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

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  • 10
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Small town bar with big time game.

This bar has been around "forever" and is more of a local attraction versus a great food/bar scene. The original owner was a big time game hunter and there are various trophies of his mounted in and around the restaurant. Personally not my deal to be eating around stuffed animals but food was ok... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
M F
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Petaluma, California
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Petaluma, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bar has been around "forever" and is more of a local attraction versus a great food/bar scene. The original owner was a big time game hunter and there are various trophies of his mounted in and around the restaurant. Personally not my deal to be eating around stuffed animals but food was ok, prices fair, cash only, menu limited.... More 

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Thank M F
Napa, California
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I thought the food was very good. I had the bison burger and my wife had the chicken sandwich. The burger was cooked on the rare side and the taste was very good. Bison meat is very lean, but flavorable. The atmosphere is a old fashion bar with restaurant tables in back area. Not very fancy but clean and lots... More 

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Thank Chuck49ers
Castro Valley, California
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to have lunch on Fridays for $4.95. They have a different special every Friday. The choice of 2 items and substantial portions. Dinners are great and have a wide range of choices moderately price. They owner was a hunter and Big game are everywhere displayed. Just to let you know.

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Thank Jaynee C
Rio Vista
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My husband and I can't wait for Fridays, because we really enjoy the "Friday Specials" at Foster's Bighorn. You just can't beat the price of $4.95, and the food is sooo good. You can tell it's made fresh. The waitress' are always pleasant and helpful.

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Thank Eleanor R
Rio Vista
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This one of a kind place in Rio Vista is a must see. I tried the lunch special which was Cuban Sandwich. They used bacon instead of ham. It was delicious. My friend had the French Dip, it was tender and very good. Ample quantity, we took half home.

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Thank Terirv
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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180 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Foster's is like stepping back in time. Hunting has certainly changed over the years. Haven't seen elephant and giraffe mounts anywhere else. And so many big cats, rhinos, moose, elk and every other animal you can think of and many you'd never thought of. When we were there a few years ago my wife climbed up on the bar and... More 

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Thank Bob A
Stockton, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

A friend told us about this place today, so we checked it out. It looks like it's one of those small storefront bars, but inside it's a restaurant, too. Food was good and moderately priced. The real attraction is the crazy amount of Hunting trophies there. I am not into them per se, but you've got to see this place... More 

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Thank AngieSargenti
Rio Vista, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank jesse v
Winter Springs, Florida
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
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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