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235 Los Gatos Saratoga Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030
408-354-4886
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, wow!

This my first visit for breakfast. Tons of options including a dozen different types of eggs Benedict! I had the Gyro with eggs. It was good but not great. The tasziki tasted like it was just sour cream. The other ingredients were good. My adult daughter had the veggie omelet which was delightful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
SusanEMR
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Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This my first visit for breakfast. Tons of options including a dozen different types of eggs Benedict! I had the Gyro with eggs. It was good but not great. The tasziki tasted like it was just sour cream. The other ingredients were good. My adult daughter had the veggie omelet which was delightful. Her home style potatoes were very good... More 

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Thank SusanEMR
Saratoga, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Go to place in Los Gatos. Wonderful home made soups served piping hot every day. Best breakfasts with great hash browns. large selection of delicious sandwiches and burgers. Terrific fountain with super rich shakes and floats. Fifties vibe with working jute box. The servers are so accommodating and treat everyone as a friend. Patricia is a special favorite. Takes care... More 

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Thank Marcia R
San Jose, CA
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89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Got a deal on Groupon, so decided to give it a try. Four of us went for lunch on a weekend, and the place was full. Huge menu with lots of choices. I had breakfast and the other three had lunch. All the food was pretty good and the waitress was friendly and efficient.

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Thank RobinC21
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

All the traditional 1950's food, including great milk shakes and malts. Would say it is medium to high price for what you expect from a diner; but the food is definitely worth it. We bring the grandkids here for Sunday brunch often, have had breakfast, lunch, and dinner when Sue is out of town as it is very friendly and... More 

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Thank Kit M
Los Gatos, California
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My husband and I dropped by the Diner recently to cool off (It was a hot day.) and enjoy an early evening meal out. This is a restaurant that we both enjoy so we settled in and looked at the menu, then ordered and sat back to relax until our food came. Big posters of James Dean, Clark Gable, Marilyn... More 

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Thank VWriter
El Dorado Hills, California
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is clean and staff is friendly. Large menu. Restaurant is throw back to the 60's. Ruben was good but French fries were frozen and over cooked. Too many other good restaurants in Loa Gatos to go back.

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Thank Joseph N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way down to Monterey. The burgers were delicious and fresh. The service was great. I would recommend this place for a nice quick meal with a nostalgic atmosphere.

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Thank Jwensil
Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

The waitress was extremely friendly and funny. And the food was really good. highly recommended. the burgers are really good

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Thank Educemail
Morgan Hill, California
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is obviously an "institution" in Los Gatos, but today's lunch was a real disappointment. Fish and chips sounded good, and it all started well with a lovely small salad that came with the order. But when the HEAVILY breaded fish, and dull french fries arrived, it was a real disappointment. Even the waitress acknowledged that the breading on the... More 

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Thank William L
Pleasanton
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44 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Come and check out this decked out 50's style soda fountain diner. This Los Gatos diner is fabulously decorated with classic pictures of celebrities, cool cars, "45" records, old signs and posters among neon lights, red paint and chrome. Great food, big portions, Los Gatos price. I have dined here over a dozen times and the burgers, breakfast, French dip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 Los Gatos Saratoga Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Gatos
  • Phone Number: 408-354-4886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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