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May 16, 2007 08:28 AM

Pomona Valley Mining Company

I have driven by this restaurant 1000 times but have never tried it. It looks like the views from the restaurant are's the food though? Give me some feed back my fellow Hound Dogs.........

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  1. Had brunch there once, truly forgettable food and you have to negotiate stairs to get "down" in to the restaurant, or climb "up" to the parking lot. Never trust a restaurant on a hill or on top of a building.

    1. The food's ok (I would put in on par with Cask 'n Cleaver), the view terrific, and there are alternate ways to get in besides stairs (we did it with a wheelchair). The killer was that the price was about twice what the food was worth.

      1. Standard Buffet 'stuff'. Nothing special at all... It's a place mainly for Company Parties, 50th Anniversaries and The monthly Kiwanis Club Meeting..g.


          1. While I wouldn't go as far as Chino Wayne (there have been some pretty good restaurants on hills and the tops of buildings; consider much of San Francisco, for instance...) I'd definitely watch out for the food at any place which is decorated to look like any sort of industrial site (mine, fishing wharf, warehouse, stable, any kind of mill, railroad station, bank) which it never was; and hill-side "mine" restos (of which I think I've been to 2 or 3 in So Cal) are particularly notorious in this regard...

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            1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

              I don't know, I kind of like it! I agree that the food is not the most wonderful, but it doesn't suck. And yes, it is a little expensive. But it's fun to go there every once in a great while, the view IS great, and I like their salad bar (somehow getting harder to find those, no?).
              If you DO decide to go, try the Glory Hole - it's my sister's favorite. : )