Located in San Bernadino County about 37 miles away from Los Angeles, Rancho Cucamonga offers something for everyone. The dining scene is varied, with pleasing meat eaters, seafood lover and vegans alike. Discover our top 10 picks for a delicious meal in Rancho Cucamonga.
Between the delicious food and very friendly and helpful staff, it is easy to see why Classy Cafe is so popular. The menu features specialty sandwiches, wraps and salads along with side dishes, breakfast items and daily specials.
A superb Mexican restaurant with a location in Covina as well, Fonda Don Chon is a family-owned and operated restaurant focusing on the flavors and culinary style of Jalisco. Within a cozy interior or on a lovely patio, guests can savor a range of dishes. You’ll find appetizers, combination plates and entrées featuring chicken, pork, beef, seafood. For something unique, try the molcajete Don Chon, which is charbroiled steak or chicken with cactus, cilantro, green onions, sauce and Oaxaca cheese all served in a volcanic rock dish. Fonda Don Chon also offers a good drinks menu and Sunday brunch.
Ken’s Japanese Restaurant is a spacious, friendly eatery offering an array of sushi and other Japanese cuisine. Serving lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, the menu is brimming with options that will satisfy both meat and seafood lovers plus vegetarians. Enticing customers for years with its cuisine and excellent service, Ken’s menu features highlights such as the vegetarian roll and the Canadian roll. It also offers entrées such as chicken teriyaki and ton-katsu.
For a modern spin on zesty Mexican cuisine plus a host of tequilas, be sure to visit Luna Modern Mexican in Rancho Cucumonga. Within a sleek, contemporary space, complete with a mural of Frida Kahlo adorning a wall, guests can feast upon an array of Mexican delights imbued with international flavors. You’ll find savory options such as drunken salmon, which is blackened salmon de-glazed with tequila and served with fried plantain white rice. The desserts are just as tasty, with the strawberry-colada cheesecake topped with vanilla coconut milk sauce being a particular highlight.
Serving up a variety of Middle Eastern delights, including Lebanese fare, MezzaTerranean offers everything from meat options to vegetarian and vegan dishes. Some of the beautifully plated dishes served include the house favorite Mezza medley with hummus, baba ghannouj, feta, grape leaves, pickles, and tabouleh. Soups, salads, entrées and sandwiches are also available.
For some freshly baked treats in the sweet and savory varieties, make sure to visit the family-owned Old Town Baking Company. With a brick-and-mortar store along with a big presence on the farmers’ market’s scene, this bakery procures top-notch ingredients for its tasty treats. On the sweet side, there are muffins in a variety of flavors, raspberry-filled croissants, éclairs, cream puffs, cookie and so much more. The savory side includes breads such as Gilroy garlic sourdough, cheddar cheese, Miner’s sourdough, and vegetable medley to name but a few. Old Town also offers build-your-own deli sandwiches.
Stephanie’s Sandwiches is a no-frill venue enticing customers with its sandwiches, burgers and more at budget-friendly prices. The interior is simple and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. The menu is full of great flavors, with customers often raving about the hot Italian sub, the turkey sandwich, the veggie variety. With the chance to custom your own sandwich, the options are endless. Side dishes such as French fries, sweet potato fries, and beer-battered onion rings complete the meal.
If you’re in Southern California and you’re craving some good ol’ Louisiana-style fare, then you are in luck, as The Supreme Plate offers a host of delicious Cajun and Creole dishes. The menu is brimming with incredible flavors that will keep you coming back for more. It features a variety of po’ boys filled with shrimp, sausage, crab cake or Cajun-smoked turkey. There are entrées such as jambalaya and the Caribbean-inspired oxtails with rice, as well as plenty of side dishes with hush puppies, Cajun fries and broccoli slaw.
If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, have a romantic rendezvous or just treat yourself, then The Sycamore Inn is the place to visit. A historic venue found on the famed Route 66, this beloved, charming establishment serves steaks, seafood, poultry and other meat along with several appetizers and side dishes such as sautéed fresh spinach, parmesan au gratin potatoes and creamed corn. Highlights include the sake and miso caramelized Chilean sea bass with lemon butter, tomato jam and slivered green onions and the Sycamore cut prime rib. To complement the meal, an award-winning wine list is also available.
Vince’s Spaghetti Route 66 is a small chain which serves up tasty ‘Real Italian Spaghetti.’ Family-owned and operated since its inception in 1945, Vince’s location in Rancho Cucamonga has been delighting guests since 1984. Grandma Rose started it all in her kitchen, and the menu still features her mouthwatering recipes. Within a warm, inviting interior, diners can feast upon the spaghetti plate with meat sauce, tomato sauce or white with butter, the meatball sandwich, or the French dip among other recipes.