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River Grill At The Alisal

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150 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2802 (Oak St.)
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Santa Ynez, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to the Alisal River Grill many times over the years. There is both indoor and outdoor dining at the restaurant that overlooks a beautiful golf course. The food is consistently excellent and reasonably priced. If you go for lunch, you really need to try their exceptionally good chicken tortilla soup! My only disappointment about the restaurant is... More 

Thank badgerlair
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The River Grill is a beautiful restaurant located on the golf course with spectacular views and friendly staff. Sit back relax and enjoy. There are a variety of items on the menu and everyone I have had is delightful. The BBQ Chicken salad is my favorite. They have a beautiful patio overlooking the course and the mountains. We go to... More 

Thank Kathy K
Solvang, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

River Grill is a wonderful restaurant for breakfast. Excellent hot meals. Quickly served. Beautiful views of the golf greens and surrounding hills. Easy parking. Close to downtown. I live in downtown Solvang and it is wonderful to be able to enjoy this restaurant with family and friends. Never a bad meal. Staff are like family and they always give good... More 

Thank 291belinda
River Grill M, Manager at River Grill At The Alisal, responded to this review

Hello Belinda, Thank you very much for the wonderful compliments and comments. Our local friends ARE like family to us and we appreciate you all!! We are known as the "hidden gem" of Solvang and we continue to strive for personal service and excellent food for our guests! With much appreciation, More 

Long Beach, California
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368 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and very friendly. We both had the California omelette and it was delicious, complete with hash browns and fruit. Lovely breakfast and great service

Thank lanzie99
River Grill M, Manager at River Grill At The Alisal, responded to this review

Hello Lanzie99,, Thank you for visiting us at the Alisal River Grill! We pride ourselves on excellent service and delicious food! We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future! Warm regards, More 

Central California
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Golf Course restaurant, with attentive & cheerful staff. Food was well prepared and the menu had something for everybody. Pretty typical golf course cuisine. We were looking for a decent restaurant that didn't serve pastries or waffles. This restaurant was recommended by locals. Staff was wonderful.

1 Thank SKSA
newport beach
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

With the wealth of assorted activities and places to eat you never have to leave the ranch. We ride, golf. swim use the spa,walk,eat and drink without ever using the car.

Thank george f
Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Extraordinary views over the golf course and the countryside ! From both the interior and especially the patio ........... with good company easy to loose a day ! Good food, good wine plus a full bar ............ Need a car to access !

Thank sticks61
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Service is outstanding and the quality of food is excellent. The menu is varied and all the meat is top quality.

Thank Michael T
Orange County, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I have to be honest, our expectations weren't high. A lunch at a golf course grill?? What a beautiful setting on a Tuesday afternoon. We started with a fabulous local Sauvignon Blanc for Rusack in Solvang at a great price. I had a smoked beef brisket dip -- a lot of beef and a little roll, perfect. Have the onion... More 

Thank CSF79849504
Bellflower, California
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Want a break from shopping in Solvang, away from the crowds? On the outer edge of town overlooking the golf course and the gorgeous countryside, this is a great place for lunch whether you choose to dine inside or on the lovely outside patio. Very reasonable prices for great soup, salads, and sandwiches! Cannot beat the views.

Thank JudyBellflower

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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: 150 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2802
    (Oak St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 18056887784
The River Grill is located at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort.

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