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41695 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271
+1 559-799-3665
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 am
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Outdoors great food with a river view

Picnic tables undercover next the river, serving very tasty, well prepared food. Lemon ricotto pancakes hit the spot this morning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Picnic tables undercover next the river, serving very tasty, well prepared food. Lemon ricotto pancakes hit the spot this morning.

Thank NomadNancy2016
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food is delicious and true California cuisine (not tourist fare). The setting is lovely especially on a cold winter's night with heat lamps, fire, and blankets all keeping us warm. The food is simple but everything is great. Salted Caramel chocolate pot du creme was "mindblowing" (quote attributed to the boyfriend). We were shocked at how inexpensive the total... More 

Thank Ellie R
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We first stopped at Ol Buckaroo a year ago. We were on our way to Sequoia National Park when I first spotted the black truck. I was immediately intrigued! We stopped on our way back, met the awesome and friendly owners, and enjoyed a wonderful and delicious meal. Since, Ol Buckaroo has grown in both size and popularity! A must... More 

Thank MarielaMR
York, UK
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed in Three Rivers on our road trip and ate twice at Ol Buckaroo and were definitely not disappointed. Don't be disappointed by seeing the food cooked in a caravan - it was absolutely delicious. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the setting was wonderful - it was a great find! The food was of a high... More 

1 Thank UKBlonde007
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191 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had dinner at the Ol Buckaroo last month. This is an outdoor restaurant and the setting is beautiful. We each had a burger and the burgers were excellent. We will definitely return and recommend you give them a try too.

Thank Beasley33
Los Angeles, California
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

What a relief to find this place in Three Rivers. It's the only good restaurant in town. We would have eaten there everyday if they weren't closed on Tuesday's and Wednesdays. Fresh food with vegetarian options. Friendly, happy staff and a fantastic atmosphere.

Thank cultdiva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner at 530pm oct 10, 2015. Easy access great menu, high quality food, great service and average prices - $75 for dinner 2 adults 3 kids no alcohol. The kitchen is a food truck and the tables are set up by the river. Awesome location! By 730pm there was a huge line waiting to get in. Best place to... More 

Thank Philpenn8
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

After heading here from Las Vegas and its artificiality, this was such a pleasant contrast, which we appreciated. Ol Buckaroo is a roadside café serving from a mobile catering van (though soon to be be in adjacent premises) with tables and chairs in the open by a brook, all nicely decorated and well laid out, with lights and music, a... More 

Thank Peter L L
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It's outdoors , friendly, excellent food and some funky choices for food and beverages. It has a great atmosphere.

Thank Bob L
Montreal, Canada
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I find it ridiculously cliché when people use the term "a hidden gem" when it comes to reviews on TripAdvisor. However, I honestly cannot think of a better way to describe this place. We stopped by the Ol' Buckaroo for breakfast after our stay at the Sequoia National Park. The only reason we even stopped there is because River View... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41695 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Three Rivers
  • Phone Number: +1 559-799-3665

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:30 am

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