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Gillwoods Cafe

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1313 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
+1 707-963-1788
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Prescott, Arizona
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161 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to stop for lunch on a winter day. The beef barley soup is excellent, especially with a ciabatta roll. It's small so it's better to go during a slow time. Fairly large menu so everyone should find what they like.

Thank 1stLadyrider
Irvine, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Napa on our way to Seattle and had a wonderful breakfast at Gillwoods. The staff was so friendly and efficient and the food was healthy and prepared just perfect. Very few restaurants do basted eggs and these were wonderful. Highly recommend stopping here for breakfast...and their lunch menu looks equally enticing.

Thank Janet E
St. Helena, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love Gillwoods - a St. Helena staple for years. There breakfast cannot be beat. My favorite is the Gillwood's scramble. Prices are reasonable, staff is nice and helpful - a good alternative to the frou frou alternatives. How about that Cobb salad??!!! When you are looking for good food, in a super clean, nice environment at "normal" prices here is... More 

Thank LMA94574
Tucson, Arizona
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a few Bouchon Bakery breakfasts, a well prepared egg sandwich or omellett was greatly appreciated. Our group of fourteen arrived unannounced and we were treated royally by the staff. Good stuff!!

Thank joel k
Lubbock, Texas
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262 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful lunch 8 of us had at Gillwoods. Everyone ordered something different and no one was disappointed. The prices were right! Our server was quite the character, as nice as could be, and such a pleasure. We were well taken care of and left there full and feeling like a million bucks. They serve a full breakfast all... More 

Thank TigerHeart25
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Gillwoods was perfect for a quick, easy, delicious lunch. This place is not fancy but I would highly recommend it in the middle of a day of wine tasting. My one complaint would be that the prices seem slightly high for what amounts to a nice diner but, alas, I do realize it is in St. Helena and, thus, rent... More 

Thank khainajr
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149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Not really much to complain about. Wife had 1/2 sandwich with side salad & I had ceasar salad. was a good lunch at a reasonable price. Seemed like there were a lot of local regulars mixed in with us tourists.....

Thank scubatimm
Brussels, Belgium
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268 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

A Gillwoods breakfast is everything one can expect from an American breakfast establishment. From the decor to the food to the nice waitresses, a visitor from another country will feel plunged into the kind of atmosphere one sees in movies. Very good breakfast for both of us. Not so keen on the chopped garlic on the grilled tomatoes so early... More 

Thank imforestgirl
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for breakfast while passing through. Good choice on my part. It is a small town, classic dinner. The choices were ample. The atmosphere was very laid back and comfortable. I went with the chorizo omelete with hash browns. The omelette was packed with chorizo, tomato chunks and avocado. I would stop here again.

Thank Jim and Delmy G
Healdsburg, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Great local breakfast place. Come hungry. They give very generous portions. We would come back. I enjoyed the California Benedict and my husband had a chorizo omelette. Both very good. Service was friendly and welcoming.

Thank traciwi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-1904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 707-963-1788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?