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Perkos Farm Fresh - Madera's Best Coffee Shop

RESTAURANT REVIEW - This place just remodeled and it looks great. The new menu is awesome. I wish they would bring the KIDS EAT FREE days back but I am sure they need to pay for the remodeling. I love the HAYSTACK burger with Swish cheese.

When you get off of Highway 99 at Cleavland Avenue look for the Red Barn. I think the new look of this place is going to make it a Madera landmark. Before the place looked like every other coffee shop up and down the freeway. Now it really stands out.

Sonic Drive In - Hit & Miss on Customer Service

RESTAURANT REVIEW - I was so excited when Sonic Drive In was coming to Madera. On several cross country motorcycle rides I've eaten at them all over the mid-west. My favorite was across the street from Harry Truman's Farm outside of Kansas City.

When this one opened in Madera they started with a half price night while they worked out the bugs. Four years later they still haven't worked out the bugs. I don't know if it is lack of training or if their menu is too complicated for graduates of Madera Unified.

Full o Bull - Great Sandwich

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Full o Bull is now under new management. This is a good thing. The old owner was a friend but in my opinion tried to be too many things. He had hot dogs, fried food, ice cream, sandwiches, coffee drinks. I was wondering when pizza was going to be added.

The new owners have scaled back the menu, got rid of the ice cream and increased the portions in the sandwiches. I like the BBQ steak with everything on it. Over the years the sandwich got smaller and the price got larger. When the new owners came in the meat portions went back to the days of the first owner.

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