Colby Jack's
Colby Jack's
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Colby Jack's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.colbyjackcafe.com/
  • Phone: 8054606455
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Mon-Sat 7:30am - 11:00am
    Lunch Mon-Sat 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner Wed-Sat 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Bakery opens daily at 7:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Natalie Dorris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Traffic Way
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Colby Jack's
Colby Jack Cafe and Bakery is Atascadero's premier dining destination. Two hospitality enthusiasts, Jack and Natalie Dorris, have created a warm and inviting restaurant with European inspired pastries, hand- made breads, locally roasted Joebella Coffee, and a classic yet contemporary food menu.

Colby Jack Cafe's menu features high quality ingredients from locally sourced produce to Certified Angus Beef , Imported Italian Hams to a selection of specialty cheese. The lunch menu includes sandwiches served on Jack's freshly baked croissants, ciabatta or French roll, including items such as a Bleu Burger, a Grilled Portobello Sandwich, a Club, a Vegetarian Mediterranean Feta, to a Roast Beef with Smoked Cheddar. The beautiful entree salads include a Nicoise with seared Ahi, a Cobb on fresh spinach, to a Caesar with house made dressing and croissant croutons.
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Colby Jack's reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The device was really good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    The device was really good, the purple were nice and kind, always attent I would recommend people to go
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    My family of 6 recently enjoyed a delicious Easter Brunch here. The food was excellent - good quality with a few special variations on the standards like Praline French Toast and AuGratin potatoes. Plus yummy desserts! Also, the chefs were working right behind the buffet and were attentive to customer questions and keeping things fresh. I was able to ask which items were vegetarian, and a number of them were which was nice. In addition, the meat and seafood looked to be good quality. The tables were attractive and well placed - not too crowded. And, the service was pleasant and done well. We were very happy with our experience overall.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a great experience this time.
    68Camarogirl
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Even though we booked early they stuck us in a DARK banquet room in the back. Five of us at a giant table. The buffet for this room was in a DARK hall, hard to see in this room. We LOVE Colby Jack's, but felt like they let us down this time so we are going to another place for our celebration this Saturday when we had planned on Colby Jacks.
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  • It is always a treat o dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    It is always a treat o dine at Colby Jacks. We celebrate Easter brunch with the family and were very pleased with the food, good variety. The service was great staff very friendly and accommodating.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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  • We ordered from the featured
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    We ordered from the featured menu for "Restaurant Month," a 3 course chef picked menu. Although both entrees were tasty, they were by no means spectacular. We were a little disappointed that the steak and shrimp selection came with a baked potato, and there was no option to switch to a different potato dish. When we asked for sour cream on the side, it came slathered on top. Overall, the food is just good, and in our area there are quite a few other places where it is exceptional. We probably won't be returning for a while.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Very good food. A little understaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Very good food. A little understaffed the night I went so a little slow but not bad. Good wine selection and friendly staff. I have had lunch and dinner there and both very nice. Beautifully decorated.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Stop here for food
    SanFranciscoDiamondHghtsVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Don't let the moderate pricing fool you on how good the food tastes. Located in a renovated old hotel, this is a fantastic find of a restaurant. Excellent service. Tasty food though I wish there was more for vegetarians. You definitely must save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Thanksgiving Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Excellent Thanksgiving Day buffet! I normally wouldn't have even put roast beef on my plate on this occasion, but I did & the prime rib was the best! The price was reasonable, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came here as a second choice,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We came here as a second choice, but it's now top of the list. Excellent food, atmosphere, service, all of it. Just a wonderful, wonderful experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Great place for lunch or dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    The food and atmosphere were wonderful for a date night. One of the nicest places to eat in Atascadero.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A more than acceptable place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    A more than acceptable place to take business visitors for lunch, with nice vegtarian options if there is a vegetarian in the crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Colby Jack's...wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2012
    We love Colby Jack's...wonderful owners, terrific ambiance, excellent and friendly service. Definitely worth a trip into town for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • great food and wonderful ambiance
    LaldenJ
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    This is a very nice restaurant in a very classy historic structure. The restaurant and open kitchen are very well decorated and lit. The ambiance is warm and old-world rich with nice fixtures, beautiful woodwork, and a welcoming atmosphere. It features both tables and booths for dining. The wait-staff are friendly, helpful, and courteous. Service is prompt without being pushy. Food is varied and well prepared. Parchment-wrapped salmon was excellent as was the Colby Jack burger(just wonderful). I would highly recommend this establishment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Food was excellent and our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    Food was excellent and our waitress Quinn was very good...... a lovely meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a group of chatty,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    We had a group of chatty, "energetic" ladies - hard to shush up that group. I'm afraid we may have disturbed someone seeking quiet, but I hope not. The food was good, as always - served hot if that's how it was intended, and the wait help was most efficient. I've been there before & never been disappointed. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect meeting place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    I met with a group for a meeting and had a really nice time. The food is excellent and service perfect. The ambiance was peaceful and calm. We could discuss our meeting objectives and enjoy each other. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I knew Colby Jack's was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    I knew Colby Jack's was a local hot spot from my friend's reviews, but had never had a chance to visit. My husband and I went for our anniversary and were NOT dissapointed! The food was excellent, the service outstanding, and the prices very reasonable. We will visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were disappointed in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    We were disappointed in the lack of creatvity of the menu. What we did eat was fine, not great. We did like the ambiance--it's a great space.
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  • Went for father's day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Went for father's day brunch had a great meal. Inside is brand new and just lovely. Our waitress was great We are looking forward to return next time we stay in the Carlton which a "fav" place to stay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • I had a French dip. It was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    I had a French dip. It was the best French dip in a few years.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We enjoyed our dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2012
    We enjoyed our dinner and will return! Also a good place for lunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Mother's Day Brunch is not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Mother's Day Brunch is not the best indication of how good a restaurant is but found it to be a very pleasant experience on a very busy day. Definitely will give it another try.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were at Colby Jack's for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We were at Colby Jack's for Mother's Day Brunch. The dining room was beautiful.. the food was fair at best. I can't understand why at this price point their wasn't a meat carving station nor omelet station.. and not a eggs benedict in sight, what is up with that?
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  • Good Food, Bad Coffee, Overpriced!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    1. Pricing on the website is not correct. My choice to dine here was primarily based on price, and what a great deal (I was expecting) based on the advertised rates on the website. Since they offer online reservations, I assumed having correct info on the site would be important to this establishment. When I mentioned this to the waitress, she should have offered a manager to come address the issue but she did not. 2. The WORST coffee I have ever had. Such a shame because the food was actually very very good. But for brunch, particularly when the place charge $20-$30 per person, the coffee needs to be great... or atleast good. It tasted like it had been brewed the day before, & left on a hot burner for hours. Best way to spoil a good meal!
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  • Moher’s Day at Colby Jack's
    razzledazzle
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    We had a large party for Mother’s Day Brunch. There were two areas set up, the restaurant and large parties in a side banquet room. We were in the large banquet room and it was quiet, great setting. Brunch selection was very good except for dry and ordinary eggs. We were not asked about coffee nor was there a coffee/tea service area which would have been nice. Desserts for brunch were ordinary--surprising since Colby Jack does bake up some great stuff. Fresh fruit was delicious and just the right ripeness.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Mother's Day Brunch included
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Mother's Day Brunch included a nice spread of hot food items, breads, and other food selections. The table service was good and the ambiance convivial as there were many families with moms enjoying the meal and the day. A carnation for mom was a nice touch.
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    great for brunch
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  • we had lunch here with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    we had lunch here with friends and the food was great and the price was good. We also could hear one another talk. We would for sure return for a visit again.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Very plesently surprised;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    Very plesently surprised; charming service and excellent food preparation! Thank you!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Hurray for Colby Jacks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    The service was terrific. The food was delicious and the attention to detail was amazing. We HIGHLY recommend Colby Jacks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After having a delicious lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    After having a delicious lunch a few days' earlier, we decided to attend the Sunday Brunch and it was lovely, and the food was excellent. Our reservation was for 11:15 and we were in a lovely room with no other diners until after 12, so it was quiet and we had excellent service. The owners were circulating throughout and checking on patrons, and that was very nice to be able to talk to them. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The only distraction, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2012
    The only distraction, but you had no control over, was the sun shining in the window. Yes, the blinds were pulled, but it was still in our eyes...THAT item is controlled by God!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Colby Jack's new location
    Fredo
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    Colby Jack's new location is a big improvement. This has now become the best dinner choice in Atascadero. The Caesar Salad is one of the best around and adding the seared ahi makes for a great salad entree. The Sunday Brunch is a little pricy for the area, but for a restaurant attached to a hotel, it is understandable. This is the best finer dining choice in Atascadero and great to share with visitors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • When paired with a film at
    SLOFood
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    When paired with a film at the Galaxy Theater down the street, Colby Jacks makes for a perfect night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • We had an early dinner, so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    We had an early dinner, so I can't comment on all items. I will recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Colby Jacks is a beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Colby Jacks is a beautiful restaurant. I will be coming back for sure. Our service was wonderful, our food was perfect. I look forward to more dining with them!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • All diners rated their food
    PasoDianne
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    All diners rated their food good and service was sensitive to our group's wish to have time to catch up.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Awesome Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    We were there for Valentines Night. The dinner exceeded our expectations. Very good and great presentations. Each course was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Valentine's Dinner with Wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Nice restaurant in historic hotel. The food was good but not great, the service was excellent. It is somewhere I would try again for a special occasion, however the price was a bit on the high side. The cup cakes were amazing.
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    special occasion
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  • Great service at Colby Jack's!
    mstargirl
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    I wanted to grab something decent for my son & I to eat for dinner but did not want to drive 20min down to San Luis Obispo. I was staying in Atascadero. I found Colby Jack's on Open Table and it was only 1 mile away from my hotel. We had a lovely dinner and service was excellent. My son had the pork shank and he commented that it was cooked just right-falling right off the bone-which is the way he loves his bbq! I had the stuffed chicken breast which was delicious and matched the description on the menu. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great ambiance. Nice menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    Great ambiance. Nice menu. Good service. Food very good and attractively served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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