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Mangy Moose Cafe

Diner, American, Cafe
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506 E Yosemite Ave, Manteca, CA 95336-5807
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Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Holy cow! We thought we'd visit the Mangy Moose Cafe in Manteca since we have one in Priest River, Idaho. They put our mangy moose to shame! The food is reasonably priced. And the flavor? Oh emm gee! They absolutely take care of their guests and talk to you as if you are a regular. This place is amazing, you... More 

1 Thank Nic P
Central Valley of California
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132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Mangy Moose is a good place for breakfast. My son used to live a block away and ate here all the time, so I suppose you could call it a family tradition. The restaurant is long and narrow. There's enough room for a counter, a walkway and the space behind the counter. There is also a table or two in... More 

Thank richansen53
Pittsburg, California
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Ok, the name was what attracted me... And the venue is a tiny shotgun room, counter, and three small tables, one in front, two behind wall in back... Parking is in back thru back door, or on the busy street out front... I'm still gonna go with a very good, because my brother, the birthday boy, thought the "Teton Special",... More 

Thank JQD2
Northern California
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189 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I came here for a daddy-daughter breakfast when the rest of the family was otherwise occupied. I don't do breakfast very often and wanted to try somewhere new. We came in through the back door and were lucky to get a table on a Saturday as the place was packed. The decor was fun with lots of interesting wall decorations... More 

Thank BigD_CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is hands down, the best breakfast spot. The staff is awesome, and very friendly, even when they are slammed. I have yet to have a bad meal. This is truly one of our favorite hidden gems of Manteca.

Thank Michael J
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Went to restaurant based on reviews. The food is typical greasy spoon. Not any differnt than a dennys cafe. Nice service, friendly people. Very old and original interior. No reason to go unless your in the area. I would not go out of my way to drive to this restaurant.

Thank Delmore22
Longview, Washington, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were traveling north and stopped for the night in Manteca, CA and were looking for something better than our crappy free hotel breakfast so we stopped here to meal up before hitting the road. Excellent atmosphere, charming local decor and a variety of breakfast fare to please any dietary need. I would eat here again.

Thank Jody C
Escalon, California, United States
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145 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We are regulars at the Mangy Moose. We love the small town atmosphere & friendly staff. The quaint, small atmosphere is what we love about the place. The food is always delicious & portions are huge for the price. Always cooked to perfection no matter what the request. Love it!

Thank Karen C
Corning, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled across the Mangy Moose Cafe while our Antiquing one day. I had a late morning Breakfast that will keep me retuning to the Moose every time I am in Manteca. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable and the wait staff make the Mangy Moose a real treasure!

Thank Hopijoe
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Clean place, not up to date. Restroom very clean. Yummy omelet. Good down home breakfast. Very good nd accommodating service.

Thank agenep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Diner, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 506 E Yosemite Ave, Manteca, CA 95336-5807
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manteca
  • Phone Number: 209-239-1958

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