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“Disappointing house specialty”
Review of Richie's Diner

Richie's Diner
Ranked #38 of 458 Restaurants in Temecula
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Having grown up locally, our visiting 'military' son suggested that Richie's might be a good choice for breakfast with his 2 year old daughter. We arrived midmorning, midweek. Though lots of customers, there were plenty of tables. We were seated promptly. Our waitress was excellent. When our granddaughter began getting fussy, my son observed that most places bring the little kids' food promptly to occupy them. Her food arrived at the same time as most of our order. Her scrambled eggs were too hot for her to eat, but my wife's were barely lukewarm. My wife's French toast was very good, but her bacon was way overcooked. My breakfast sampler was just great. My son's Eggs Benedict with salmon arrived later than the rest of the food. He gave it a 2 out of 10, citing a number of deficiencies. As we were driving off, he stated that he should have known to order something easier to cook. Putting it on the menu, especially as a house speciality, suggests that the item will be properly prepared.

Thank Les J
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Met a couple friends for brunch and were very happy with our food and service. Staff was friendly and quick. A great American diner experience!

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Found this place while in Temecula looking for lunch, saw the large BBQ’s outside of a 50’s diner and had to try it.
Everything you could want from a diner menu from malts and shakes to burgers and sandwiches. As an added bonus they have a full menu of BBQ done right on the spot.
Tried the baby backs with honey apricot sauce which is served with a salt crusted baked potato as big as Texas. Great fall off the bone ribs smothered in an excellent sauce.
My wife had the tri tip Philly Cheese sandwich which was also delicious.
We will have to make a return trip soon

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Although we live in Bonita, Ca and Richie's is in Temecula (over an hour's drive), we try to get there and eat whenever we can. Richie's has the most extensive menu we have ever seen, a LOT of choices, is well priced, and plenty of food is served and is excellent. Staff is always friendly and the restaurant is very clean, and even 'smells' great - even for breakfast - because of the ongoing bar-b-que just outside the front door - as that smell seeps into the restaurant. A great experience!

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Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

While visiting the Southern California Wine Country of Temecula we had the oppertunity to eat at Richie's Diner. The atmosphere felt like I entered into the 1950's era. Old fashioned decor with a hospitable welcome. The food on the otherhand took sometime to receive but well worth it. Delicious!! We definitely will stop by again when we return for another visit.

Thank TBurke2014
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