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American River Pizza and Grill

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2966 State Highway 49, Cool, CA 95614-9476
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

From the sandwiches to the pizza to the burgers and fries, I have not had anything here I don't love. Oh, you have to try the carrot cake👍👍👍

Thank christinepW3305RK
Cool, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This restaurant is very casual but their pizza is really good. We ordered skinny crust, with extra pepperoni. It was delicious. Their fresh salad bar is very fresh, very extensive and worth the price charged. We'll be back.

Thank sheilabO5080DX
Chula Vista, California
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

After going to Sutter's Mill we drove over to Cool to eat. This lace was wonderful. The onion rings were do good I could not wait for them to cool so held them with a napkin. We also had chips and salsa while waiting for our pizza. We had a red sauce pizza and a white sauce. Both were very... More 

Thank Candace S
Cool, California
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169 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We really like the breakfasts here! There are a nice variety of scrambles and omlettes on the menu as well as traditional pancakes and French toast.

Thank EcoLogic2
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food here is California history lesson—almost everything on the menu is named after a local landmark or event. Specializing in lunch and dinner, Ray has a great selection of hot and cold sandwiches, some huge, tasty burgers and good pizza. Top it off with one of his giant cookies and you have the perfect meal.

Thank Jay M
Cool, California
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

the pizza here is always good & the service is always friendly & they play the regional sports events. Try the fresh salad bar & the carrot cake is the best!

Thank Sage C
Cool, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Pizza and salad bar is great. Thin crust or full on crust. Pastrami sandwich is really good. Friends say burgers are awesome. Great overall.

Thank desro35
Cool, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

American River Grill has excellent pizza and I also recommend the Western States Burger for you burger lovers - bacon, BBQ sauce and an onion ring - what could go wrong?

Thank robert a
Fargo, North Dakota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Pizza here is awesome and the salad bar is wonderful. The atmosphere relates to the Sierra foothill locations and local outdoor activities / locations.

Thank Daniel E
Davis, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Every few months we go up to Cool for a drive and for a fitting finale to the American River Pizza and Grill. We start with wine or beer depending on the weather. This is followed by my favorite - the American River Veggie pizza and my husband vacillates between fried calamari and the salad bar. We then share the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2966 State Highway 49, Cool, CA 95614-9476
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cool

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