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Cafe 225

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225 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291-6244 (Encina)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to lunch at Café 225 for about 3 years. Seems like the menu has changed several times, and not for the better. I loved the steak sandwich I had the very first time I went there....then I ordered the next time and it was completely different....different cheese, toppings, etc. I ordered a spicy chicken wrap appetizer... More 

Thank Nicole M
Visalia, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place. It was recommended as one of my co-workers husband is a chef there so I ran right down when I moved into town. Yes he is an incredible chef. They were busy so I found a seat at the bar and ordered a Moscow Mule only to be delighted when the bartender suggested a... More 

Thank lfuns2n
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was empty. The sandwich was dry. Bread was stale. The help ignored us. We gave it a try because of Facebook. Guess you have to be a somebody to get a good meal there. Oh and who wants to have lunch with flies that keep landing on you and your table.

Thank Tamara H
Exeter, California
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Cafe 225 is one of the go-to places for business lunchs or after hours celebrations. The location is convenient, being across the street from the Fox Theater. The food is all kinds of wonderful. It begins with thick flavorful bread and dipping sauce and from there you can choose a variety of salads, wraps, or up to steak if you... More 

Thank gunnysmom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The food at best is just ok. I've been to this restaurant twice in the last few months. The first was for a work dinner- I ordered a hamburger, well done, and the only thing I could taste was char from the burnt meat- well done does not equal burnt. It basically ruined the burger. The creme brulée was actually... More 

Thank gimlingal
Visalia, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great California fresh food with menu changing quarterly. Nice place for a special occasion dinner, or just a no cook weekday meal. Menu consists of standard dishes with a new twist, to creative unheard of dishes that have always been good. Very good wine list and bar.

Thank Anthony O
Visalia, California
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Cafe 225 is one of several restaurants in Downtown Visalia that can easily rival any in San Francisco, Los Angeles or Sacramento. Great grilled or rotisserie meats on almost every entree offered. Crisp Salads! Unique atmosphere in what was a general store a century ago ( see photos in back of dining area) Great service! Decent wine , beer and... More 

Thank Peter T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I was recommended to this restaurant by a friend, the food was good, the waiter was frazzled. Didn't stay on top of things, didn't have any suggestions when asked about menu items. Acted like he would rather be someplace else. I'm giving it 3 stars for taste!

Thank April T
Visalia, California, United States
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Karl keeps the quality of the menu high and the prices reasonable. The staff is professional and and devoted to good customer service. The food is consistently interesting, flavorful, and varied. My club meets here weekly so we all appreciate being pampered at modest pricing.

Thank Ollie559
Visalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Good place for a small work luncheon. They have a great meeting room in the back that works well for business meetings. The food is good and atmosphere is warm that lends to good conversation.

Thank DebJoynNick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291-6244
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Visalia has a trolley service making a scenic loop around the downtown district. It creates an opportunity to park and shop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: 559-733-2967

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