According to their website, Richie’s Real American Diner has an extensive menu featuring classic American fare in a retro-inspired, family-friendly setting. I was driving back to the desert and wanted to stop along the way. A real American diner sounded like my type of place.
Spoiler: Richie’s Real American Diner is about as “real of a diner” as you can get.
Milton’s Deli in Del Mar was a fun spot while in San Diego. I know what you’re thinking…a deli…why are you reviewing a deli. Once you see or walk into Milton’s Deli, you’ll know why. Yes, it has a deli in the name, but it’s definitely a diner.
After hearing Jax at the Tracks was on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, I knew I wanted to go. My experience with diners on TV shows is not always “good.” Of course, if you will be on a TV show, you’ll make the food as good as possible. For common folks like myself? Maybe not. You see Jax by the Tracks on Food Network here.
Recently I went to Crepes & Burgers in Folsom, California. I’ve driven through the greater Folsom area several times now, and I always seem to gravitate here.
Now I’m not sure if you can classify it as a diner, but it’s close enough. There are now 3 locations in Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, and their newest location in Folsom. It’s quickly become one of my more favorite Northern California dining spots. It’s an easy take-out spot, and food can be ready in 15 minutes. Since it’s roughly 90 minutes from my house, it’s a great spot if I don’t want to wait to eat back in Napa.