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J's Homestyle Cooking

1724 W 31st St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-4831
+1 319-266-3199
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pancakes” (11 reviews)
“cookies” (12 reviews)
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5:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
1724 W 31st St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-4831
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This trip to J's for lunch just didn't hit the mark. Our food took nearly 50 minutes to arrive, due to "the broasted chicken always takes a little longer," according to our server. While that might be true, it would have been helpful to have...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Sausage and gravy had no sausage, the glass of water had no ice, and the French dip au jus was merely watery, greasy drippings from the roast. The roll was doughy, underbaked. My husband ordered a slice of pie, and after 15 minutes of waiting,...More

Thank Carol Z
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Very quaint little Mom & Pop Type cafe!! I have only had breakfast there & have never been disappointed! Very big breakfast menu with a lot to chose from!! They are always busy - but the wait is never very long & well worth it....More

Thank _iaholic57
Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you're looking for good basic food at a reasonable price served by some nice people, then J's is the place to go. I just stopped in for supper on my was to Ft. Dodge. Service was fairly prompt even though the restaurant was pretty...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Definitely homestyle cooking. Breakfasts are great. Very substantial portions at a modest price. Service is friendly.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What a great restaurant! Very friendly staff. Great service and tasty food. I would recommend stopping here for breakfast when in the Cedar Falls area.

Thank LongWindingRoadTrip
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Good solid diner style food. We had breakfast - it was hot and well prepared. Tables are tightly fitted to make the most of a small space. I would go back. Parking lot is gravel, not easy for someone who is using any type of...More

Thank WhichWay?
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We've been driving past this place for years and have never stopped until this past Sunday. It is a smallish building tucked behind a gas station, not far from the UNI campus. We'd heard good things but the parking lot always looked so busy that...More

Thank Deganotneb
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Get there early, the place fills up fast. It's food like you wish your mother could make! All homemade and delicious. Homemade breads, cookies, pies... I really like the fact when you order coffee you get your own small refill carafe left on your table...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

This place features HUGE portions of everything! I had the meat loaf sandwich meal, (which is like a hot beef sandwich with gravy on bread only with meatloaf instead of roast beef, and mashed potatoes), and even though I had a "half" order, I still...More

Thank Dennis M
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Questions & Answers
15 March 2017|
Response from JOHN S | Reviewed this property |
on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday they close at 3 pm. other days they are open till 8 pm.
A'Lisa W
2 April 2016|
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Response from Gemuse4 | Reviewed this property |
It's 1.5-2 block south of basketball arena. It is not on campus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 W 31st St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-4831
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 319-266-3199
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