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“Fantastic!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge
45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
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Ranked #11 of 14 Restaurants in Three Rivers
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This was a very pleasant surprise!! The restaurant was recommended by the desk staff at the hotel we stayed at. Driving up, it looks like a bar. Once you get inside, there is a bar area but the dining area has white table cloths and it even has outdoor seating next to the river. We chose to be out by the river and it was wonderful! The food is on the upper end, but well worth it. We had a slab of ribs and shared it between us - and ended up taking some home! BEST RIBS EVER!! All the other food we saw being served looked just as good. You can go casual (we were wearing jeans and sweatshirts) but it is definitely a great place to go. Highly recommended!!!!

Visited April 2013
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Mechelen, Belgium
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very good service andoofod”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Food was good, service excellent, Nice view. We thinking THE best there is. Best you just chose for à steak, you recieven also some soup and salad

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Place to go when you need food to eat near your lodging. Small town place, nothing super special. Bar was alright and bartender was fine to talk to. Local crowd was a little off..

Visited March 2013
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Ivins, Utah
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Location, High Prices, Mediocre Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Agree with another viewer, Don't bother. We checked out their "honeymoon cabin" and it was dirty, small and awful, all for only $148/night plus tax. No thanks.

We ate two meals at the restaurant, being somewhat location dependent, being on motorcycles and not wanting to ride back into town, (granted, only a few miles), for dinner. FYI - No pizza delivery in Three Rivers.

Dinner prices are expensive, the "special" that night was a 12 oz ribeye for $32.95. We passed on that and got a chicken pasta dish that was simply ok, but hardly worth the price we paid. And they charge an additional fee if you split an entree as well.

Breakfast was no better. Burnt muffins with a layer of black on the bottom and obvious burned edges on top. The bacon was very nice, tasty and crisp, as asked for. The chicken fried steak BREAKFAST came with mashed potatoes and thin, tasteless gravy. My wife asked what potatoes came with her ordered two eggs, bacon and potatoes and was told hashbrowns, which came a bit overdone, but I foolishly expected the same for the chicken fried steak. Not so.

The "mixed fruit" that came with the breakfasts was half a strawberry, two small chunks of pineapple, and a single small chunk of cantaloupe. Not bad, but hardly worth a mention on the menu.

To their credit, they did well to manage a group that called ahead and while the service was certainly not bad, it wasn't what you would expect at those prices either. The smallish bar can get loud in the evenings, but appeared to be pleasantly full service. Champagne was on the menu for breakfast, (Crystal and another), which would have appealed had we not been riding motorcycles that morning.

Over all, we would not return to this restaurant, or consider the lodging here. Far too spendy for what is offered. Instead, we would stay closer to town and enjoy the variety of restaurants there, at significantly lower prices.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Thank Eric V
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Campton, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch and dinner at this establishment... it is mediocre to say the least. I'm a true foodie and this was far from excellent. The food is definately cisco-run-of-the-mill but priced well above fair market value. It's location is the best, as you can sit outside next to the river. It defijetely beat being poisoned by the local mexican resturaunt and pizza joint. Plan on spending around $25 per person... beer is almost $7.

My suggestion... turn back away from the park and there$s a great sub shop 10 miles back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Thank AubreyMT
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