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“Okay Atmosphere”

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Ranked #1 of 317 Restaurants in Chico
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
California
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Okay Atmosphere”
Reviewed December 25, 2011

I'm just not a fan of their beer, and it's not cheap.

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Chico, California
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best clam chowder in the North State.....and beer too!”
Reviewed November 1, 2011

Besides being able to enjoy the variety of ales on tap and never bottled, the clam chowder is vey good. The menu includes beef from the local university farm, which are fed grains from the beet making process. The pizza is cooked in a wood heated pizza oven. The taproom has the normal pub food, and a good variety of food to choose from at reasonable prices. It is also very kid friendly, don't worry about having loud kids, no one will hear them, it's kind of noisy with a bunch of happy folks.

Plan on spending time taking a tour and visiting the gift shop before dinner. The dinner crowds arrive around 6:00, so plan ahead so you don't have a 45 minute wait.

  • Visited October 2011
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Ventura
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330 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Sierra set the microbrew world a fire back in 1981 and they still strive to be #1”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

This past Saturday a friend and I took a two day road trip from Southern California to the state of Washiington. For lunch the first day we had planned to stop here. We had both been here twice before on seperate occassions and both knew that back in 1981 Sierra Nevada single handedly put the Micro Brewery world back on the map by not only brewing quality craft beers but pairing it with a menu that any excutive Chef would be proud to serve. This has become the blueprint standard for serious competing micro brewery tap houses ever since. Needless to say I jumped right in to the sampler beer platter (16 selections, equals two pints of total beer). We split Buffalo wings (really good), Their Mediterranean pizza (very tasty) and their Green Chile burger with pasta salad on the side (pasta salad was a good as I can recall). The service was top notch, the decor was very cool and the food and brews were great. There was a 20 minute wait at the door at 1:00 pm on this day but totally worth the wait. They also give tours and have a gift shop. A-1! I will return again my next time traveling through.!!! :)

  • Visited October 2011
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Chico, CA
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Live here ~ enjoy it all the time..”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

I live in Chico, CA and am always finding myself eating at Sierra Nevada because you just can't go wrong here! It atmosphere is comfortable, the setting is striking and the food and brew close to perfection. Whether you are a beer drinker or not there is something in terms of GOOD food on the menu for everyone.
Sit outside if the weather permits. It's beautiful. The Portabella Mushroom sandwich is fantastic. The fish and chips perfect. I do wish that they had not taken their seasoned fries off their menu but... I recently tried their malt milk shake made from the beer malt and it's really excellent. If there are beer drinkers in the group try the sampler!
As stated I live in Chico and go here often; I have just never taken the time to review my own personal favorite restaurant. It really is a piece of Chico and you can't miss here!

  • Visited October 2011
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Food and Great Beer”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

We chose this restaurant after a long day of travel and client meetings. The food was above average and the beer was fantastic. There are huge windows that let you look straight into the brewery.

  • Visited October 2010
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