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Margie's Diner - CLOSED

155 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905-2016
831-783-1078
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Cuisines: American
Description: restaurant's phone number: (831) 783-1078
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Description: restaurant's phone number: (831) 783-1078

30 reviews from our community

60% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Salinas, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food is adequate and the portions are too large. The food is typical for a coffee shop. Not very fresh or flavorful.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Not sure what happened - a few years ago, they were A-OK. I'm gonna say a lack of portion control had a lot to do with it, but it's inmaterial now. This place is closed up tighter than a tick!

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Clovis, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This is kind of an old, run down place. It's near the hotels and near the freeway but not a good find. Stale pie and cold coffee cost $10.00....no extra charge for the bugs...terrible!

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Redding, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The prices are way too high for the quality of food you get. The food isn't horrible, but they need to have more resonable prices

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California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This diner is right next door to the In & Out Burger. We know what they offer, fresh, fast, affordable.....but they were so crowded. We chose Margie's Diner, right next door. Pricey however, I had the best mushroom burger I've ever had! Large, fresh mushrooms sauted and piled on top, not canned mushrooms like so many places. Fresh lettuce, tomatoes,... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants, but temperature of environment is on the colder side. Self-seating and very quick and good service. The food is big portions with a slice of fruit. Serves sandwiches, such as French Dips; also noodles or burgers. Sad thing is they will be closing in a few months to be replaced by a fast food chain.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We had dinner here. The meals were huge. The vanilla milkshake was out of this world and I had enough to fill 3 tall glasses. The waitress was friendly and cheerful and gave us fantastic service. We are visitors to the USA and this diner was a perfect example of how we imagined a diner should be. We are so... More

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Traverse City MI
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109 reviews 109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Beer &wine only. Salad so large my wife could not finish. BLT with fruit, orange , grapefruit,banana,watermelon, cantaloupe. Clean with good service.

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California, Central Coast
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had a large party meet there for breakfast - I think we ended up with 20 or so people! Our waitress (one person, folks) was fantastic, got everyone fed and watered and was a sweetheart. The food was good, hot, and plentiful. I couldn't even finish mine!

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kirksville
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It was a nice little diner but pricey on their food. The food tasted good and service was good just a lttle high for a diner.

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