We experience some of our best moments in life as we sit across the table from our loved ones. Sometimes, life-changing news is delivered over the dinner table, and problems are solved when there’s a table of food between us. It’s true what they say that life often happens at the dinner table. Southern California is unique in that it serves as an intersection for many cuisines and cultures. Whether it’s an incredible Italian meal, complete with pasta dishes and homemade bread, or hand-cut steaks with the traditional sides, here are a few of our favorites. We’re sure you’ll add them to your own list of best restaurants in Rancho Cucamonga.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is located just west of the 15 Freeway. This award-winning restaurant offers something for everyone. Each steak is hand selected, and just recently, the chefs have begun offering Dry Aged Prime Ribeye. It’s not surprising reservations are highly encouraged. On Sundays, enjoy the Sonoma Brunch and don’t forget to explore the impressive 100 wines by the glass menu.

Flemings has consistently won the coveted Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for seven straight years. The Los Angeles Times named it the Best Wine Bar in 2011 and Inland Empire Magazine’s Readers’ Choice named it Best Steakhouse.

Kings Fish House

Kings Fish House, located in Victoria Gardens, offers incredible seasonal seafood in a casual environment. Seasonal oysters are shucked at the restaurant, and the sushi is hand cut. This 3-generation restaurant comes from a family of fishermen, and each dish is made from the foundation of their own family recipes, some of which you can find on the website.

Owned by Sam and Jeff King, these two brothers traveled the country in search of an answer to the question: “How is a seafood restaurant defined?” They learned far more than which seasonings are best for grilled shrimp; their adventures took them to smaller family owned restaurants that made them feel as though they had been welcomed into their homes. From that, their own restaurant was born. See for yourself how amazing fresh seafood is when it’s carefully prepared to your specifications and cooked perfectly.

Islands Restaurant

No “best restaurants” list is complete without an exceptional burger joint, and if you’re looking for the best restaurants in Rancho Cucamonga, you need to be sure to include Islands Restaurant. Home of the Hula Burger, topped with mushrooms and swiss cheese, this casual dining space offers happy hour specials, the coldest beer you’ll find and a laid back “day at the beach” vibe.

The Long boarder is a traditional burger with thousand island dressing, lettuce, pickles, onions, and tomato. If you love avocado, be sure to try the Maui, topped with guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, swiss cheese, and mayonnaise. You’ll enjoy endless island fries and your favorite drink. You might want to make reservations as this is a popular restaurant.

Rancho Cucamonga restaurants offer food from many cultures, from the flavorful Mexican cuisine to the traditional American dining experience, you’re sure to find your own favorite.