Ontario Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ontario

April 14, 2018 Almeta Stockton

Thirty-five miles northeast of Los Angeles, Ontario is known as the "gateway to Southern California." The city has its own international airport and is near L.A. attractions, Palm Springs, Disneyland and other theme parks, as well as the mountain resorts of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear. While in Ontario, visitors can shop for antiques, find bargains at Ontario Mills shopping center, tour Graber Olive House, have fun at Scandia Amusement Park and visit the local Museum of History and Art.
Things to do in Ontario

1. Claro's Italian Markets

1655 N Mountain Ave Ste D, Upland, CA 91784-1779 Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Delicatessen Lunch +1 909-946-2689
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Claro's Italian Markets

Reviewed By YukonDiver - Coronado, California

I think of Claro's as my source of great Italian foods for home preparation - even though I live over 120 miles away. Their sausage, is a must purchase, any time I am in town, their choice of cheese & cold-cuts is just as awesome. Other Italian staples from this Full service Italian market are the best as well & they serve great Deil sandwiches as well.
During the summer I have been known to visit the nearby Stater Bros Market, just to get a bag of ice, to insure that my Deli Items will make the 2+ hour trip to my home in their insulated bag

2. Some Crust Bakery

119 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4723 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, American Lunch, Breakfast SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 909-621-9772
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Some Crust Bakery

There are very few bakeries that you could call an institution in the towns in which they are located. Some Crust Bakery is just such an institution in the community of Claremont. Some Crust Bakery is located in the college town of Claremont, California, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, at the base of Mt. Baldy and the San Gabriel Mountains. The Bakery is located in the Claremont Village, an intact downtown area adjacent to the renowned Claremont Colleges. Claremont was originally a major citrus production area and shipping hub, but, over the course of the past 40 years or so, has transitioned into a suburban community on the border of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Some Crust Bakery is housed in a historical building built in 1888. After a stint as a dry goods store, 119 Yale Ave. became a bakery beginning in 1916. 119 Yale Ave. has been in continuous use as a bakery since that time, owned by five different owners, notably including the Hodges and Jensen families. In 1981, Fred and Dorothy Demke purchased Jensen’s Danish Bakery, and re-named it Some Crust Bakery. Dorothy changed the focus of the bakery to a more artisan style, emphasizing quality ingredients and innovative recipes. In 1992, Some Crust expanded to include the property adjacent immediately south on Yale Ave., the former home of Dave’s Shoe Repair. Originally, this was the Some Crust Tea Room, but was later converted into the more full service Some Crust Café. In 1997, Some Crust Bakery was bought by Larry and Sandie Feemster, and the Feemster family proudly still own and operate the Bakery to the present day. Since the Feemster family took over ownership of Some Crust, the amount of baked goods and products the Bakery offers has expanded greatly. As well as offering Some Crust’s world renowned cookies and danish, the Bakery also features a full menu of sandwiches and egg sliders, (all custom made to order on Some Crust’s freshly baked bread), cupcakes, birthday and special occasion cakes, fine desserts such as cream puffs, éclairs, fresh fruit tarts and chocolate tortes. Many of our European and Southeast Asian customers have commented that our croissants are some of the finest they have ever tried. The Bakery also features fine coffee and tea from Monkey and Son and Two Leaves and a Bud, respectively. Some Crust bakes fresh bread Tuesday through Saturday, and makes some of the best pies and quiches you are ever likely to taste. Over the course of the last few years, Some Crust has also greatly expanded our wedding cake business. We now offer a private office across the street at 143 Harvard Ave., dedicated to consultations with couples tying the knot, or anyone planning a big celebration with a Some Crust cake! We at Some Crust consider it an honor and a privilege to have served as Claremont’s Bakery for over 100 years. We hope to see more of our friends and neighbors in the future, and hope to make loyal Crustomers out of those we haven’t met yet! © 2017 Copyright © Some Crust Bakery

Reviewed By sharondavis2017 - Claremont, California

This is truly the best bakery in the Inland Empire! Cakes, cookies, scones, bearclaws, croissants; they have them all! And, they are truly delicious. Some Crust uses only quality ingredients and the proof is in the results. Order a cake and see what I mean. Or, stop by for coffee and a Mexican wedding cookie or a blueberry cheese Danish. For special occasion cakes or pastries, for the discerning pallet, this is the place to go. It's a little on the expensive side, but you truly get what you pay for!

3. Eureka Burger

580 W 1st St, Packing House, Claremont, CA 91711-4618 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 909-445-8875
Excellent
47%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Eureka Burger

A collection of America's best. Eureka! Features an elevated American selection of craft beer, whiskey, regional wine, & locally sourced ingredients.

Reviewed By kay k - Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota

Fun, lively atmosphere and really tasty, well prepared food. Burgers are delicious, flavorful and perfectly cooked. Bakery quality poppy seed buns were a nice touch. The butcher's steak dip sandwich is also great. The Fresno Chile's added just the right amount of heat. Side salads were very good and fries were crisp and hot. We sat at the bar and enjoyed fast, friendly service.

4. The Avocado House

11618 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710-1923 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 909-627-9733
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

The Avocado House

Reviewed By Kristine B - Kingston, Jamaica

My friend and I had breakfast here. We arrived at around 9 am and only had to wait in line behind 2 other customers to order. We got a nice table outside on the porch. I had eggs Benedict and my friend had the veggie scramble. We were both satisfied with our meals. I was also happy with my OJ - it had pulp in it, which I love. I've had better eggs Benedict but this one was pretty darn good, so I would definitely return.

5. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

4485 E 4th St, Ontario, CA 91764-5232 Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating American, Fast Food Breakfast +1 909-476-8421
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Reviewed By EscoDave - Escondido, California

Not as many of their shops around So Cal right now...so occasionally I need to be bad and have a few of these donuts while HOT. Located by the Ontario Mills Mall.

6. In-N-Out Burger

1891 E G St, Ontario, CA 91764-4411 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

In-N-Out Burger

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By WearyWanderer_TO - Toronto, Canada

In-n-trapped-n-finally-out Burger! 20mins in a drive through!

This place reminds me of a Tim Horton's multi-lane drive through. You have the right lane drive through for everyone and then the left lane for those that have passengers.

Passenger or not, take the LEFT LANE! No one is there. Park the car and do the stretch over to the passenger window - pretty sure we all did something like that at one time of another for some reason! :))

Otherwise, the right lane has 3-4 cars and that's a 15-20minute trap!

First time at this place and by the way there are regular restaurant INOBs too.

The burgers are the standard griddle fried and sloppy cheesed on a small white bun variety. Those who's been to shake shack...same thing. Thinly cut fresh fries completes the meal - oh...yes...with a pop.

The burger is definitely better than your standard clown or the crown food. Not better than Five-guys - sorry INOB'ers. Also, still prefer Harvey's over this any day - for those who wanna know...it's a Canadian thing.

The best thing about this place was it was open late. When I finally got to the IE and checked into the hotel, nothing else was open but fast food. Does hit the spot when you've been flying and driving forever!

7. Panda Inn Restaurant - Ontario

3223 Centre Lake Dr, Ontario, CA 91761-1214 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 909-390-2888
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 253 reviews

Panda Inn Restaurant - Ontario

Panda Inn is a leader in upscale Chinese cuisine. The restaurant was established through the vision of Andrew Cherng, founder and chairman of parent company Panda Restaurant Group, and his father, Master Chef Ming-Tsai Cherng. The concept remains simple - to introduce regional Chinese cooking to a local audience. Today, Panda Inn carries on that tradition in a more casually sophisticated setting, practicing the Chinese art of balancing a mixture of tastes and textures in each entree to delight the senses.

Reviewed By LeaderInAction - Los Angeles, California

This restaurant is your typical fast food Chinese chain restaurant. This is the same restaurant usually found at malls. This is a stand alone restaurant with drive-thru service, which is pretty convenient. This location is always clean and service is fast and friendly.

8. Back Abbey

128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711-4620 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 909-625-2642
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 215 reviews

Back Abbey

Reviewed By Ronald C - Upland, California

The fries are th die for they are cooked in duck fat. Great food good brews how can you ask for more.

9. Spaggi's

1651 W Foothill Blvd, Upland, CA 91786-3592 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Italian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 909-579-0497
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Spaggi's

Reviewed By Frank P - Rancho Cucamonga, California

My wife and I always choose Spaggi's for our anniversary and birthday dinners. We have dined there on Christmas Eve as well. Chef Henry is a master and we always have an enjoyable dining experience. The specials are seasonal, creative and delicious. Very experienced wait staff.

10. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

11560 4th St, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-6099 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 909-987-4131
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 307 reviews

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Where did the Lazy Dog Cafe name come from? One snowy afternoon, walking back into the lodge after a long morning on the slopes, Chris noticed a dog lying by the toasty fireplace. Commenting to his buddies on how much he loved his time hanging out there, he told them he wished everyone could enjoy life as much as that "lazy dog' by the fire. On their last run down the ski slopes in Jackson Hole, everyone has one thing on their mind: get these skis off and head to the lodge. Whether you're sitting by the fire or bellying up to the bar, the servers and bartenders know what you like and treat you like you're one of the family. The lodge has cold beer, hot chocolate, incredible food and great music, making it the place to be in town. Just like the lodge in Jackson Hole, the Lazy Dog offers the perfect environment for all ages, making the entire restaurant the place to be for a quick dinner with the family, a meandering meal with friends or a night out on the town!

Reviewed By Steve R - Orlando, Florida

Went there for dinner and drinks recently and loved their friendly service. Our server Candace was very attentive and very fast. The food was really good and their happy hour really awesome. Two thumbs way up to their manager to make us feel right at home.

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