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The Fremont Diner

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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2698 Fremont Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476-9537
+1 707-938-7370
08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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San Carlos, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Such a great spot to stop for breakfast or lunch. Be prepared to wait... And it's well worth it. Spicy fried chicken is to die for

Thank drobinson99
Calistoga, CA
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's better than it looks from the outside and the number of cars in the parking lot are there for a reason. The food here is very good and the service is generally good as well, unless it gets too crowded, when it can really dip.. There are creative offerings of the menu. Some of the "outer" seating is bad... More 

Thank CalistogaCA
Sonoma, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Tattooed waiters bring you plates heaped with waffles, fried chicken, eggs smothered in hollandaise sauce, bacon, collard greens and brisket sandwiches. Water served in mason jars, fresh squeezed orange juice, micro brews, organic coffees. Hamburgers with cheese and avocado and a side of fresh-cut fries. Catfish and hushpuppies. Rock'n'roll and blues. Homemade pies. Interior decor inspired by the roadside diners... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We loved the outdoor seating. My husband had a ham breakfast sandwich that was great. My coffee had grounds in it, and for me it wasn't strong enough. I had the chicken and waffle special they are known for. It's not a typical waffle mix, and it wasn't my thing. The chicken was good.

Thank Alexandra M
Wichita Falls, Texas
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91 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A throwback to the 50s diner on the side of the road (in this case on the north side of Hwy 12 between Napa and Sonoma), you go inside to hold your place in line and - just possibly - to sit, but most of the sitting is done outside at rustic picnic tables and other assorted outdoor furniture. The... More 

Thank klaviercat
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife was dying to go here and I am glad we did. We were able to sit outside on a beautiful day at this darling little diner. Food and service where both very good, but the total experience was great. We had gravy and biscuits and a bacon and cheese biscuit.I would recommend both and the chicken looked awesome.

Thank Chris L
Sonoma, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you can remember stopping by highway diners many decades ago, then you will appreciate the ambience of Fremont Diner. However, the menu selection and quality of food is much better than those diners of the past. As long as you are not in a hurry, then Fremont Diner is must.

Thank Mike N
Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and was thrilled to discover the reviews were spot on. The diner is cozy and cute. The food was fresh and delicious. The staff was friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this diner to fellow travelers!!!

Thank Michele2013
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were turned on to this place by a Napa local who said it was worth the drive. Located on Hwy 12 (Fremont Dr) about 25 minutes from downtown Napa, you would blow right by it if you weren't paying attention. From the road, it's quite unassuming, and could be mistaken for a small market except for all the cars... More 

Thank sactoroy
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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205 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We love visiting the diner when in the area. The dishes are well-prepared and are delicious. The coffee is served in mugs and the extra comes in a thermos. It is a no frills diner that has a few tables inside and a courtyard area with picnic tables on the outside. There are outdoor toys for the kids to keep... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2698 Fremont Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476-9537
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-938-7370

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