While in Long Beach, I stopped at the Starling Diner. I heard it was on Food Network so I was excited to try it. Since it was a nice day, I decided to order take out and eat it at one of the parks with a view of the beach.
Recently I was at Richie’s Diner in Rancho Cucamonga. The same diner that is associated with “Richie’s Real Diner” in Temecula. I liked the one in Temecula a lot, so I decided to hit up this one too. For whatever reason, this one doesn’t have the “real” in it. The location in Rancho Cucamonga is their newest location.
While heading down to Los Angeles Airport, I stopped at the Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country, CA. It’s been one of the top diners I’ve wanted to go to since moving to the desert. Since it’s over an hour away without traffic, there hasn’t been a great time to go.
It’s about halfway from my house to the airport; it made sense to stop. I got there around 4:30 pm, and there were a few other parties inside, but it was not crowded.
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.