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“Great food - will be back”
Review of Russian River Pub

Russian River Pub
Ranked #7 of 16 Restaurants in Forestville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Dallas, Texas
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163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great food - will be back”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Went here based on the yelp reviews and was not disappointed. It is a pub, and we were totally in the mood for some good food and chill place. Bartender was our waiter. Had a few beers and went for the prime rib sandwich and tri tip sandwich. The wings looked great and i heard about some turkey special that sounded awesome. Both our sandwiches were good (i knew i ordered well when he warned me it was very blue cheesy!). The horseradish sauce on mine was perfect. Both sandwiches were huge, we took both back to the hotel for a super tasty snack the next day. Definitely go visit and enjoy!

Visited March 2013
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English first
Healdsburg, CA
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Dive bar”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We Love little Dive bars like this. It is the just right spot for that stop in and relax for a nice cold one!

Visited July 2012
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California
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best food I have ever had in a total dive bar”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

My husband wanted to eat here based solely on the number of cars in the parking lot each time we drove by. The inside is dark, people have written on the walls and the bar stools are so old and worn that they are taped together. There is an old pool table in constant use and a blaring TV. Not expecting much......
Then came the awesome pulled pork sandwich, loaded with tender pork and dripping with really great barbecue that they make themselves. Excellent..... it was served with a bowl size salad that had chunks of cheese and a wonderful balsalmic something... This great meal was less than 9.00... My husband's ribeye sandwich was double mansize and came with a big pile of fries. He downed the entire thing while singing it's praises.
We did not eat dinner after this lunch.... stuffed.....
If it had been warmer I would have chosen to eat on the patio.. better atmosphere and matching chairs... go if you are hungry- and ignore your surroundings... great food...

  • Visited November 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quality food in a casual, local bar”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were intentionally looking for a casual place to eat near where we were staying (Farmhouse Inn in Forestville, CA), especially because we had indulged in a gourmet meal at the Farmhouse restaurant the previous night.

After a quick google and finding out that this place was featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" Food Network tv show, we were sold.

My husband had a burger, which he thoroughly enjoyed. I don't eat meat, but was relived to find available options for me on the menu (especially for a bar known for its wings and burgers). The waitress was friendly and mostly attentive.

It is a rustic bar with a locals vibe that is easy to miss from River Road, but if you are looking for casual, quality bar food, it's worth a consideration.

Visited October 2012
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Forestville, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“best chicken wings around--good draft beer selection”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

great service, the owner wants to promote family atmosphere. good food but not gourmet. You can eat there often with out going broke.

Visited December 2011
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