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The Vineyard

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605 S I St, Madera, CA 93637-4613
+1 559-674-0923
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Chandler, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening. We had an early reservation (6:00PM) and when we arrived there were just a few customers there which seemed odd for a Saturday evening, we were seated immediately. The absence of customers when we arrived had more to do with our time of arrival because as the evening wore on the place... More 

Thank Craig A S
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I Visited The Vineyard due to its high ratings, and I must say the restaurant just feels like a high quality establishment when you walk through the doors. Soft lighting and that old world Italian look and feel add to the experience. My favorite part of the dinner was the meat sauce, though I could tell care was taken with... More 

Thank Phil L
Madera, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I live local and have eaten here often for work functions, gatherings and occasionally I get optimistic about giving it another try.....I would say the average is 2 out of 5 times I go its pretty good...the other 3...ugh is all I can say. Prices would dictate a much better result. If you have time pass this by and keep... More 

Thank Christopher D
Madera, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Last visit during special hours on Mother's Day, great meal and service. Not usually open on Sundays but they were very busy, very good service, drinks (Lemon drop) and food.

Thank _jimncarol
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambience is that of a friendly Italian steakhouse. It's neither, but we enjoyed the fresh produce and pasta used for our meals. The Vineyard offers a nice selection of wines and the separate room with the bar seems like a popular place to gather to watch sports. It advertises on TA, so it is among the first choices you... More 

Thank TB P
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a little gem in the Merced-Madera area. I have almond ranches in Chowchilla and fly into Merced 5-6 times a year. I enjoy this restaurant so much that I drive 35 miles to eat there. Try it, you'll like it. Great food, service and atmosphere.

Thank 911scottkp
Pacific Grove, California
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410 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We returned to The Vineyard after a year's absence and found it to be just as great as before -- interesting menu with well-prepared food and good service. Easily found just off the highway. A good place to stop en route to Yosemite from the Central Coast.

Thank RuNanS
Chowchilla, California
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The young man who was our server was terribleQ My husband and I both ordered the filet mignon special ($30+) and it was the worst piece of steak we have been served at a restaurant, hands down. I don' think we will go back simply because this place lacks consistency, for the $$$ we will drive a bit further for... More 

Thank Dairygirl1
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a lunch here on a Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m. while doing the Madera wine trail. Service is a little slow we were one of about for parties upon entry. By 2:30 the place was packed. We ordered the signature lasagna plate and a prime rib sandwich along with wedge salads. They very nicely split the main... More 

Thank Dawb99
Madera, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

The vineyard offers many great options and can host events....We did a paintnight and dinner. The wine list is great also.

Thank benjaminmQ2475IA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 S I St, Madera, CA 93637-4613
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 559-674-0923
Italian and American lunches and dinners, USDA Choice Steaks and Seafood. Full bar featuring local wines.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?