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Simple Simon's

3639 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 369-6030
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Ranked #4 of 609 restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A very nice place to have croissant or eggs for breakfast. It was excellent. The waiter was very nice but forgot our latte order. He gave us a freak croissant to excuse himself. That was very nice.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Stopped in with friends for a quick lunch. The line seemed long but moved very quickly. Excellent iced tea and salad plate with curried turkey salad. Everything was super fresh and delicious!

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Riverside, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

They have terrific bread and make delicious sandwiches. The setting on the downtown mall is really quite nice and this restaurant is very popular with locals for lunch and Saturday morning breakfast. Their deserts are excellent too.

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Southern California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Simple Simon's makes an array of breads in-house, which it uses as an excellent base for its sandwiches. The Tarragon Chicken Salad, either as a sandwich or as a salad, is my favorite. My only complaint: The fresh fruit that accompanies the sandwich is consistently tasteless. You can purchase loaves of bread to go. Take home the sourdough!

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San Bernardino, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Went in today after reading some good reviews. Food was at best okay - and there is absolutely no service - there are employees - but the all give you that look like "okay, who has to take this person's order". Kind of a deli but not as much variety. Won't bother to go back again.

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Ashland, Oregon
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197 reviews 197 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This popular place usually has a line waiting. You place your order then take a number to your table. We ate breakfast outside on a lovely morning. Orange juice was freshly squeezed, and all our breakfasts were delicious.

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Rio Rancho, NM
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you are staying at the Mission Inn make sure you make the short walk across the Main Street Plaza to Simple Simon's. My wife and I had their French Toast and it was out of this world! We'll be back when we visit Riverside again.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I have been staying in Riverside for three nights and looking for this Simple Simon but never found it! I stayed at Marriot and Hyatt Place so they are within two mintues walk to the Mission Inn area. The place marked on the Tripadvisor and Google Map for Simple Simon is actually not a dinning place at all, and the... More

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Valhalla, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We ate breakfast here. The orange juice was great it was so fresh. The food was delicious and always served promptly. You can miss by eating here. It got crowded quickly in the morning so you know it must be good. We wanted to get back here for dessert but we never made it back in time from going places.... More

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scotland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Followed the crowd here for a lunchtime snack. We figured that the fact that the queue was almost out the door was a good sign. The decor and tables are very basic and not comfy enough to encourage anyone to sit too long but that meant no-one in the line was worried about not having somewhere to sit when they... More

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