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Tank’s Bar & Grill

Tank’s is an institution in downtown Dayton. Filled with salt of the earth locals and a trippy vibe with some great food. I had an outstanding Reuben sammich and cup of delicious chili.

Reds, Whites & Brews

Reds Whites & Brews is my favorite beer & wine bar in SoCal! They’re located in what was once called the “Pioneer Store,” a historical building on Main St. in Ramona, CA. It is the oldest structure in Old Town Ramona with its original construction dating back to 1883. It previously served as a waypoint for gold miners traveling from San Diego to Julian.

Such a comfortable and relaxing place with a perfect selection of local Ramona wines coupled with SoCal craft beers, including Ramona’s own Smoking Cannon Brewery. This time I had an excellent Mike Hess Double IPA, then an outstanding peanut butter stout. Everyone working there was genuine, knowledgable and sweet. Open daily at 2:00 pm (Saturdays at noon). Totally worth checking out if you’re never been.

Cheers of Ramona

The best deal in town right now has to be Taco Tuesday at Cheers of Ramona! Tried their tacos for the first time recently and I’m so glad I did. Only $1 each. Hard to believe, I know. These were bigger than I was expecting for only a buck. Made with a generous amount of mildly taco seasoned ground beef, shredded cheese, lettuce and pico de gallo. The nice thing is you can specify the doneness of the tortilla from soft to medium to crunchy. I opted for medium and it was the perfect consistency, texture and mouth feel.

These are not necessarily the most authentic style tacos. Not like what you might get at one of our area taquerias, but for a local bar on Taco Tuesday, and only $1 each, pretty hard to beat in my book. They’re all skillfully made to order and super tasty with just the right amount of greasiness. Outstanding value!

I could have easily eaten two more tacos but opted instead for one of their new loaded hot dogs that I’ve recently seen featured on their FB page. Stay tuned for that post tomorrow.

Grub Burger Bar

Outstanding Cheesy Bacon Front Porch at Grub Burger Bar in Carmel Mountain Ranch!

Reds, Whites & Brews

Reds Whites & Brews is one of my new favorite adult beverage purveyors in Ramona! They’re located in what was once called the “Pioneer Store,” a historical building on Main St. in Ramona, CA. It is the oldest structure in Old Town with its original construction dating back to 1883. It previously served as a waypoint for gold miners traveling from San Diego to Julian.

Such a comfortable and relaxing place with a perfect selection of local Ramona wines coupled with SoCal craft beers. I had an excellent hard cider from Turqouise Barn Cider, then an outstanding peanut butter stout. Everyone working there was genuine, knowledgable and sweet. Open 7 days a week. Totally worth checking out if you’re never been.

Turkey Inn

Ramona’s quintessential dive bar, the Turkey Inn.  A local institution since 1938.  Today they still serve the cheapest drinks in Ramona.  Locals refer to it affectionately as “the bird”.  We visit every now and then, usually only after a recent tetanus shot. 


Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 

Outstanding draft beer selection at Red Robin!!

Grub Burger Bar

Grub Burger Bar is an outstanding new restaurant in Carmel Mountain Ranch!!  Here’s the phenomenal Lockhart Legend Burger and an excellent chorizo queso. 



Way Point Saloon

The Cheesesteaks are bangin’ at Way Point Saloon/Up the Hill Grill !!Loaded with grilled, tender roast beef. Accented with just the right amount of onions, red & yellow bells and melty cheese. With side, only $9.50

  

Way Point Saloon

The tower of rings is one of my favorite appetizers and Ramona’s own Way Point Saloon does an outstanding job!  I think the best thing here is their tasty fry sauce. 🤗

  

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