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“A lovely surprise. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Fremont Diner

The Fremont Diner
Ranked #4 of 123 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A lovely surprise. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Not much to look at from the outside. A little run down but very quaint and homely. Good value and attentive service. Lots of odd decorations and devices around the walls. Try and find the egg carton maker when you visit!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Had a delicious and huge breakfast. The ricotta pancakes are especially flavorful, light and perfectly browned. Even went for a chocolate milkshake to round out this delicious meal.

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Fairfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The Fremont Diner in Sonoma - farm fresh wine country food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Driving through the Carneros region in southern Sonoma County you’re surrounded by miles and miles of rolling vineyards, mostly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that produce some of the world’s finest wines of those varietals. Focus too much on the scenery and you’re likely to miss The Fremont Diner on the northwest corner Highway 12 and South Central Avenue. Unless it’s a sunny weekend when Wine Adventurers come out in droves and are looking for a bite between tastings. On these days, the parking lot is usually full and the diner is packed – with a couple dozen or more waiting out front for a table.
The Fremont is a classic roadhouse diner with an old fashioned farm fresh menu. In a neighborhood where $200 bottles of wine aren’t hard to find, the Diner serves up great food at reasonable prices. No wine snobbery or haut cuisine, water and wine are served in mason jars and the service is quick and friendly.
On weekends there is a break between lunch and dinner during which only the snack and dessert menus are served (dinner starts at 5pm Thursday thru Sunday). Since on this visit it was mid-afternoon, we ate light: fried asparagus, nachos and a glass of tasty Stemmler Pinot Noir. We finished with a very light bread pudding that proved filling enough to continue on our way happy. Total bill: about $35. A great stop while wine tasting in Carneros.

Fremont Diner
2698 Fremont Drive (Highway 12), Sonoma, CA 95476
Monday thru Friday 8am to 3pm
Thursday thru Sunday 8am to 9pm
Phone: (707) 938-7370
http://www.thefremontdiner.com/

  • Visited April 2014
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Irene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“"Charming Shack..don't drive past!"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Asked for advice at hotel for lunch...Fremont Diner...we were told was the best in the area! What a wonderful eating experience, under this rustic roof lies layers of good food, well presented and service with smiles and time for their quests. Loved the open kitchen and as we sat at the bar area, it just made the whole experience more worth while! Which I could go back...

  • Visited April 2014
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Long Island, NY
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“Best Breakfast Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

Seriously this was the best breakfast ever! Not only does this rustic spot ooze charm, have a lovely friendly staff but the food is over the top. Sausage with lemon skin, sage and fennel and black pepper biscuit hash were stand outs. The bucket of biscuits is worth the extra calories, they are served with warm homemade jam.

  • Visited April 2014
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