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American, Diner
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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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Reviewed September 28, 2018

We eat here a couple of times a month, the food is great, the service is way above par, very friendly staff. They have a great variety and decent portion sizes. the prices are very reasonable. And trust me, the BEST Eggs Benedict around.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

6 of us arrived after walking the Armstrong Redwoods (go there!) We arrived about 11 am, after the breakfast rush and i assume before the lunch rush. Our waitress was delightful and efficient, keeping all of orders straight, and the coffee cups re-filled. Food was...absolutely amazing, and the portions plentiful. Substitutions were not a problem. The place is spotless and the people are very friendly.;More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Our dinner was good but not great. I recommend you pass on the oysters. Not worth the money. The staff was very nice and attentive. Kinda expensive.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Quick breakfast of Huevos Rancheros (add avocado) with side of bacon. The HR had cannellini beans instead of black or refried, which made it lighter. Would certainly return. Waitress was friendly and efficient.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

I would like to say we had other meals here,however, breakfast was it. We go where the locals go, this was it for us. On our way out of town, we stopped here. HUGE amounts of food and LOW prices. The food is awesome. std...fare for breakfast but no bad tastes from stale anything. the coffee was fresh and plentiful. Yup if I go back that way, I will try a different meal.. I recommend this one.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Had the chorizo and eggs it was very tasty. Went with a group of friends. Great staff and great price. Definitely will go back. Good size breakfast

Date of visit: July 2018
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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