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.
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.
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.
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