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Miner's Diner & Soda Fountain

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2134 Main, Julian, CA 92036
760-765-3753
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice fries! Nice setting.

Ok.. this is a dinner and the menu is limited. However, the food was good and service friendly. Portions are large and you may consider sharing. The counter is fun. Definitely a family place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Greenwich
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Greenwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Ok.. this is a dinner and the menu is limited. However, the food was good and service friendly. Portions are large and you may consider sharing. The counter is fun. Definitely a family place.

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Whenever we go to Julian, the kids love eating at Miner's. They have old-fashioned sodas and a good lunch selection - sandwiches, burgers, etc. The environment is upbeat and has lots of interesting things to check out. The services is always good as well - very friendly staff.

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went back to eat here several times. The food is delicious, but the shakes and icecream were the big draw. The waffle cone icecream cone is big even with just one scoop. The shakes are made right in front of you at the counter. The turkey sandwich was HUGE, and delicious!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Most places in towns such as Julian are tourist traps. Not Miner's. The service was fast, the food was much better than average, and the shakes were a hit with my family. I would absolutely come back here. Caution, they close at 6.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

To be honest, we only went to Julian for some Apple pie. I know that sounds silly, but that is why. We really needed to get some lunch so we had to make a quick decision about where to grab some food. We popped in to Miner's Diner and were welcomed with smiles. The food is nothing special and the... More 

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Gardena, California, Usa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This review if for the service only. We arrived at 10:35 pm and were told that lunch starts at 11:00 am and it would take 15 min to get prepped and organized. We decided that would be ok and decided to order drinks and wait. My daughter ordered coffee milk shake and I ordered tiger's blood, which by the way... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our family stopped in Julian for lunch yesterday and Miner's Diner seemed the perfect fit. As we walked in my son said to me "Why is this place special again?" The soda fountain was great and the family loved the large shakes. They were big enough to feed two. We were also able to share the meals. Prices were a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well once you walk in you feel like your in the movie American Graffiti. I orders a burger and a ice cream soda and with that and the décor, it was so pleasant and the prices are great and if you have a sweet tooth, well, OMG......A MUST TO VISIT

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Loved the old time soda fountain venue. Great malts and floats the old way with real ice-cream. Great food and loved the display of all the soda bottles.

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Santa Susana Knolls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not only is Miner's Diner a big building full of fun, but the food is as tasty as the antique decor! A long, polished soda fountain counter with swinging stools, historic photos and artifacts on the walls, 1950s music, and Bob's Big Boy all greet you for a great meal! So many choices! The hot coffee, burger and veggie burger... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2134 Main, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: 760-765-3753

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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