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Nifty 50 Cafe

Diner, American, Cafe
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1760 Fremont Blvd, Ste B1, Seaside, CA 93955-3635
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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Salinas, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Large portions on the very down home breakfast meals. Tasty, delicious food is very reasonably priced. Service is good.This place has been around for a very long time: so they are doing many things well. Enjoy!

Thank Kim H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015

Breakfast spot deluxe. Many visits and every time good. The wait staff here even ask how you want your bacon cooked. Fresh local berries in pancakes and great service. Nothing here disappointed me. Almost every weekend for two months while in the area. Old style cooking and staff hanging on to quality.

Thank Lee S

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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
Diner, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: 831-394-5050

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Santa Maria, California
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?