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All 25 Julian Restaurants

Miner's Diner & Soda Fountain

2134 Main, Julian, CA 92036
760-765-3753
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Ranked #13 of 25 Restaurants in Julian
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
Hayward, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

the best strawberry malted in the state of CA...and this coming from someone who has been to most corners and towns and far reaches of the state. Made the drinks with fresh ingredients, nice and thick and well worth the price.

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Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is like stepping back in time into a true old fashioned diner and soda fountain! From the menu to the creaky wooden floor and decor it is soda fountain all the way! We enjoyed a great lunch here complete with grilled cheese and fries for my wife to my burger and coleslaw with a grape phosphate! The service is... More 

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Pasadena, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We came as a group for lunch on a Sunday afternoon around 1 pm and we were informed that our table would be ready in 15 minutes, but then that wait ended up becoming a 1 hour wait. And then after ordering, we waited yet another hour for our food, so from arriving until getting our food, we waited a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

While there are many places in Julian that specialize in apple pie, Miner's Diner and Soda Fountain has a full menu, burgers, salads, sandwiches, etc. And even vegetarians will find something to quench their hunger. Sundays in Julian bring out loads of people. And I think many of them were in the Diner as there was always a waiting line.... More 

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Vista, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Go more for the ambiance vs the food. Turkey burger was a bit dry and salty. If tempted by other restaurants around town, go for it, you're not missing much.

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Toledo, OH
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The store is nice, selections are great. Milk shakes and sodas are wonderful. The service is slow and just going through the motions.

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Julian, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Some of us are fortunate enough to have childhood memories of going to the soda fountain for a root beer float, ice cream soda, shake or malt. For everyone else, there's Miner's Diner. Bring the kids, bring the grandkids, oh, heck, just bring yourself, and enjoy an old-fashioned treat. Oh, they have good food, too. While you're waiting, look around... More 

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El Centro, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited the place on the 4th of July weekend. Miner's is located on a corner and has a great view of the Main Street. There was a parade that was cancelled because of a fire but this would have been the place to be. The food is tasty, the staff gives great service, and everything is affordable. Just because the... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Fun place to eat, with good food. Order at the counter, and sit while waiting for your food. Clean and organized feeling, with the old west ambiance. Nice light from the huge windows in front and view of the bustle out on the sidewalk. Burgers were tasty and filling. The soda fountain seemed fun, but didn't try any of the... More 

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Port Costa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

After peering in the window, we had to go inside and sit at the counter for lunch. I had a turkey burger with fries (extra crispy). It was more than I could eat and the price was under $10. The photo opportunities are endless. The soda fountain artifacts are cool. Our waitress was a doll. I think that stopping in... More 

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Additional Information about Miner's Diner & Soda Fountain

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

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