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Velvet Grill & Creamery

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1421 S Ham Ln, Lodi, CA 95242-4539
+1 209-369-8231
07:30 - 21:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Velvet Grill is my go to restaurant. We try all the new ones, but we always find our way back here. The food is ALWAYS good, the service is ALWAYS excellent, and the place is ALWAYS nice and clean. They have home cooked meals, nothing real fancy, just good healthy food. Many friends thank me for telling them about... More 

Thank W8282NSjanes
Northern California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Their ice cream is over the top awesome! The service is stellar and it is rarely crowded. We like this place above some of the other ice cream destination spots in Elk Grove and Sacramento!

Thank JMusgrave
Temecula, California
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We figured we would give this place a shot on a whim as we passed through town on our way back home to Southern California from Sacramento. Wow! Don't ask, just save room for dessert. The ice cream is absolutely FAN-FRICKEN-TASTIC.

Thank Steve C
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Left highway 99 for some lunch. Used an entertainment book coupon, which is how we picked it. Lunch was very good, and I would presume breakfast and dinner as well. Prices were reasonable and staff was pleasant. We would eat here again.

Thank melotravel
Auburn, California
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

There is absolutely no reason to go to this place. Tuna melt? First on squishy, not even warm white bread-it looked like half a sandwich cut in half. But no matter-more of garbage wouldn't be better. The tuna was cold-and where was the melt? Jack cheese supposed to be on it-when we inquired we were told cheese was extra-so they... More 

Thank Sharon S
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Small but busy little place, mostly if not all booth seating . Some crumbs & paper under table but other than that clean Older decor but quaint Fries & onion rings really good ! Stay crunchy throughout the meal Crab tasted fresh, just needed some seasoning Hubby had nothing bad to say re his dogs They were good

Thank Sherri H
Lehi, Utah
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154 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

From the outside, this place doesn't look exciting. You can tell it is old, but when you sit down, the booths are well-maintained, clean and comfortable. We were there for dinner, but I ordered breakfast. All of our food was very good, the service was great, and the prices reasonable. We would happily go back if we were in the... More 

Thank Sandi W
Redondo Beach, California
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179 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We were driving home to the Los Angeles area from Portland, traveling the 99 Freeway as there are more food and hotel options and we saw the Ice Cream billboard. I checked tripadvisor.com and realized we had already passed one Creamery but we were approaching Lodi. According to tripadvisor the restaurant closed at 9:00 p.m. and it was 8:30 p.m.... More 

Thank luv2trvlRedondoBeach
Lincoln, California
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We saw a billboard on the highway for this place and decided to give it a try and are so glad we did. I had the New Orleans scramble with salmon and chorizo--really good! But the house made biscuits were fabulous! I ate both of them--no gravy, but with butter/jam they were fabulous! My husband had the chicken fried steak... More 

Thank Silrad
Rapid City, South Dakota
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143 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Loved the atmosphere of this diner. It reminded me of something out of the 60's or 70's. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Ordered the small Artichoke salad and it would have been enough for two people. The others in my group got a lot of food for the money. It was good, too! The homemade ice cream was... More 

Thank taikogirl1

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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
American, Diner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 S Ham Ln, Lodi, CA 95242-4539
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lodi
  • Phone Number: +1 209-369-8231
This was the best breakfast we had on the whole trip...AND they make homeade ice cream daily. Both traditional flavors and my favorite...velvety chocolate infused with cabernet wine. Skip IHOP and go here for breakfast! Very attentive staff. Owner wanted to check on our trip, how we found them, if we were happy with the food, and to give us samples of ice cream.

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