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Interstate 80 at Dutch Flat, Dutch Flat, CA 95714
530-389-2333
Today
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Hidden Jewel Old Established Restaurant Just off I-80 at Dutch Flat

Some friends took us to the Monte Vista Inn the other evening for dinner. We had no idea this restaurant was there. Very rustic, warm and friendly. The fireplace was going in the waiting area but we had reservations so we got right in. Very attentive staff and our waiter Spencer explained all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Blooms65
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Northern California
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English first
Northern California
Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Some friends took us to the Monte Vista Inn the other evening for dinner. We had no idea this restaurant was there. Very rustic, warm and friendly. The fireplace was going in the waiting area but we had reservations so we got right in. Very attentive staff and our waiter Spencer explained all the dishes and answered all of our... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We met with friends last Saturday evening for a family birthday dinner. 6 in our party, 2 couples and 2 young adults. We were seated at a sturdy oak table with antique repro spindle chairs in a window alcove, very nice. Our server was a young chef, friendly. polite and knowledgeable about wine. He spoke lovingly of his trade and... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If you're passing through, get off here (exit 145). If you're anywhere near, and want a dinner retreat way back in the woods, stop in. The bar light is on, there's a fire going, and the food is great. Call ahead though, hours are iffy.

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Truckee, California
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232 reviews 232 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We often stop here on the way from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe. It is just off I-80 at Dutch Flat. A little hard to find unless you know which exit to take. Very good food, usually excellent friendly service. Fair prices. Great home made pies for desert. The place has been there for many years. It has a bar-mostly locals... More 

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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Right off the Dutch Flat exit of highway 80, 1 hour south of Reno, 30 minutes north of Auburn. This family owned and operated restaurant is a true gem! We discovered it 6 years ago and quickly discovered why this place is a local favorite! The menu is amazing with something for everyone. Sometimes I just want a burger but... More 

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Davis, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I researched places of interest on the way to Truckee and came across Dutch Flat and the Monte Vista Inn. My wife and I had a wonderful meal with great service. I suggest a side trip a few miles away to Dutch Flat. Its history dates back to the gold rush and early railroad days, and there are a few... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I live closer to Sacramento and had always headed towards the city when dining. A friend recommended this place, so we checked it out. It's a fun play in which to eat and the food is of excellent quality, too! I've eaten here many times now, and have never been disappointed!

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Weimar, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have been going to Monte Vista Inn for many years and that is because of the great service and excellent food. They treat you like family. What I like the most is how well they treat my parents. They always great them like family.

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California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a great out-of-the-way place with a rustic atmosphere and great food. The regular menu is terrific, but the specials are, for me, the real draw. Especially when they have bison short ribs -- Yum! Sides are always cooked just right, and the dessert tray/pie selection is not to be believed. It's fun for a special occasion, too.

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Yacolt, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

We took a family gathering to dinner at the Inn on a Saturday night which is risky at best. But our service was excellent and there's enough space between tables that we weren't sharing our conversation with the other guests. The old log structure has seen many years but still remains elegant. The owners pay attention to the small details... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Interstate 80 at Dutch Flat, Dutch Flat, CA 95714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Dutch Flat
  • Phone Number: 530-389-2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?