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“Bang for your buck!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ricks Drive In & Out

Ricks Drive In & Out
Ranked #115 of 274 Restaurants in Whittier
Cuisines: American, Fast Food, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
South Lake Tahoe
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Bang for your buck!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

We ate here for breakfast. Just looking at the outside, you might feel put off. Go in anyway. The food is just as good (or better) than the average coffee shop for half the price. Breakfast was served on real plates with real silverware (I would have expected plastic). Everything was very good. The workers are friendly and efficient. We will be back!

  • Visited July 2012
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“Love Rick's!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2008

I love Rick's! Both my mom and I work in the Whittier area and come to eat here often for lunch; at least once a week. The food is great and the service is fast and friendly. There is the OCCASIONAL homeless person, but none that I have ever noticed bothering any customers.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Love their Pastrami”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2006

They have great tasting food. I have eaten there many times through the years and have never seen homeless people hanging around. When I go to Whittier, I always stop at Rick's, night or day and have never had any problems.

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“freaky joint”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2004

Ricks was one of the trippier diners in Uptown Whittier...the food is usually pretty bad for you but some of their dishes were hearty like the breakfast burrito or the oily veggie burger with fries. The coffee is very cheap but at least you can help yourself to free refills without bothering the counter girl. The ambiance is strange as there are usually homeless people hanging around the place and some of the clientele are hard core Gangster types...no kidding but you might want to try to avoid this place like late at night because it is close to the border of south whittier and there have been violent crimes in the past only a block away from Rick's..but during the day it is a unique diner and worth a try...the owner keeps a bunch of pictures on the diner wall of the local high school kids so you get a feel for Whittier in general at this place..

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