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Backstreet Restaurant

3735 Nelson St, Riverside, CA 92506-3027
+1 951-683-6650
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“vegetable bar” (5 reviews)
“pasta salad” (6 reviews)
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3735 Nelson St, Riverside, CA 92506-3027
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a reference to food type. It's a reference to why I think this place is such a joy to visit. The seating is primarily outdoors, patio style. You are surrounded by brick, umbrellas, water features and gazebo. Yes, the food is excellent...More

Thank ashade13
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It's always like a mini vacation when eating lunch here. The sandwiches and salad cart are excellent. They also make fresh banana cream pie everyday. Yum!!!

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there with another couple that frequent here regularly. Our 1st time there, but won't be our last. Very lay back atmosphere with the dining area in a covered patio with misters keeping the area cool. We were there on a Friday evening where...More

Thank Papalr1948
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I have been coming here for over three decades, enjoying their sandwiches, salads, and side dishes, as well as their pies. Eating outdoors is what makes this lunch place special.

Thank David G
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Graduation lunch at Backstreet for 10. Such a beautiful location and fantastic service. Laura went out of her way to accommodate our group. Pleasantly surprised to see owner Kitty Holloway during our lunch. Her husband Keith continues the Mac tradition of great sandwich making. The...More

Thank Jon B
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered the tuna and pastrami. So super good. I love the vegetable bar. The potato salad was just okay. I really like the beans. The anvionce is great!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have known the family who owns Backstreet for many years but that does not influence a positive review. The ingredients they use are fresh each day, several sandwich and salad options plus yummy homemade desserts! The sandwiches include either baked beans, potato salad, cole...More

Thank KarenK518
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.

Thank martie w
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.

Thank luvtotravel818
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

Thank David S
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Jim L
26 October 2016|
Response from luvtotravel818 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is tough. Anywhere on street!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3735 Nelson St, Riverside, CA 92506-3027
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-683-6650
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