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“You will get a better meal from the dumpster in the back alley”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Brandon's Diner

Brandon's Diner
Ranked #38 of 312 Restaurants in Ontario
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Upland, California
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35 reviews
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“You will get a better meal from the dumpster in the back alley”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Me & Wife recently moved into the area & we were driving around. So we decided to check this place out. We should've driven past "Go & Collected $200.00" instead. We attempted to eat the appetizer platter. The potato skins had a nice frozen glaze over them something you would find in freezer. The Mazarella sticks had the texture of concrete & the cheese, what we thought was cheese was "Waxy". It may have been better to wax my car with instead. The "Onion Rings" would work better for a spare tire when a you should ever have a flat tire.
The waitresses were too involved posting their status on Facebook & talking about the nights previous conquest. Or, looking forward to doing the "Dirty Deed" along with a few alcoholic beverages among other things. Makes you just want to come back for the great food & atmosphere. We took the remainder of left overs & offered it to the neighbors dog & she refused. I will say this again "Drive away!!!!"..

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
Anaheim, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A Nice Little Diner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

This diner has been open for almost a year but this was our first time visiting. It is located in a strip mall backing to the 60 freeway in south Ontario.

Upon entering the diner we noticed that almost all the tables were occupied by families. The establishment is nicely decorated and smelled clean. The menu contained both American and Mexican food choices. I had the half fried chicken and it was very good. The crust was crispy but not oily. It included a choice of potato and vegetables. My husband chose the pot roast and said it was tender but he liked my fried chicken more.

They serve both a breakfast and lunch buffet and you may include a salad bar with your dinner.

There is also a cantina on the premises that serves reasonable priced drinks.

  • Visited March 2012
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1 Thank SoCalFrancie
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Helendale, California
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160 reviews
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“Smelly Clean”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

I'm not sure why restaurants that sanitize their bathrooms allow the smell to overtake their dining area. Really makes for an unpleasant dinner, and one I can't enjoy. My friend did like his crispy fried chicken, however, the onion rings were not at all close to a crisp. My chopped sirloin steak seemed to be swimming in a puddle of oil - or grease. Not sure if it was from the fried onions, the gravy, or the steak itself. Unfortunately, this was not a great experience. Will try again sometime to see if things change. Oh, and yes there was the obligatory Chino fly pestering us as we ate. :-(

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank GreggL14
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