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Brighter Side

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1125 K St, Modesto, CA 95354-0816
+1 209-524-7531
11:00 - 15:30
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

When traveling for work, I eat at the Brighter Side every time! Which is at least 5 times per year. I also very frequently get the 1/2 chef salad because even a half is a lot of food! They also have great soups and cups of fruit as sides. Plan to bring your checkbook or cash. They thankfully accept out... More 

Thank Gwen P
Enfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great find in Modesto! If you didn't know this place existed you'd never go in. But going in you'd find a funky interesting place with great sandwiches and soups. I had the avocado, cheese, mushrooms and sprouts on rye, my daughter had the egg salad and my son had the pastrami. All 3 were large, fresh and... More 

Thank Jon2101
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69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The sandwiches are made to order and always delicious! You order at a counter and pay at a different counter. You can sit outdoors (beautiful little patio) or inside. It is a bit old fashioned in an eclectic way...art decor in the restroom and kitty cat on the patio, plants, and customers who have eaten there for years and years.... More 

Thank Serenity777
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been eating here for years. Love the sandwiches and the salads. I especially enjoy eating outside on the patio, it's like a little get-a-way in the middle of a busy downtown.

Thank 471terac
Escalon, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

By far the best place in downtown Modesto to get a sandwich, salad etc at lunch. Fresh ingredients always!

Thank jkirk61
Modesto, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Best little lunch place by far. Great selection of sandwiches, salads, soup and fresh fruit. I don't have a favorite sandwich because they are all good. I especially liked that you could order a small salad and/or a half a sandwich.

Thank DJP400
Modesto, California
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is an institution of Modesto. Unassuming from the outside. Great people that work there. Fantastic sandwiches and soups. The outside patio is a great place to have lunch or spend the afternoon reading. This is the definition of a hidden gem.

Thank Galen G
DeWitt, New York
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

What a fun spot! This unassuming place has a down to earth quality about every aspect of it. Enter the door and prepare to be greeted by two energetic ladies making custom sandwiches in a flash. All the choices have a person's name. Orders to go are written on a paper bag, those eating in write it on an index... More 

Thank S J G
Modesto, California
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Brighter Side has served the same bargain priced delicious sandwiches and salads for decades in a converted gas station with few changes. I used to work across the street and I ate there often. The decor brings back memories from the 70s.

Thank CACyclist
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Have lunched there for many years. Food always fresh and tasty. Family owned with a friendly feeling.

Thank MARK D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 K St, Modesto, CA 95354-0816
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Modesto
  • Phone Number: +1 209-524-7531

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