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Farris' Diner
Cuisines: Diner
Description: Family run 50's style diner. Home made soups, sauces, desserts and specials.
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Description: Family run 50's style diner. Home made soups, sauces, desserts and specials.
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We only dropped in for a mid-morning coffee and fruit pie but, having just driven through the hell hole that is Trona this place brought a smile to our faces. The service was outstanding, very friendly and helpful, the decor very 50's and fun and the food we had very acceptable. The young waitresses related well to all the regulars but, equally, had time for us

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1  Thank voyagerSussex
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

The food was passable but the service was slow and their customer service skills were horrid. This is only the second time I visited this establishment and not being a regular customer is probably why I was treated so rudely. It truly must be nice to have such a profitable business in down economic times and a small town that you can treat paying customers like dirt. Needless to say I will never patronize this eatery again and I will recommend to all to avoid it.

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Thank Jim W
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

What is not to like about Farris' Diner in Ridgecrest, CA where you walk through the front door to be thrown back in the time of poodle skirts, bobby socks and loafers. Oh, and the food it is cooked the ole fashion way, and delicious. There are a few low-cal selections, like the fresh tomato stuffed with tuna salad. Beware, the pies, in all flavors, are to die for, but not for those who are counting calories.

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1  Thank avidhiker2
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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Great little classic Diner. We had a nice breakfast here, good food, great service. very clean and fair prices.

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1  Thank Billedith
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Farris' Diner is like a place you'd see on Guy Fieri's Diners Drive Inns and Dives. For me, it's a little slice of Americana in the desert. It's owned by the Farris clan - a sweeping Ridgecrest family numbering in the hundreds who are involved in every part of Ridgecrest life - business, the press, even politics. Because of this, many of the staff, including servers and cooks, are Farris's. Which makes it that much more personal and homespun.

The decor is 50s malt shop - with black and white pictures of locals during that era - in parades, at a prom - and early photos of the area before it became "developed."

The food is great diner fare - lunches are tasty, sandwiches ample, soups homemade, salads fresh. And if you have room, and the season is right, you must have a piece of Cherie Farris' fresh strawberry pie - the stuff that dreams are made of.

Farris' Diner is not fussy or pretends to be something that it's not. I'ts clean, clever, friendly and fun. Because it's tucked away from the rest of the town strip, it's probably oft times missed by travelers - which is a shame, because it's definitely worth a visit - or three!

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2  Thank LalatimarketingDr
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