The Fremont Diner is one of those quaint but trendy places you hope will live up to the hype. The restaurant has been quite popular ever since it opened in 2009, but it didn’t come across my radar until just a few months ago. We always use to pass right by it on our way to one of our favorite wineries. Now, it is usually our first stop on our way into Napa. We’ll grab a coffee in the city, make the 40 mile drive and enjoy an early lunch. Come hungry and leave oh so happy! From the Pastrami Sandwich to the “Nashville Hot Chicken”, there is just something so comforting about the food on their menu. Something that I miss daily from living in the south.
Yes, I did say Nashville style Hot Chicken. I’ve had this copy cat dish at a few places in the Bay Area and have been so disappointed. They know what they’re doing here; crisp chicken and just the right amount of heat.
They have outdoor and indoor seating but it’s usually packed so arrive early or bring some cash to grab a mimosa or beer from their old airstream trailer which has been converted into a drink shack. Kiddos seem to be very welcome here as well as I always see toys outside for them.