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10961 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3408
831-632-0182
Today
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
What a find

Got off the exit on the way to Santa barbara to find somewhere to eat. We stopped here and were very surprised. Pulled pork sandwich for my husband, tritips for me and grilled vegetables for our daughter. It was excellent. We felt like we were at someone's house and had home cooking. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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philadelphia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Got off the exit on the way to Santa barbara to find somewhere to eat. We stopped here and were very surprised. Pulled pork sandwich for my husband, tritips for me and grilled vegetables for our daughter. It was excellent. We felt like we were at someone's house and had home cooking. The waitress was the sweetest!! Great find.

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Marina, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

What a wonderful find. Very friendly staff. Our dinners were delicious and looked so applealing. This was our first time here but will definitely be back. It is well worth the drive.

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Fresno, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I had a difficult time eating here. I don't eat beef or pork and try my best to avoid too many carbs. There were poultry pasta dishes and friend choices. I ended up just having a small garden salad, but had to send it back because they put tomatoes on it even though I specifically told the waitress of my... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tired and hungry, we discovered the Trolly diner. Had a fine dinner there and would have liked to return for their special chicken dinner.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good place to grab a quick supper before heading back to San Jose. We had BBQ tri tips and brisket and yummy side dishes.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is where the locals eat artichokes. We loved the artichoke pasta -- fettuccine was creamy and delicious -- and fire-roasted artichokes. Terrific and inexpensive meal.

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Los Banos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I does not look like much on the outside. The interior of the 1940's trolley car is a bit worn. Still, it was neat eating lunch in a piece of history. The Calamari Sandwich was excellent and a decent price. Service was friendly and quick. We picked it because of the Tripadvisor ratings. Glad we listened to them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had the calamari and the brisket sandwiches. Both were superb. The calamari was tender and fresh, piled high on a very good roll. The brisket was equally delicious and served with a delightful and well-balanced sauce. Charming service. All in all a fine lunch.

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband proclaimed his steak sandwich as the best he'd ever had. My chicken was moist and flavorful. The homemade chocolate bread pudding was delicious. Service was friendly and quick.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went to this restaurant for lunch. Ordered deep fried baby arttchokes for $6.99, tri-tip sandwiches with caramelized onion on very toasted sandwich bread with minimal bbq sauce. I ordered salad for my side and my husband ordered mac and cheese. Totally blown away by the taste of of nicely seared but medium trip tip. Excellent taste. I expected some... More 

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Additional Information about Trolly Car Rotisserie

Address: 10961 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3408
Phone Number: 831-632-0182
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castroville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10961 Merritt St, Castroville, CA 95012-3408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castroville
  • Phone Number: 831-632-0182

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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