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Archie's American Diner

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125 Ocean View Blvd #103, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 375-6939
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good cheap food

Love their BLT's and calamari sandwiches. I've ordered delivery from them quite a few times and have never had a problem. Good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
caserini
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Pacific Grove, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Unfortunately even though the restaurant was probably only 1/3rd full when we went for an early lunch, their light staffing (1 person working the kitchen/grill?) meant they didn't even take our order at the counter for about 10 minutes (we were first in line). Nor was their counter-service particularly good -- while we waited, they didn't even look at /... More 

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Thank Andy P
Pacific Grove, California
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Love their BLT's and calamari sandwiches. I've ordered delivery from them quite a few times and have never had a problem. Good food.

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Thank caserini
Santa Rosa CA
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187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

You'll have garlic breath all day, but oh so well worth it! Making it my tradition. The food that I saw other folks eating looked really yummy. Now notice I'm not saying healthy, but yummy. Walk it off along the bike trail.

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Thank SantaRosaCAKim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We go here for lunch when taking a break from the aquarium. The food is more than budget costs but the burgers and fish is very good.

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Thank Lolasarah
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Stopped for a quick lunch after visiting the aquarium. The place did feel a little run down but the prices were good and the food was quite tasty. I did feel a little bad about eating calamari only 30 minutes after watching live squid in the aquarium. Matt R

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Thank Matthew R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Within walking distance of the excellent aquarium is Archies American Diner. The food here is very good. Given its location I opted for steak sandwich with Monterey Jack cheese which was awesome. Friends had fish and chips which he said were the best he had ever had.

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Thank Myles H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The food was edible, but the place is taring apart. Don't expect a variety in this place, or a special cousin.

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Thank Pavel B
New Preston, Connecticut
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

After finding out that there was an hour wait at one of the well reviewed breakfast places nearby we went to Archie's. Ordering was slow and then we found a place to sit and wait...and wait...and wait. After about a half hour I got up to check only to see that the people that ordered just before me were almost... More 

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Thank kadct
The Woodlands
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My son and I took our granddaughter to dinner at Archie's American Diner despite the fact that a friend of mine told me that the place had changed ownership recently and the food was "not so good". Well, I thought I'd take a chance...and it was horrible! We ordered the fried calamari and fries and a kid's plate (a hot... More 

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Thank wokkingrobbin
Fresno, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Good food, big pancakes, breakfast sandwich was delish. My son had the breakfast burger and my hubby ordered "the Mess". He asked for no onions, well it had onions, but the waitress took care of that with another order no problem.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Ocean View Blvd #103, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: (831) 375-6939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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