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7948 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, CA 95357-1852
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Manager was rude.

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

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Zane W
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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
134 reviews 134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Salida, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant is upscale, the service is great, and the prices are reasonable. We had all you can eat beef ribs for $10.99. I'm not a big eater so the ribs brought were more than enough. I don't know about their other services, but you can get information online about the Fruit Yard. They have a fruit market and a... More 

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Yountville, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Fruit Yard 7948 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, CA On State Highway 45, about 10 miles east of Modesto proper, near Empire. A world class Buffet awaits Sunday Patrons, away back behind the Bar Lounge, in a large dining room. Food is well above average, the dessert selection is probably illegal, it is so rich. Estimated length above 25 feet. This... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stopped on the way to Sonora. Had to try the ribs at the deli. Nice ribs and worth a stop. Had a bit of a problem understanding the ordering/paying process but it worked out. Could have used a fly swatter. May have to try the restaurant the next time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7948 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, CA 95357-1852
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Modesto
  • Phone Number: 209-577-3093

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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