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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“omelet” (12 reviews)
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05:30 - 20:30All hours
American, Diner
1724 W 31st St, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-4831
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Extensive menu and everything sounds good. As we were waiting for our food everything delivered to other tables looked fabulous. Huge plates of food. We were all in home-cooking heaven as we ate. Hot beef with mashed potatoes and gravy was delicious. Boasted chicken dinner...More

Thank kksjj
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Consider that you are family here. Good Ole comfort food in a no frills, but warm and friendly atmosphere. Close to UNI you'll see coeds, families, and older patrons all enjoying good food at reasonable prices. Baked goods too!

Thank Jhartleywcf
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great food and prices await you in this near traffic but off the beaten path little restaurant. Large menu with many homemade meals. The hot-beef sandwich is very good with real potato's and gravy! They also have great chicken and the onion rings are excellent!...More

Thank JGluvsMexico
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While driving through town my husband and I decided to find a local diner for dinner instead of having fast food. We found J's to be a delightful respite from the road. We were greeted warmly and had the best broasted chicken dinner. I'm not...More

Thank LJMn73
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Good home cooking at a fair price. Fresh baked breads, daily. Breads, cookies and pies for sale by the piece or whole . Busy with local patrons . Good service. Daily specials. Large meals. You won't leave hungry.

Thank phares3205
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Located near the UNI campus, this is a small, very clean cafe and bakery. I was there for breakfast, and based on a Trip Advisor review tried the biscuits and gravy. Served as one or two, and one is large. Clearly both a scratch-made biscuit...More

Thank Baldy47
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good food, good service, at a fair price. The daily specials are worth checking out. The hot beef is a big sandwich, you may want to consider ordering a half, still plenty.

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful food here but also great staff. The owner can quite often be seen visiting with guests, a real hometown feeling. Breakfasts are beyond explanation and very hard to finish. The quantity of food is enough for two breakfasts and you will definitely need a...More

1  Thank J D
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Takes one back in time to when a *diner* was a real diner. Homestyle cooking is the perfect description. Ate here for breakfast, everything was perfectly prepared and had just the right seasonings. Fresh baked bread was awesome and sorely missed in today's normal restaurant...More

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Eat everything here: breakfast, pies, BLTs, and especially anything with their HOMEMADE bread! Such good food made with such care. You've never eaten biscuits and gravy this fluffy before! :-)

Thank Amanda H
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3.42 km away
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Questions & Answers
16 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
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
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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