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“Small and Worth The Wait”
Review of Hallie's

Hallie's
Ranked #10 of 266 Restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Small and Worth The Wait”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This restaurant is tiny and there is usually a wait. You will be glad you did. The food (especially breakfast) is amazing. It is decorated in the style of an old fashioned diner, and the food and service reflects that wonderful old fashioned quality.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Always a wait for Sunday breakfast...but try the potato pancakes!”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We've been here often, usually in the rain, standing outside with the crowd waiting to be seated. The food is worth the wait, though. I try something new most of the time. Last time was the potato pancakes and they were heavenly. My daughter likes the cornmeal pancakes, though. Good solid start to a day, and not too pricey.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Touteseule
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Petaluma, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food. Reasonable service.”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

Good food and reasonable service with a nice variety of food. A bit over priced. There is typically a wait of 20-30 minutes to get seated.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Dewey S
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Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just OK food with poor Service”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

It is ok to wait for a table which we did, however it is not ok to wait a very long time for the meal without a server at least letting us know they hadn't forgotten us. The servers were friendly when we saw one which we rarely did. One took our order and another delivered the order after quite a wait when the place was not full. We never saw another server and had to finally get the attention of another waitress to get a refill of coffee.
The waffle was literally paper thin but the french toast used thick bread and was tasty. Different plates had different portions of potatoes, but the salmon egg scramble was excellent but not a good size portion. The chorizo omelette was ok with a generous amount of avocado but a more flavorful chorizo might improve it. Fresh squeezed OJ made in front of all is a giant plus!
Maybe we got them on a bad day but their servers would do well to at least try to check on their customers more often and let them know if there is a delay in the food coming to the table. The food did not really "wow" us and although acceptable, I could not recommend someone going out of their way to eat here which we did.
I would have to rate the food about a C+ or B- and the service a D-.

  • Visited December 2012
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Eureka/Fortuna/Hydesville
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Locals little secrect!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012


This is a little hole in the wall place where locals eat.
The first sign that this place was good was the fact it was packed. I had the breakfast burrito, my wife had the Ranch scramble and my kids both had Mickey Mouse Pancakes. Everything was excellent.

Visited November 2012
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Thank mattk53
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