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J C's Red Kettle

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American, Diner
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54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-4063
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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San Diego, CA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here... home made biscuits and sausages. yum! This restaurant has been around for many years and the food is always great. Service is outstanding as well.

Thank needtorelaxnow
Orange, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only open for breakfast and lunch and closes at 2pm. Always busy. Has outside seating. Food always good.

Thank NurseB11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

JC s Red Kettle serves very good home style breakfast. The staff are very friendly, they treat you always like an old customer living in town even if it's you are just visiting. Everything that comes out of their kitchen is made fresh, menu has a wide assortment of breakfast items...we always enjoy our breakfast at this place. Cozy cabin... More 

Thank Lusing V
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After asking 3 different locals where to eat, all 3 independently said that there were 30 eateries in Idyllwild and 29 were excellent. So we chose the closest one with an outside table in the sun. Good choice! We had the soup and half sandwich and half slice of pie (one of four opted for the chili rather than the... More 

Thank AlbertaCathy
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cozy restaurant has very good service. I had the half sandwich special that comes with a choice of sandwich, soup or chili, and a dessert for $8.25. Food was great and reasonable.

Thank Richard A
Southern California
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Anytime we are in Idyllwild we have to visit the Red Kettle. I have been patronizing the Red Kettle for close to 40 years now. The food, the staff, the ambiance, all wonderful! Can't wait to get back!

Thank cgal41go
San Anselmo, California
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Fun, old fashioned style coffee shop with cabin-like interior and home-made style curtains. Pretty big line to get in on a Sunday morning but we opted for counter seating and sat down right away. Fun way to get to know staff and also see how hard they work. Standard issue breakfast but nice FRESH spinach and perfect poached eggs on... More 

Thank Shreddie
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had the club sandwich and fish and chips. The bread on the club sandwich was wonderful. We had a piece of rhubarb pie to go. It was really good!

Thank KBMinnesota49
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We come here all the time after a hike in idylwild and everything I've ordered was excellent. From the California omelette to the potato scramble, everything always tastes fresh and delicious!!!! I would take a picture but I inhaled my food before I had the chance.

Thank Gwen P
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

start your day with a cup of coffee... this restaurant opens early to serve coffee, but breakfast is offered just a little later in the morning.

Thank DebrainIrvine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54220 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-4063

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?