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Simple Simon's

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3639 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 369-6030
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still Rocking!

This was a jewel in the Inland Empire five years ago, and I was pleasantly surprised it was still there. I had the ol' BEC on sourdough. The bread there is part of the draw, but it is basically a really great sandwich place. Artisan, so not like a greasy spoon. Their desserts are also really tasty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
floydtrane
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a jewel in the Inland Empire five years ago, and I was pleasantly surprised it was still there. I had the ol' BEC on sourdough. The bread there is part of the draw, but it is basically a really great sandwich place. Artisan, so not like a greasy spoon. Their desserts are also really tasty.

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Thank floydtrane
Riverside, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is not one item on the menu that disappoints. Everything is fresh and tasty. The desserts are great.

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Thank Karen H
Riverside, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is good, service is quick, wait in line order at the counter, pay at the end and go sit down. Nothing fancy but the restaurant is clean and he atmosphere is good.Good lunch spot and it does get busy at lunch.

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Thank Kimberly C
So. Cal
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Their sandwiches are so good. I have never gotten something I did not like. They also have very good deserts.

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Thank travelbobcat
Moreno Valley, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very good but there is a big rush at lunch time. It is close by store's and is in the heart of riverside.

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Thank Joe M
Long Beach, California
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the ratings of this place we decided to give it a try. Unfortunately we picked the weekend of the celebrations for the Chinese New Year and the area was very busy. The wait time was a least 20 minutes which only demonstrated the popularity of it. The sandwiches were super and our friends were impressed. There is a great... More 

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Thank Steve S
Southern CA
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple Simons doesn't need any help attracting customers. The downtown destination sits just across from the Mission Inn downtown and delivers a quality product each and every time. If your looking for a hearty sandwich on fresh baked bread, this is the place. Walk up counter service and a warm wood meets industrial feel, Simple Simons offers sandwiches, soups. salads,... More 

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Thank IEOCRealReviews
Riverside, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come here with time on your side. breakfast or lunch rush hour places big demands on this place and it hard to get a table. Food is great tasting.

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Thank FigureGirl
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has the best sandwiches I have ever had. What ever the wait time is, it's worth it. The food is fresh, creative and delicious.

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Thank 62anne2014
Boca Raton, Florida
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice for breakfast. Not crowded at all but a steady flow of customers. Not a massive breakfast menu, but had all the breakfast options like eggs, bacon, ham, French toast & granola. Bread for toast was fresh. Staff seems to care to offer good, friendly service. I recommend the house made chicken apple sausage patties.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3639 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: (951) 369-6030

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?