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Wool Growers Restaurant

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609 H St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4221
12098264593
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Today
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
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Oakland, California
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice - The first time I was taken by a local; the second time I brought my wife. It's a cultural experience. Wonderful. Food snobs might not be impressed but I love it. Bring an appetite!

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Thank Spreck R
Management response:

Thank you for the wonderful review. Wool Growers Staff. More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were startled by the food: soup, lettuce with strange dressing, baked beans, potato salad, then lamb stew, followed by our choice of lamb chops which came with French fries. Way, way too much food! The dining room is like a mess hall. The service was average at best. The complementary red wine is a nice touch -- but chilled?!... More 

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Thank Phil C
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Thank you for your review we hope to see you soon. Wool Growers Staff. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I passed this place for a long time not knowing what a gem it actually is. Great food, great atmosphere, not the normal everyday restaurant your used to. Dive in, you will be glad you did.

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Thank Ben F
Management response:

Thank you for your review we hope to see you soon. Wool Growers Staff More 

Los Banos, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Food is fabulous...never have had a bad meal here! Always look forward to going back! Love the addition of a wine list. Defintiely will be back again and again!

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Thank Michelle H
Management response:

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you soon. Wool Growers Staff More 

Los Banos, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food is superb and the service excellent. I take all of my out of town guests her and every one wants to go back again with each visit.

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Thank celticwarrior55
Management response:

Thank you for your great review, we hope to see you soon. Wool Growers Staff More 

Alameda, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is the kind of place that would stand out in almost any location. The complete lack of atmosphere, the very straight-to-the-point wait staff, the picnic tables with plastic tablecloths...it all adds up to a not-to-be-missed experience. For our entrees, I had the lamb chops and my husband had the trip-tip. The lamb was delicious, but the tri-tip was honestly... More 

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2 Thank Jill T
Management response:

Thank you for your great review, we hope to see you soon. Wool Growers Staff More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Family style home cooking food.Good quality food served quickly. They have the ability to serve groups of 10 or groups of 100 with the same quality and good service.

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1 Thank maria p
Management response:

Thank you for your great review, we hope to see you soon. Wool Growers Staff More 

Los Banos, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My husband, and I hadn't been out for a while, and this used to be our favorite local restaurant. I wish it was as good as it once was.

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1 Thank Kath4scott
Madera, California
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220 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We recently visited for a large family Holiday gathering. They are woefully UNDERSTAFFED so the wait for service and food is VERY LONG. Having said that, it is a unique Basque family style casual restaurant with some delicious food. You get course after course, salad, beans, bread, soup THEN YOUR MAIN ENTREE. A large carafe of House Wine is also... More 

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1 Thank trra
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, amazing variety and a neat atmosphere when all of the duck hunters are eating. Cafeteria style / family size servings. We only eat here when we are near Los Banos or make special trips

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 H St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Banos
  • Phone Number: 12098264593
Description
Traditional French Basque cuisine, and full bar. This restaurant was established since 1890 and continues serving great food in a family style atmosphere

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?