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561 5th St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6831
707-996-1783
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    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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Sonoma, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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120 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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yorba linda, ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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28 restaurant reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Urbandale
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Not exactly sure HOW we ended up at Pearls for breakfast...but glad we did! All four of us ordered something different - none of us left disappointed or hungry! We had a self claimed "pancake/breakfast critic" who said his cakes ranked right at the top of his list. Scrambled eggs are light and puffy (okay...more than puffy! Looks more like... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Was looking around as an alternative to the tourist traps in sonoma,, and came across PEARLS by accident. what a TREAT. Was there for LUNCH, My companion had a generous and delightful portion of meat Loaf with grilled vegetables and mashed potatoes, I had the FISH TACO with asian salad, which was quite a wonderful treat, fresh and well presented....... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Just a bit off the square, Pearl's was filled with locals and might have been our best meal of the weekend. Great food and great service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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