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225 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291-6244 (Encina)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
East Hanover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We had dinner here on a Thursday night with a party of four. The place was busy but not overly so.The food was very good but the service was slow and the wait person not very friendly or helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We were on vacation in the area and wanted to have a nice lunch. Cafe 225 definitely hit the mark! The food was excellent. I had the french dip sandwich, and it was one of the best I have ever had. The meat had a really smokey flavor that was delicious, and the au jus was super flavorful. I definitely... More 

Thank Kate R
Visalia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband come to eat here very often and always have a great meal. I honestly love the artichoke fritter appetizer, so good! I almost always get the wedge salad with buttermilk dressing and it's delicious. The burgers are always a great choice too!

Thank Katie K
Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had our daughters rehearsal dinner there, also my 60th birthday and both were exceptional! Very attentive to what we requested, service was fabulous. Love going for just a nice Friday evening dinner. Actually,mat king our bridge group there this Friday for dinner. Never disappointed.

Thank Jengleka

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
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?