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Simple Simon's

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3639 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2838
+1 951-369-6030
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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Riverside, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is usually a line to wait but in moves fairly quickly. It helps to know what you want so walking up and grabbing a menu is a good idea while you wait in line. I highly recommend the chicken tarragon sandwich on a croissant!! Yummy! plenty of others to choose from so try them all if you are coming... More 

Thank John P
san diego
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly, where's the beef? Long waits for your food end with a whole bunch of bread on your sandwich with relatively little in between. This is apparently the result of new owners. The place has gone downhill since I visited a year ago, and some locals agreed. Go next door to The Upper Crust instead.

Thank Pipcelot
Dallas, Texas
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267 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was weird. The cashier seemed angry that I wanted actual silverware, not plastic ware. But our sandwiches were good, the coffee was good, and I'm glad we went.

Thank dianaholbert
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good varied menu and great coffee. Comfortable and very central. Order at bar, pay and then they serve you. Huge portions. Had omelette which excellent.

Thank Annie S
Riverside, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Simple Simons for years! Their fresh breads make for delicious sandwiches, and you MUST get their pasta salad. Not really gluten friendly, and you're going to pay for the quality, but it's worth it. Fresh squeezed OJ and grapefruit juice!

Thank Y8672PBannad
Riverside, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I have been frequenting this bakery/more than sandwich shop for over 15years. The food is consistently fresh and delicious. This shop offers unique sandwiches (lamb, mediterranean, vegetarian) with the freshest ingrediants. I always buy a loaf of bread and the baked goods are over the top! I recommend Simple Simons to anyone who appreciates food!!

1 Thank ashade13
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were in town for the Festival of lights. We wanted a quick sandwich, and stopped here. We took out and ate outside, and had a fresh, delicious sandwich. Next morning it looked like a popular breakfast option, so we went back. It was DEFINITELY popular...on a weekday morning we waited in line to order, waited to snag a table,... More 

Thank erklein
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Although I had the coffee and a peanut butter cookie, the coffee was the right amount of hot and tasted great. The cookie was delicious. I have not purchased a cookie in a long time and was amazed that an average size cookie is 2.50! The cupcakes across the way are 4.00!!!! I am, now, officially, old. :o)

Thank maxigirl2000
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We frequented this place years ago when we lived in Riverside and were so impressed to see that it really hasn't changed at all in 15 years. The breakfast is the best anywhere! Sandwiches for lunch are awesome. Be prepared to stand in line to order and then to pay. Definitely worth the wait.

Thank Desertbluff
Ventura, California
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133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The baked goods were all right the staff was quite unfriendly we were there at about 7:30 PM and I bought coffee decaf and got to the urn and there was none. I inquired if they were going to make more and the guy behind the counter just said no and walked away. Very unpleasant.

Thank georgemaxson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3639 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2838
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-369-6030

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