Dining & Local Restaurants

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Eating out in the Sonora area and finding local restaurants, its about having a variety of choices that offer everything from quick bites to true quality restaurant and dining experiences. The Motherlode region has recently stepped up it’s food offerings, and as of 2018 there are some of the best options we have seen in years.  As hard as it is to consistently offer good food, it is just as hard to offer good advise to everyone looking to eat. Below the restaurants mentioned were chosen on a number of factors including personal preferences and real time social media feedback among other factors. Why does finding good food, in a decent atmosphere at a fair price have to be so complicated?


  • American: Applebee’s, Papa’s New Roost, Pine Tree, Peppery, and the winner by far is (The Peppery )
  • Bakery: Starbucks, Schnoogs, Alicia’s Sugar Shack, and the winner is (Schnoogs)
  • Chinese: Sonora Chinese, Mandarin House, Be-Wok, Great Wall, Hong Kong Garden, *local favorite (Be-Wok)
  • Family: Mikes Pizza, Peppery, Applebee’s, Be-Wok, Pine Tree, Gus’s Steakhouse, and the winner is (Peppery)
  • Couples: Diamondback, Seven Sisters, Talulah’s, Emberz, Peppery, Standard pour, and the winner is (No Winner in this category)
  • Upscale Dining: Seven Sisters, National Hotel, Copper Grille, and the winner is (Seven Sisters)
  • Mexican: Mi Pueblo, El Rey, Cocina Michocana, El Jardin, and the winner is (No winner in this category)
  • Pizza: Round Table, Mountain Mikes, Ukneada Pizza, Waterwheel, Mikes Pizza *Local favorite is (Mike’s Pizza)
  • Burgers :  Outpost, Peppery, Mikes Pizza, Carls Jr
  • Fast Food: Mc Donald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Jack n the box, Subway, Togos, Carls Jr ( nobody wins with fast food)

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