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Hot Rod Diner

American, Diner
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130 S Walnut Rd, Turlock, CA 95380-5117
+1 209-669-3500
06:00 - 15:00
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340 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our teenage granddaughter here for lunch the other day. She loves the fifties theme and the menu. You need to go to any of the diners that are Hot Rod themed. The décor and menus are fun to 'scope out' over and over again. The more you look, the more you find. I am disappointed that they changed... More 

Thank VickiG95340
Turlock, California
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We came in Saturday morning, which was our first time at Hot Rod Diner. There was a line and the place was packed, surprisingly we got a table right away and service was very quick! We were so surprised how fast our food came out. The food was AMAZING! I got the Love Me Tender(Country Fried Steak) and my fiance... More 

1 Thank MrsV27
Modesto, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This was our first visit. The cafe was clean and packed with people. I had the pork chops and eggs. The pork chops were way over cooked and the hash browns were way under cooked. Being the person I am and I never pay for something I do not like . I sent it back. When the new plate returned... More 

Thank Biged95350
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great breakfast place that has all of your American favorites. Large portions of food for a very reasonable price. Great place to take the family. Sometimes you can catch a little classic car show here. If you're looking for a nice simple breakfast place you can show up to after a long night then this is the... More 

Thank leonardw403
1 review
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My husband I come here often...the girls are friendly and work hard to accommodate the large crowds...the food is great and servings are generous.

Thank Christine L
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very good menu...reasonably priced. Wide selection of items for breakfast and lunch. Does not serve dinner. Right next to Motel 6. Excellent for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Liz W
Ventura, California
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Your typical roadside diner with better than average food. Service was a little on the slow side, but the staff were friendly enough. Plenty of typical cafe type foods to choose from.

Thank Dez13
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I met my adult son here for lunch around 2:30 in the afternoon. We were seated right away but the table was a mess with trash on the edges of the booth seats and wadded up napkins in the floor nearby. The waitress was pleasant but busy. They ran out of the rye bread that was needed for the sandwich... More 

Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place awesome ,you get lot of food for so little$ you pay definitely recommend uou won't be disappointed is alway full but now they gave 2 location so upu can choose.love their pancakes and gravy with biscuits

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2016

The people are friendly, but half of my lunch hour was spent waiting to be served. I had to grab and go by the time my salad came out.

Thank Ern M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 S Walnut Rd, Turlock, CA 95380-5117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
  • Phone Number: +1 209-669-3500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?