First bites: Corky’s Kitchen and Bakery

After discovering that Corky’s Kitchen and Bakery is open 24 hours, I wanted to give it a try.

I’m often a late night eater, so tracking down decent restaurants (besides the usual suspects) that are open past 10 p.m. is an ongoing quest.

So last night, I went to the new Corky’s at 2019 N. Riverside Ave., #11 (just north of the 210) in Rialto.

There are older Corky’s locations at 6403 Haven Ave., #106 (also just north of the 210) in Rancho Cucamonga, and in Orange County at 27522 Antonio Parkway, #P-1, in Ladera Ranch.

I’m happy to report that both the food and service were excellent.

I ordered the chorizo and eggs ($7.49), which comes with hash browns or home fries and corn or flour tortilla (or biscuits and gravy!). I opted for the hash browns and flour tortilla.

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The hash browns were buttery and plentiful, with the perfect amount of crispiness on the outside. The generous portion of chorizo and eggs was also delicious and well-done. Three flour tortillas and a side of salsa (which delivered a surprising kick) rounded out my meal.

One of my dining companions had a large-enough-for-two Cobb salad ($9.89, seen at right), which came with the chunkiest blue cheese dressing I think I’ve ever seen.

The other had a delicious-looking chicken pot pie ($8.79), which includes soup or salad and a dinner roll. My friend chose the chicken noodle soup.

Both the salad-eater and the pot pie-picker had enough food left over to take some home.

I, however, stuffed myself. I still felt full this morning.

Corky’s serves breakfast and lunch 24 hours a day, although you can only get Eggs Benedict from 7 to 11 a.m. Their dinner entres are available from 7 to 10 p.m.

A senior menu is available.

For those who care, the Rialto location will serve beer, wine and Mimosas, but are still awaiting their license.

The service was good, although once a large group left, we were the only diners in the place until another small group arrived.

Corky’s also has a fair selection of baked goods available near the register. The pecan pie looked particularly tempting, but I’ll have to wait for the next visit to try it.

They’ve also got a small patio area, which would be a perfect spot for Sunday brunch or dinner on a warm summer night. The restaurant is on a plateau overlooking San Bernardino and the patio would seem to be an ideal place for taking in the view.

You can bet I’ll be returning to Corky’s — regardless of time of day.

  • Shirley

    I’ve been to this Corky’s 5 times. The first time I had eggs benedict for breakfast and it was pretty good. The second time we went I had a patty melt and it was good. the third time we went I had the chicken fried steak and eggs for breakfast – it was a frozen patty and it was nasty tasting. We went again and I tried the beef dip it was dry and tasteless. The last time we went I tried the chef salad. The chicken or turkey (not sure what it was) tasted old and dry. All and all breakfasts OK don’t bother with lunch or dinner. If you are into copious amounts of mediocre food this is the place for you!