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143 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1844
707-374-2511
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place is the best and most comprehensive private collection of animal trophies I know of. I believe the tusks are the largest privately held and the giraffe is the only privately held in North America. There are even pictures of people like Hemingway and Teddy Roosevelt on the walls. As for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Matt T
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Winter Springs, Florida
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Rio Vista, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Buffalo Burger is good but there is years of dust on the stuffed animals every where which is really gross, they need to clean the dust. John Taffer needs there help cause it's just a matter of time until someone gets sick from the old dust blowing on your food and you. ICK !!!

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Winter Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is the best and most comprehensive private collection of animal trophies I know of. I believe the tusks are the largest privately held and the giraffe is the only privately held in North America. There are even pictures of people like Hemingway and Teddy Roosevelt on the walls. As for food, it was always a bit pricey but... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Did not eat here, only had a beer. But, the place is worth a visit just to see the walls covered with rare and some extinct special of animals shot and mounted by a previous owner in the 50's & 60's when many of these creatures stilled roamed the earth. We are talking elephants, Rhino, Giraffe, etc. Unbelievable!

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Napa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Walking into the bar is like walking back in time with all the animal heads on the wall. But, as long as it doesn't bother you it can be charming. The lunch was nice bar food. The sandwiches were good but I would not have the Thai salad again since it tasted and looked like the dressing came out of... More 

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Cottonwood, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I would recommend this place for cocktails and atmosphere only. There are hundreds of mounted animals which is fascinating. For food, we ordered a T-bone and the prime rib special. The T-bone was about 3/8" thick, about the thinnest I have ever seen and definitely not cooked to my order. The prime rib didn't have much flavor and was tough.... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This has a nice bar, and lots of heads on the wall to discuss. But the Chimp head is more than sad and alarming. Big game hunter in the 30's brought his heads home with him. The bar has a nice vibe, friendly and casual. Bar itself is nice mahogany I think and comfortable to sit at for drinks or... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Good food nice portions. Soups are excellent. Closes at 2 so you must get there early. Their breakfast is nice

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Concord, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is more for the ambience than the food. It is a novel place to take others and have a beer or appetizer and view the photos and animals. They serve basic food and a moderate price. Nothing fancy about it. But if you haven't been, you must go at least for a drink. Casual place.

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The most Safari Trophy's you may ever see. Oyster shooters are the biggy's and best you have had. Fun day trip for lunch and a beer. This is a great Motorcycle ride along the many levee roads.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place puts Rio Vista on the map. It is the only place to take visitors that is unique and everyone has a strong opinion about the décor! We have sat at the table under the elephant tusks on many an occasion. The animal heads are so old, they don't exactly look real. The food is secondary, average but okay.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1844
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rio Vista
  • Phone Number: 707-374-2511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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