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The Big 3 Diner

inside the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, 100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-9000 x2410
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Ranked #54 of 107 restaurants in Sonoma
Price range: $0 - $21
Cuisines: American, Italian, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The restaurant itself needs some serious updating!!! I can't believe its the restaurant for the Fairmount Sonoma Inn which charges several hundred for a room. Its only open for breakfast and lunch closes at 2. With that being said I had purchased a Travel Zoo voucher for lunch. For the price it included an appetizer and 2 entrees...For the appetizer... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

overall, very good food! This restaurant used to be a real "diner," serving hamburgers and shakes back in the day. They've obviously tried to modernize it, without completely giving up the vintage "feel," but it definitely lacks the setting to match the prices. We went for lunch and found starters and salads in the $16 range and all entrees in... More

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San Clemente, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Although it doesn't look like much from the outside, this diner was perfect for our family of eight. The portions were great, not too big or small and very well cooked.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Big Three, Service is good. Food is really bad. They serve bread with Wesson oil, my halibut is over cooked, my wife's salmon is over burned and the prices are too expensive for what you get. Over all the experience is below average. Go to a Chinese Restaurant, the food and service is much better.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Overpriced menu. Food is OK but not up to the expectations that one has given the prices. My wife's calamari was tough. I did enjoy my meatloaf.

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Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Service was very good and friendly, but the food was too expensive for what it was. I tried the macaroni and cheese, which I wouldn't normally have ordered, except that it had been recommended. It was a bit runny for my taste.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Love this trendy little diner right next store to the Fairmont. It is their default breakfast/lunch place to go. the servers were exceptional and it had one of the most interesting menus I've seen. Some high nutritional items, gluten free choices, a little Southwest and traditional cuisine. Breakfast was way good!

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We went to The Big 3 Diner because breakfast was included in our hotel package at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa. It took 15 minutes to get seated, the restaurant was understaffed. The food was decent. I had scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon and toast. My son really liked his breakfast burrito. The service was friendly, but I don't... More

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Calgary, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The restaurant is steps from your room and as I mentioned it is great. The menu is extensive and very, very good value. Please give it a try, you don't even have to leave the Mission.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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207 reviews 207 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Never hated a place so much where the food was basically ok. First, it has no atmosphere or ambience to speak of. Very cold. It seems to be the theme of the place, as this also applies to the temperature inside. This is the only breakfast place at the Fairmont, so we had to go there for having our breakfast.... More

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