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Hot Rod Diner

American, Diner
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130 S Walnut Rd, Turlock, CA 95380-5117
+1 209-669-3500
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband I come here often...the girls are friendly and work hard to accommodate the large crowds...the food is great and servings are generous.

Thank Christine L
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good menu...reasonably priced. Wide selection of items for breakfast and lunch. Does not serve dinner. Right next to Motel 6. Excellent for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Liz W
Ventura, California
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Your typical roadside diner with better than average food. Service was a little on the slow side, but the staff were friendly enough. Plenty of typical cafe type foods to choose from.

Thank Dez13
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I met my adult son here for lunch around 2:30 in the afternoon. We were seated right away but the table was a mess with trash on the edges of the booth seats and wadded up napkins in the floor nearby. The waitress was pleasant but busy. They ran out of the rye bread that was needed for the sandwich... More 

Thank Laura W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place awesome ,you get lot of food for so little$ you pay definitely recommend uou won't be disappointed is alway full but now they gave 2 location so upu can choose.love their pancakes and gravy with biscuits

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The people are friendly, but half of my lunch hour was spent waiting to be served. I had to grab and go by the time my salad came out.

Thank Ern M
Ceres, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The service is always very good there and the food is always good. There's a reason the place is always crowded.

Thank cootiebug
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

We Love coming to the Hot Rod Diner. We like to have breakfast here on weekdays they have a great breakfast special for about 5.29 you get a huge slice of ham, 2 eggs, hash browns and toast. big portions great service. I love there huge mimosas for 6.00ea. they also offer tomato beers. They are right off the freeway... More 

Thank LorraineTurlockCa
Rancho Cordova, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

I was staying at the motel next door, so decided to come over for breakfast. I like the "hot rod" theme. Very clever. They have a wide range of items for breakfast, ranging from steak and eggs, to pancakes, to omelets. However, I had the ham and eggs special. A good size ham steak, potatoes, and my choice of pancake,... More 

Thank Alan_C95670
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Had seen this place many times from the freeway and boy was I glad I finally stopped. I had the Bonanza Burger and it was full of flavor. The homemade bun was delicious and it held up great considering my burger had BBQ sauce. The staff was very friendly and checked on me several times during my visit. I will... More 

Thank Saul P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 S Walnut Rd, Turlock, CA 95380-5117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
  • Phone Number: +1 209-669-3500

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