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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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STARTERS‏
Calamari
Premium calamari steaks hand-cut, lightly breaded and fried, served with cocktail and tartar sauce.
Texas Egg Rolls
Cream cheese, jack and cheddar and diced jalapeno rolled in a wonton, served with jalapeno jelly. Trust us on this one!
Mozzarella Fritti
Fresh mozzarella, lightly breaded and fried, served with our own marinara sauce.
Chargrilled Quesadilla
Mixed cheese, caramelized onions, southwestern salsa, bacon and grilled chicken. Served with avocado cream sauce, lime sour cream and salsa.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
With mozzarella, parmesan, and diced tomatoes. Served with tortilla chips and French bread.
Buffalo Wings
A full pound of wings and drummies served with celery, carrots and blue cheese dressing .
Firecracker Shrimp
Tender, crispy shrimp tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce.
Hawaiian Style Ahi Tuna
Layers of Sushi Grade Ahi tossed with chili soy sauce, cucumber and avocado. Served with wonton crisps.
Prime Rib Sliders
Slow roasted prime rib served slider style with swiss cheese, au jus and French fries.
Ceviche
A white fish marinated in fresh lime juice, cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers, red onion, seedless jalapenos, cilantro and fresh avocado, served with tortilla chips.
SALADS
Tavern Chicken Salad
Mixed greens, bleu cheese, candied pecans, parmesan, tossed with our house-made raspberry vinaigrette dressing, and topped with a grilled chicken breast
Aloha Salad
Grilled chicken breast layered with mixed greens, cucumbers, green onions, red and yellow peppers, carrots, mango, crisp wontons and sesame seeds. Tossed in our sesame vinaigrette.
Santa Fe Salad
Blackened chicken breast atop romaine lettuce, red onion and red peppers tossed with our Santa Fe dressing. Topped with jack and cheddar cheeses, sliced avocado, corn, black bean, diced tomatoes and crisp tortilla strips.
Ahi Ginger Salad
Green, red and napa cabbage with mixed greens, jicama, green onions and wonton crisps tossed with our house-made ginger dressing, topped with seared, sushi-grade ahi tuna.
Citrus Chicken Salad
Mandarin oranges, green apples, avocado, golden raisins, dried cranberries, glazed pecans, bleu cheese crumbles and green onions, tossed with our house-made citrus dressing.
Crunchy Spinach Salad
Tossed with crunchy noodles, fried wontons and green onions, sliced red onions, tomatoes wedges, smoked bacon, feta cheese, glazed pecans, sesame seeds and our signature citrus dressing.
PIZZA‏
Pepperoni Pizza
Pepperoni, mozzarella‏ and homemade pizza sauce.
Spinach Artichoke Pizza
Oven-roasted artichoke hearts, sauteed spinach and garlic topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
California Club Pizza
Olive oil, mozzarella, grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, roasted garlic aioli with avocado and fresh parsley.
BBQ Chicken
Sweet Hickory-smoked BBQ sauce, sliced red onions, fresh cilantro and BBQ chicken breast
Margherita Fresca Pizza
Fresh mozzarella cheese and sweet tomatoes. Garnished with fresh basil, parmesan and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
THE GRILL
All grilled items are generously seasoned with our house blend of spices. These entrees include homemade yeast rolls and choice of two sides; side salad, soup, sweet potato, homemade fries, garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf with grilled vegetables.
Add sauteed mushrooms, onions, or bleu cheese topping for .99 and grilled shrimp for 6
Best Little Sirloin 6 Oz
The most lean beef selection.
Ribeye 12 Oz
The most flavorful of all steaks.
New York Steak
A 12 oz steak grilled to your desired temperature.
Filet Mignon 8 Oz
The most tender cut of beef.
Slow Roasted Baby Back Ribs
Beer and BBQ go hand-in-hand and this is no exception. The best "fall off the bone" ribs you"ll ever enjoy. Full rack or Half rack
Grilled Garlic Buttered Shrimp
Basted with garlic butter and seasoned with our homemade seasoning blend. Served over a bed of rice pilaf.
Whiskey Glazed Salmon
Grilled to a pink warm center, served with our very own whiskey glaze.
Grilled Mahi Mahi
A light fish seasoned and topped with pineapple chipotle salsa.
TAVERN SPECIALTIES‏
Homemade Chicken Fingers
Hand-battered and served over a bed of homemade fries. Served with ranch dressing and honey mustard.
Fish and Chips
Delicate cod filets, beer battered and served with house tarter sauce and homemade fries.
Spicy Jambalaya
Blackened chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage, sautéed with bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes in a spicy sauce. Served over jasmine rice and topped with green onions
Baja Style Fish Tacos
Choose crispy calamari or Battered Cod. Three warm tortillas filled with shredded cabbage, diced cucumber and lime-sour cream. Served with tortilla chips, avocado cream sauce and homemade salsa
Tavern Orange Peel Chicken
Crispy chicken in a classic orange sauce with jasmine rice
Chardonnay Shrimp Pasta
Sauteed with garlic, basil, red peppers, roma and sun-dried tomatoes over rotelle noodles in a creamy wine sauce, topped with crisp bacon, fresh parmesan cheese and parsley.
SANDWICHES
Tavern Burger
Half-pound seasoned beef served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles.
The Blues Burger
Our tavern burger served on a brioche bun with our bleu cheese crumb topping and sliced bacon.
Prime Rib French Dip
Slow roasted in-house prime rib thinly sliced and piled high, topped with swiss cheese and caramelized onions.
Blackened Chicken Sandwich
The original,‏ cooked in a cast iron skillet, with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise and cheddar cheese on a French baguette.
Philly Cheesesteak
Slow roasted prime rib, sliced paper thin and smothered in our homemade cheese sauce, topped with mushrooms, peppers and onions.
American Cheeseburger
Two course ground chuck patties, 2 slices American cheese, tomato and lettuce, served on a brioche bun.
Italian Club Sandwich
Layers of pepperoni, ham and turkey with Italian cheeses served on a toasted roll. Don't forget the lettuce, red onions, tomatoes.
Club Croissant
Slow roasted turkey, crisp bacon, jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, served on fresh croissant.
Tri-Tip Sandwich
Tender sliced steak served medium-rare with BBQ sauce
Chicken Chipotle Wrap
Grilled chicken, jack and cheddar cheese, bacon, chipotle mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles.
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Reviewed May 25, 2020

I realize there is no 'dining in' Riverside County now and it is curbside pickup. What irks me is when you order online , then go to pickup, pay for your food and they have marked EVERY single item up and overcharged us 20% from...More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

Our group of 5 went for lunch on Thursday at 1pm. First time any of us have been here. The atmosphere is casual and inviting. There is a large bar area as well as plenty of booth and table seating. Parking is available next to...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

I have been to J. Carters three times now, traveling for work. I LOVE the seared Ahi salad (and wish it had more Ahi, may order extra next time). Staff is all great and helpful and it has a large menu of bar food all...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Been here many times over the years. Always was great. last couple times service has slipped. Wait time for food is bad even when it's not crowded. Number of mix-ups on orders.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Always good friendly staff extensive choice Of Food priced reasonably Good atmosphere lots of nearby parking

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2019

ANGIE was the absolute best bar tender. A friend of mine and I went out to grab a drink and some food, Angie made the experience excellent with her service and personable touch. Will definitely visit again!!!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Great food, staff & music. Great atmosphere and a nice hang. Friendly local vibe. Twofish is our favorite duo.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

Just ate dinner at JCarters. It was excellent. Our waitress was wonderful and steered us away from our first selections and recommended other dishes. So glad she did. The food was freshly prepared and served immediately. The waitstaff was extremely attentive. At 8 pm on...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

I went here for SoCal trivia. Food is the usual American pub fare. Had fish and chips. Fish was average. Fries overdone. Was not impressed with the draft beer menu. I’m not an IPA drinker, so limited choices. I do like it because it is...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Me and a buddy went here with the intent of eating supper, drinking a few beers and catching up. Next time I'm in the area, I'll try the food. This is my kinda place. The service and atmosphere were top notch.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Response from Shannon O | Reviewed this property |
Big range of prices...steak to salad and so much in between. Very reasonably priced. You would pay more for these entrees at one of the chain restaurants and not get the quality ingredients and great taste that you will get... More
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