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“Slow & fair”
Review of Diner On Main

Diner On Main
Ranked #16 of 227 Restaurants in Alhambra
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
San Gabriel, California
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Slow & fair”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Slow service and fair food. Had to return burnt zuchini spears that should of never come to the table.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Los Angeles
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Always better than I think it is going to be.”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Eggs are usually a little greasy, but everything else has been delicious. The bacon fried rice is a welcomed surprise on their otherwise traditional menu. Be sure to take a loaf of their zucchini bread home with you...and a pie, they make a great boysenberry pie

  • Visited June 2014
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Blairsville, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful Breakfast”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We were staying in the area and chose the Diner on Main for breakfast. We were so glad we did. The service was excellent, the food was terrific and the music was great…brought back lots of memories of diner experiences when we were younger during the fifties and sixties. Our breakfast was so good that we went back the next day, even though it was in the opposite direction of where we were headed that day. It was well worth it! I hope we get to experience it again at some point in the future, although it will be a while before we get back to that part of the country.

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“proper american diner experience”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

as an englishman abroad american dining is always a unique experience, some things work for my palette and some things just don't ( i'll never get peanut butter and jelly sarnies)
i'd been here previously on the recommendation of friends last year and came back again with my friends this time as one of them was craving a "chicken fried steak and pancakes at 8 pm"
as usual with a menu that is that large i was bewildered and shocked by the options and choices so rather than stick to the classic burger or take a friends choice i spoke to the fantastic and wonderful server that we had, Brandy who recommended the 'bacon fried rice' i thought fried rice can't go wrong so why not.
i was blown away with the flavour and taste and texture in this dish so different to any rice dish i'd eaten before and it was not so large as to be unable to finish as with so many places in america or did i just enjoy it so much that i ate it all !!
its worth the coming back to the USA for this alone IMHO

oh yes and try the onion rings.

  • Visited May 2014
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Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Spot”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Coffee came within seconds after we sat down. The service was great. My husband had pigs in a blanket (pancakes) which was suitably big diner breakfast fare for him. I had the vegetarian egg white omelette on my server's recommendation. It was very good only I wish I had told them to go easy on the cheese and not butter the toast. The desserts looked awesome.

Visited September 2013
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