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Mission Inn

3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
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Ranked #3 of 618 restaurants in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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209 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We ate dinner here and had the champagne brunch. Both were very much up to expectation. I wasn't particularly hungry for the dinner, so only ate the calamari, but they were really good. The brunch was what you might expect from a top Las Vegas all-you-can-eat buffet, but with attentive service too.

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San Carlos, Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What a wonderful piece of history and FINE DINING! If you are ever close to Riverside, California this is a do not miss.

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Riverside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Mission Inn is a nice place to visit any time of year, but especially around the holidays. Besides the several restaurants, including upscale Dwayne's, and a mid range Mexican restaurant, there is also the Presidential Lounge for a cocktail. During the Christmas Holiday the Inn is decorated beautifully with lots to do and see within walking distance. There are... More

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Crosslake, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We ate at the Mexican restaurant, the Italian restaurant, and the one in the courtyard. Each experience was delightful.

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Fillmore, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The menu is limited. The food was great but very pricey. Breakfast for 3 was $60.00 without tip and that was not the brunch. Lunch was $65.00 without tip.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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162 reviews 162 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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
49 helpful votes 49 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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