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Nifty 50 Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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1760 Fremont Blvd, Ste B1, Seaside, CA 93955-3635
+1 831-394-5050
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Great locals spot...or for anyone. It is reasonably priced and the portions are generous. A traditional diner offering great food, quick service with smiling staff!

Thank Kelly E
Chico, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

First had lunch here, then came back for breakfast the next day because I saw they had grits on the breakfast menu. Both visits the food was really good, service was quick and friendly and reasonably priced for the Monterey area.

Thank MarkOM50
Salinas, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I visited the Nifty 50 Cafe while my car was being serviced at the auto center. I was drawn in by the good reviews but i will return because of the excellent service. I received a friendly greeting at the door, was seated, offered the newspaper to read, give a menu and a cup of coffee. The lady serving me... More 

Thank Bingo52
Pacific Grove, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants. Ambiance is true to the name--Nifty 50's--with a hotrod car motif and a 50's diner vibe. Nothing fancy, just down home comfort and super-friendly wait staff. Coffee refills till you make them stop pouring.

Thank Nomo100s
Munich, Germany
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We asked our AirBnB hosts for a good breakfast place in Seaside, and they recommended this jewel. This place looks and feels so classic it's almost cliché, but this was exactly what we were looking for. When you enter the café, you a welcomed by a huge, old jukebox, before one of the friendly, attentive hosts leeds the way to... More 

Thank Ilja V
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Usa
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

We can't come to Seaside and not have breakfast at Nifty 50 Cafe. We love the food and the service. They treat you like family. It feels good to be remembered and welcomed whenever we come. Visit, enjoy the food and become part of the family.

Thank Annette M
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Professional waitress, knew what I was going to ask before I said anything. Food is above average diner food. My husband got opened faced roast beef, with cottage cheese. My son ordered a patti melt with fries. I ordered the Reuben with sweet potato fries.

Thank Christina S
Seaside, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

Where the staff all know your name by the 2nd visit. Car culture on display and motif adds to casual dining with home cooking taste.

Thank John W
Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had breakfast on a Saturday morning and thoroughly enjoyed the food in the wonderful surroundings of the 1950's. It was not only the lovely staff but also the other diners that made the visit great fun.

Thank PaPopHall
Seaside, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good old fashioned basic food with 4 egg cheese omelettes and daily specials.They actively support many Seaside causes.

Thank terryg224

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1760 Fremont Blvd, Ste B1, Seaside, CA 93955-3635
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 831-394-5050

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