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“Every table was filled with (mostly) happy diners.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little River Inn Dining Room

Little River Inn Dining Room
Little River Inn, 7901 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456
707-937-5942
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Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Little River Airport Road
Sacramento area
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Every table was filled with (mostly) happy diners.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

There was some kind of club gathering that distracted the staff. Regardless, our server made sure we were well taken care of. Well-tended plants out of every window except the bar overlooked the ocean.

We shared the delicious meatloaf special.....and it was special.

Be sure to make a reservation!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food, BAD service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Just there, 2 hours ago. Seated before dinner rush then Katrina gave us weak, absentminded service apart from basic food sales. The food isn't worth it. For what it's worth, I rarely comment if I don't like a restaurant but with it's rep and prices, Little River Inn has some obligation to meet expectations. I usually tip 20%, went 10% tonight.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix
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129 reviews 129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“A definite must try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We ate an early dinner in the bar, where you can order from the bar menu or the dinner menu. The service was friendly and good, considering there was only one waitress and one bartender, and every table and seat was filled. Tuesday is “taco Tuesday” with Mexican specials. When we told our waitress we were from Arizona and our standards for Mexican cuisine were high, she brought us a bowl of chips, pico de gallo and habanero salsa to try, complimentary. We shared the Dungeness crab cakes, which my husband said was the best dish we had on a two-week vacation. They were about $13 for two, but when you live in Arizona and don't get good crabcakes . . . We also shared a burrito, filled with rice and carnitas served with rice, beans, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream. The burrito was large enough to share and was very good (though not as good as our local Mexican restaurant). She also brought us ANOTHER bowl of chips and pico de gallo. When a gentleman at the bar got a hamburger, it looked so good everyone craned their neck to get a peek. We returned the next night and had the fish and chips, which were very good as well. Little River Inn is a definite must try.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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california
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Clam Chowder to live for.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

What I really wanted to talk about was how good the Clam Chowder was.
We sat in the bar and watched the most beautiful sunset. I have known for years about their delicious prime rib and the their Sunday Brunch.
I never order Clam Chowder but my good friend who went to Culinary Institute of America said you have got to have the Clam Chowder since I trust her ... I had it ... It was to live for... The best ever and I lived in Boston, Maine, all over New England . The broth was sublime.
Try it you'll love it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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derezago
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21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Pricey, but oh so good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had an amazing meal at the restaurant in Little River Inn this weekend. We sat down at the bar for a drink first for a gorgeous view of the ocean and the sunset. Then we had dinner at the main dining room. We started with crab cakes and clam chowder soup, and then I had osso buco, and my boyfriend had peppered steak. Everything was finger-licking delicious! The property, the views, and the restaurant are beautiful, and the service was outstanding. Definitely one of the best meals ever!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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