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Foster's Bighorn

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143 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1844
+1 707-374-2511
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Did not eat, but had drinks at the bar and took pictures of the decor. There are 100s of animals I have never seen before. I walked around with my mouth hanging open. This is a saloon not to miss- just amazing: elephants, zebras, hippos, peccary, gnu, lions, mountain cat, deer, timber wolf, etc all stuffed and covering the walls.

Thank LPN2117
Rio Vista, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Fish & Chips and French Dip are my favorites, interesting setting with all of the stuffed animals, dinner under a Elephant head?

Thank Jack D
Rio Vista, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This is the first time we have eaten lunch at Foster's Big Horn Restaurant in Rio Vista, Ca. The restaurant has very unique interior. We had a Cuban Sandwich and was very good.

Thank Pat K
Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Stop by for drinks with friends after boating and fishing, great place to feel the delta vibe, The bartender served our drinks promptly and chatted with us about the local fishing holes.

Thank reno89503
Discovery Bay, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We came to Rio Vista just to see the place. The downtown is nice: it's clean, old western, located just on gorgeous Sacramento river. We came to Foster's Bighorn restaurant because we red some historical paperl. We came in and we stay astonishing looking around. All walls in this pretty big three rooms place are covered with taxiderms. There are... More 

Thank Olga V
Woodland, California
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95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

great place to eat. a surprise for visitors of massive taxadermy collection from alaska, canada and africa hunting.

Thank travelinlady3333
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158 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Foster's Bighorn in Rio Vista is a great local restaurant with a tremendous history of wild game. The original owner, Bill Foster put together this collection of wild game of over 300 animals, birds and fish. Some of this more remarkable items is an African Elephant with a 13 foot long trunk and two tusks over 5 ft. long. this... More 

Thank Dale C
San Francisco, CA
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257 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We visited Rio Vista and had lunch at Foster’s Big Horn restaurant. Quaint with lots of atmosphere. The bar and restaurant are filled with big game adventure animals (mounted), photographs and memorabilia from Bill Foster’s adventures in Africa in the 1920’s and later – fascinating. We had the special of the day – grilled salmon which was excellent followed by... More 

Thank Whistledown
Santa Barbara, California
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Not all of California’s water fronts are of the coast. There are many river and lake fronts as well for vacationers who prefer not to drive that far West. One such town is Rio Vista (River View) off Hwy 12, west of Lodi, South of Sacramento. In downtown is “Foster’s Bighorn.” This is every bit an attraction as it is... More 

Thank Don C
Vacaville, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Took the family out for dinner. Food was good service was promoted. It has at atmosphere that you must be accustomed to. But I love this place. Got to try their fried mushrooms.

Thank John C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, Bar, Italian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1844
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rio Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 707-374-2511

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