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Napa General Store & Cafe

540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
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Ranked #40 of 247 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $1 - $16
Cuisines: American, Asian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 5th Street
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.
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142 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
West Chicago, Illinois
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272 reviews 272 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped here 3 weeks ago and now I just hope that this place (and many others) will have survived the recent Napa earthquake. We enjoyed a nice lunch outdoors. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table to open up outside but it is easy to put in the time while perusing the many items for sale... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

First stop after arrival at Napa, and it was a sweet welcome. Had a delicious salad, and my husband had a turkey wrap with pico. Perfect way to start a trip!

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Lake George, New York
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159 reviews 159 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great shopping on the waterfront. Good prices, wine tasting and a wonderful outdoor patio. Had a great lunch and found their gifts priced below similar shops offering Napa memorabilia. Found a lazy Susan, barrel top 25. Cheaper than in St. Helena shop.

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209 reviews 209 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I always thought the General Store was just that--a store--but darned if it doesn't have a perfectly delightful restaurant in the back. You can eat inside at one of the comfortable tables in the smallish dining room, or enjoy the lovely (and larger) seating area outside. The service is friendly and warm, and there are lots of interesting items on... More

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marion il
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

great lunch spot with wonderful outdoor seating. excellent food and service. nice wine tasting area with a selection of small winery offerings. general store has a varied selection of unique items and well worth a visit.

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San Mateo
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Charming setting, great location, excellent service, and even better food for a good value, and a PALEO SCRAMBLE. Really? Breakfast heaven. They hit all the right marks including pasture raised bacon, local, organic ingredients. Everyone else enjoyed their non-paleo options, too. The fruit compote that came with the french toast and the hot chocolate got particularly rave reviews from my... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a delicious lunch upon arriving in Napa. Service was friendly and helpful. Great salads…great wine. We were invited to a free tasting while at lunch. Overall, loved this place.

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Portland, Oregon
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137 reviews 137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A small restaurants and lots of take home food products made in Napa Valley. Wines and California olive oils created by Michael Chiarello. Fun to visit and lots of free tastings.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We purchased a Napa Taste Card ( best thing to do! www.donapa.com) the wine was good and ordered shrimp rolls and cheese platter to accompany our tasting. all very good- There is an outdoor restaurant on the river which is very cute and the store itself is has very nice selection of great gifts to take home and even a... More

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Taos, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very cute place, located along the river in central Napa. It is combination country store and restaurant. There is a very inviting outdoor seating space and the service is good. We ate breakfast, which was average.....good but not great.

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