Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Danny's Kosher Pickle - restaurant review

The husband and I had driven by Danny's Kosher Pickle many times because it's located inside a mini-mall on a street that we frequent for other things. It's a little hard to see from the street because it's quite inset, but as we were scanning for other businesses, it had caught our attention (yes, the "kosher" and the "pickle" were the eye-catchers), so we finally decided to stop in for lunch one day.

Wouldn't this sign on the outside of the restaurant make you curious to try it?

We really enjoyed our visit, and we've been back a couple of times since. This particular visit was a couple of weeks ago when we were in the neighborhood and needed somewhere to have lunch so decided to stop in.

Another pickle gives a warm welcome to the customers.

I guess the best way to describe the restaurant is a mom-and-pop diner. It's very homey, not fancy, but it has a nice comfortable feel to it. In the picture directly above, you can see a bit of the decor and hopefully get a feel for the atmosphere of the place. Each time that we've been there, we've been sat at one of the booths.

Here's the front of the menu. Cute, huh?

The menu is pretty simple - they have several kinds of soups, a bunch of salads, and a TON of different sandwiches and burgers and melts. I think I had the burger once, and it was pretty good. This time, I opted for the reuben sandwich, which comes with corned beef or pastrami (I chose corned beef this time) and sauerkraut, swiss cheese and Russian dressing, with a pickle spear on the side. The pickle spear is pretty small, and last time when I got the burger, I got a side order of extra pickles, but this time, since I had the sauerkraut, I didn't figure I'd need the extra sour flavor.

The reuben was really yummy, fresh and hot and great flavor. For most of the sandwiches, you can add french fries for just a little more, but I didn't feel like having french fries this time, so I had opted to start with a small cup of soup.

They also have a fairly good breakfast menu and some interesting things on the dinner menu, so hopefully, we'll have a chance to go back for those meals at some later time.

The service was good, and the waitresses (I only saw women - the men were the cooks) were really friendly and nice.

Danny's Kosher Pickle
326 N. Azusa Avenue
Covina, CA 91722


Anonymous said...

We live in nearby Glendora and go to Danny's a couple of times a month. We like the menu selections and variety. The portions are good but not huge and the prices are reasonable. The food has always been good.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to say... Though I've LOVED my every visit to Danny's Kosher Pickle over the past 33 years, the most recent visit being in April, 2011... By May or June, THEY WERE GONE. (Sniff!) No more Danny's Kosher Pickle. How will we ever find food like this, here in the eastern San Gabriel Valley?

Anonymous said...

Seems like all I had to do was LOOK IT UP! Danny's former owners have opened a similar restaurant, in Nearby Glendora. Can't wait to try it out!

Paula in Covina (same unsigned anonymous poster from above)

Cindy said...

Thanks so much for the information! Yes, I did happen upon the information a few weeks ago that Danny's was closed, and I was very sad. We'll definitely check out the new restaurant in Glendora.