We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great view, decent food, shaky/dishonest service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge
45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
559-561-4133
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 14 restaurants in Three Rivers
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Texas
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Great view, decent food, shaky/dishonest service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Lady & I still westward bound. Recommended by hotel for fresh fish. Best part about the place is the view of the river - fun to watch the ducks swimming around. Food was okay - nothing stellar but reasonable quality. Prices about what would expect in a remoter location - i.e. higher than would have been at home for same quality but then one's not at home, is one? Service is where they lost it - sporadic would be polite. Slow and inattentive would be more accurate. We both ordered soup as well as a main course. After a looooong wait, our waitress brought the soup and the mains at the same time - v bizarre - she claimed she thought we had asked for that??? So anyway the main courses were taken back (stuffed under a heat lamp is my guess) until we finished the soup. So mains were decent but definitely suffered from being kept warm. The real fun was when the waitress brought the bill - she informed us she had added the "discretionary gratuity of 20%" to save us the trouble. I have eaten in lots of places in different countries where the tip is automatically included so didn't think too much of this at first. But then when the bill actually came it was printed to show differing levels of tip and what the amount would be at 10%, 15%, 20% - so not a standard amount by any means. So our sub-standard waitress decided she was worth a 20% tip!! One has to laugh. We changed the total on the bill and left her $1 to make a point - which I doubt she got.

So - if you go the food is okay, the prices are a little high, the view is great, and the service - well, just be careful!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

211 reviews from our community

51% Recommend
    57
    51
    35
    30
    38
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Godstone
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Expensive, good views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Views are great over the river. Service was OK and food was average but it is really expensive for what it is. It was however just opposite our lodging and we were tired and hungry so we were nevertheless happy to eat there

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fullerton, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

the view was nice. The restaurant furniture needs to be upgraded. The food was just ok for the prices. The curtains had cobwebs hanging from the window.

Visited August 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“disgusting food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

there were 4 of us at dinner - we had a variety of dishes and they were all bad. food was tasteless and cold - service was below average

Visited July 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mobile, Alabama
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great view w barely average food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

The view is lovely! The food was reaching to be average...but the prices were above average, unfortunately. Service was pleasant but inattentive. Would not return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge also viewed

 

Been to The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.