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Reviewed August 5, 2023

I stumbled with a massive hangover. I was immediately sat down at a big table and served a cup of delicious coffee. Andre runs a group of servers who are friendly and helpful in an asprit de corps fashion. And when I took my coffee...outside to have a cigarette, I discovered a had no lighter. Andre went out of his way to get me one. Someone was taking my order within a minute of my returning to my clean table. I ordered CFS and eggs which were delicious. And the three pancakes were fluffy just the way I like them. Overall, the experience was reminiscent of the personal service of many pre covid restaurants.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 8, 2023

The River Inn Grill is a great place to enjoy a delicious, big breakfast and the menu has something for everyone. We especially love the savory huevos rancheros, chicken fried steak, hash browns and the sweet pancakes and waffles. (Don’t miss the mimosas with fresh...squeezed OJ.)More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 14, 2023

Hit the spot, affordable and delicious! Great staff from the first point of contact to the last. Breakfast was incredibly delicious and the eggs cooked to perfection! Hashbrowns are crunchy!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 16, 2023

Ok, so I’ve been a patron of this place over 40+ years. I’ve seen it change owners a few times, this was my first visit since the current owners took over. It was a take out order, 3 different breakfasts. Once home, discovered my eggs...Benedict was not eggs Benedict. It was covered in sausage gravy for 1, and it had sausage not ham. The other 2 orders were ok, even though there was a language problem. One order was forgotten, so had to wait longer. So I’m not sure I’ll be going back. I will be taking the breakfast back tomorrow, I don’t live that close to town or I’d have taken it back today. That will definitely judge if I’ll be back, or anyone I know will go there.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed October 31, 2022 via mobile

Very friendly staff. They happily allowed me to customized my order. Our breakfast was very good and prepared very quickly.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

A perfect, homey spot for a delicious breakfast. Lively atmosphere with pleasant background music. Excellent, friendly servers.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2021

Really, this is one of the best in Guerneville. But that is not saying much. The grill menu is all the usual lunch counter specialties. Everything tastes OK, and they are friendly. Reasonable prices.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

The service is real friendly and personable. They have a great staff and the people cooking the food are really good at what they do. I mean REAL GOOD! This is our first choice at 7am for breakfast and when The River Inn Grill is...closed past 3pm.... we go to the delicious Rick Vazquez Brothers at the Guerneville Taco Truck. The $2 tacos are sooooo yummy but the carnitas burrito is a favorite!!! We are so fortunate to have these places to have a wonderful meal made to order. The River Inn Grill is open 7am-3pm and they have hot coffee and friendly smiles waiting for you.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Usually stop here once per visit to the Russian River, and are never disappointed. This time we tried the chilequiles (which I'm probably misspelling), which were very nice - which comes red or green, with two eggs and housemade guacamole - plus the Texas Toast...with some eggs on the side. Everything is nicely prepared, the staff is EXCEPTIONALLY attentive, and the "old-time diner" feel of the place is attractive in and of itself. Note: Ask about getting maple syrup instead of the standard pancake syrup they have on each table. There's an up charge, but it's worth it. They even asked if I wanted it warmed up, which no one had ever done before. Do it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

There are other options in Guerneville and along River Road if you're going from Santa Rosa or Healdsburg to the coast, but this is my favorite breakfast stop. Cool retro diner ambience paired with a top quality breakfast menu.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2019

Everything about this place is great-- the diverse and interesting menu, the happy vibe of the people and decor, the quality of the food. I recommend this restaurant without hesitation. Many great vegetarian options!!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

Let's relax and enjoy the decor of this cute place on main street, in a small town, out in the redwoods, near the river. How comfortable is that. There are booths and tables to accommodate everyone. The staff is friendly and make sure your beverages...and food come to you in a timely manner. The menu is all encompassing from Swedish pancakes to chorizo con huevos (sausage and eggs). Great breakfast and lunch place. Everyone is welcomed and you just feel very comfortable here.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019

Everything you want at a diner: great food made fresh and reasonably priced, cozy and nostalgic atmosphere with a fantastic staff and involved active owners-all in the unique beauty of this part of California. Could not have asked for more.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

We were looking for breakfast and stumbled on this place. My wife is a "eggs benedict" fanatic and they had four to choose from. She said hers was the best she has ever had ....and that is saying something. I had the "Kitchen Sink" omelette....it...was also very tasty. As we were entering, chatted with a local...he said he has been going there for 10+ years and there is no place better. Price as OK....Service was very good. A keeper.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

This location serves breakfast and lunch. We had the lunch, and ordered the Cobb salad. Fresh, plentiful dish. The location had a steady stream of clients. Worth it if you are in the area.

Date of visit: May 2019
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River Inn Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3