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“Is it still 1980?” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge
Ranked #8 of 15 Restaurants in Three Rivers
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Beijing, China
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Is it still 1980?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Came here recently as it was recommended as the only "high-end" restaurant in Three Rivers. It was quite a drive out of Three Rivers almost to the gate of Sequoia NP, hence the name. There was a nice patio with a great view, but it was busy and instead we sat inside. The decor was very drab and seemed to be right out of a 1980's sitcom. The prices were "high-end" but the food certainly wasn't, very unimpressive. I had tomato soup to start and then the salmon. Two of us ordered soup and it came in small bowls with half the soup dripping down the outside of BOTH of the bowls! What happened to presentation? My salmon was fine, but nothing to write home about. The other mains were a bland pasta dish and a very chewy steak.

Recommendation: Go to the River View Restaurant & Lounge instead! Also has a nice patio with river view, but food is much better value! (See here in TripAdvisor)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Jon P
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Dublin, California
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116 reviews
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“Excellent Meal; little pricey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

They served a good proportioned meal that was excellent. Pricey, about $25 per meal; worth the price so long as we didn't have to eat there every night.

Visited June 2013
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Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona
1 review
“Pathetic service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I don't Recommend this place to anybody . Food and service was bad .You're better off eating at McDonald's. Or the Serrano restaurant. The bread is very stale like prison inmate food.. The duck don't like the bread we fed them from the restaurant Either. The fish tank needs to be cleaned and the flies on the Window was outrageous. If I was white I probably would get better service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Johnjohn B
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Pismo Beach, California
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17 reviews
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“All about the waterfront patio...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

As others have said, the service is lackluster (with the exception of one handsome waiter from North Carolina - see I even remember where he was from!)... Lunch prices are reasonable, dinner is not so much.

The reason to come here is for the waterfront patio. There is no view to match it for miles. Just gorgeous. Enjoy the ducks.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank cohi
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“Customer service need a lot of work .”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Waitress did not introduce herself.
As well as guy.
The order took to long . Waitress at least should have had Told us it will be at least a minute but Passing by and not acknowledge us. Group of seven . My family owns five restaurants an the number one thing is good service good employees and good food will bring more people back.
Invoice #1066.1. Day17spencer station 4 time 9.26 pm. And this hotel call comfort inn recommend it to us . Wow. Only good thing about this place is the view .

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank FEARTHEMNOT
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