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3639 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 369-6030
Today
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Skip hotel free breakfast food and come here

Although breakfast was included in our hotel stay, the quality of the breakfast food there was nothing compared to the quality of the food HERE. Skip the free breakfast - which may not be worth it, ironically - and head over to Simple Simon's. The food - eggs, bacon, and typical breakfast fare... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
LV_Lee
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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419 reviews 419 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We came for lunch. Paid parking just outside the restaurant. We got there around 11:30 so the line wasn't too bad. Around noon it was packed. Food was ok. I had the Italian (something) and it was just ok. Bread was hard. One of the other guys didn't even finish his salad (had fruit in it). Cookies were just ok.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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237 reviews 237 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Although breakfast was included in our hotel stay, the quality of the breakfast food there was nothing compared to the quality of the food HERE. Skip the free breakfast - which may not be worth it, ironically - and head over to Simple Simon's. The food - eggs, bacon, and typical breakfast fare - was fresh, simple, and terrific. The... More 

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Riverside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The sourdough bread for sandwiches is really good. The crust is a bit to chew but totally makes the sandwich. Fresh ingredients, great desserts and a hip staff.

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California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I met a friend at Simple Simon's for lunch. It is an old, quaint soup, salad and sandwich spot right by the Mission Inn. There were a couple of people in front of us when we got there, as we waited to order at the counter, the line ended up going out the door. I ordered the Grump's Lunch -... More 

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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nothing special to say about Simple Simon's except I felt comfortable there: food is simple, products are fresh and it was perfect for a light lunch or an early breakfast... Definitely worth the trip.

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Riverside, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant has been consistently good over the many years we have been going there. If there's anything negative to say, it is that when you go on the weekend this place is crazy busy. Get there early! The food is always very good. We went as part of a group today and the soup, sandwich and salad we each... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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143 reviews 143 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went there around lunchtime and were really hungry. Having seen the recommendations here we decided to stay even though I looked very crowded. It was more than worth it! Food arrived much quicker than expected, portions were so humongus that I ordered way to much. The two of us ordered three sandwiches and had enough food for the entire... More 

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Riverside, Calif.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Good setting, great luncheon menu , if like sandwhiches, located across from the mission in on the mall

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Riverside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is good, atmosphere...love the booths and the brick. This is one of my favorite places to eat in Riverside.

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Riverside, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like great soup and sandwiches, visit Simple Simon's. During jury duty I visited many times. I highy suggest the gazpacho soup....it sells out quickly, so get there early. A half sandwich and soup is more than enough.Avoid the 12:00 court lunch hour, if possible!

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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
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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