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Zini's Diner

Diner, American
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796 S Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, CA 95425-4010
+1 707-894-9444
08:00 - 03:00
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Tue - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Caspar, California
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

...now its a really a bad experience top to bottom. We do NOT recommend it. Everything tastes like whatever brand of grease they are bringing in these days.

Thank David A
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Four of us stopped here for breakfast at the recommendation of friends who have a second home in Cloverdale. Food was excellent. Several of us had Swedish Pancakes with ligonberries. They were excellent. The oatmeal was homemade and thick. Service was great. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank KJDykstra
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

the thin pancakes where different enjoyed them.hot tea or ice tea good. very clean and friendly and relaxing place.

Thank alfredo j
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were driving up Northern California, and set the GPS for food. Zini's Diner came up, so we gave it a try. Friendly waitresses and a good selection of breakfast foods at a reasonable price. The food came out really fast, even though it was pretty busy. I ordered an omelet with mushrooms, spinach, and cheese. It came with choice... More 

Thank Marlene K
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I had an outstanding breakfast here! Fine service with great family atmosphere. Good friendly service.

Thank Mike D
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Good service but I'm not a fan of the paper thin pancakes. You'd need a micrometer to measure the thickness of their "big stack". If you're looking for a hearty breakfast look elsewhere.

Thank Brad E
Cloverdale, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Good food for a great price!!! I recommend calling ahead of you have a large group, 6 or more... They will try their best to have a table ready for your group.

Thank Sara R
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I had a great meal at Zini's. there is nothing particularly special about the place, and yet it exceeded my expectations and then some. Quintessential diner menu, breakfast all day. Lots of variety. Food was fresh delicious and well-priced. The space is roomy, clean and comfortable, I really liked that the tables were not too crowded together. If you want... More 

Thank Lucy B
Brookings, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

we recently moved to oregon and this was our first trip down south and back. we left the east bay early and got hungry for breakfast around cloverdale. i checked the gps for a 'cafe' or a 'diner.' the first 'cafe' was not open. next, zini's diner. what a lovely surprise it turned out to be. a large cafe with... More 

Thank dmc50
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Out looking for dining spots in Cloverdale one evening, we came across this spot and decided to do "diner food" for dinner. The waitress was so pleasant. The food was very filling and just what you would expect from a diner; inexpensive American standards.

Thank John P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 796 S Cloverdale Blvd, Cloverdale, CA 95425-4010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Cloverdale
  • Phone Number: +1 707-894-9444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?