On the way home from Santa Barbara, I stopped at Beeps Diner in Simi Valley. I had high hopes because on the website and by photos, Beeps looked like a stereotypical old-school diner. I decided to order takeout since I was on the road and didn’t want to spend too much time there. Sadly, I still ended up spending a lot of time at the diner.
While in New Jersey, I got to have a reunion with New Jersey Isn’t Boring at Meemom’s in Wall, New Jersey. While it might not be a true diner, it was nice to catch up. While the “diner purists” might not consider a diner, it was pretty similar and more diner than most things in California.
For some, First Watch might not be a diner. It’s an exclusive breakfast and brunch spot, and it’s a chain. I’ve reviewed other chains, including Black Bear Diner, The Metro Diner, and Silver Diner. I decided to include First Watch because I’ve been to many spots with “diner” in the name and are less diner.
While driving back to Edwards, I stopped at the Four Corners Restaurant in Tracy, CA. I am always looking for new diners and this seemed to fit the bill. Tracy is a small town and this diner definitely reflected a locals place. They are known for their chicken and their family-sized meals.