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The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

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45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant - great but expensive

This is the best restaurant for dinner that we have found in three rivers. The views from the outside seating is beautiful. The food we had was good but it is not cheap...... but what do you expect when not in a big city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
Mike L
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the best restaurant for dinner that we have found in three rivers. The views from the outside seating is beautiful. The food we had was good but it is not cheap...... but what do you expect when not in a big city.

Thank Mike L
Mission, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Let me just say this, never in my life have I ever been to a restaurant where the waitress added an automatic 20% tip on my bill for a party of 5, and after inquiring about it, was told with a straight face that it was restaurant policy. First one for me. We were visiting the Sequoia National Park for... More 

Thank Andres O
Boulder, Colorado
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133 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Expensive but excellent food and service. The patio is riverside and is a relaxing beautiful setting.

Thank Patronking
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

"Food quality was Outstanding" great waiters and waitresses, the ambience we were overlooking the waterfalls at our window seat. Get there early if you don't have reservations. We were very fortunate because 15 minutes later they were having their dinner graduates' function". Outside seating as well.

Thank Genuine516
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Having grown up in Visalia and working a few summers at Camp Telequoia YMCA at Sequoia Lake, I brought my wife here We in May 2013 to share with her this amazing restaurant on the Kaweah River before heading up into Sequoia National park to explore the Big Trees. We had a fabulous time feeding the ducks and watching the... More 

Thank DarrylSmith
Anchorage, Alaska
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My wife and I stopped here not quite sure what to expect after seeing some of the negative reviews. However, we are glad we did. The weather was sunny so we sat outside overlooking the river. The servers were pleasant, attentive, friendly and professional. We tried the calamari appetizer which was good. I just had a cheeseburger and margarita, both... More 

Thank Robert H
Fresno, California
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Heading to Three Rivers, I wanted to find someplace where we could sit outside and enjoy lunch. This restaurant was perfect. We were able to sit outside overlooking river rocks and rushing water.....very peaceful. Food was pretty good and the waitress was wonderful. Restaurant had different rooms, different areas to sit.....very nice place for spending the day in the mountains.... More 

Thank Robin F
Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Ate here twice as it is the only restaurant in the vicinity that's any good. Good service and food. Nice surroundings. Ate outside at lunch time with nice view over river.

Thank akldb
Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I was recommended by Shelley at The Comfort Inn in Three Rivers, and she hooked me up with a 10% off, or a complimentary bottle of champagne. Menu looked good, called and got Glenn (sous chef and owner) whom welcomed me and gave me great confidence in dining there. Glenn greeted me at the door, escorted me to great corner... More 

Thank michellegrunberg86
Burleson, Texas
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209 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We got to Sequoia late and went halfway up the mountain before it got too dark and we decided to turn back. We were hungry and this was the first place that we saw on the way back to the hotel. We sat out on the patio next to the river. I had a burger and the wife had some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Three Rivers
  • Phone Number: 559-561-4133

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?