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Good Quality food at its best, in a very clean environment. Come and enjoy our great chicken with numerous combos and sandwiches. Come on your break from work during lunch and try our great chicken salad or chicken pita. Customers cannot get enough of either and for dinner go for a great family meal that has a whole chic

955 E Main St
El Cajon,
CA
US

Aromas of saffron rice, lemon, and garlic waft from the hefty silver and ceramic platters used to contain Hammurabi Family Restaurant's generous portions of Middle Eastern food. Crisp puffs of falafel—patties of garbanzo and fava beans fried to a golden brown—tuck inside pockets of freshly baked flatbread. Starters of smooth hummus blended with olive oil, garlic, and lemon prep palates for spicy entrees such as roasted chicken and marinated beef kebabs. Between bites, patrons can sip shanina yogurt drinks or arabic coffee, or try to suck the nutty filling from their baklava through straws. Hammurabi’s staff also stocks catered meals with enough kebab skewers and sides for up to 150 guests.

401 W Main St
El Cajon,
CA
US

For nearly fifty years, the wait staff at The Pancake House Restaurant has been dropping by tables to plop down hearty plates of American diner food and refill guests' mugs with hot pours of coffee. The diner has filled up patrons with mouth-watering, hunger-slaughtering breakfast classics such as omelets filled with bacon and cheddar, french toast, and a family-style, all-you-can-eat platter of endless country potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and buttermilk pancakes. The restaurant stays open past breakfast to ride out its own coffee buzz and serve up lunch and dinner options such as deli sandwiches, fish ‘n’ chips, and pork chops.

1000 N 2nd St
El Cajon,
CA
US

For more than 30 years, Quiznos has toasted its submarine sandwiches to bring out the hidden flavors found in butcher-quality meats, cheese, and artisan breads. Its classic and signature subs take on a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles ranging from the prime rib mushroom and swiss to the classic italian donning black olives, mozzarella, red-wine vinaigrette, and plentiful sliced meats. Those closely monitoring their waistlines can take unabashed bites of sandwiches that have fewer than 500 calories, such as the pork-cuban, Baja-chicken, and veggie-caprese subs. Quiznos' Sub Sliders offer slimmer versions of sub fare and flaunt supreme aerodynamics when shot out of T-shirt cannons and into mouths. A selection of Flatbreads, soups, and salads round out Quiznos' varied menu.

124 W Main St
El Cajon,
CA
US

Traditional carpets hang across the ceilings above diners at Ali Baba Family Restaurant. Seated beneath them, guests dig into plates heaping with kebabs, shawarma, and hummus paired with freshly baked bread. Specialty pizzas are also available, along with vegetarian options for those who prefer to pizzas that aren't carved whole out of a large chunk of meat.

421 E Main St
El Cajon,
CA
US

Mezzah dishes out a delicious tapas menu populated by shareable servings of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and Greek cuisine. Pop the contents of a plate of garlic-and-chili-pepper-infused olives (a $5 value) into your open pucker for an aromatic appetizer with hints of sun-dried tomato before saturating already-marinated greek meatballs (a $6 value) in a dish of creamy greek yogurt sauce to cool down your palate. The Turkish-style meat-and-hummus plate (a $7 value) tops the creamy chickpea spread with a succulent crown of marinated ground beef, and vegetarians can delight in the Mezzah antipasto (an $8 value), a dish featuring assorted grilled veggies, feta, olives, and a noticeable absence of pasto. Because whistles cannot be wetted on tahini alone, diners and their dates can sweetly sip two glasses of house wine alongside their meal (up to a $6 value each) or apply the value toward a more expensive libation.

190 N Magnolia Ave
El Cajon,
CA
US