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School House Restaurant and Tavern

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American, Bar
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1018 South Frankwood Ave, Sanger, CA 93657
+1 559-787-3271
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

At the end of a very exhausting day which started with a flight from Detroit to LAX followed by a drive through the curves and canyons of Sequoia National Park with a few heart pounding hikes we were worn out and driving down a dark and desolate highway tired and pretty hungry. We passed this place with a snap of... More 

Thank firestalker
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far Sangers best restaurant. Narrow choices, but unique menu items. It is a bit pricey, but is somewhere that is worth the journey for a location and ambiance fitting of a special occasion. The generous bar area is a nice compliment for a casual drink or lunch.

Thank Richard B
Hanford, California
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like that the owner's stayed with the old school house theme, more casual than upscale. There are two dining areas, the bar and the main dining, which looked like it was the former cafeteria of the school with a stage on one end, each dining area it seemed had its own menu. We ate in the main room. Dinner... More 

Thank quasimoto559
Concord, CA
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way back from a day trip to King's Canyon National Park. We were seated very promptly on a late Saturday afternoon. Service was very good and the staff very friendly. We selected to be seated in the tavern side of the restaurant since that side had the burger and sandwich menu along with the full... More 

Thank hustoncs
Visalia, California
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met with some friends for drinks and dinner. I can give the drinks 5 stars. Try the Teacher's Pet--perfect summer drink. The mules are tasty too. Dinner was a hit as well. Not blow your mind but very good. I would give the overall rating a 5 if not for the service. She was fine but did not go out... More 

Thank kona921
Clovis, California
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great, casual spot, with a high end feel. Fantastic food as good as any high end restaurant. Definitely a go to place.

Thank schweer1
Fort Branch, Indiana
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local b&b. We were told that the tavern side was a little more casual and the menu a little less expensive than the dining room menu. We sat on the tavern side but thought we were given the dining room menu. We ordered but after we ate we asked the waitress if... More 

Thank Lucynick14
Sanger, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We always enjoy a drive through the citrus, plum and peach groves of the Central Valley. With a pleasant drive across the Kings River and through the twin cities of Centerville (Pop.392) and Minkler, to visit our favorite Old School Restaurant & Tavern. The trip to the School House for some fine dining; creatively designed and cooked to perfection, has... More 

Thank chrisb55
Tollhouse, Ca.
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

You might not notice this restaurant as you drive Hwy 180 to Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP. But I recommend you do! Stop for lunch, dinner or brunch on Sunday. You will be impressed and satisfied. Prior to becoming the SchoolHouse Restaurant/Tavern, this location was a less than safe or appetizing place. It changed hands frequently and was in disrepair. Now, it... More 

Thank gdr23
Beaumont, Texas
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68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We dined here at the recommendation of a nearby lodging. We had previewed their dinner menu beforehand and didn't really feel like that type of food so we sat in the tavern area. There were several folks at the bar area and then a larger party in the middle. It took awhile for anyone to notice that we had came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1018 South Frankwood Ave, Sanger, CA 93657
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sanger
  • Phone Number: +1 559-787-3271
In a country school house established in 1921, just north of Reedley and east of Sanger, School House Restaurant & Tavern offers vast array of experiences unlike any other. Watch the game in our country roadside tavern, dinner in our historical dining room a view of the kitchen, or the outdoor fire lounge patio looking out to our gardens at the base of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The food represents a modern approach to classic dishes we all crave, with a focus on farm fresh, local ingredients. Our service staff is knowledgeable and attentive, yet relaxed and friendly. School House offers an extraordinary dining experience that's not just about food and drink, it's about creating lasting memories.

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