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Cracked Pepper Bistro

#1 of 1,020 Restaurants in Fresno
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389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 222-9119
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent, but very over-priced

The food, wines, device is very good to excellent. Best scallops I have ever had even compared with the famous Oyster Bar in NY or highly-rated seafood restaurants all over CA and NY; but not a good value for the money as they are high overpriced and now that they have moved, they are really "full... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Gitta57clovis
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Clovis
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Clovis
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food, wines, device is very good to excellent. Best scallops I have ever had even compared with the famous Oyster Bar in NY or highly-rated seafood restaurants all over CA and NY; but not a good value for the money as they are high overpriced and now that they have moved, they are really "full of themselves" in terms... More 

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very small restaurant but the ambience is nice. You can count on fine food. Unusual menu items. A little pricey. Great especially for a special occasion!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

One of the best higher end restaurants in Fresno. Always a treat to enjoy a special dinner at the Cracked Pepper!

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Can not wait to return! The memory of our Escargot, with lemon ginger beurre blanc sauce, still takes my breath away thinking about it. OMGosh! Incredible! We've enjoyed lots of terrific escargot, in the past. Perhaps the Jolly Rogue in New Monterey wharf was one of the best. But Cracked Pepper surpassed that memory. It was so---no one word. Each... More 

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Fresno, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I don't know what was better the food or the bread pudding. Both were amazing... but the bread pudding is hands down phenomenal. It's a must have. New location is nice too

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Fresno,CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The service is excellent. They know the menu by heart. Everything that we ordered tasted so good . The new location is much nicer and safer. The bread pudding is to die for. It's classified as fine dining so that can probably justify the $$$$ menu. The staff is great

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Fresno, CA
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Saturday afternoon, it was 5:00 we figured let's beat the crowd. We were but one of many who did not have reservations. We were not turned away and we were so very happy! Let me begin with the bar. Some of Fresno's finest drinks are coming out from their toxicologist. He had an "old fashion", I had a "mule", both... More 

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Fresno, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our first visit was in February 2014 in their old location. We were very satisfied and decided to go again and celebrate a happy family occasion. This time, we were quite disappointed due to several factors: the filet mignon was much smaller piece of meat and but the price was higher; the farmed salmon was glased with sweet honey which... More 

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Fresno, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited the new Palm/Herndon location. From the hostess to the wait staff, service was impeccable. Being a vegetarian it was music to my ears when he said look at the menu and we can change anything you want into a vegetarian plate. We had the beet salad, eggplant Napoleon, mushroom risotto and the bread pudding which is a must!... More 

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Fresno, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the walnut dip with bread and it was the best dip I ever tasted. Food is good too but expensive when compared to similar restaurants

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: (559) 222-9119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?