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Tommy's Restaurant

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American, Contemporary
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130 N. Encina Ave., Visalia, CA 93291
559-627-6077
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Tommy's Restaurant located in downtown Visalia, CA next to the...
Welcome to Tommy's Restaurant located in downtown Visalia, CA next to the historic Fox Theatre. With four distinct dining rooms and a separate lounge, Tommy's Restaurant is a popular gathering place for locals and discerning travelers alike. Using the freshest ingredients - from seasonal vegetable to hand-selected steaks - Tommy's serves uniquely bold flavors with exceptional taste. Join us for lunch, dinner or drinks with friends including daily bar specials at one of Visalia's finest restaurants.
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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Two years ago I selected Tommy's to celebrate my anniversary. I had a large party of 20+ people. I experienced neglectful service and mediocre food and vowed never to return, but recently friend chose Tommy's for her birthday lunch so how could I deny such a request? I ordered the bacon pasta and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
jackpot4me
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Visalia, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I enjoy the food at Tommy's but only go here on a special occasion because of the price point. It is more like European dining, in that you wait a while for your food. A good tip: you need to ask for the bread, which is fresh baked to order and is FAB! Unlike is Europe, you're not charged extra... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Tommy's has definitely dropped from what it used to be. It's sad because it used to be a really good restaurant. Not so much nowadays. Definitely other more desirable options out there.

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Newark, New Jersey
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Tommy's was recommended by the hotel staff as being one of the best in town. Menu was adequate and a bit limited. One person in my party had an undercooked steak and another's was overcooked even though they both ordered it the same way. Nice wine list. Staff decent. For what was called 'one of the best in town,' I... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant, you will definitely want to try their Bread Pudding for desert, it is the best I have ever had.

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Visalia, CA, USA
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had reservations at 6PM for dinner for 4. Plans to attend concert tonight after dinner at 7:30. My friend and I ordered 2 appetizers each and the other couple ordered dinner and we all ordered a cocktail. We got one appetizer and the drinks. An hour later, the waiter came to the table to let one our guest know that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Two years ago I selected Tommy's to celebrate my anniversary. I had a large party of 20+ people. I experienced neglectful service and mediocre food and vowed never to return, but recently friend chose Tommy's for her birthday lunch so how could I deny such a request? I ordered the bacon pasta and avocado shrimp salad. Both were excellent. The... More 

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Visalia, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Located in an industrial park on Shirk Road in NW Visalia, Tommy's Restaurant who founded the popular Bistro downtown, opened a place that caters to the working crowd. Great food at a reasonable price.

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good service and very tasty food. Try the burgers or the meatloaf. The pastrami is also very good. Bottomless drinks rounds it all out. Thank you

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Had the Lobster and Shrimp pasta and it was delicious and actually came with a whole tail on top! Very filling but had to share their famous bread pudding with my wife, it is worth going to Tommy's just to get this.

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Visalia, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food at Tommy's is always really good! Whatever you do, don't try to order something during happy hour that's not on the menu! Chef gets really upset if you attempt to. Having said that, the food is always great, service, well, attitudes could probably be improved.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 N. Encina Ave., Visalia, CA 93291
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: 559-627-6077

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic

Description

Welcome to Tommy's Restaurant located in downtown Visalia, CA next to the historic Fox Theatre. With four distinct dining rooms and a separate lounge, Tommy's Restaurant is a popular gathering place for locals and discerning travelers alike. Using the freshest ingredients - from seasonal vegetable to hand-selected steaks - Tommy's serves uniquely bold flavors with exceptional taste. Join us for lunch, dinner or drinks with friends including daily bar specials at one of Visalia's finest restaurants.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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