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Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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724 Main St, Susanville, CA 96130-4372
+1 530-257-7666
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Eugene, Oregon
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tasty American fare with some ethnic additions. Served in an historic building with creaking wood floors and soaring ceilings. Modest prices. Try the Basque lamb stew! Lots of brews from which to select.

Thank numbercruncher
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a variety of things for dinner. We started with fried mushrooms and fried pickles. Both were good. I had the soup and salad which came with some awesome garlic bread, my husband had the Eagle Lake saute prepared with a little lemon butter, shrimp, scallops and rock cod over angel hair pasta similar to shrimp scampi. He enjoyed... More 

Thank Kim C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a quick late lunch on the way to Reno. Food, beer, and staff were great. We'll head back this way again!

Thank Gail H
Wenatchee, Washington
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for lunch - husband had the fish tacos and I had the french dip. Both were good as were our two glasses of California wine. We enjoyed visiting with the owner.

Thank Cmulho1
Janesville, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am from the Oregon Coast and have never had better fish and chips than at the Lassen Ale House! All of their food and drinks are exceptionally good and the staff is really friendly and upbeat. If your visiting Susanville , don't miss this place !

Thank laineyrella
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178 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good monte cristo sand. And great lamb stew. Also great fish and chips. We will eat here again.

Thank Janet G
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I was directed here by my business contact because of the quality of their fish and chips. The food was delicious and did not disappoint despite being hyped up (and me having my doubts as all towns tend to love their own offerings). I was able to sample the beers, they have the house line and seasonal offerings, the Lassen... More 

Thank Lisa Beth N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Burger was ordered medium, came out nearly raw. Fish and chips were ok, although we ordered 3 pieces and got two. Overall, mediocre Would not dine here again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
El Sobrante, California
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217 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Looks like a dive from the street, but it opens up into a Historic Bar/Hotel and restaurant. Very popular place. So, make reservations...or expect to eat at the bar. Ordered the Fish and Chips with cup of Basque lamb stew. You won't want to peel off the batter on the fish = beer and seasoning were great. The stew...was more... More 

Thank yvonne p
South Carolina
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122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Happened upon this by accident...what luck! The beer choices and sandwiches were outstanding. I loved the murals on the wall in back. What a labor of love. The service was great and locals made up the bulk of the crowd. Hint to travelers...find out where locals eat!

Thank IrishGenie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 724 Main St, Susanville, CA 96130-4372
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Susanville
  • Phone Number: +1 530-257-7666
Lassen Ale Works at the Pioneer Saloon in Uptown Susanville is NE California's only brewpub. The historic Pioneer Mercantile building we occupy has been home to a saloon for over 150 years--look for the large vintage neon Pioneer sign on the south side of Main Street. We offer a small but eclectic menu of house-made dishes including fish and chips, lamb stew, hamburgers and fresh salads. Our ales are made on site and include light and dark ales from the pale, crisp Bizz Johnson Blonde to the rip snorting Pioneer Porter. We also have a full bar, specialty cocktails, wines by the glass and a selection of single malt scotch. Take a seat at our 36-foot-long bar and admire the wall of local ranch brands above the bar back. Or watch the brewer at work in the back room and play pool beneath the historic mural that celebrates Susanville's logging and ranching roots.

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