11329 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA | Directions 9160134.165212 -118.378271
Neighborhoods: South Valley, Valley Village
Needs a Food Make Over – The food was very bland. The salad arrived, just iceberg lettuce, I ordered Italian dressing; I think I got a watered down vinaigrette. Before I took two bites from the salad the entree arrived, pork chops, they were over cooked and unseasoned, and the mashed potatoes had no seasoning. The theme here is no flavor, no seasoning. It is not good Diner Food. I would skip this place.
AVOID AT ALL COST – I was just looking for a chill local place, to have dinner with my Mom, who was in town for a night. Had I known how displease we would be when we left, I would have never gone. The waitress was sort of snobby and rude; she couldn't remember to ask soup/salad, side, etc, as she took the order; she would turn her back and start walking away while you were trying to ask her something; she said let me fill your waters 6 times before she did it(which was as we were leaving). The food was a disgrace to cooking, the best part of the meal was the salad. Appetizer - onion rings - over cooked, tasted like fryer oil (waitress didn't ask if we wanted any ketchup or sauce); salad - huge for being part of a dinner, had about 8 servings of dressing on it, to the point where it was ranch overload; main course - MY chicken fried steak - a little burnt, mediocre in taste, ty for the decent COUNTRY gravy and mash potatoes, side vegetables were over steamed, mushy, and had NO flavor - Mom's Salmon Fillet - This was the WORSE part of the meal - the salmon fillet was pan fried at too high a heat for too long, it was closer to salon jerky, utterly disgusting, no gravy on the mash potatoes (luckily) and the veggies were over cooked too. We got a side of brown gravy, which was so horrible that anyone in their right mind wouldn't even serve or call that gravy. Mom tried it before dousing her mach, and we sent it back; tasted like tomatoes, salt, and starch... wtf. The waitress "comped" the Salmon plate, the proceeded to try and charge us for it in the total of the bill.
And to top it off, we both now have the runs.(if ya know what i mean)
PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS PASS (Eat at the 7-11 across the street, you'll have a better meal there)
Charming and retro-fabulous – This diner is charming, has an old-Hollywood retro-feel and is great for a late-night "after-the-bars-close-down" experience.
Whether you want coffee n' pie or a hearty Monte Christo sandwich, this place satisfies. I love their tapioca pudding.
There's something for EVERYONE, even vegans. The servers have warm and caring personalities and service is usually prompt.
The people that claim they've gotten sick, must've been rude and/or unruly. Who knows...Maybe the resident ghosts put a lil somethin' special in their food....
SITTONS RULES!!! – Hellooooo... people who have responded on here don't get it. THIS IS A DIVE DINER. You know... like a dive bar? Except a diner. What on earth are you expecting?
Sittons is the most fantastic place to go & hang out, get sober, discuss a screenplay, get some grub & JUST BE. There's absolutely nothing pretentious about it. The waitresses don't give a rip and the people look like they've been sitting in their chairs for about 300 years.
I've been going there for over 7 years now and I've never once experienced bad food. If you're a regular & you tip well, they remember. This isn't for Beverly Hills types... it's for real people that just want to eat & be left alone. Working class people that get it. You treat them with respect, they treat you with respect. But you've got to earn it.
And for the dude that got sick 20 minutes in... you can't get any kind of food sickness after 20 minutes. Go call a doctor. He'll tell you the same thing.
Sittons is my home away from home. And if that makes me white trash, then AWESOME! More fries with ranch for me...
Sittons: Thanks for the sits... – That's it. I'm done with this place.
After many meals at this place, I have finally opted for a better establishment. The final straw: the last 2 times I ate here, I spent more time in the bathroom than actually eating.
And I wish I could say it was just me but my friends felt the same.
So Sittons... thanks for the sits...
North Hollywood Diner's Tuesday night soup made me ill....literally. – I just ate a bowl of soup from this diner and within 20 minutes was ill to the point that I no longer am carrying it. I am a regular customer, I called and asked them to refund me for the meal and they refused. I'm shocked at their unwillingness to work with me on this, instead making comments that I am a regular complainer instead of a regular patron. Enjoy this quaint North Hollywood hang at your own risk.
Open 24 hours – I love Sitton's North Hollywood Diner. Around here we call it the "NoHo Diner". I eat there about 2-3 times a month and I'm still not tired with their menu. My all time favorites meals are their breakfasts. You can usually pick where you want to sit if its not busy as well. It's a pretty relaxing environment where u can just hang out and eat some food. Sometimes I feel like I'm eating in my mom's kitchen. When I have friends from out of town come to N.Hollywood to visit, Sitton's North Hollywood Diner is definitely on the list of places they must try. The portion sizes are also pretty good.
Oh My God! – At first sight, it is Charming. Old Hollywood in North Hollywood. Like Musso & Franks. I was impressed with the Decor. The charm quickly faded when my ice water came with 1/2 of a GREEN CHEWED TOOTHPICK floating in it. No, not the decorative green plastic pom-pom at the end of a Clean toothpick, a 1/2 toothpick chewed & Green- from a pickle? or God knows. I said nothing. I drank my husbands water instead. Then there were the flies- about 5-7 swarming around our table. i said nothing. My husband then told me there was a Pigeon cruising around the outer tables. Yes, there was. i said nothing. When my Chicken salad sandwich came to me with fries instead of fruit, i snapped. "I ordered it with fruit!" The Old waiter said,"Oh i so sorry miss, all you have to do is say! i change it right away." My husband was already leaving and had put the $ down with the bill. The bill that came as soon as our food did???! How did they know we didnt want anything else? Like a milkshake served with the other 1/2 of the scary toothpick?. I picked up the $ and fled. What a waste of beautiful stained glass & Movie-Star Glamour Shots.
From Good to worse – Ive been going to this place on and off for 10 years...back in the good ol days the food was fair, service was ok and prices were the best.
Not so anymore.
The owner, who is this old man is about as friendly as a parking meter and is rude to his own customers. He will take your money at the register and not say one freaking word. It apprantly rubs off onto his hired helpers because if they dont know you , you may as well be a convicted felon. Very cold reception. If the owner doesnt care about customer service, the employess sure as hell wont... Unapologetic... and yes they do forget when your order isready sometimes.
Prices have gone way up since 1997. The owner upgraded the decour, it has nice classic glass front windows, but that does not justify the price increases. Food is fair, depending what you order, and what time you eat. I avoid the place unless its after midnight and Dennys is packed.
Also if you become a regular, it wont take long to notice that the same regular customers are in there every day. Mostly lonely middle aged single men, balding, scraggy, and perhaps have nothing else better to do. If you go to Sittons, please do not go with high expectations.
Terrible Food and Offensive Service – If you are looking for good food and friendly attentive service, Sitton?s restaurant is unequivocally the worst choice you could possibly make. The food is horrendous as even toast seems covered in a layer grease. . If that weren?t bad enough, the service is even worse than the food with some of the staff so rude and offensive that they would be better served handing out job applications outside a city jail.
Sitton?s is one of the few restaurants that provides an open patio open to steadfast dwindling crowd of desperate smokers that will endure any kind of ill treatment, unappitizing food and tepid coffee in they dying passion to sit down like a human being and enjoy the unique pleasure of sitting down in a public restaurant and enjoy a cup a coffee while smoking a cigarette. This uniqueness does come with a price, the waitresses feel beyond reproach and I have spent many a time waiting 10-20 minutes for a refill on my coffee from a nonexistent waitress only to be given a tepid coffee, cream that is sour and very bland food..
Sitton?s also have given me some of the most uniquely bad experiences - as like the day when a waitress started screaming at me, ordering me to ?Get the F?K out of her patio and to get the F?K out of her restaurant? for no apparent reason other than the little voices in her head. When I asked the manager and later on the owner about what had happened, they told me it was my problem, period. It wasn?t until she ended up screaming at a party of 24 that refused to tip her for poor service that she was finally let go.
If you are close enough to consider Sitton?s, I can only recommend that you opt out to go to the Corel in Burbank, Patty?s in Toluca Lake or the LampLighter on Van Nuys Blvd which are all just a few miles away. If you want to see a dysfunctional restaurant in action for the sheer curiosity, then I recommend Sitton?s on any given night ? there always have someone on duty to make your dining experience very unpleasant.
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