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The Diner

235 Los Gatos Saratoga Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Ranked #26 of 132 restaurants in Los Gatos
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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92% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Just had a great hangover breakfast the food is lovely and not bad value. Friendly staff and a good sized car park. If your in the area pop in you won't regret it I have three times.

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San Mateo
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Typical American diner look. The Ruben sandwich - forget it. Chewy and really not a Ruben. Coffee is so so. Service could be better. So unless you are really hungry - Yes, but.....

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Los Gatos, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Missing a bygone era with big milkshakes and traditional American diner food & ambiance? Step into The Diner and you'll be back a few decades in time...or feel like it, anyway. Beware: oversized portions, esp the shakes, can be hazardous to your girth. Order with the idea of taking at least some of it home for the next day's lunch.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We ate breakfast here with family on two occasions while we were on holiday in California It was a great experience the service was excellent really helpful and friendly staff. The food was great huge portions and really tasty. I would highly recommend this diner

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Los Gatos, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We come here often for breakfast and sometimes lunch. The food is really good. I like their omelets my fav is the one with the Italian sausage and spinach. Portions are pretty big. The service is really fast for the most part, sometimes there is a wait to get a table on the weekend mornings.

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manchester, england
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We have travelled the USA 3 times over the last few years and as Brit lovers of American life we try as many diners as we can find. This one is just the best! Great food, great service, great staff, even the other customers were great!

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10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

The entire family enjoyed their meal. Tons of chocolate chips in the pancakes...great hash browns... and a delicious omelette.

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Somerset, UK
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195 reviews 195 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Travelling from San Francisco down Highway 101 towards Monterey, there is really nowhere for a coffee and a bathroom break. So I would thoroughly recommend a turn off to Los Gatos, travel 2 to 3 blocks, do a U-turn and find yourself at The Diner. A nice traditional 50’s style diner, with coloured neon strip lighting, booth jukeboxes and a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stumbled upon this place whilst filling up for petrol, my husband had gone inside the petrol station to ask directions. We noticed this authentic looking American diner next door and decided to treat the kids to a milk shake. Being from Australia we thought it was just like stepping back into the diner from 'Happy Days'. The staff were... More

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Bay Area, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

My husband and I go to this diner once every few months for Sunday breakfast. We enjoy the atmosphere and the food is above average for this kind of restaurant. The servers are fast and friendly. This is reliably good. We usually split the very generously sized omelet and hash browns or home fries. My only complaint is that the... More

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