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Kirkwood Inn & Saloon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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Hwy 88, near Carson Pass, Kirkwood, CA 95646
+1 209-258-7304
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank missouriplowboy
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 in front of them or they had their empty plates piled up to be removed.... More 

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Thank Jordan S
Pollock Pines, California
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a Hot Pastrami sandwich & fish tacos. Both dishes were awesome.

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Thank Canyongirl66
Henderson, Nevada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and attentive, and the food was very good. My wife had their basic cheese burger,... More 

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Thank karlg521
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurant just outside the ski area. I've been in there several times before usually just... More 

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Thank Tom B
Huntington Beach, California
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 at the inn, which is not an inn but just a bar and restaurant, has... More 

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Thank HBSnowFlower
Sacramento, California
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156 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank danielKeiran
Stockton, California
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 offered. The service was good and servers quite nice. I would go again for lunch... More 

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Thank kate m
san carlos,
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158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and delicious. Our friend had the pulled pork sandwich so he and my husband shared... More 

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Rancho Murieta, California
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55 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have led car rallies and tours to this locations for years...We have been here at least 22 times during the years that we have led groups...We started many years ago coming up for breakfast and the huge pancakes were kind of a novelty draw but the rest of the menu for breakfast was also quite good...And the location is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 88, near Carson Pass, Kirkwood, CA 95646
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kirkwood
  • Phone Number: +1 209-258-7304

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?