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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    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
A must see for the taxidermy, every animal on earth-almost

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
deb5biker
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Concord, California
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Rio Vista, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This bar / restaurant has been in Rio Vista,California, for many years. Unimpressive from the outside, once you enter the bar is dominated by over one hundred stuffed animal heads that the original hunter collected in safaris in Africa, Asia, Canada and elsewhere. The restaurant is located in the back, and provides reasonably priced food and drink. Not exactly a... More 

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Rio Vista, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The main dining room has at least one of every kind of animal stuffed and mounted on the walls. It is a throwback to a time long gone by when big game hunters took a trophy home from their latest safari. Most of these were bagged in the 1940's when that sort of thing was popular. The food is very... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

"Old photos on the wall tell the story of a lifetime of commitment to the preservation of a world no longer available to us" It is interesting to note that in most of those photos Mr. Foster holds a big gun, making sure that he was part of creating the reality "of a world no longer available to us". "Commitment... More 

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Ione
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had lunch at Fosters Bighorn Bar as I remembered eating there more than 40 + years ago. We were just passing through on our way to Napa Valley. Very happy to see all the "heads on the walls" in all the different rooms again; it was just as I remembered. Take your time, buy some food and soak in... More 

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I "pop in" to Fosters Bighorn Bar on a recommendation from a local from Locke; we were just passing through on the way home from Lake Tahoe. Very surprised to see all the "heads on the walls" in all the different rooms...... do not miss the back room, but say hello to he elephant on the way... More 

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Sacramento, California, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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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