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Simple Simon's

3639 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2838
+1 951-369-6030
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (111 reviews)
“sandwiches” (117 reviews)
“bread” (96 reviews)
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3639 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2838
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The number one place to eat so it must be good and went for lunch. Very busy so the TripAdvisor suggestion must be correct - right? A chicken sandwich with pesto and a side of fruit. I found the sandwich to be greasy - unsure...More

Thank Sonny1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing special about this place. Sandwiches are ok, the desserts are good. Typically gets packed during lunch hour.

Thank Deanna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sandwiches at Simple Simon's are the best in Riverside. There are great choices of bread. They heap on mountains of meat. The condiment tray is excellent. The patio may be a little warm in July and August, but the rest of the year this...More

Thank TrojanBear
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this restaurant. Great breakfast and lunch menu. Love the homemade bread and crafted sandwiches. Love the raw vegetables with dip or the potato salad. Nice staff, quick service and clean atmosphere!

Thank paulasB2820CI
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best molasses cookies on the planet and love the curried turkey salad. Oh, and breakfast the best in town.

Thank lucky l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a handful of time over the past few years. The food and service are always great. Their bread is especially delicious. I like almost everything about this place except how you order and have to go pick up your tray. They...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Food was good, fresh and presented beautifully. Bella Trattoria (see my review) across the street could take lessons from Simple Simon's because our meal there cost almost 5 times as much and was no where near as...More

Thank asharb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to grab a sandwich, salad or pastry. The sides are excellent as well, I recommend the veggies with the dill sauce or the fresh fruit. I usually pick up a chocolate bomb when I’m there, it’s one of the best...More

Thank CigarHero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sandwiches are a little pricey however you get what you pay for. Very filling and the place is very busy but the staff moves very quickly taking orders and accommodating their customers It was crowded cozy

Thank MilamTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple Simon's has been a downtown treasure for years. This gem -- owned by local foodies Susie Thiel and Mark Ruben -- serves the best lunches in Riverside. Everything is made on the premises, the bread, the sandwiches, the amazing cakes and pastries. And it...More

Thank Douglas M
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April 23, 2017|
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Response from FranChasen | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Do not know..............best to ask restaurant.
Rida M
January 26, 2017|
Response from ashade13 | Reviewed this property |
Because he was stole a pie!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3639 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501-2838
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-369-6030
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