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River Grill At The Alisal

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150 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463 (Oak St.)
(805) 688-7784
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food with outstanding serene views

Want a break from shopping in Solvang, away from the crowds? On the outer edge of town overlooking the golf course and the gorgeous countryside, this is a great place for lunch whether you choose to dine inside or on the lovely outside patio. Very reasonable prices for great soup, salads, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
JudyBellflower
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Bellflower, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Orange County, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have to be honest, our expectations weren't high. A lunch at a golf course grill?? What a beautiful setting on a Tuesday afternoon. We started with a fabulous local Sauvignon Blanc for Rusack in Solvang at a great price. I had a smoked beef brisket dip -- a lot of beef and a little roll, perfect. Have the onion... More 

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Bellflower, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Want a break from shopping in Solvang, away from the crowds? On the outer edge of town overlooking the golf course and the gorgeous countryside, this is a great place for lunch whether you choose to dine inside or on the lovely outside patio. Very reasonable prices for great soup, salads, and sandwiches! Cannot beat the views.

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A nice warm day, a very nice patio, plenty of shade from the umbrellas, a very lovely view overlooking part of the course, but mostly of the surrounding country side and coastal mountains. The wait staff were very nice and the two main entry salads were very good.

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New York, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a great spot for a light lunch or early dinner. The view at sunset is beautiful. They recently changed the menu and it is not as good as it used to be. It is not as elaborate and is way more limited. Atmoshphere is nice.

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Solvang, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

What could be more beautiful than eating at a restaurant over looking a golf course. The restaurant is not just for golfers. As a matter of fact, the majority of people who eat there do not play golf. When the weather is nice, which is often, sitting outside under an umbrella is the ticket. The restaurant serves breatfast and lunch.... More 

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vandenberg village, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Was happy to have both breakfast and lunch selections instead of the brunch buffet. Outdoor seating provided an excellent view. Menu items made it hard to select but worth the effort. The tortilla soup was tops. The turkey ciabata sandwich was excellent as was the onion rings.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Most pleasant place to eat at the Alisal property. Hard to get to without a car, although perhaps the hotel will drive you there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been extremely fortunate to have eaten at the River Course Grill on many occasions. The decor is very country/traditional, there is a great outdoor patio to eat at as well, and the restaurant also serves as the grill for the golf course. On my latest visit I had the grilled chicken sandwich with french fries. The rub they... More 

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Leaburg, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Try the fish tacos, the hamburgers, and the soups. All are excellent, and on a nice day, the atmosphere on the outside deck makes for a perfect midday stop. This is not on the main drag in Solvang, but is just a ten minute walk, or a two minute drive from downtown Solvang.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Pro - excellent views and atmosphere Con - food has no effort put in. Caesar salad looked like it was from a supermarket packet. Beef brisket had old strips of beef squeezed between two loafs of bread. No cooking - service non existent

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Additional Information about River Grill At The Alisal

Address: 150 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone Number: (805) 688-7784
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
    (Oak St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: (805) 688-7784

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?