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Wildhorse Cafe

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American, Diner, Cafe
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50630 Mesa Verde Rd, P.o. Box 633, King City, CA 93930
+1 831-385-4312
07:00 - 19:00
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Redwood City, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We may be a little bias as we stop here every month or two in our way south from the San Francisco Peninsula and never have had a bad meal. Breakfasts are excellent and large, burgers and sandwiches are flavorful and tasty. Pies are delicious and a wonderful selection is available daily. But my bias is authentic Mexican cuisine and... More 

Thank GiantsFan50
Tokyo, Japan
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great breakfast and lunch. Pancakes and chicken fried steak is terrific. Service was super friendly.

Thank Tokyoexpat48
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367 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is a classic road house restaurant. Time stopped here 40 years ago. Menu has what you would expect... Breakfast, sandwiches, salads, lots of fried stuff. My husband and I split the chile verde omelet (omelette comes with choice of bread, biscuits, tortillas or pancakes, along with choice of potatoes, fruit, or cottage cheese). Portions are huge. Probably the best... More 

Thank PismoLulu
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Heading south on 101 we decided to stop for a bite to eat. This cafe was a little outside of King City and could easily be missed, we were really pleased we did stop here. This is a small cafe / diner with a very good menu and excellent staff. The food is good American food covering breakfast, lunch and... More 

Thank keithmc007
Katiedodson, Manager at Wildhorse Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Looking forward to seeing you soon More 

King City, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

My husband and I came to King City to live there over a year ago and our first stop was here at the Wildhorse Café. It's a great little place alongside 101 and stop between Paso Robles and Salinas/Monterey. My husband usually frequent the breakfast menu and he likes the Denver Omelet. I'm a little picky, but when I ask... More 

Thank Letsrv2day
Katiedodson, Manager at Wildhorse Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and visiting us. We are looking forward to seeing you again More 

Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Cafe-style comfort food was great - tasty, cooked just right. The pies and the fresh strawberry jam were delicious. The staff were very friendly and the service was great. We were there around 2:00 pm so after lunch. Not crowded. We will stop here for late breakfast (they serve breakfast all day) or lunch on our trips to San Francisco... More 

Thank D0nna7
vandenberg village, ca
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367 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Food was good, portions large and reasonable priced. Service was good but we were between morning and lunch crowds. we shared a breakfast omelette and plenty for the two of us.

Thank billkathy88
San Carlos, California, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Great stop along highway 101. Food is your basic diner fare and breakfast all day. Feels like you may have left the west coast and arrived in the Midwest. Come for the chicken fried steak but stay for the pie!

Thank Kristin B
Carmel Valley, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Stopped to get gas, and saw the cafe so we ate there. Interesting looking place, nice atmosphere, and friendly waitress. The place is a bit pricey, but then it has no competition, so I can't fault it for that. But.... the food was mediocre at best. And, to add insult to injury, the portions were very small. My wife and... More 

Thank Lloyd N
Katiedodson, Manager at Wildhorse Cafe, responded to this review

I want to Thank You for your time to give us your feed back. Customers like you help us to improve on and in our business. More 

San Diego, California
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We weren't overly impressed with the food. The service was great but the food was mediocre. I had the tri tip dinner which was ok and my wife got a burger which was awful. The beef tasted old and freezer burned. She would have sent it back but the place was closing soon and she didn't want to hassle with... More 

Thank mfheinonen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
American, Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50630 Mesa Verde Rd, P.o. Box 633, King City, CA 93930
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  King City
  • Phone Number: +1 831-385-4312

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?