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561 5th St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6831
707-996-1783
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
my guests make me take them here when they return to Sonoma - says it all!

If you have been out drinking wine and dancing the night away at Steiners Tavern on the plaza, this is the place to go for 'the morning after'. Chuck is your host, my brother still likes to call him 'Pearl', but its Chuck! I have brought my family here for Mother's Day before even - its a place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Joe H
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Sonoma, California
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We breakfasted here recently - and the food was good. Most of us went for pancakes - be warned they are sizeable, a 2 stack is plenty - with a side of bacon. There is a kids menu with fruit, bacon, sausage, pancakes... usual fare... which is good value. I would recommend for a true diner experience, busy with locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ate there twice. Good people, good food. Reasonably priced. Good home cooking, not foo foo food found elsewhere in Sonoma.

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped for a late breakfast. I got eggs and fried French toast with a side of Polish sausage. The eggs were ok, just eggs. The Polish sausage was basically a foot-long hot dog, split and grilled, kinda icky. The French toast was crusty and a little greasy. My husband's bacon was awesome though. The decor is meant to be... More 

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you have been out drinking wine and dancing the night away at Steiners Tavern on the plaza, this is the place to go for 'the morning after'. Chuck is your host, my brother still likes to call him 'Pearl', but its Chuck! I have brought my family here for Mother's Day before even - its a place you don't... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lots of locals eat here. I can see why. I had a traditional breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast, and hash browns. The sourdough toast was really good. They gave me 4 pieces of bacon. You usually only get 3. Hash browns are shredded. There was nothing fancy about this place but the waitress was attentive and friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Good food, good service! Great, casual breakfast spot in Sonoma. Would definitely recommend! Not sure how often the owner is at the restaurant but he was there when we dined and even took our order -- a nice touch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Diverse menu, friendly helpful staff but the most important factors to me were the huge portion size and delicious! Omelets were great, pancakes were great, simply nothing to complain about! Loved the chicken fried steak! Also enjoyed sitting outside and eating, but that's due to the weather and not the view! It's in a commercial strip.

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Big Bear Lake, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My wife and were visiting Sonoma for the day and we decided to give Pearl's a try. The food overall was very average with nothing to really make it stand out. Apparently our waitress was new however, she did an adequate job. We both ordered an entree/side plus a side salad so we thought it was odd when we got... More 

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Four of us recently had breakfast at Pearls and I would describe it as good with huge portions. The pancakes are quite large and crepe like. The bacon was crispy and the hash browns crispy which is the way I like them. The other members of our party all enjoyed their breakfasts as well. Ambiance is non existent and service... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I went here based on the reviews here on TA. I really don't see what the big deal is. It's a wannabe diner with pretty lame decor and no ambiance of any kind within a mini-mall. The pancakes were very good but everything else was average or below. Very small amount of old looking hasbrowns that came with basic eggs... More 

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Address: 561 5th St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6831
Phone Number: 707-996-1783
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 561 5th St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6831
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: 707-996-1783

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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