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50080 Hampshire Rocks Road, Interstate 80 at Norden Exit, Soda Springs, CA 95728
530-562-5060
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English first
Reno, Nevada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Just off I-80, exit 168, on the south side of the freeway, this historic lodge recently reopened under new ownership. Having passed it 100s of times over the years, I decided to meet a friend there for lunch. What a pleasant surprise! So often when there is only one restaurant for miles, the food disappoints. This was not the case.... More 

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Astoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to Rainbow Lodge Restaurant off and on for 35 years. Today I met a friend for brunch. Our waitress was great. I love eggs benedict and order it often. I ordered the eggs benedict with Canadian bacon for $13.00. When I asked to substitute avocado for the ham, I was told that there would be an... More 

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california
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We arrived at Rainbow Lodge, with two friends, for Thanksgiving Dinner. We were excited, since the Lodge had long been a favorite stop for us, and had recently re-opened with new owners and staff. Unfortunately, an untimely water pressure problem had forced the restaurant to halt their service. Well, we were surprised and disappointed, but our friend Sandy spoke up... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stopped for lunch on our way to Nevada from San Francisco. Perfect to sit by the fireplace on this rainy, foggy day. The mushroom swiss burger with grilled onions came with fries ($12). Delicious! One order was enough for 2 of us. The service was excellent. We will definitely go back.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stopped for a late breakfast on a busy Sunday morning. Warmly greeted by every employee we passed. Seated as quickly as they could, with a waitress immediately providing a menu and coffee. Good selection of breakfast items. Great tasting food. Adequate parking for RVs

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We took a daytrip up to Soda Springs to have lunch at the re-opened Rainbow Lodge. My elderly father is in a wheelchair and he was perfectly accomodated. We enjoyed an inside table in the sun, overlooking the pretty patio and the quaking aspen's. A nice little fire warmed up the dining room. Dad really enjoyed his trout fish and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent, reasonable menu - great service. Needs a more eclectic wine list - or you can bring your own.

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El Dorado Hills
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

So glad the lodge and restaurant have re-opened. This has always been one of our favorite places for a day trip and lunch. The opening menu is a bit limited and the food is good, not great. My husband's hamburger arrived well done instead of medium and was quite dry. The fries were terrific (unfortunately!). The trout was very tasty... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Loved the beauty,easy ti find and park,really good simple food and awesome friendly staff . Disliked the dirty carpet and really tired bedding,lighting surface decor.

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Sacramento
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Took a drive up the hill to Tahoe and stopped in for lunch. Have passed this place hundreds of times, but never stopped. What a surprise. This place is very comfortable. Fireplaces roaring, snow outside the windows. The food was very tasty, the waiters confused the orders a little, but eventiually got it right. They are also a Bed and... More 

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Address: 50080 Hampshire Rocks Road, Interstate 80 at Norden Exit, Soda Springs, CA 95728
Phone Number: 530-562-5060
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Soda Springs

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