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“Good Biker Destination”
Review of Mother's Kitchen

Mother's Kitchen
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

We stopped here during our motorcycle tour of the area, and it was a worthwhile stop. Very friendly service, and friendly to transients like us who were just passing through. The food was good, although vegetarian with a limited menu.

Coincidentally there was a Corvette club there at the same time, so we got to see some nice cars. From what the staff there told me, this is a popular destination for such clubs, who want to show off their bikes or cars on the weekends.

Mother's location is right at the top of Palomar Mountain. It's very close to the local observatory, which is itself a nice place to visit. For motorcyclists, you'll absolutely love the nearby South Grade Road, which is a mountainside road with absolutely amazing views and lots of twists and turns. It's a challenging road and best taken slowly, but you'll see some young kids flying down the road faster than they should when you're there..

So all in all, I'd say check out Mother's as part of your exploration of Palomar Mountain. It is a great place to rest and grab a bite.

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

A popular place - even with all the bikers. We split a club sandwich and an Italian grilled veggie wrap. Both came with chips. Both were excellent and we didn't miss the meat. Very friendly service. The restrooms are outside in another building.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Mother's Kitchen is a the place for delicious food on the way to Palomar Observatory or while staying in this celeb hangout. After cuisine consumption here it was enough to impart feeling like a "child" again.

Vegetarian cuisine offers yummy on tap with signature dishes like pozole, chili and an Italian veggie wrap. Use apple square and it's an "apple" friendly place. After approximately three bites, staff comes to ask about your experience was.

Palomar Mountain is above the clouds" and historic black/white photos of Mother's (was a snack shack) are on the wall. Attentive staff truly created a memorable breakfast lunch and dinner experience while staying at Dr. Black's cabin. Returning upon invite only LOL.

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Thank India C
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant restaurant. All vegetarian food - simple and prepared with attention. People were friendly. There's a pleasant garden to dine in if you want. The tap water was superb. A welcome surprise in a small mountain community. I would make it a point to eat here again when in the area. Not fancy, but good.

2  Thank ZiaKat
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

The food was good and the staff were friendly. This is our second visit. First visit we tried the home made soup and we knew we had to come back. Second visit, my wife had the bowl of soup with toast and I had the egg sandwich. The hours are a little odd, but the amount of traffic might explain this. We have got to go back.

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