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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Scenic view

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb food with a gorgeous golf course view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Lonnie M
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Solvang, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Buellton, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

A great place for lunch after a round of golf or a little time on the driving range. Pleasant atmosphere, good service and good food.

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Los Olivos, Ca
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Sign in door Jan 17, 2013, says they will be open for breakfast and lunch only. Dinner is no longer an option.

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Enniskerry, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The setting is beautiful but the service was actually pretty lousy and the food was just okay. We've been here twice just because my husband loves being at the golf course. Other than that, there are much better places to eat!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I would probably not go back. The menu was limited as were the portions. It was disappointing. I used to go there for lunch 10 years ago while I lived in the area. The golf course is run down. They had tarps over the driving range. It just looked like it needed some TLC.

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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?