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Napa General Store & Cafe

#29 of 222 Restaurants in Napa
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American, Pizza, Asian, Wine Bar
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540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559 (5th Street)
707-259-0762
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Reservations
Description: A local favorite for nearly ten years, and located on Napa's thriving...
A local favorite for nearly ten years, and located on Napa's thriving Riverfront. Casual, friendly and exceeding guests expectations for breakfast, lunch, wine tasting and unique shopping. Open daily from 8am. Husband and wife owners Jim & Jill Brandt are proud to be a part of Napa's community and strive to deliver great experiences to everyone who visits.
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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice varied menu, great value for lunch.

Enjoyed the paio setting, professional staff, quick service. Menu isn't huge but offers nice selection of salads, sandwiches and brick oven pizza. Great clam chowder. Everything is made to order so it is not hard to get a vegetarian version of the entree sales. Nice wine list and reasonable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
TravelerChicagoarea
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Chicago area
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Chicago area
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130 reviews 130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the paio setting, professional staff, quick service. Menu isn't huge but offers nice selection of salads, sandwiches and brick oven pizza. Great clam chowder. Everything is made to order so it is not hard to get a vegetarian version of the entree sales. Nice wine list and reasonable prices.

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely spot on the Napa River. It's in a garden setting and there is indoor dining also. After lunch, we like to walk the promenade along the river. It's beautiful. I hear they may get gondolas on the river!

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Napa, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

The location is great, by the river, outdoor seating with heat lamps. Food is consistent and tasty, not a fabulous, gourmet eatery. However, I eat there often when meeting a friend for lunch.

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New Providence, New Jersey, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I stopped by for a quick lunch and had the New England clam chowder - this was excellent and one of the few times I have had clam chowder outside of New England that was actually real clam chowder - this was rich - the patio is a great place to enjoy lunch. I also picked up my new favorite... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed exceptional fish tacos with fresh mango chutney on the patio surrounded by flowering plants. We followed this by mixed berry cobbler. A healthy dessert.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The food was delicious and fresh. The service was excellent. We ate outside which was nice but wish they didn't allow dogs in the eating area. Just didn't seem sanitary to me.

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Windsor, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Pretty patio out back and tables inside as well. Go before 9:00 AM for breakfast as it gets busy about then. I had huevos rancheros and was disappointed by the minimal sauce and beans. It occurred to me later that it was supposed to have pepper jack cheese which I did not see at all. That would have improved it.... More 

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Napa, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If only the food was as good as the view. Good number of selections, but found the products mediocre. Although Pancakes were excellent. One of our guests made comment-"Just as good as I HOPs"--one persons opinion...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This isn't my favorite place I ate at in napa but it was good. I had the chocolate chip pancakes with orange juice it tasted like it was just squeezed. I'd recommend this place

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Petaluma, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Hubby had chicken & waffles and I had Asian salad, also had a cup of clam chowder and fresh squeezed orange Juice, bill was just about $50.00, not bad for a the area, the view and everything is made fresh right there. We didn't wait long at all for our food, but it was worth the wait. Very good food,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: 707-259-0762

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Asian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

Description

A local favorite for nearly ten years, and located on Napa's thriving Riverfront. Casual, friendly and exceeding guests expectations for breakfast, lunch, wine tasting and unique shopping. Open daily from 8am. Husband and wife owners Jim & Jill Brandt are proud to be a part of Napa's community and strive to deliver great experiences to everyone who visits.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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