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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 - 6:00 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: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect for family dining in Julian

We came here for lunch after doing the local mining tour. There was more than an hour wait at every restaurant in town, and we decided to commit to waiting for this restaurant. There was a list a mile long ~ but if you're not there when they call your name ~ they go to the next on the list.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
bigmacmom
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Orange County, California
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Reseda, California, United States
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After visiting another nearby establishment who wouldn't serve lunch just 10 minutes before 11:30 since it's their "policy", we came over here at 11:20AM to folks who gladly seated us and served us lunch. I had the BBQ pulled pork sandwich special. Plenty of meat, not dry, and good flavor at a good price. Fries were seasoned well and fried... More 

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Thank James G
Federal Way, Washington
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fun place to eat lunch! Delicious food, good friendly service, nostalgic signs, memorabelia and photos all over. They service not only authentic milk shakes and sasparilla, but delicious hamburgers, sandwiches & fries, too. The diner shares space with the old Julian Drug Store on the main intersection of town. Worth stopping in!

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Thank SVO98023
Long Beach, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food was good but a little on the high side for a diner. service was good and people were very friendly and accommodating. we were trying to find different places and they went out of their way to help us.

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Thank george g
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing experience, not just the diner food which was delicious but the whole experience of the soda fountain and candy mine. The fries I still dream about, delicous!

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Thank 165grant
Orange County, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for lunch after doing the local mining tour. There was more than an hour wait at every restaurant in town, and we decided to commit to waiting for this restaurant. There was a list a mile long ~ but if you're not there when they call your name ~ they go to the next on the list.... More 

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Thank bigmacmom
Norfolk, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Our family travelled to Julian on Christmas Eve to have lunch, shop and eat lunch at the Miner's Diner. Whenever we visit Julian we eat at this diner. The food is always great and served by very friendly people. We were a large party and it was a holiday, we didn't have to wait. Always fun to visit Julian and... More 

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Thank GrannyJenn
London
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Lovely setting, traditional American diner food. Staff were very friendly and helpful Tried my first root beer float and hot apple cider Food was nice and cooked to order

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Thank donlon25
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

While waiting to go on horse and carriage ride, we stopped in Miner's Diner and sat at the soda fountain area. Asked for an egg cream, which was not on the menu, but was served the most incredible one I've ever had. Staff was very friendly and welcoming.

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Thank Char K
Huntington Beach
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We spent the day in Julian with friends and at lunch time tried to find an available table for lunch, ended up sitting at the counter at Miners Diner. Nice old pharmacy soda counter with delicious phosphate sodas. The food was good and the girls working the counter were a lot of fun. Try the hot apple cider it is... More 

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Thank Peter L
San Diego
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We were in Julian looking for wild blackberries. We found a few, but it was unusually warm, so we decided to stop in and get a root beer float to cool off. We had to wait a bit to sit down, as is the case with most Julian restaurants, as they are tiny. Our float came out really fast, and... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?