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Cowboys Corner Cafe

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946 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3813
+1 831-761-8996
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Blythe, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first moved to the city of Watsonville to teach students and knew no one. I rented a room in a retired teachers two story home and did not want to wake her up in the morning so for breakfast, I journeyed to the Cowboy Corner. I met some friendly and caring waitresses who made me feel at home and... More 

Thank Greg G
Watsonville, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a hiddin treasure. Love the food. My fave is french toast. Yumm. Wish they were open for dinner. Kids love decor. ☺ great place all around

Thank jacobsyaya05
Monterey, California
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Trip Advisor and there reviews we decided to try Cowboy Corner on are way through town. We could tell right away that this is a hot spot! Seems like the locals place to go! Following the recommendation of a fellow Trip Advisor I went with the Skirt Steak, eggs and hash browns. It was a little pricey but... More 

2 Thank MontereyPokerP
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best breakfast around. Everything is cooked perfectly. The hash browns are the best I've ever had! Brown and crispy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside. I love the house made jams and salsas in the little jars on the tables. They're generous with the butter on the toast. Excellent service here too.

Thank Kim C
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you have a bit of trouble finding a parking spot, you will be waiting to be seated for a while. This is normal, especially on weekends. The food and service are well worth the wait. We have eaten here more than a few times, and the meal has always been really good. This is a family-run operation, and the... More 

Thank JohnPaul489
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Decent diner food, but not exceptional given the other choices in the area. The standout order was the skirt steak breakfast plate ordered by our son - lots of food, and the steak was perfect. My wife's veggie omelette with home fries was also tasty and well-prepared. I had a beef melt sandwich which was not very flavorful because the... More 

1 Thank Greg H
Taos, New Mexico
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Although this was initially the only breakfast place I could find that opened at six am, the food and service were so good that I went back and will return again. Huge sausage patties. Good eggs, toast, and has Browns. But the huevos rancheros is the breakfast for me. Mostly local clientele. Staff speaks both Spanish and English well. Easy... More 

1 Thank JimLud
South San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The food was delicious (breakfast), the coffee excellent, the atmosphere is fun and not too loud. There is also a free book exchange cart, and I picked up a title.

Thank Laurie G
auburn, ca
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

With any kind of luck, you will get to meet Paula, who is the owner...she knows how to make people feel welcome; not to worry if you don't, the rest of her staff are just as amazing....& the food....well, it's just simply the best....

Thank jaxie49er
Santa Cruz, California
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200 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We come here often, but today I tried a sandwich. It was one of the best I've ever had. Normally we come for breakfast, or I normally get a salad. The staff is very friendly, and Paula the owner is always so pleasant! We frequent this restaurant because it's homestyle and family oriented. Many come from all over the Santa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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: 946 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3813
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 831-761-8996

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