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Foster's Bighorn

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143 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1844
+1 707-374-2511
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good47%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“wild game” (4 reviews)
“bison burger” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Italian, Steakhouse
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143 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1844
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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....More

Thank Olga V
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
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...More

Thank Dale C
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....More

Thank Whistledown
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...More

1  Thank Don C
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
Reviewed May 15, 2016

The food was delicious. We enjoyed it so much that we brought friends the next night. Great specials. You get a lot of food, and the wine/beer prices are reasonable.

Thank trvlr110
Reviewed May 1, 2016

This restaurant has been a steadfast place for locals and visitors to Rio Vista for decades. Even before you get a chance to explore the menu, as you walk inside, you are immediately overwhelmed with hundreds of wild game heads and full bodies mounted on...More

Thank Dale C
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food. I had an Asian chicken salad. The menu did have choices that I would rather have eaten (bison burger, pulled pork sandwich, etc) The decor may be offensive toward some, hey not to me.. I found it extremely interesting and unique. I will...More

Thank Callbob1
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Good food but you have to want to eat with the animals on the walls. The original owner was a big time hunter and the walls are full or all kinds of big game trophies. Big and little.

Thank deltaqueen17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
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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