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Brighter Side

1125 K St, Modesto, CA 95354-0816
+1 209-524-7531
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“egg salad” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
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1125 K St, Modesto, CA 95354-0816
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to go along with the many raves for this place. The sandwiches which we 6 had were all great, no complaint at all. Loved the hidden place we found and the decor was just the ticket. From the moment we walked and ordered,...More

Thank Stan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best secret of downtown Modesto. Driving by - does not do it justice. Great prices. Delicious sandwhiches. Fresh fruit. Friendly staff. Garden in the back is so relaxing when the weather is good. Cash only is the one drawback if you don't...More

Thank tumbleweed6886
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My coworkers and I love the salads and sandwiches here! We order ahead and pick up. Prices are good and food delicious! Parking is a problem and get there before twelve if you want a seat. Fairly small place with some outdoor tables. If you...More

Thank Kathy54000
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A secret garden in the old gas station. Sandwiches made to order while you wait. Wonderful soups and fruit salads.

Thank diannabates
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

When traveling for work, I eat at the Brighter Side every time! Which is at least 5 times per year. I also very frequently get the 1/2 chef salad because even a half is a lot of food! They also have great soups and cups...More

Thank Gwen P
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great find in Modesto! If you didn't know this place existed you'd never go in. But going in you'd find a funky interesting place with great sandwiches and soups. I had the avocado, cheese, mushrooms and sprouts on rye, my daughter had...More

Thank Jon2101
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The sandwiches are made to order and always delicious! You order at a counter and pay at a different counter. You can sit outdoors (beautiful little patio) or inside. It is a bit old fashioned in an eclectic way...art decor in the restroom and kitty...More

Thank Serenity777
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been eating here for years. Love the sandwiches and the salads. I especially enjoy eating outside on the patio, it's like a little get-a-way in the middle of a busy downtown.

Thank 471terac
Reviewed 21 September 2016

By far the best place in downtown Modesto to get a sandwich, salad etc at lunch. Fresh ingredients always!

Thank jkirk61
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Best little lunch place by far. Great selection of sandwiches, salads, soup and fresh fruit. I don't have a favorite sandwich because they are all good. I especially liked that you could order a small salad and/or a half a sandwich.

Thank DJP400
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 K St, Modesto, CA 95354-0816
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Modesto
  • Phone Number: +1 209-524-7531
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