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9520 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9229
+1 831-336-8949
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
4 weeks ago
“Mom and pop diner”
12 Sep 2017
“small, simple breakfast diner on hwy9 in Ben Lomond”
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American, Diner, Cafe
$$ - $$$
9520 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9229
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

Through a change of ownership the best things stayed...the fun atmosphere, the back patio dining, and especially the menu. Can't do without my fix of shrimp Benedict (best hollandaise anywhere) or chicken-fried steak and eggs.

1  Thank Donna H
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Ignore the older reviews! We are locals and avoided Spanky's for years until we heard recently from other locals that their was a new owner and Chef--Little hole-in-the-wall that has outdoor seating on the side and in the back...Servers are really friendly and accommodating. The...More

2  Thank KPdvmandJannieP
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Things have really come together since Ashley bought it. Good food and friendly crew and clientele. One of the few places to still make chicken fried steak and corned beef hash from scratch.

1  Thank ellarsee
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Great Eggs Benedict! When traveling through Ben Lomond, stop at Spanky's and enjoy a great meal in an "old time," small town café. Everyone in our party of five loved the food. I have had Eggs Benedict in many restaurants (because it's too much work...More

1  Thank ruthmfl
Reviewed 4 March 2014

It is just OK. Its nothing to go out of your way for. But once you are there the food is good, fresh, and well prepared. The place has gone thru 3 owners in the last 6 or 8 months, so thats one problem.

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We arrived (2 of us) for breakfast on a Saturday morning around 10:30. We were waited on about 5 minutes after sitting down. All tables were occupied, but no one waiting for a table. I also noticed nobody had food served, so the entire restaurant...More

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stopped here for some breakfast before hitting the trails to see the redwoods and it was exactly what we expected. It's a proper diner, with a counter, laminated menus, never ending cups of coffee and friendly staff. We love these kinds of places because...More

2  Thank VKinHK
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Basic breakfast is what you will get at Spanky's. Nothing flashy, but solid morning fare with great service.

1  Thank gtv66
Reviewed 21 November 2012

This is your typical, small town diner restaurant. Don't expect high-end, gourmet, local, sustainable cuisine. This restaurant specializes in dinner-plate size pancakes (chocolate chip too), greasy spoon breakfast fare and your typical array of sandwiches & hamburgers served with macaroni or potato salad (sorry, no...More

1  Thank CWT05
Reviewed 5 November 2012

After doing the Halloween parade with grandson, my daughter and I went to Spankys for brunch....we has the egg scramble with potatoes, cheese, bacon, sour cream and freah glaucamole, even comes with toast or biscuit and gravy.....A feast! Took 1/2 home to son in law...More

1  Thank MMPRN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9520 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9229
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ben Lomond
  • Phone Number: +1 831-336-8949
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