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The Big 3 Diner

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Italian, American, Eclectic
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inside the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-9000 x2410
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Junky Diner on Outside, Lovely and Good Food Inside

Rating: 4.5 -- downgraded because of the wine issue and the coffee not being real strong. Summary -- Excellent food (steak, fish tacos, and salad), a hiccup on the wine that was resolved very well. Coffee weaker than Starbucks, and I normally drink Peet's super strong so might be fine for most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

good breakfast, nice staff, room could use an update as it was a bit old looking, maybe a paint job, some type of sprucing up

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oakland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Rating: 4.5 -- downgraded because of the wine issue and the coffee not being real strong. Summary -- Excellent food (steak, fish tacos, and salad), a hiccup on the wine that was resolved very well. Coffee weaker than Starbucks, and I normally drink Peet's super strong so might be fine for most people. Good staff, spacious airy interior probably from... More 

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Rancho Murieta, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

First and foremost, $18 for a hamburger...Thats a hamburger, no cheese...Thats $3 more...$3 more for bacon...and the list goes on for each added goodie...So a bacon cheese burger is $24...Thats steep...And it was ok...Just ok...Noything terribly special...Eggs Benedict was ok...About twice the price of a usual Benedict...Nothing special...Fish Tacos were ok but the Mahi Mahi was cut into large chunks... More 

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Tampa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Staying at the Fairmont Mission Inn and valet parking you choose their slightly-off-premises diner for breakfast to avoid getting the car out and hunting down another restaurant. And, since you are in an area that is border line commercial and low-income housing, alternatives don't seem readily available. All-in-all they did a fairly good job of preparing breakfasts at an almost... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

This place has been around for a long time and the experience shows. Service was very efficient and food was prepared perfectly. My apple pancakes looked like they could have been taken from a photograph in a food magazine and my wife declared her fruit cup with its finely cut chunks of numerous different fruits to be the best she's... More 

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Vacaville, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had a great lunch here during a spa day at the fairmont. We had hanger steak and gouda mashed potatoes and asparagus and it was phenomenal. we also shared the crab quesadilla which was really delicious and could work as a meal in itself as well! highly recommend and i wouldn't hesitate to dine here again on another spa day... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is not what you typically would expect with a resort but the food was good. The place needs to be refreshed as it looks a bit worn and the layout is odd. However, we ate here 4 mornings and enjoyed it. The fruit cup was extremely fresh and my favorite part of the meal. The spinach, mushroom, and... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The food is very good but pricey. Coffee is great. However, the check-in process is awkward at best and the carpet is threadbare. A pair of chairs in the waiting area are dirty and need reupholstering. Go for breakfast only; there are places in Glen Ellen and Sonoma that are far better for lunch in terms of setting and charm.

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Sonoma, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Had wonderful blueberry pancakes and really good service. We go often for breakfast and today the pancakes were outstanding.

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Turlock, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I had breakfast at the Big 3 Cafe twice during our stay. Both times it was a very delicious meal. It was a bit pricey, so be prepared.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: inside the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: (707) 938-9000 x2410

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Eclectic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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