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American, Diner, Cafe
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9520 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9229
+1 831-336-8949
07:00 - 14:00
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Kingman, Arizona
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This little cafe is a great little place for a quick bite. The staff is very friendly, happy with smiles and knew several customers by name. Breakfast is served all day. We got a cheeseburger and a mushroom melt sandwich. Both dishes were great! The service was quick and staff was excellent. Bathroom was also clean.

Thank admrgn
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The worst eggs benedict you will ever eat. The owner is rude and the food is poor. I would avoid this if I was you! Do you really want to eat "Spanky's special batter"?????

Thank r0rschach
Boulder Creek, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stopped with friends for breakfast. WOW! Amazing service and even tho there was a brief wait for this tiny place, the turnover was quick. It would have been worth a longer wait! I love breakfast and this is good diner food.

Thank dandkbcc
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of my go to places, but unfortunately the food and service have been going down hill. I will not be back unless they change management or ownership. I'm not sure what happened, but whatever it was, it wasn't good.

Thank JP G
La Center, Washington
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I enjoyed this little place for breakfast. It isn't fancy by any means, but it was quaint and quick. Reminded me of an old time diner. It was a weekday, so it wasn’t crowded and were in and out in a jiffy and on our way to the beach. Staff was also friendly.

Thank H2HummerTime
Ben Lomond, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Little old fashioned breakfast place. Not much action in Ben Lomond, so this place is pretty packed. They have traditional breakfast, food is decent...I would not say great or amazing, but reasonably priced and tasty. Would be nice if they would have few options for people who don't eat eggs...just my suggestion. Most places have other options. I would go... More 

Thank Monika T
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We were here for breakfast and as long as you don't mind waiting, you will love it. Well worth the wait. The environment is very casual and all walks of life happen through this diner

Thank Liisa D
Boulder Creek, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Service is always good and staff are very friendly. Food is excellent and plenty of it. We frequent this establishment 2 to 3 times a weekly and have not been disappointed. When you're in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Ben Lomond) area stop by. Keep up the good work.

Thank Robert B
Ben Lomond, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Best breakfast if you're visiting the San Lorenzo Valley. Real home cooking, good portions. Friendly staff.

Thank MontyMac
Galt, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The breakfast is ready good but stay away from the lunch menu. My family really enjoyed their breakfast items but my burger looked like a frozen patty and tasted the same. They enjoyed their eggs, bacon, pancakes, oatmeal and waffles.

Thank lovemesomeitaly

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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, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9520 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9229
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ben Lomond
  • Phone Number: +1 831-336-8949

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