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Nifty Drive-In

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3203 Atchison St, Riverbank, CA 95367-2018
+1 209-863-9979
06:00 - 15:00
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Riverbank, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

My husband and I ate here for the first time a couple of weeks ago. This is a very quaint and friendly establishment decorated with a love of Betty Boop. It definitely has a small town feel to it. Not the crazy hustle and bustle of the chain restaurant. You are treated like a friend and the service was very... More 

Thank Christine L
Riverbank, California
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257 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

If you like to talk about livestock, this is the place. If your entire existence is based on almonds, peaches, walnuts, and you need a place to bad mouth the irrigation district, this is the place for you. Liberals enter at your own risk. if you know everything about a boil on a steer's hindquarter, but nothing about global politics... More 

Thank Douglas D
Riverbank, California
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

This diner is like going back to a 1950's dinner, the owners are very friendly and everyone knows each other, the food is very good and the service is excellent. Their breakfast are outstanding and their burgers also are great. We enjoy going to this restaurant and we will return often.

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Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Small town hospitality. Great service. Friendly. County kitchen style breakfast was Great! We found our new breafast place. We will absolutely be back on a regular basis.

Thank linsbop
Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

This place is the place to go if you want amazing food and oldtimey atmosphere! If you're looking for a quiet bistro, go somewhere else. This is a more family restaurant.

Thank Nic P
Oakdale, California
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

My husband and myself have come to Nifty for years and always have a great meals. My favorite has always been the biscuits and gravy. It's a mother and daughter that own and run the business and both are awesome. They have been in Riverbank for ever and it's a local gathering spot but newbie are always welcome.

Thank lic0rice
Riverbank, California
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

This is an older facility that is not updated well. The family owns and works the restaurant. It is not fancy. It is not uncommon to see a customer go get someone a coffee refill or bus a table. What it is a great breakfast with friendly people in an environment that is reminiscent of, well, days before commercial Denny's... More 

Thank 209CookieMomster
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

As soon as my husband and I walked in it was very loud. We both ordered coffee and it took a long time to get it. The food on the menu was not what they really had to offer. I ordered a chicken sandwich, they told me they only had shredded chicken, not patties. What they brought me was a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2008

Old school but good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3203 Atchison St, Riverbank, CA 95367-2018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverbank
  • Phone Number: +1 209-863-9979

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