Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile

Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

Barrett Junction Cafe & Mercantile wishes you and yours a safe and wonderful holiday.

Our Holiday Hours

We have special hours for the holiday season, please note the additions and changes here.   

We will be open November 19, Monday due to Thanksgiving on Thursday.  Hours:  11 to 6 p.m.  If you cannot make it by closing, please call ahead to order your meal as a take out.  We will have it hot and ready for you.  You do need to be here by 6 to pick it up.  

Barrett Junction Community along Highway 94
San Diego Back Country Map. 

Fire Watch is still in Effect

We are still on high alert for fire season.  Please be aware that the gun range that has been open for you to use, is not at this time.  There is a sign that says CLOSE Fire Hazard.  Please respect it.  For those of us who live in the back country we thank you.

Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Buffet with scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, potatoes and peppers, biscuits and gravy, corn tortillas, salsa and cheese.  Look for the Chef’s Special.

Menu Updates

Another change that has occurred at the Cafe is our Breakfast Buffet, all you can eat.  Served only on Sunday’s now, 8 to 12.  

All you can eat fish dinner
Our Famous All You Can Eat Fish Dinner

We are serving the All You Can Eat Fish Dinner once again.  Not pictured is the dinner salad with house dressing and spiced carrots.  Served Family Style.  Or you may wish to order the 3-piece fish dinner.  We do offer military with ID and senior discounts (over 60).   

There are various stories about the fish dinner.  The one I recently heard is the catfish was caught at the Barrett Lake and brought here to be cleaned and cooked.   They had a shack across the street, the walls are still there and some of the roof, this is where they cleaned the fish for cooking.  They held rodeos across the street and dances in the field where the Quonset hut now stands.  

Barrett Cowboys
Cowpunching days.  Our own cowboys.

Take A Tour

We have several pics across the wall in the Quonset hut of the early life in the Dulzura/Barrett Junction Valley.  The Barrett Junction Valley at one time was called Cottonwood valley.  The old school is still there, but now is someone’s home. 

Barrett Junction Valley
At the top of Murphy’s Curve looking into the Valley of Barrett. 

This is a great drive when you are looking for a path to take.  Our back country is rich with history.  Stop in at the Gaskills Brothers’ Stone Store/Museum, take a tour upstairs and learn about the military history that is a part of this path.  The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum is next door, across the street.  Further on down the road is the Motor Transport Museum, which use to be a felspar processing plant. 

It is a great way to have family and friends time.  Tour the back country.  If you are a wine connoisseur, there are a few wineries along the way as well.  Stop in and pick up the brochure for the Wine Tasting tour.  

We look forward to serving you.  For directions…

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