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Kirkwood Inn & Saloon

Hwy 88, near Carson Pass, Kirkwood, CA 95646
+1 209-258-7304
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“chilli” (6 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
Hwy 88, near Carson Pass, Kirkwood, CA 95646
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long hike just about everything tastes good but I have to say my burger the other day at the Kirkwood Inn was horrible. Over cooked, dried out bun and the limp tomato and lettuce didn't help. I will say my beer on tap...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place. The setting is magnificent, and the Inn itself is a thing of beauty. The staff go beyond the norm to assure that your meal exceeds any expectation, and that is during lunch hour! Love it! I will return

Thank missouriplowboy
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was a very disappointing visit. They were clearly understaffed. The employee that 'greeted' us was not happy about it. 'Have a seat, although I have 5 tables in front of you so wait will be along time'. No one had a drink or food...More

Thank Jordan S
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were recently camping at Silver Lake. Experienced a rainy & cold night so rather than cook breakfast we decided to go to Kirkwood Inn for an early lunch. Our server, Jessica was so sweet & personable. The food & drinks were great. We shared...More

Thank Canyongirl66
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were staying a couple miles west, at Caples Lake Resort, and stopped in for a bite. First, understand that the main part of the bar and restaurant was built in the 1870's, so, yes, the place has been here, forever! The staff was friendly...More

Thank karlg521
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We rode the H-D's up to South Lake Tahoe from the Bay Area which is a fantastic ride over HWY 88, the scenery is breathtaking! We stopped for a late afternoon dinner at the Kirkwood Inn & Saloon which is a nice little bar and...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Since my first visit more than 20 years ago, I’ve always loved dining at the Kirkwood Inn. Such a great story – first built in 1864, the rustic log cabin is where the original Kirkwood ski resort developers made their plans in 1962. The food...More

Thank HBSnowFlower
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The inn is very cute. It has a nice old style look and feel. The food is above average, as it the service. The highlight was definitely the berry pie. We would dine there again.

Thank danielKeiran
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This little Inn was good for lunch and especially if you are hungry. The burgers were very good and came with a massive amount of fries. The menu was limited for dinner and I would have to say it was quite expensive for what is...More

Thank kate m
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We wanted a night off cooking and we were thrilled to find this restaurant. Very homey with an efficient, smiling staff. Full bar and many beers on tap. We were here with friends and three of us ordered cheeseburgers - YUM - very generous portions...More

Thank lindadrew13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 88, near Carson Pass, Kirkwood, CA 95646
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Amador County  >  Kirkwood
  • Phone Number: +1 209-258-7304
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