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Cracked Pepper Bistro

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

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  • 68
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic Cocktails are in Fresno!

Sophisticated crafted cocktails with an exotic ambience (if you can get past the noise level). I miss the old intimate place but absolutely love the bar area, which Fresno really needed. The owner flew a mixologist in from NYC to train the bartenders on crafted cocktails....YAY Fresno! Cracked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
JulieC255
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Sophisticated crafted cocktails with an exotic ambience (if you can get past the noise level). I miss the old intimate place but absolutely love the bar area, which Fresno really needed. The owner flew a mixologist in from NYC to train the bartenders on crafted cocktails....YAY Fresno! Cracked Peper has one of the better patio areas to dine so take... More 

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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Whenever i visit my daughter & son in law I look forward to eating at Cracked Pepper w/them not only for the great food but atmosphere & service. Traveling from Houston area & finding such a lovely restaurant in Fresno w/terrific food is always a treat! Never disappointed in his salads, crab cakes & the eggplant dish is best ever!... More 

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This has been my favorite restaurant in Fresno until recently. I love the food. Just about everything on the menu is very good. However the service is super slow!. The last time we went they made a big deal about not being able to seat us at 6 but they could take us at 6:15. Made us wait until 6:30... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have eaten all over the world and I find my taste buds need to be challenged. This place just didn't do that for me. Although the food was good. The service was excellent. The ambiance was nice. I just don't think this will be a regular place for me. I think it's expensive and overrated. But that is just... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The food choices are superb here. A good choice of appetizers (we had carpaccio which was a bit skimpy). Salads were good, the Stilton was exceptional. We had a salmon special that was cooked to perfection. The only negative is a very short list of wines by the glass for those if us who do not want to consume a... More 

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Fresno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

One of the nicest restaurants in Fresno. High quality dish selections, presentation, service and experience. Always busy and reservations recommended probably tell the story.

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Clovis
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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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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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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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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?