Southern California September 20, 2017
Most People Don’t Know These Small Towns In Southern California Have Top-Rated Restaurants
From diners to cafes and cozy little mom and pop restaurants, these small-town gems in Southern California have so many eateries that are lip-smacking delicious. Take a look at some of our favorite small town spots to grab a mouthwatering meal in SoCal.
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From award-winning apple pie to fried chicken like Mom used to make, you'll find some of the tastiest restaurants in the town of Julian. Just stroll along the main street and pop into one of the many restaurants in this charming small town and you'll be treated to a feast.
Head to the town of Wrightwood and you'll find tons of mouthwatering meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Evergreen Cafe is always a good choice for tasty comfort food; Mexico Lindo for tasty Mexican cuisine and seafood; and Blue Ridge Inn for a night of elegant dining. There are many more to choose from but that will get you started.
3. Oak Glen
Heading to Oak Glen is always a treat, especially when you carve out some time to enjoy a few of its restaurants. Make sure to stop by Law's Oak Glen Coffee Shop - it's a classic and will give you a feel for this charming small town. And nothing is more delightful than a meal at Apple Annie's for some old-fashioned apple pie like Mom used to make.
Head down Lake Drive in the town of Crestline and I promise you won't go hungry. A few of our favorites include Crestline Cafe' for a classic breakfast; Toni's Kitchen for lunch in a cozy setting; and Stockade for cocktails and a mouthwatering burger. A number of other great restaurants are dotted along Crestline so make sure to take a look.
Fallbrook is a small town foodie haven. No matter what type of cuisine you're seeking - Thai, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, and everything in between - you'll find it in Fallbrook. Whether you're devouring a giant burger at Oink and Moo Burgers and BBQ or you're having a quaint breakfast at Fallbrook Coffee Company, you simply can't go wrong in Fallbrook.
6. Forest Falls
Downtown Forest Falls may be home to only one restaurant, but when it's a mouthwatering Mexican restaurant with some of the best food on the planet it deserves to be on the list. Trust me, head to Forest Falls and check out El Mexicano - it is a taste treat!
What is it about a mountain town that makes you want to eat a hearty meal? While visiting Idyllwild you'll be in luck as there are many fantastic restaurants to choose from. Whether you head to Gastrognome for a fancy night in this small town or you have a laid back meal at Idyllwild Pizza Co, your taste buds are in for a taste treat.
8. Running Springs
If you're craving burgers and comfort food then you're in good hands in Running Springs. From Rocky's Roadhouse to the Old Country Coffee Shop and Neo's Pizza House, you simply can't go wrong with any of these delicious spots.
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