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Pearls Diner

American, Cafe, Diner
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561 5th St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6831
+1 707-996-1783
08:00 - 14:30
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Mon 08:00 - 14:30
Wed - Thu 08:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sun 07:30 - 14:30
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I travel with people who are exceedingly particular about their food. The order is as follows: "I would like the spinach omelette, but please make sure the spinach is cooked first, then pressed between paper towels to remove the excess moisture before putting it in the omelette. Make sure the eggs are beaten well and cooked well. The bacon needs... More 

1 Thank Lestertheinvestor
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207 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We loved it and visited twice during our visit. The owner is great, the atmosphere was welcoming and we loved the local clientele. Every item we ordered was cooked properly and tasted great! Eggs were light and fluffy, chili verde sauce is made from scratch. Location is a little outside the square area; however, it's open early and worth it.... More 

Thank jlm456
Sonoma, California
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

A friend and I went to Pearls for breakfast today. I have always liked their breakfasts but I had one complaint; Pearls used to serve pancakes with margarine instead of butter. I love butter so found myself ordering meals that didn't require butter. Today I learned they now serve butter not margarine!!! I am delighted!!

Thank Susan G
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We are now into our second week on trip around the Bay Area and without question Pearls is the best breakfast we have had. Great service and a real home town feeling and food was fanatic, pancakes best we have had as was bacon. Nice mix of regular clients and the odd tourist which added to experience.

Thank Gregor F
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I have eaten at Pearls for the last 15 years, at least. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced, though I must admit that I usually only order the "short stack with sausage" 'cause I love it so much. They usually have a regular version and one with the fruit of the day - bananas, blueberries or strawberries seem... More 

Thank Jeannette F
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116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Well, we going to Sonoma for the day & we wanted a "good old fashioned breakfast place" we saw the reviews on Trip Advisors and they were good so we went. Nothing like we expected! We started with Coffee...I have No idea what they put in it but, it tasted Terrible it was a Very Strange taste, we asked the... More 

Thank MarciaRI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Open early at 5:30 until 3:30. When you visit Sonoma or Napa from San Francisco, it is definitely worth of trying the Pearl's. They serve great food, but you can also enjoy comfortable traditional American authentic cuisine experience.

Thank Jungmin O
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Really great greasy spoon diner with character. Great French toast! My husband had a massive omelet and loved it. Orange juice was not so great but other than that service good, food good. Great breakfast.

Thank jessKK
San Francisco, California, United States
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

I was looking for something different in Sonoma. I go there a lot and always try to check out restaurants I haven't been to before. It's got a great look from the 50's. I had scrambled eggs and pancakes. The eggs were the weirdest looking thing. Looked more like an omelet shape but scrambled. I also questioned whether they were... More 

1 Thank Bill P
san jose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Comfortable casual dining in the "mom-n-pop" like cafe. Good selection of food. A lot of regulars and the owner makes you feel right at home. It was very friendly and my food was cooked as ordered. Pancakes on the thin side (I liked that). We'll be back.

Thank terri v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 5th St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6831
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-996-1783

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