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7948 Yosemite Boulevard, Modesto, CA 95357
+1 209-577-3093
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Goo food, large portions, reservations a MUST

Wife and I took the 3 grandchildren there on a Friday evening. Arrived at 6, seated at 6:45, didn't know they took reservations. The waitress tried very hard to make up for the long wait, brought mini loaves of bread which the wife and kids promptly devoured along with drinks. So, by the time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Donald S
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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wife and I took the 3 grandchildren there on a Friday evening. Arrived at 6, seated at 6:45, didn't know they took reservations. The waitress tried very hard to make up for the long wait, brought mini loaves of bread which the wife and kids promptly devoured along with drinks. So, by the time the meal arrived, they were full.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Never such an in class bunch of people even the customers ,must be the sign of the times. Made reservations for Easter Sunday pond area locked off , thirty seven a plate- equal to a happy hour buffet, server couldn't wait to grab ,visited too often even when mouth full of food,other customers dressed nicer patronizing McDonalds, I /we will... More 

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Turlock, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you happen to be passing by and wonder if this would be a great place to stop for a meal, you will not be disappointed. They have a great variety on the menu and a fantastic salad bar, one of the best I've ever seen. They have specials all the time and even an all you can eat buffet... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Manager was rude. We waited for 45 minutes before we left without eating. We WERE regular customers. WERE

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The Fruit Yard T, Owner at The Fruit Yard, responded to this review

We have looked into and addressed all issues. Once again we apologize for the unfortunate visit you had with us here at The Fruit Yard. More 

Hickman, CA
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We live nearby so we keep giving this place another chance, but no more! We will drive all the way in to Turlock or Modesto before eating here again. My fried prawns were ok, nothing spectacular, but the mashed potatoes and gravy were barely luke warm. My husband had the opposite experience. His baby back ribs had no flavor, were... More 

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The Fruit Yard T, Owner at The Fruit Yard, responded to this review

Hi KniteRiter, We’re sorry you did not enjoy your meal here at The Fruit Yard. We use all feedback positive or negative to help in future improvement. To better evaluate the situation regarding the quality of your dinner would you be able to let us know a possible date and time of your visit. As for the salad bar we... More 

Ripon, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I made reservations for I thought would be a wonderful dinner according to a few people we talked to. When we arrived everyone was very nice and courteous. I really thought we would have a nice place to to enjoy our food and have nice conversation, but it was such a small area for the amount of people, and so... More 

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Riverbank, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Don't miss out on this fabulous all you can eat Crab, shrimp, prime rib and rack of lamb buffet with a wonderful dessert bar. For only $17.99, includes salad bar, entrees, pork or lamb, fish/seafood, prime rib, cold cracked marinated crab or warm crab as well as shrimp. This is one of my favorite meals, available year round. Make reservations... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We enjoyed our late lunch at The Fruit Yard. The Mediterranean salad was generous--too big, really--and had lots of fresh, flavorful ingredients. It was important to save room for pie. All the pies are house-made and there was an incredible selection (they are also sold at the nearby store, along with dried fruits, nuts and lots of other delicious looking... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I go here a lot , best food and service in town and the freshest salad bar anyone can ask for mmmmm good ... We get seated right away , order drinks they then bring out bread , order our meals , which I ordered the best fall off the bone baby back ribs I think I've... More 

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Modesto, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had the BBQ and picnicked by the pond. Very nice spot. The Texas brisket sandwich from the BBQ was delicious and filling! No room left to try the delicious looking pies, side salads, or fruits! Can't wait to try the restaurant next time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7948 Yosemite Boulevard, Modesto, CA 95357
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Modesto
  • Phone Number: +1 209-577-3093

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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