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Foster's Bighorn

143 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1844
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Ranked #5 of 20 restaurants in Rio Vista
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Doing business
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59% Recommend
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Sacramento, California, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The most striking aspect of Foster's are the animal heads on the walls. Truly unique. Elephant and giraffe along with hundreds of others. Food is ordinary. Pass Foster's up for something better in Rio Vista

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Every horned animal in the world (I think) has it's head on the wall. The bar is a must stop if driving through the delta. The food is ok and the service at the bar is friendly but slow. If you hate taxidermy don't stop. If you are hunting for unique watering holes for a quick stop, this must make... More

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Jubail, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A super unique experience. I grew up in and around this place so I had to move away and come back to appreciate the uniqueness of Fosters. My favorite plate to eat is the Calamari, I will say this dish is the best I have ever eaten anywhere and I have traveled and eaten all over the world. Fantastic.

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Rio Vista, CA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

On your next trip to Rio Vista stopping in at Foster's Bighorn is a must. I'm a resident of Rio Vista and have eaten here several times. The food is always good. ( I had a full rack of pork ribs.)This time I found the service particularly good. People come from all over to see the taxidermy of the numerous... More

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Rio Vista, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

No matter where you live on the West coast, take the thirty minute drive on HWY 12 between Lodi and Fairfiled to Rio Vista and Foster's Big Horn. The experience will be well worth your time and the collection of taxidermy is one of the world's best. Places like this are disappearing as corporate food and beverage conglomerates predominate and... More

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Rio Vista
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

go to Foster's. Sandwiches are great, a full meal. Service was efficient and friendly. Haven't been there for dinner yet. Would we go again? Answer, YES. We enjoyed taking friends/family there.

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Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Close your eyes when in this restaurants if you have seen and love animals in the wild. It made me feel sad seeing a big elephant head on the wall after being in Africa. But, I can't comment much on that if I eat meat! Food was average at a big price for what you got. Nothing vegan on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Great place to visit in a small town.we like to visit places with a difference- it was but if you dont like stuffed animals- proper taxidermist animals on show, then this msy not be your place. Absokutely amazing.

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Santa Clara, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This restaurant was recommended, so we stopped for lunch while in the area. Big and small game mounted on the walls -- that was a surprise! There are over 100 black and white safari and hunting photos on the walls, all very interesting to look at and read about. Lunch was good-I had the southwest chicken sandwich and salad, my... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Foster's was recommended by some locals while passing through Rio Vista area. It was a fun place, unique and lots of surprises. The food was decent. It would have been nice if their policy of not taking credit cards was put more upfront or when the waitress is taking an order. Not a good thing to find out at the... More

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