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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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Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
COOL 50's Diner!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Pleasanton
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Morgan Hill, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Pleasanton
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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Los Gatos, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The food and service are very good. And they have their own parking lot; a great advantage for downtown Los Gatos. The highlight of the dinner was the warm greeting and sincere smile of Rene, the waitress on duty. In addition, she helped me go over the whole menu, describing each choice with knowledgeable and helpful comments. Although the specialty... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Always exceptional, friendly service by lovely waitstaff! Outstanding menu with upscale and elevated diner classics. Love the Chicken Fried Steak Benedict or the yummy-meaty Hashbrown Benedict. Also try the Apricot French Toast! Good lunch Sammies too.

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Narnia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The staff at the Diner couldn't provide anything other than excellent food and service even if they wanted. Highly recommended.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Great burgers, fries and milkshakes. Service attentive and good value. We went for brunch and we're not disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
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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