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“Back to the Past”

Pomona Valley Mining Co.
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Ranked #4 of 208 Restaurants in Pomona
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dudley/10 Fwy
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Food, Service, Ambience excellent... Back to the old miners days. There is a great salad bar with a huge selection.

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Decent food. Ask for your prime rib one step higher in cook temp than normal.the view is great. The salad bar was good. I love the decor. A fun and good place to eat.

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Thank Washingtonmatt
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

The place looks like is was designed by Disney, as it completely resembles a mining operation as you walk through. The lounge is no exception to this design element, however it has a great view out of the many windows that make up the southern wall.
The food was really good, as my chicken was juicy and tasty, and my father in laws prime rib was cooked to perfection. The salad bar is massive and make the experience enjoyable.
All in all, the staff was friendly and courteous, the bartender was cool, and the hostess was really sweet.
I will go back, and you should too.

Thank hoshsaidso
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Needed to find a restaurant for my birthday. Have lived in the area for more than 20 years and have seen this restaurant up on the hill by the 10 FWY but never been there before. Checked for information on this restaurant and the reviews were not that great. We ended up having a wonderful dinner on a Tuesday evening. We were a group of 6 so we couldn't get a table by the window. Instead we had a table for 8 up on a higher lever which still gave us the amazing night view of the valley. They gave us the regular menu and they looked good but had to ask the waitress what specials were available. She then told us about their 2 specials for the day. Then asked if they had their prime rib special and she said "yes". So, all of us ordered the $15.99 prime rib special which came with the all-you-can-eat salad/soup bar and a side. What a deal! It's only available Tuesday to Thursday. The salad/soup bar itself will cost you $14.99.already. The piece of meat was a good size and it took 3 people to take our food out from the kitchen. The quality of the meat was fine even though she told us that they were out of "rare" and the best they could do was "medium rare". The salad bar was plentiful and there were 3 kinds of soup--chicken noodle, beef noodle and corn chowder. Only tried the corn chowder which was very good. Oh, the cheese bread that came with the meal was YUMMY! We had three baskets of those throughout the meal. I would have given them 5 stars but took one star away for not making customers aware of their specials voluntarily in the first place. I would definitely come back for their prime rib special.

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Thank ROCruiser
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

It was a clear dusk time allowing to see all the way into Orange County to the other side of Riverside County and offered a spectacular sunset with the colors of the sun blending into the soon to be night sparkling skies. If the food was bad, we would never have known with the hospitable service received. From the bar area, to the dining room the service was top geniune and top level. Stop by the salad bar and try the Potato Soup with bread, and a side of ice tea with simple syrup from the bar for a superb appetizer. The entree's are nicely seasoned, however the portions are extremely small for the price. For $15.95 you can enjoy what seems to be a paper thin slice of prime rib (8 oz). The ambiance appears to be what the prices reflect, and the seating is well space & private. Outside of the entree's being less than memorable, I can certainly see a 2nd visit if just to have the salad bar featuring the soups, bread and more than gracious drinks.

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