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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
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 52
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  • 40
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Place to Stay

I have to say that I was a little nervous after reading alot of the reviews about Gateway. We just returned from a four day trip, myself, mother, and 4 grandchildren and we stayed in the two bedroom house and we had a fabulous time. The house has a breath taking view of the river and the beds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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Visalia, California
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235 reviews 235 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
4,206 helpful votes 4,206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

I have stopped here since I remember, and always been great and unique. The food is good, and the service even better, last time I had a Hispanic girl which was very attentive and very pretty!! My friend speak only Spanish and she took pit order in both English and Spanish!! I'm totally happy with this place and I will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

I have to say that I was a little nervous after reading alot of the reviews about Gateway. We just returned from a four day trip, myself, mother, and 4 grandchildren and we stayed in the two bedroom house and we had a fabulous time. The house has a breath taking view of the river and the beds a very... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

We had been disappointed with dining in the area until we tried the Gateway. We were seated at a great table overlooking the river. The service was very attentive and both of our meals were very good. We recommend the Gateway to anyone visiting the Three Rivers area.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

We stopped here, in search of a place to have lunch before entering the Sequoia National Park. On the outside,... it didn't look like much, but on the inside it was set like a 5-star restaurant from a large city. The atmosphere was quaint, the portions were about right, but the pricing was a bit high. All in all,... it... More 

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Long Beach
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

My wife and I decided to try the Gateway Restaurant for dinner on the last of our three-night Three Rivers excursion. We had dinner at the River View the first two nights and thought it would be just silly not to try a different place. I asked the desk clerk at the Sierra Lodge what she would recommend. She recommended... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

We visited the restaurant in March while staying in Sequoia, and due to heavy snow we needed to go back to Three Rivers to be able to get a phone signal and use the internet. We called in a for a spot of lunch and were greeted with a warm welcome. We ate snack food in the bar and were... More 

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central valley
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

The negative review you have read are totally correct. It has been awhile since our horrible experience, but I am somewhat comforted to read we weren't the only ones this restaurant has abused. The owner is a boor and a bully. My family waited patiently for their meal. Our kids were done with their dinner and tired, my husband and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

I love going up to the Gateway for a weekend getaway. I have gone many times and had a GREAT experience each trip. The rooms at the lodge are very nice and the restaurant has great food! I have tried many items of their menu and have always been extremely happy with my meal. The service is exceptional both for... More 

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Simi Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

We love going up to the Gateway for a little vacation. We have been going there for about 7 years now and are still just as satisfied it keeps getting better. The restaurant has great food and is right on the creek! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone of my friends, and have!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

My friends and I came up to visit and were enchanted by the great location of the restaurant and the wonderful food and service. And much to our pleasure we happened to arrive on a Wednesday and found that they were offering free spaghetti dinners to all diners as a way of giving back the community. The owner Glenn told... More 

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Additional Information about The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

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