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Aug 3, 2008 05:41 PM

Diner on Main

The “Diner on Main” is hands down my favorite restaurant!! It has retro 50's 60's decor, great juke box with new and old hits, car shows, a fantastic bar, the servers are very friendly, amazing owner, but best of all is the food!! The chefs in that kitchen have got it going on, I highly recommend the Chinese chicken stir fry with veggie’s, rice, and garlic bread. Or the south west fedecinni alfredo which is basically fedecinni with southwest ingredients added such as onions and bell peppers which also comes with this yummy garlic bread that they make on the spot, the best place to eat in Alhambra is "Diner on Main" period and that’s a fact..

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    1. wife and I live in Alhambra and have yet out of three visits to find one item to be edible at this place. Breakfast is average at best and expensive for diner food. Twoeys is far better....

      1. re: monkey

        Agreed. Breakfast is on the low end of average and the service was downright lackluster. Which is sad, because I really wanted to like this place.

        1. re: Vaya Con Carne

          Where is a great American breakfast place in Alhambra, I am somethime around there early and would like a good hearty American breakfast. TYIA

          1. re: Burger Boy

            In Alhambra? Best bet for American breakfast would be Twohey's.

            Down the street a bit on Huntington Dr. is Cookshack which is quite good, but they are only open on Sundays. They have the biggest omelets this side of Dinosaur Alley.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              How does Cookshack stay in business? The overhead, unless they own, must be alot. The expenses, huh, I never understood this place, used to eat there with my ex-girlfriend.

              1. re: Burger Boy

                I tried Cookshack once and I couldn't finish the omelette. Maybe because I ate too much of their coffee cake.

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  The Cookshack is a catering business masquerading as a restaurant.

                  The owner(s) mainly run a catering business, and only re-opened the Cookshack upon customer demand.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Ah HA! I knew something fishy was going on!

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          1. I like the Fish n Chips at the diner. It's a smooth crispy batter unlike a lot of places that bread the fish. I don't like breaded fish n chips but a smooth crispy one is good. I had the sampler there that had chicken fingers and other things once and the chicken had the same batter so I order today a whole chicken finger plate and they end up different. They were made with a breaded batter which wasn't too good. The waitress said next time I can request the batter on the chicken to be the same that is on the fish n chips. Next time I'll do that. I had other items on the menu and I liked them except the waffles. I thought the waffles weren't appealing at all but the other food is good. The waffles at the Twoheys is very good tho.

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            1. re: HoundDogz

              The problem with Diner on Main is that I can get much better food at Denny's, Norm's or even Goodys.

              Diner on Main basically serves mediocre (and that's bordering on an insult to all things mediocre) grub wrapped around wanna-be 50s kitsch.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                I agree and disagree. Some of the items at Diner are better than Denny's, Norm's or Goodys and some are better at those places than Diner. I am not a big fan of Diner but they have some good items there that are better than some places and some things at other places are just better.

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