These 9 Roadside Restaurants In Southern California Are Unexpectedly Delicious

There’s nothing more all-American than dining at a classic roadside restaurant where they serve up delicious home-cooked meals and fresh baked pies, piping hot from the oven. And you don’t have to take a cross-country roadtrip just to experience a slice of Americana at one of these roadside gems. If you’re craving a good old-fashioned roadside cafe, restaurant or diner, you can take a short drive and find a few of these tasty stops right here in Southern California.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you stopped in to try any of these roadside restaurants before? If you have a favorite please let us know. If you’d like to add a few more places to your dining bucket list, you should check out this list of our favorite Mom and Pop restaurants in Southern California.