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The Fruit Yard

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7948 Yosemite Boulevard, Modesto, CA 95357
+1 209-577-3093
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6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Fruit Yard, Modesto, CA

I had dinner there with the book club tonight. The staff was very friendly. I ordered a Chef's Steak with baked potato and a dinner salad. I requested the steak to be cooked medium but received a steak which was medium-rare. The server took it back to be cooked a little longer and it tasted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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260 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We had a luncheon here today. Where do I start? The staff, the food, the atmosphere... All superb and above and beyond. This restaurant is always so accomodating. Julie was our server today and did a most wonderful job. I gotta tell you that the pies we ordered were absolutely delicious. Everything here is above expectations. You even get the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I had dinner there with the book club tonight. The staff was very friendly. I ordered a Chef's Steak with baked potato and a dinner salad. I requested the steak to be cooked medium but received a steak which was medium-rare. The server took it back to be cooked a little longer and it tasted great! We all had a... More 

Thank EvelynT221
Modesto, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I ate here tonite as part of a party of 4. It was prime rib (special) nite, and the food was good. Ample portions, tender & tasty prime rib at good price. Veggies (too much butter) and a baked potato included. My problem with this restaurant is twofold: 1) noisy and 2) maintenance issues. I ate here a few months... More 

2 Thank Ruth E
Clarkston, Michigan
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139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really good food and great staff. The Salad Bar was Outstanding. I had the steak and prawns which was also fantastic. The pie is one of the best. Our waitress, Katie was great. I'll be back.

1 Thank jagoodbar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

1 Thank Donald S
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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 

Thank Paul Cowboy R
Turlock, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

1 Thank HikerRAZ71
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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
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155 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

1 Thank KniteRiter
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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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
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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