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The Fremont Diner

Diner, BBQ Joint, and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
  • Roger D
    "The ham biscuit is unique and delicious!"(8 Tips)
    Justin G.
    "Chicken & waffles and the huevos rancheros are phenomenal."(15 Tips)
    heathr g.
    "The smoked brisket hash is just the best diner dish I've ever had."(4 Tips)
    Billy S.
    "Also try the ricotta pancakes if you come in the morning mmmm"(5 Tips)
153 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • biscuits
  • brisket hash
  • breakfast food
  • sandwiches
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  • Antonio S.
    Antonio SilveiraJuly 4, 2016
    Amazing atmosphere and good food. I would recommend seating at the patio outside. We had some breakfast sandwiches and it was delicious. But be ready to wait on weekends, this place is super busy.
  • Wendy E.
    Wendy E.D.March 25, 2016
    Everything is delicious! The fried chicken is a must even if you only get a side. The oyster, arugula and egg is mouth watering and the brisket is nicely seasoned! 5* for taste and service
  • Francesco S.
    Francesco SalbaroliJune 28, 2013
    The perfect old style Diner that everyone dreams about when travelling to the US. Owners are nice friendly countryside people and the food is to die for. Pulled pork and Pastrami were awesome.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.March 29, 2016
    "Homemade granola layered in a jar with organic yogurt and apple butter made of fruit plucked from backyard trees, and house-smoked Reuben showcases local Asiago and house-pickled vegetable relish."
  • Crystal
    CrystalJune 11
    Sitting at the bar and seeing the kitchen where the magic happens is a lot of fun. (And a much shorter wait if you're a small party).
  • Bikash M.
    Great place for brunch in wine country. Excellent biscuits, tasty deviled eggs and some delicious fried chicken. Come hungry, leave happy!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BNovember 10
    Awesome spot for brunch. I tried the biscuits & gravy, hash, and chilaquiles and all were incredible. If you're stuck in line you can grab coffee at the counter while you wait.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    Grab a table on the outdoor patio and order anything containing fried chicken. The tangy, homemade pickles are a much-welcome addition. Read more
  • Brian W.
    Brian WilliamsonJanuary 11, 2015
    If you order something with fried chicken, gravy and/or biscuits, then you did it right. No matter what, get a side of potatoes.
  • Ashley S.
    Talk about some biscuits y'all. I haven't found a good biscuit since moving from the south and these were incredible. Def get as many biscuits as will fit in your body
  • TimSamsTravelUSA
    TimSamsTravelUSAAugust 17, 2014
    Go the app "no wait" and pre place your name on the waiting list. Show up and less wait time.
  • Paul d.
    Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Probably the best pulled pork sandwich I've ever had. Can't wait to come back.
  • David A.
    David AllardyceOctober 19, 2013
    So glad we stumbled across this place completely by accident. The ham biscuit was an amazing remedy to a mild hangover, especially when sat outside in the mid-morning sun.
  • Lani
    LaniJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Scurry around the front ordering desk to eat at the kitchen counter. Watching the crew prepare the meals is fascinating and they do it with care and flair. 4star food with a campy twist.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TauerAugust 4, 2015
    The ham biscuit is definitely a hit. The oyster scramble is great. Service is fantastic. Sit at the counter.
  • Trace D.
    Trace D.January 6
    The spicy chicken was incredible, and the sausage gravy and biscuits was to die for. If there's a long wait, grab a bottle of wine and chill outside!
  • Allison K.
    Definitely go for brunch before 11. Get the chicken and waffles or the oyster sandwich. The salted caramel shake is to die for!
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.January 20, 2015
    Onion rings are so good! And save room for pie! The sweet potato pecan pie is awesome.
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PJanuary 10, 2016
    The portion sizes are huge so if you aren't super hungry I'd recommend just ordering a side dish. Oh and the mac n cheese is always a favorite!
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DementJuly 23, 2014
    Very tasty. Service is hit or miss. The ham biscuit was delicious! The Nashville Chicken is spicy and tasty -- esp. with the pickles.
  • Lynn A.
    Lynn Abate-JohnsonFebruary 7, 2012
    Try the Figs In A Blanket - Red #wine & #cinnamon poached black mission #figs wrapped in Tasso #ham, drizzled w #balsamic reduction. Holy fig! Wow!!
  • heathr g.
    The smoked brisket hash is just the best diner dish I've ever had. Be sure to ask for their sweet chili hot sauce.
  • Gretchen S.
    Gretchen SchneiderJuly 23, 2013
    Great seating on the patio with views of the Sonoma Vineyards. Dog friendly. Food is a decent spin on some low country favorites.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MinorNovember 20, 2014
    The biscuits are NOT to be missed, and their pies are excellent. Also: they serve Blenheim s Ginger Ale! My favorite!
  • Navarro P.
    Navarro ParkerMay 13, 2013
    Must haves: mint peas, black eye pea salad, ham biscuit, hush puppies, and deviled eggs! Crab chips and Mac n cheese just so-so.
  • Alissa B.
    Alissa BriggsFebruary 21, 2016
    Spicy chicken&waffles, biscuits with marmalade, collard greens, deviled eggs, avocado toast, and boudin. So good. This is happiness.
  • Mareka S.
    Mareka StakeMarch 22, 2014
    Amazing place. Wholeheartedly support the mac and cheese, salted caramel shake and burger recommends. Drive here immediately.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PJune 22, 2015
    Burrata salad is sooo good and definitely go with the Mexican chocolate shake
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxOctober 11, 2015
    Ham biscuit, hash and pimento cheese were my favorites. Recommend splitting some small and big plates as a group
  • Chris B.
    Chris BernardiJuly 25, 2013
    Outstanding southern style comfort food. Highly recommend sitting outside with a cold beer and their fried catfish.
  • heathr g.
    heathr goldSeptember 14, 2015
    If it happens to be cool outside a big breeze comes through the bar seating. Too chilly even with a sweatshirt. Get a table if you can
  • Mary X.
    Mary XSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The atmosphere is great but they really need to get a second bathroom. There is always a wait! Even an outside area to wash hands would help.
  • Lucky G.
    Lucky GunasekaraMarch 17, 2013
    If you're hankering for a sandwich or fried chicken make sure to get here before 3 or after 5. Otherwise you'll be in snack menu limbo.
  • PILAR P.
    I had never eaten before the fried chicken with waffles!!! Now is my favorite American food!!! Love the place and the food !!!!
  • Matt S.
    Matt SipalaDecember 30, 2013
    Amazing food! A must...the biscuits and gravy and hang town fry. Yum!
  • Ade L.
    Ade LeeJune 15, 2014
    Sit outside and hang out with the chickens... Waiting for a table? Grab a cold beer from tin cart at the back!
  • Aaryne E.
    Aaryne EliasDecember 30, 2013
    We shared an assortment of sides and loved them all - the crispy brussel sprouts were the favorite.
  • Jvan L.
    Absolutely one of my favorite diners, period. I would drive up from LA just to eat there again. 😍
  • David S.
    David SmithDecember 30, 2016
    Get the pulled pork sandwich, but don't hang around if the ground starts shaking.
  • Claire
    ClaireDecember 26, 2016
    Chicken and Waffles was really good but having it spicy is even better. Brussels sprouts were delicious too!
  • Brian J.
    Brian JardineNovember 7, 2014
    The Fremont Burger is easily the best burger I've had in years. Definitely not your average burger!
  • Marta T.
    Marta TapperoDecember 10, 2016
    Authentic, Friendly and Genuine. The food is really good, great cider, super friendly!
  • Will C.
    Will CharczukFebruary 27
    Nashville style hot chicken was awesome. Great spot to check out if you're in Carneros.
  • Zinio
    ZinioJanuary 26, 2011
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine (Feb-11) declares lunch the best time to eat the brisket plate at this popular vinter hangout formerly known as Babe's Burgers & Franks. Read more
  • Aaron
    AaronApril 27, 2014
    Amazijng homemade sausage, biscuits, fried oyster scrambles, potatoes, pretty much everything they make.
  • AJ M.
    AJ MentaikoDecember 28, 2016
    Great hush puppies and grits. Super busy and super cheap.
  • Billy S.
    Billy SountornsornNovember 10, 2012
    Chicken waffles is delicious. Also try the ricotta pancakes if you come in the morning mmmm
  • Lalo L.
    Lalo LopezMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    can't go wrong with anything here. hangtown fry, chicken n waffles and burgers are tops.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableApril 30, 2012
    Try the Mississippi Delta-style tamales. The Sonoma-raised Guinea hen is seasoned with guajillo chiles and cumin. Read more
  • Sydney B.
    Sydney BazettJanuary 4, 2013
    Food is gourmet/ tasty but service blows. Didnt get our mac and cheese until everyone was done eating. Dont get your heart set on anything since there are some things on the menu that they dont serve
  • Robert M.
    Robert MJuly 29, 2014
    Not sure what the fuss over the chicken and waffle is all about. If I wanted dry chicken and Log Cabin syrup, I would eat at Safeway.
  • Cristina S.
    Cristina StrunkFebruary 12, 2016
    This quirky place has wonderful food. And take some house-made pickles to go!!
  • Julia D.
    Julia DodgeSeptember 20, 2011
    Holy pastrami, Batman! Keep water on-hand with the Reuben... The salty goodness is extreme! (extremely awesome)
  • Todd X.
    Todd XJanuary 15
    Biscuits were nice, but the butter was cold. My hash was a mushy mess of potatoes and brisket and was served slightly warmer than room temperature. The poached eggs, biscuit, hollandaise was good.
  • Yameng
    YamengJune 27, 2016
    Can't go wrong with the spicy fried chicken
  • Olivia W.
    Olivia WilderMay 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try to come in the summer when they have corn fritters to die for!
  • Byron K.
    Byron KhooJuly 10, 2015
    Great diner. Fried oysters is a must try.
  • Becca P.
    Becca PMay 30, 2014
    Effing delicious! Had the El Chavo which was awesome and comes with potato salad!
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterOctober 1, 2014
    The biscuits and gravy are crazy crazy good.
  • Harry D.
    Harry D.September 25, 2016
    No wifi? C'mon, guys. With wait-time the norm, it would be customer considerate. You obviously have it, consider making it guest available...
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WylieAugust 12
    The smoked brisket hash is amazing. Highly recommended.
  • Christopher G.
    Drove all the way to find they are closed most of this week for maintenance. Diners are supposed to be 24/7/365 walk-in affairs as such you ought do maintenance in off hours.
  • Karla
    KarlaNovember 25, 2014
    Fried Chicken Sandwich/Slider on a biscuit is delicious and a great deal.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MoserSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Their ricotta pancakes are quite possibly the greatest food I've ever consumed!
  • Haley B.
    Haley BJuly 27, 2014
    I wasn't jazzed about the breakfast. We had the chicken waffle & chilaquiles, both were not very good. Also were told its cash only but it's not, just @trailer, lost a half hour getting cash.
  • Roberto G.
    Roberto GarcesJune 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Nashville fried chicken is the truth. The mac and cheese is awesome too.
  • Dameon P.
    Dameon PopeApril 6, 2013
    Amazing. Great food to coat your stomach for a long day of wine tasting.
  • Brad F.
    Brad FordMay 10, 2011
    Best breakfast I've ever had. Holy cow, get the black pepper brisket hash! Outstanding!
  • David C.
    David ChanSeptember 11, 2013
    Fried chicken was great. Perfectly moist.
  • Loren M.
    Loren McDonaldJanuary 22
    Fried chicken, huevos rancheros and coffee milkshake.
  • Jack F.
    Jack ForrestApril 25
    My son lives in Sonoma and says that it has become too well known. He waited 90 minutes the last time he was there.
  • Roger D
    Roger DDecember 16, 2012
    The ham biscuit is unique and delicious! I always order two.
  • Joe 🐘 L.
    Joe 🐘 LencioniMay 18, 2014
    Breakfast is served from 8 to 11 weekdays, and 8 to 12 on the weekends.
  • Sam H.
    Sam H.October 23, 2015
    If they have the fried Brussels sprouts, you can't pass them up.
  • emily m.
    emily moyerSeptember 3, 2011
    mmm...bacon biscuit and ricotta pancakes with the yummiest in season peach i've ever tasted.
  • Loren D.
    Loren D.March 3, 2012
    Biscuits and gravy are a must. The ricotta pancakes are pretty rad also
  • Peter H.
    Peter HornbergerSeptember 15, 2015
    Get the chicken and waffles or the breakfast sandwich.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PJune 20, 2016
    The horchata & Mexican chocolate milkshakes are incredible
  • Adam R.
    Adam RiceAugust 25, 2016
    Cornbread, French toast, and brisket hash were awesome.
  • Chris T.
    Chris TaylorDecember 30, 2015
    Great breakfast spot. Biscuits are amazing.
  • Christina
    ChristinaAugust 25, 2014
    Expect a wait flor brunch but well worth it!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BuckleyOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the mac n cheese - Awesome CRISPY bread crumb topping
  • Clayton P.
    Clayton PetersMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken sandwich is small but amazing. Order 2, minimum... And think about adding crystal sauce.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BalleranoAugust 27
    Been here 5+ times
    Ham biscuit, Hangtown Fry, and pretty much everything else on the menu 😍
  • Jesy
    JesyJune 8, 2012
    Sit at the bar, eat the biscuits, and pay the extra $1.99 for apple cider syrup
  • Shane C.
    Shane CarnahanMarch 23, 2011
    You can't go wrong with the Chicken & Waffles or the Pulled Pork sandwich.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HoldenMarch 3, 2013
    Who doesn't love chicken and waffles for breakfast. Nice and crispy!
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CoontsMay 10, 2015
    Everything. Just get everything!
  • Barry C.
    Barry CothranOctober 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Meat, meat... And more MEAT!
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RossmanApril 2, 2016
    Get the pancakes! They're the best I've ever had.
  • Joe 🐘 L.
    Joe 🐘 LencioniMay 18, 2014
    Bring your dog and sit out back.
  • Paul E.
    Paul EwingMarch 11, 2014
    Salted caramel milkshake! Everything superior.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GloverMarch 20, 2011
    Chicken & waffles and the huevos rancheros are phenomenal.
  • TD B.
    TD BratMay 17, 2016
    Nice sides, especially the pickles
  • Stacey W.
    Stacey WatsonMarch 25, 2013
    Sunday night is fried chicken night!
  • Teddy C.
    Teddy CitrinMay 13, 2013
    Brisket nachos, onion rings, fried chicken, done.
  • Anita G.
    Anita GouloomianAugust 6, 2011
    Chicken and waffles are out of this world.
  • MandyKat
    MandyKatJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food so great, you never want to leave . . .
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateMay 30, 2015
    Strawberry and Pistachio Pie😍
  • Barry H.
    Barry HottMay 27, 2015
    Wine country? This is milkshake country!
  • Eri F.
    Eri FurukawaMay 5, 2013
    Get the Nutella shake, it's divine!
  • Len C.
    Len CrockettApril 22, 2016
    Chickens to see and chickens to eat
  • David G.
    David GregaFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Old school real hearty delicious doughnuts and pulled pork a must!
  • Harris O.
    Harris OrangesSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order up some salty goodness? Try a refreshing "Hell or High Watermelon" wheat beer from 21st Amendment.
  • Belinda W.
    Belinda WeberMay 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You must have the salted caramel milkshake!
  • Robin R.
    The milkshakes are excellent.
  • Daniel Patrick S.
    Daniel Patrick SimmonsDecember 30, 2015
    Fried chicken biscuit was incredible!
  • Christian C.
    Christian ContiMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat outside in the sun, get biscuits and gravy, wash down with Cheerwine, enjoy.
  • John S.
    John SagutoJune 9, 2012
    Go hungry and get the cornbread with maple brown sugar topping 
  • Peter F.
    Peter FridayMarch 11, 2014
    Great for lunch between wine tasting
  • Bobbie M.
    Fried chicken and waffles
  • Amir M.
    Amir MirzaeeOctober 16, 2015
    The Reuben is amazing.
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BrauAugust 30, 2013
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PetersAugust 31, 2013
    Use the bathroom beforehand. Apparently there's only one for the whole restaurant.
  • Kylie
    KylieApril 16, 2013
    Amazing butterscotch pudding!
  • Elizabeth P.
    Elizabeth PNovember 15, 2010
    1 hour wait for a bad Southern dish. Person taking the order said "we aren't fast food" but having lived in Virginia for over 20 years 4 food served I could have fixed in less than 30.
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FigoneDecember 16, 2015
    The catfish my husband had was good. The hash was disappointing. Egg overcooked and no toast or biscuit. Ridiculously expensive for what it was. They could be fabulous!!
  • JB O.
    JB OsborneSeptember 8, 2013
    Brisket nachos. WTF. Do it.
  • Sonya N.
    Sonya NilsenSeptember 24, 2013
    Had these hash brown Pattys. Banging!!
  • Jay J.
    Jay JamisonJuly 2, 2011
    Try the Rueben Sandwich - Too good.
  • Mary P.
    Mary PFebruary 26, 2015
    Ricotta Pancakes and biscuits!
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChristiansonOctober 19, 2014
  • TimSamsTravelUSA
    TimSamsTravelUSAApril 27, 2014
    Sit inside not the tent.
  • Gavin S.
    Brisket. Hash. Nom.
  • EmKay U.
    EmKay UltraJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    HAM BISCUIT!! Do it now!! :)
  • MJ
    MJMay 21, 2011
    Wine tastes better in their jelly jars. Oyster po boy superb
  • Mauro A.
    Mauro AlonsoMay 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mexican Chocolate Shake is yummy! Read more
  • Sheana D.
    Sheana DavisFebruary 22, 2012
    Best Biscuits in the west!
  • Kety G.
    Kety GogeliaNovember 23, 2016
    spicy chicken sandwich is amazing!
  • katie n.
    katie naglMay 7, 2014
    Salted caramel milkshake!
  • Josh G.
    Josh GoslinerJune 9, 2015
    Like waiting?! You'll love this place!
  • Jason C.
    Jason CutrerJuly 24, 2011
    Fried chicken @ Fremont Diner > Ad-Hoc. There, I said it!
  • Danielle M. H.
    Danielle M. HallionSeptember 23, 2011
    Delicious love chicken waffles
  • Lisa K.
    Lisa KingApril 15, 2012
    If you see this place you MUST stop!!!
  • Clay N.
    Clay NewtonAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chilaquiles FTW!
  • Jon H.
    Jon HauptOctober 4, 2015
    Chicken and waffles!
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall St. ClairJune 18, 2015
    Chicken & Waffles
  • Corissa H.
    Corissa HinkleyFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the photo booth
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinJuly 4, 2016
    Deviled eggs!
  • Randy R.
    Randy RosenbergSeptember 15, 2011
    First rate French toast
  • Mutineer Magazine
    Mutineer MagazineDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Reuben is legit.
  • Steep B.
    Steep BeachAugust 19, 2014
    Don't be in a rush
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HybiskeAugust 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Pulled pork sandwich - outstanding
  • Karl
    KarlNovember 11, 2010
    I had the Nashville Heat and now it's all I want.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WittichJanuary 21, 2015
  • Lesley R.
    Lesley RussellSeptember 16, 2010
    It's very cool to sit in the kitchen here...
  • Stephanie V.
    Stephanie VJanuary 7, 2012
    First time here!
  • Jojo
    JojoJuly 9, 2011
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KennanJuly 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Two words: FRIED. PIES.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LoughmanAugust 16, 2012
    Just come here!!!
  • Marissa A.
    Marissa AquillaAugust 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Kitchen sink for breakfast.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WangbicklerJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the biscuits and gravy.
  • Bill R.
    Bill RooneyFebruary 19, 2016
    Service was horrible, long wat
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