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Miner's Diner & Soda Fountain

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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2134 Main, Julian, CA 92036
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in Julian around 5:00 in the evening and decided to grab a bite to eat. Cool retro looking diner with an old fashioned soda fountain.

Thank blueeyedgirl2
Yuma, Arizona
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Soda floats, hamburgers and fries, flavored sodas, and model railroad! So much stuff in one place, we like going to try the different soda flavors as well as eat some classic American food.

Thank Cody G
Branchburg, New Jersey
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's like stepping back in time.....very 50's type luncheonette. Good menu selection, and all the help was delightful.

Thank Susan S
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on a day's outing. The interior of the diner is decorated with interesting memorabilia. Service was good. Ordered bacon barbecue hamburgers with fries and they were good. Had malts for dessert and what didn't fit in the serving glass they give to you in the shaker that it was mixed it in. Had to ask for a foam... More 

Thank jmm1418
Salem, Illinois
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Nice little place. Very cutely decorated inside. Prices are a little high but that's normal for the tourist area of Jullian. Staff was wonderful too

Thank Casey B
Julian, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Pricey generic food, thank goodness I went in to donate because I threw away all the food, worst in town but has great nostalgic Soda Fountain.. Greasy, old grease, needs to be changed and not burnt food..

Thank clifford_thebigred
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decide to stop here and experience the soda fountain experience. The decor was excellent so was the chocolate shake Fry's and Fountain Cherry Coke. I would give it 5 stars but the waitresses were just a little slow.

Thank Johnny V
Anchorage, AK
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Julian can be a zoo during the summer. Finding a place to eat can be tough. But you can usually get a table here. It's way informal and the scenery in the rooms are an interesting diversion. Especially the trains that circle the room high overhead. Normal soda fountain menu. Good choices for kids and they really like the place... More 

Thank akbear
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

They have a old fashioned counter like in drug stores-in years past. The best milk shake in town. Great vegetarian Garden Burger and salads. It is hard to find enough vegan food. Great place to eat alone or with friends and family.

Thank KQDeeKQ
Yuma, Arizona
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

So cute. Large portions and not terrible. But expensive for the two of us, but those shakes are super yummmmmy. Candy Mine next door is really cute. The little mine below has the noise of a mine shaft play every few minutes. This little fella kept running and laughing saying "that scared meeee". Cute. All in all good service and... More 

Thank Catherine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2134 Main, Julian, CA 92036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: 760-765-3753

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?