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Mission Inn

3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
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Ranked #3 of 616 restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Bar, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mission Inn Avenue/Orange Street
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204 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Had drinks in the President lounge and lunch on the patio. Top notch service and quality food. Tour the hotel before you leave, a most interesting place. Check the birds that talk, they say "hello".

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Effingham, Illinois
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144 reviews 144 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The historic Mission Inn in Riverside, California, has an excellent Sunday Champaign Brunch. Champaign, orange juice, coffee, and water glasses were kept full throughout the brunch. The food was hot, and cold fruit was fresh. Service was excellent. It was hard to decide what we liked best. Desserts were very good, and again hard to decide what we liked best,... More

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Riverside, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have lived in Riverside for 25 years. The Mission Inn is the city's iconic landmark, and worth a visit (especially in Christmas season.) But the hotel's general service restaurant is nothing special and a bit pricey. In contrast, Duane's Restaurant, located within the Mission Inn, is probably Riverside's (if not Inland Southern California's) top restaurant. That said, running neck-and-neck... More

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Millburn, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is an iconic location , not to be missed if you are in Riverside area for any length of time. The two bars on opposite sides of lobby are both worth having a drink in. There was a lounge singer in the bar close to "Diane's" who was truly bad , butchering lyrics from van Morrison and jimmy buffet,... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We paid for a tour of the hotel and were so enchanted with all that we saw and learned we decided to stay for lunch on Saturday. Up to this point everyone in the hotel had been more than courteous, helpful, and welcoming. We waited for the hostess to appear to get a table and were informed everyone had to... More

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Anaheim, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was our first time to visit the Mission Inn and dining at Duane's steakhouse located inside the Mission Inn Hotel. Duane's is a high-end, very classy place. The ambience is amazing with the décor and with the history of the Mission Inn. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent. The other more casual restaurants also looked inviting and... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have been coming to the Mission Inn for brunch on family holidays for several years now. On each occasion, we find the variety of food is extensive, the service is good and the environment is relaxing. The kids love to talk to the parrots and play on the cannons. The teenagers love to wander the grounds. The adults love... More

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Riverside, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

For the very first time we had a negative experience at the Mission Inn Restaurant. Have been going there for many years, always happy with the service and food. Today we were celebrating a birthday. After ordering our meals, we heard our server tell other guests about the wonderful buffet available, but he never told us about it. We had... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a most excellent meal at the restaurant. The Mission is the real reason we went there. Scenic Beauty is the Mission Inn. A truly wonderful place for your next Vacation. A Great place for friends, family or business.

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Riverside, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have had there Sunday Brunch, which had the biggest variety of food anywhere. Also, have been to several gatherings. The hotel is a wonderful place just to sit in the lobby and relax.

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