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All 39 Sanger Restaurants

School House Restaurant and Tavern

1018 South Frankwood Ave, Sanger, CA 93657
+1 559-787-3271
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Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Sanger
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: In a country school house established in 1921, just north of Reedley and east of Sanger, School House Restaurant & Tavern offers vast array of experiences unlike any other. Watch the game in our country roadside tavern, dinner in our historical dining room a view of the kitchen, or the outdoor fire lounge patio looking out to our gardens at the base of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The food represents a modern approach to classic dishes we all crave, with a focus on farm fresh, local ingredients. Our service staff is knowledgeable and attentive, yet relaxed and friendly. School House offers an extraordinary dining experience that's not just about food and drink, it's about creating lasting memories.
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English first
Dinuba, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We went to the tavern for a family reunion of sorts. Had some drinks and most of us ate. Everybody walked away completely satisfied. It is a little spendy but no one seemed to mind. The tavern menu is really pretty good, not as extensive or expensive as the dining room menu. Everything is good, they even make there own... More 

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Tulare, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Ok allow me to start with the good, the only reason for the 2 stars. Beautiful place love how the owners kept the integrity of the building. I ordered the salmon with the creamy lentils and seasonal vegetables and added a creamy tomato basil soup. The lentils were great, I loved them they had great flavor, and the best way... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My friend and I were headed from Sequoia/Kings Canyon to Yosemite, when we passed this place on the way. It definitely looked appealing from the outside, so we opted to take a chance on it and were glad we had. We stopped in for a late lunch. The prices are definitely not cheap, so do bear that in mind. I... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stopped here yesterday on the way to Pine Flat Lake. Fabulous place! Ordered Eggs Benedict...perfectly prepared & the cowboy potatoes were wonderful. Highly recommended! Bloody Marys are good too. :)

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Houston
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is the best restaurant in town! The six days we were in town, we ate dinner there 4 times. The calamari fries are excellent, which we had several times as well as the Caesar salad. The salmon ratatouille was perfectly portion and flavorful. And my boyfriend had the duck stroganoff as well as the prime rib sandwich, both of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My brothers and I were heading to Kings Canyon and it looked as if we were running out of options as to where we could have a meal before entering the park. We came across this restaurant/tavern and thought that this may be our last hope. We walked up to the entrance and checked out the posted menu. Eeeeek! The... More 

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Green Valley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had been in the car for hours and were ready for a break. We even turned around to go back after we drove by it. The design and decor is terrific. Bartender was fun and interesting. Check it out!

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Arcadia, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Every single item on the menu looks so good its hard to choose. So instead of ordering up 2 main entrees for the 2 of us. We opted to try 4 appetizers and share one entree. Both my husband and I LOVE calamari so it's a regular item we would order at restaurants where it's on the menu. This Calamari... More 

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Madera, California
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our group went for a special occasion lunch celebration. It is a unique old restored school house building, but I expected much more memorabilia. There are some old school pictures and a few old desks from days gone by. It does have a beautiful tavern, but we expected more for ambience. They should have some printed historical info pamphlets maybe?... More 

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LA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were on our way to Sequoia and terribly hungry with very limited options. We drove past this restaurant initially thinking what in the heck could be all the way out here? There were so many cars we stopped. Dinner was delicious. Yes, smaller portions but excellent cuisine. I had the special which was quinoa salad with prawns...and the clam... More 

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Additional Information about School House Restaurant and Tavern

Address: 1018 South Frankwood Ave, Sanger, CA 93657
Phone Number: +1 559-787-3271
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sanger
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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