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The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

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45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
559-561-4133
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am

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    Very good
  • 43
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  • 37
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  • 43
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tradition

Every year after leaving the campground, we stop here to eat before hitting the road. The patio seating is what first attracted us. Also, they are always welcoming with our dogs. The staff is very friendly. The food is not very tasty and the prices are pretty high. Service is a little slow too... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2008
charcat1971
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Whittier, CA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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los angeles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

Our reservation was for 7, we were seated at 7:30. Okay, stuff happens, then our server told us they were shorthanded, but we did get bread right away. Then the fun began: after waiting for 45 minutes the manager walks over and says our food is coming up soon, however, we never got our salads or soup that we ordered... More 

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Visalia, CA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

I have to believe that all of the good reviews for the Gateway are planted by the owners to cover up the vast shortcomings of this restaurant. Every time I have been, it is a disappointing experience. Unfortunately my father in law likes the clam chowder for some reason, so we get dragged there every once in awhile. Basically this... More 

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California
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127 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2008

The first day, we ate a pizza so we could afford this one. Total of $79 for 2 entrees and 2 beers (taxes and tip included). We took meat so finally it wasn't expensive. However I think $23 for pasta (cream and mushroom) or ravioli is really overpriced. The pork ribs were the best ever. Not overcooked and no fat.... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2008

Unbelievable setting on the Kaweah River. I had their Grizzly Bear N.Y. Cut steak, it was cooked just the way I like it, just between rare and medium rare. Great flavor! My wife had Filet Mignon and lobster tail, not Mexican or Brazilian, but Australian and it was succulent. Service was great and their wine selection had anything anybody might... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

This restaurant is terrible for sure, and the food is disgusting. We paid 70$ for 1/8 inch thick steak. Not thick sure, but so hard, and untastefull. Plus, our server "Kris25Hanggi" was sure the worst server ever met - around the world! Please, go somewhere else!

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Whittier, CA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

Every year after leaving the campground, we stop here to eat before hitting the road. The patio seating is what first attracted us. Also, they are always welcoming with our dogs. The staff is very friendly. The food is not very tasty and the prices are pretty high. Service is a little slow too. But like I said, this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

You just have to go. Breakfast, dinner, whatever.

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Emeryville, CA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2008

This restaurant and lodge located at very very beautiful place - right on the river. We walked and asked room for December 30th. Room design is completely different from "standard" motel room - I felt like more old fashion with all neccessary things. We had queen and twin beds. For me it was much more then I would expect for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2007

friendly service but the food was average. big portions, though, if thats your thing

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Irvine, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2007

We were in Three Rivers on Easter Sunday night so the pickings were slim as a lot of the restaurants were closed. We chose the Gateway because it was open, looked okay from the outside and had a nice location next to the river. We got a table on the patio which was the only redeeming thing about the entire... 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
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?