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Ramona Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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628 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2044
+1 760-789-8656
06:00 - 20:00
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Recommended by staff at the resort, well worth it to help us relax and get over the jet lag. It is a nice cafe with pleasant staff, clearly popular with the locals. My hot cakes/ pancakes were massive, (twice the size of a Denny's). The cinnamon rolls are what they are famous for, ward winning and featured on triple D... More 

Thank Peter_Dawes
Ramona, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We have lived in Ramona for over 10 years and this was one of the first regular places we went to. Let me start by saying it used to be better. These days we go in for breakfast and it's ok. Not great and definitely not a go out of your way to get there kind of place. On my... More 

Thank finkbr
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

This is a local favorite in Ramona. It was even reviewed on "Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives" on the Food Network. The cafe offers a nice menu with many choices. Their food is fresh and well prepared. The portion sizes are plentiful and the service is very good. The restaurant is well lighted with large front windows and has an outdoor... More 

Ramona, California
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58 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I am a local and drop by the dinner about once a quarter. The portions are enormous and the quality of the food is fine. That being said, nothing is really, really good. The cafe seems to emphasize the size of the portions over the quality of the food preparation. Breakfast tends to be overly caloric and heavy. And while... More 

Thank jjparis_delmar
Forney, Texas
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474 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Been here several times for breakfast after seeing it on Diners, Drive-in and Dives. Sometimes food and service are not as good as other times. Model planes suspended from the ceiling give you something to look at. Probably better than the chain restaurants. Would go back.

Thank Oldguitarmike
Atlanta, Georgia
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264 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast, and was very pleased. The server was new, so the manager stepped in and took my order and handled it superbly well. Good food, omelette, biscuits with sausage, plenty of coffee. Everything you want to do breakfast place.

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

I've visited 5-6 places that I have seen on the TV program and they always come out on the short end of my expectations. The Ramona Café was touted as having great cinnamon roll and I heartily agree. The place was backed up out the door and the wait was worth it, in my opinion. I did not try any... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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189 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Stopped here for breakfast on our way home from Safari Park. While the service was fine, the food took quite a long time to arrive.However, when it did, everyone was happy! The Cinnamon Bun French toast was fantastic - portion size was huge! Two of us had it and both brought home half of our orders. Glad we were able... More 

Thank Geoff S
Smiths Falls, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Nice little spot on the road on our way to Borrego Park. Had to try the cinnamon roll which was very good but is meant to share unless really hungry. Had the bacon cheeseburger, excellent flavour, nice fresh bun.

Thank Olds2013
San Diego, California
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345 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Out for a day of wine tasting and need some food? This could be your place. Superb cordon bleu got Guy Fieri out here for DDD. Food is decent, prices not bad, & people are friendly.

Thank TheAnvil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 628 Main St, Ramona, CA 92065-2044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ramona
  • Phone Number: +1 760-789-8656

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