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3735 Nelson St, Riverside, CA 92506
+1 951-683-6650
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11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on the way home from the mountains based on reviews. Was not disappointed! Adorable patio area and great sandwiches.

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Thank martie w
Newport Beach, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

A hidden secret lunch spot like none other. Backstreet is consistently delicious. Outdoor/garden atmosphere make this hidden gem a favorite among locals. Don't miss the fresh pie for dessert.

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Thank luvtotravel818
Big Bear Region, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This is a cool family owned place The food is the best you get lots of it It's always fresh cute place you will enjoy it Give it a try

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Thank David S
Coronado, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

AMAZING sandwiches! Kind of like In N' Out in that their menu is very basic and never changes. HOWEVER, since they have perfected everything they serve, it work's beautifully. Quality over massive selection is the key to happiness :-) AND, their patio is quite possibly the most charming and whimsical place I've seen, especially since it's smack dab in the... More 

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Thank Abigail V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Good location, outside seating, good selection of hot and cold sandwiches. The portions are big, recommend getting half sandwich. Staff are friendly and provide good service.

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Thank vahehg
Redlands, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Although Backstreet has been around forever and I once worked nearby, I never knew about this establishment. A friend introduced me to it and we enjoyed lovely sandwiches for lunch. They do not put lettuce or tomatoes on their sandwiches but the roast beef was heaping and the flavor was delicious. Their concept is rather simple. Order a sandwich, move... More 

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Thank Mary G
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I returned from Korea in 1971 and went to Backstreet for a sandwich, ordering 2 roast beef on onion roll with Swiss. The owner was mortified...he thought the sandwich was a meal in itself. Since then the owner has died and his family has taken over. No loss of quality or service. The BEST sandwich ever!

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Thank Michael E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We found Backstreet Cafe on Trip Advisor after my daughter and family moved to Riverside six years ago. Again never disappointed in Trip Advisor. I visit three or four times times a year and no Riverside visit is complete without a trip to Backstreet. Love the atmosphere of the patio, cool even on the hottest days. Pastrami sandwiches are great,... More 

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Thank Jhs0716
Minneapolis,MN.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

As a college student in 1967 at Riverside City College I was always looking for nice places to take a coed on my budget. This totally wonderful place I found Backstreet has ALWAYS been a go to place in my travels to So Cal. In 67 the price of a custom made sandwich, on your choice of breads, several meats... More 

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Thank johnnydiamond3
Riverside, California
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

This is a picturesque place, however it was the most banal, bland sandwiches I've every paid for at a restaurant. The only reason I would pay to eat here again is if a friend wanted to meet for a walk down memory lane..... Sorry but no pizzazz at all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3735 Nelson St, Riverside, CA 92506
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-683-6650

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?