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.

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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.