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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 - 9:00 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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  • 5
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 4
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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
Changes have made a diffference

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Kaijk
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New York, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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English first
New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 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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Senior Reviewer
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
110 helpful votes 110 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
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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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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