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Cracked Pepper Bistro

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389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710-7631
(559) 222-9119
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good service,Excellent food & prices $$$$. If you plan to visit call first to make a reservation.

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Thank Darly D C
Fresno, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cracked Pepper is excellent in every way. The service is impeccable. The ambiance is excellent. The food is innovative and at the same time comfort food. Have anything with mashed potatoes.

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Thank Deborahx6
Fresno, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

walked in last saturday....food was great... salads and entrees both top notch with good service... will always go back for more!!!

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Thank rick g
Fresno
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff is great. I enjoy eating at the bar. Good wines choices by the glass. Love the pesto they serve with bread.

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Thank ElmoK
Fresno, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great meal and great service! As usual, we had very attentive service at Cracked Pepper Bistro. From our waitress to our bus boy everyone was friendly and made sure we were well taken care of. Our food was delicious and presented beautifully. It is always a little loud but this seems to be typical of restaurants everywhere. This place is... More 

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Thank Darlene H
Fresno, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, attentive staff....the menu is innovative and the food preperation and presentation is good. Their bread pudding is the BEST in the World,, and I have tried a lot......

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Thank Larry P
Fresno, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cracked Pepper Bistro is a great special occasion spot. The Food is beautifully presented and it tastes as good as it looks. The eggplant Napoleon as an appetizer is a must and be sure to leave room for dessert. The bread pudding is wonderful.

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Thank lilia285
Fresno, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

In my opinion, it's great, but not QUITE worth the hype. I give it 4 out of 5 because it really is good. But many see it as THE place in Fresno. it's one of many and good. As far as originality, I guess you have to mention the bread pudding. You won't go wrong with anything. It's good, but... More 

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Thank RJ J
Fresno, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Ever changing menu Always fresh and scrumptious. Good wine selection Intimate surroundings and great service

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Thank cam4234
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Cracked Pepper Bistro is always great food with several different choices for entrees. Nice atmosphere and great place to dine with friends and loved ones. Would highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710-7631
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: (559) 222-9119

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?