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Banny's Cafe

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17566 Lime Kiln Rd, Mountain Springs Golf Course, Sonora, CA 95370-8785
+1 209-533-4709
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:00
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Sonora, California
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Banny's closed last week and they will be missed. There are no current plans to reopen anywhere else, but if they do they will have a loyal following. Thanks to all of the Bannworths who gave use such great food all these years.

Thank SonoraJim
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

For a Golf center restaurant Banny's offers an upscale menu, without the 4 star overcharge. Their bistro night isn't even announced until Wednesday morning on their Facebook page, so it's fresh. We had the pepper steak which came with an upscale soup/salad, desert and coffee for under $20. The night we attended they had live dinner music. A very enjoyable... More 

2 Thank Larry B
Murphys, California
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Banny's is not my favorite dining spot, but the view is lovely and the food is usually decent. Friends and I had lunch there the other day and the dining room was literally abuzz with flies - can only imagine what the inside of the kitchen must have looked like! (Rosetta, the owner, is notorious for her lack of cleanliness... More 

Thank Christine Too
Soulsbyville, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Told waiter, allergy, food arrived with deathly allergic item on plate. Long wait for return, by then food cold and all the chef did was pick out the allergy item. How did I find out? My tongue and mouth swelled. Very pricey for cold, sub-standard service and food

Thank RustyTaylor
Merced California
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

We have stopped here for lunch before and always enjoyed it. Yesterday we stopped and the restaurant was closed for a banquet - but signs directed us to the patio on a lower level. Due to the banquet, we were limited to a hamburger - WOW - I probably would have had a salad, but the day was nice and... More 

2 Thank Bagpipemarshall
Gladstone, Oregon
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Sadly, we were only one of two tables seated when we dined here. Perhaps it is because it is in an out of the way location, or perhaps it is because the mother (owner) is very rude. However, the service we received from our waiter (I think the owner's son) was fabulous, and our meal was delicious. I had the... More 

4 Thank libralisa
Mi Wuk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

Food was great. We had buffet and everything was very good. I had a little bit of evrything salmon, prime rib, chicken, salad and more. . .

2 Thank Bella D
Sonora, California
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

We loved Banny's in downtown and were more than willing to follow them to their new location. They are only open for dinner on Thursday and Friday (lunch the rest of the days). Their $15 Italian nights on Thursday are a great bargain (3 courses) and delicious. The Friday dinner menu is small but their classics are available. Food is... More 

5 Thank SonoraJim
Sutter Creek, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2010

First of all this was my favorite restaurant in Sonora when it was located downtown. My fiance and I travelled from Amador County once a month to eat here. We decided to make the drive to Mountain Springs Golf Course and enjoy our favorite restaurant. Gone was the initimate setting. Instead it was in the banquet room where all the... More 

Thank Voyager209
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

Everything was wonderful. Taste your food before you reach for the salt or pepper because they season it perfectly. The prices were reasonable. I wish I lived closer and could eat more food! You have to try it.

2 Thank Pnuttiest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17566 Lime Kiln Rd, Mountain Springs Golf Course, Sonora, CA 95370-8785
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonora
  • Phone Number: +1 209-533-4709

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