76, head into town and take a right at the bottom of the overpass. Worth the stop.

2 Thank Mickey D
Yuma, AZ
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and fast service that does not compromise quality. I had the German sausage with two eggs. The sausage was some of the best German sausage I have had. I thought it was locally made, but was informed otherwise. The restaurant has been there since the early 60s and it is a come as you are establishment making the... More 

1 Thank bstreetkid
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on our way through to Colorado Springs. It gave us the real home town mom and pop restaraunt feel. This was on later Sunday morning after church got out. They were busy but yet attentive. The food was excellent! All four of us raved about our food! Couldn't complain at all about the price either. Would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Holly W
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Spending a week in Sterling you want comfort food. I ordered breakfast for dinner. Within 5 minutes, my crisp bacon, eggs, hash browns and sourdough toast were ready. Nice home town spoon! Staff was really attentive, fast payment, and I was out.

Thank timtankkiller
Burlington, Colorado
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had lunch there today with some friends and it was awesome! I had the chicken tender dinner and my wife had the chicken fried steak. Comfort food 101, so good! Seated immediately, friendly server who provided an enjoyable dining experience. Good food, generous portions, prompt service. My only negative would be a preference of romaine instead of iceberg lettuce.

Thank Carl B
Rockwell City, Iowa
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband and I stopped at this diner for dinner with our 3 kids en route from Colorado to Iowa. The portions are large and the prices very reasonable. With tax, all 5 of us ate for $32. My husband had the cod dinner and I had the chicken fried chicken meal. Each kids meal was under $4. Our waiter... More 

1 Thank vmsolko
Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The food portions were large. We all got breakfast food and the food was fine, nothing special. The server was rude and nobody was friendly. When we asked our server questions about the menu, she looked at us like we were bothering her.

Thank Danielle G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Nice cafe! Great service and great food. I had the Mr. Mushroom hamburger steak and my wife had the chicken sandwich. The kids meals had generous portions. If you're looking to avoid the usual franchises and have some really good American food this place is for you.

Thank GeorgeGadaski
Mead, Colorado
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

We came here based on the reviews. My child said she rate this place 100 stars out of 10. We'll be back the next time we pass through town.

Thank 4x4Jeep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:15 - 15:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:00
05:15 - 20:30
05:15 - 20:30
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?