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Ramona Cafe

628 Main St., Ramona, CA - (760) 789-8656
Posted By Denise Duvall on 2/27/2008 9:59:00 PM
After seeing the Ramona Cafe featured on "Drive-ins, Diners and Dives," we decided to take a drive out to the country for lunch. We were VERY disappointed!

I ordered the fried chicken Cordon Bleu that was rated so highly on the show. After waiting almost an hour for our food to arrive, it was dry and lukewarm. The mashed potatoes were barely warm, and the same for the gravy. My dining partners ordered fish and chips, and chicken fried steak. The CFS arrived hot and tasty.

The waitress kept forgetting to bring us items that came with our meals, and every time her excuse was "I never work the lunch shift, only the breakfast shift." The best part about the meal was the dinner salad, and that isn't saying much. This will be my first and last visit to the Ramona Cafe!

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A “blue-ribbon” cinnamon roll sized for two
"A “blue-ribbon” cinnamon roll sized for two"
Michael Stern





Ramona Cafe seems to do the classic comfort foods really well.  The hot meatloaf sandwich is served with excellent bread and real mashed potatoes with lots of lumps.
"Ramona Cafe seems to do the classic comfort foods really well. The hot meatloaf sandwich is served with excellent bread and real mashed potatoes with lots of lumps."
Cliff Strutz


Note how crisp the edges of the corned beef hash are beneath the fried eggs: delicious!
"Note how crisp the edges of the corned beef hash are beneath the fried eggs: delicious!"
Michael Stern


There is plenty of sweet fruit in this slice of boysenberry crunch pie.
"There is plenty of sweet fruit in this slice of boysenberry crunch pie."
Cliff Strutz


You can barely see gravy, cheese, ham, and sausage peeking out from below the sunnyside-up eggs. Not shown: big biscuit that comes on the side.
"You can barely see gravy, cheese, ham, and sausage peeking out from below the sunnyside-up eggs. Not shown: big biscuit that comes on the side."
Michael Stern


This is an impressive pie selection!
"This is an impressive pie selection!"
Cliff Strutz


This café has been a waystation east of San Diego for the better part of a century
"This café has been a waystation east of San Diego for the better part of a century"
Michael Stern



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