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Jersey Cafe - CLOSED

12993 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613-4884
+1 352-596-1424
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (2 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Diner
12993 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613-4884
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

As has been the case for over many years the Jersey Cafe with owners Joe and Valarie have served some of the Best Food around with the nicest waitresses you could ever know. Every year Joe had Customer Appreciation Day and served food alll day...More

Thank Rocky D
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017

TY Rocky D. Val and I are still sad about all that took place but we are looking forward our next chapter...whatever that brings.

Reviewed September 26, 2017

We went here because of a coupon in a local ad magazine. They certainly give a lot for a little. They have a number of meals that include meat, potatoes, vegetable, rolls, soup or salad, dessert and a drink. It is a lot of food,...More

Thank Batmom7
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

You sound like you liked your visit...not sure? But TY for taking the time.

Reviewed August 17, 2017

first of all nice clean café, service folks nice and friendly, had scrambled eggs, potatos, sausages orange juice, coffee, wife had 1 egg benedict and grits, all was fresh and fine, thought I think the cook did not understand soft scramble, they were hard not...More

Thank rci72249
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Actually they are all well trained and that should never happen. Sorry for that. My only guess is there was a trainee on the line, along side the regular cook. Every dish is supposed to be looked at by the cook before it is sent...More

Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

I read some good reviews on trip advisor mentioning large portions and good value. I saw the owner respond to some claiming that's why he's still in business. I went in for lunch and ordered the open face roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and...More

Thank Funandsun1
Joe C, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

OMG you were correct!!! And I thank you for pointing this out. This is a case of a rookie not being watched.My server was correct in saying that the portion size should have been 5oz. Let me explain...We have two portions for dinner. A full...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Inverness, Florida
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Came by for lunch and decided to have breakfast!! Great food and full menu. Home cooking and friendly staff. A+

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Thank you for your great review and kind words. It thrills us to make someone happy!

Reviewed May 23, 2017

Heard about this place years ago when they were kind enough to donate all their income to the 9-11 First Responders fund just after it happened. We try to go there whenever we are in the area(snowbirds). The food is good with big portions and...More

Thank KLYDE9
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you for your kind words and we are always looking to help our community. Look into our pay it forward program called "Suspended Coffee" It is a world wide Organization.

Reviewed May 23, 2017

We have been there twice for breakfast. The food was fine. However, we can get the same meal, just as good for less at other locations. This is not to say their prices are high, they are not but are higher than some others. The...More

Thank swamprat2016
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

That was a special way of describing us with putting on the feed bag. LOL

Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Have lived in Brooksville for 11 years and last night was our first time and I was impressed with the menu. Place was busy, had to wait for table. It's a quaint little place with great service and the food was very good. The potato...More

Thank Catherine S
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thanks for coming in and taking the time to say such nice things about us.

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Small Northeast/Midwest diner with great service and food. Everything you expect from a good diner. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner you can't go wrong.

Thank DTDub05
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Wow what a great review. With few words you describe us perfectly. Thanks

Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was average. Service was great. The place is always busy, so others must see what I'm missing. Typical strip mall joint.

Thank Randell609
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

It is unusual that the food was not better than average, but plz don't give up on us. Glad the service was good, though. We do excel at most meals. We are there for 32 years now and we care about each and every visitor.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Cafe, Diner
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12993 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613-4884
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brooksville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-596-1424
  • E-mail
We opened in 1984 and are PROUDLY celebrating 31 years at this location with the same ownership. We serve great COMFORT food in large portions and many of our menu choices are all inclusive. Our over-stuffed Omelets and breakfast Skillets are huge, and you may share without an extra charge (smaller sizes avail.). Delicous homemade Biscuits and Sausage Gravy. Great Pancakes from a guarded recipe. Best Grits anywhere. Triple Deckers, Philly Cheese Steaks and great French Fries too. Our Potato Salad and Cole Slaw, Meatloaf, Salisbury Steak and Meatballs...All made from scratch. We bread our own Fish for our Fish Fry and serve slow roasted Prime Rib AuJus Thurs.-Sat. We even have a fountain with real hand dipped Ice Cream, Shakes and Malts....And THE BROOLYN EGG CREAM. Pies, homemade Walnut Brownies and huge N.Y. Corn Muffins....Split open and grilled with butter Mmmmm. Our dinner menu includes soup or salad, a generous entree incl. Potato and veg. A beverage and dessert for under $10. We have a senior dinner portion that incl. A beverage for $6.99. Our burgers are fresh,never frozen, certified Angus beef! Our hot dogs are NATHANS FAMOUS. The menu is typical 'DINER" fare and is 5 pages. Whatever your in the mood for, we have it. We also would like to show you why we don't have to advertise. Although we are in a strip mall behind Carrabbas, we have an old railroad car look, complete with a long counter and stools, tables, booths and neon lighting. Come in and try the TRULY best kept secret in the area. Joe & Valerie
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