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Jersey Cafe

12993 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613-4884
+1 352-238-0916
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
“prime rib” (2 reviews)
“pancakes” (2 reviews)
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07:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
12993 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613-4884
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Reviewed 17 August 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 19 August 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 30 June 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 2 July 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

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Inverness, Florida
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

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

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joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

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

Reviewed 23 May 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 5 July 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 23 May 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

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

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

Reviewed 3 May 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 5 July 2017

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

Reviewed 30 April 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 5 July 2017

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

Reviewed 17 April 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 19 April 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.

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

It was breakfast for the kids, lunchtime for me. I got the famous cheeseburger loaded. I ended up using a knife and fork to eat it. It was too big to try to hold it and eat. My daughter got the eggs benedict and was...More

Thank flipper1f
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

So happy you all had a good meal and we were able to meet your expectations. Thanks for the kind words.

Reviewed 10 April 2017

I was wrong on my first review of them.......they DO serve dinner. Thanks to the owner for correcting me. Wife and I had blood work in the AM so were hungry by the time we got here. Both of us had eggs and/or bacon, sausage,...More

Thank askabutcher
joe c, Owner at Jersey Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you and we are glad you will be in more frequently. Steady, satisfied customers are the backbone of our success. Appreciate your kind words.

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12993 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613-4884
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brooksville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-238-0916
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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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