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“Tourist Trap” 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
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Ranked #7 of 12 restaurants in Three Rivers
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Winchester, Kentucky
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33 restaurant reviews
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“Tourist Trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This restaurant is a tourist trap. Given its location as one of the last feeding stations before the southern entrance to Sequoia, that's not surprising. However, that doesn't mean they don't give value while they've got their hand in your pocket...just not great value. Keep your expectations low and you'll be alright. The wines were so-so but the glasses were well and truly filled. The food was good but nothing special. One, at least this one, can't eat five star every day...or even most days. Although we thought this place overpriced, it wasn't egregiously so. The view from the terrace was pleasant and somewhat exotic for a couple from other climes. All in all, despite being mildly fleeced, an enjoyable experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“All the ingredients - something missing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The food was excellent, with good quality meats well cooked. The deck provides a great view and atmosphere. However, the service was poor - inattentive and mistaken-ridden. It was more suitable for a bar than formal (fairly expensive restaurant). Perhaps a little complacent owing to its location.

Visited September 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We dined here when we visited Sequoia national park recently. It was so good we came back on our second night. The food is well cooked and plentiful so on the second night I asked to scale my meal down a bit! The size of the portions however do not detract from the quality it was very good indeed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Crossville, Tennessee
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“Nice view/setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Nice view while dining. From the outside we did not expect the fine dining experience inside. Was a little pricier than what we usually go for, but what we had was very good.

Visited August 2013
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Longford, Ireland
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“good food, excellent service, super location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

good food, excellent service, super location, that all we can say.
We really enjoyed our dinner and we had a wonderful evening.

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