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Diner on Main

201 W. Main St. (Second St.) Send to Phone
626-281-3488
This old-fashioned diner with a few modern twists is a reliable spot for a burger, fish ‘n’ chips and fountain drinks.

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Open
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Thurs.-Sat.
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Diner on Main Restaurant Review

: An old-fashioned diner has been transformed into an updated, retro-but-contemporary cousin, operated by the folks behind South Pasadena's Shakers. This modern edition has a long counter, comfortable booths, images of '50s icons like Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, a few neon stars on a black ceiling, and something most authentic diners don't have: a full bar. It's a fine place for a variety of decent burgers, like the "monster" --- a half-pound patty with grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, Swiss, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and mayo --- served with a choice of sides. Chicken-fried steak and fish ‘n’ chips at dinner, as well as morning specialties like New York cheese blintzes and a thick Belgian waffle, are also available. Fountain drinks are made with Fosselman's ice cream, and dessert choices include deep-dish apple pie, boysenberry pie and three-layer chocolate cake.
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