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“Quite good - let down by the service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of River View Restaurant & Lounge

River View Restaurant & Lounge
42323 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271
559-561-2211
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Ranked #7 of 14 Restaurants in Three Rivers
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Quite good - let down by the service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The River View Restaurant is, not surprisingly, next to the river and the terrace provides a very pleasant seating area. Inside looks more like a bar than a restaurant, but it's OK.

We were shown to our table by a young lad who took our drinks order, but then we had to wait a long time to order food. It appeared that there was only one person who was allowed to take food orders and that wasn't the guy that seated us. When he did eventually get to us, he was a little flustered although I didn't think it was that busy. Anyway, the wait wasn't a big problem because they had a great band playing that night and we weren't in a hurry.

Food was pretty good - standard fare for this type of place: burgers, fries, salads, ribs, etc.

Overall, not bad and I would have rated it higher if we hadn't had to wait so long to order.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The setting is wonderful on the back patio overlooking the rocky river. It you are here at dusk, you might want to bring your mosquito repellant.
Food was very good. Burger was huge, an obviously hand mad sirloin patty.

Visited September 2013
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“fun place and value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

pretty standard honest fare in a great location with good staff and great entertainment. True local character and feel.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good service and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Selection of restaurants is pretty limited in Three Rivers. We decided to try River View despite other reviews. And we were positively surprised. The restaurant has a river deck, food tasted good, service was very good. They had local beer. I would repeat.

Visited September 2013
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Great relaxed spot after long day of hiking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My lady & I had spent the day hiking in Sequoia and didn't want to bother going back to hotel to "freshen up" before dinner. So, wipe the face, hiking boots off, flip flops on and in we go. Looks like a roadhouse from outside and hey, from the inside too! Friendly crowd of locals inside - father playing pool with his young daughter, guy at the bar who looks like a genuine cowboy, friendly "come on in" staff! Perfect! Grabbed a table outside to enjoy the cool air. Happened to arrive just after a whole bunch of other people so service a little slow - not helped by fact one of the waitresses was trying to run everybody's section but her own!! But anyway, the beer was local and cold and tasty. The Tower Of Babel of languages on the deck was great - German, Italian, Dutch, French, English, American. We both ordered burgers and they were very good. All in all a good spot to relax after a long day. Very very casual. Kind of place that, if it was nearby, I would be taking a cab home from more often than not. So go ahead, treat yourself. Decent food at a decent price. Friendly folks - the "cowboy" even agreed to pose for a picture with a group of young Italian tourists. Great, cold beer. An outdoor deck. Wait - I think I'm going back right now!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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