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Russian River Pub

American, Bar, Pub
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11829 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436-9365
+1 707-887-7932
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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410 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

We stopped here on a recent visit to the area. We'd been driving and seeing the redwoods nearby and thought it would be a good stop, based on TA reviews. The dining area was almost empty around 1 pm, but we figured it was early in the week. We noticed that it had been featured on Guy Fieri's DDD (no... More 

Thank John M
Lebanon, Oregon
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

This looked like a little pub from the outside, but boy did the food live up to the reviews! Great food, pulled pork made in house, clam chowder, prime rib sandwich, and tri tip sandwiches. Really good, and everyone was very friendly. Great after wine tasting and seeing the scenery!

Thank dd2chi
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

For several years I drove right past this place on my way to the Sonoma Coast. Finally, my son recommended it after he tried it based on the Drive-Ins, Diners, and Dives list. From the road it does look a little like a Dive, but, oh, the food is terrific! The pulled pork sandwich calls my name; the vegetarian sandwich... More 

Thank autotraveler10
Mishawaka, IN
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

We went to this place because it was on the Drive-In, Diner, Dive list. The food was just ok, but enjoyed sitting outside on their nice patio.

Thank jrtraveler55
San Francisco, California
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148 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

How can I say anything disparaging about this place when they treated us so kindly and so friendly. I have to give the staff five stars for service, attending to us, checking back at just the right time, and all with such sweetness and kindness. We ordered a couple of cocktails, on a wonderfully pleasant long weekend night, the kind... More 

Thank David S
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395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

The owner and her staff were very nice and very good at accommodating a party of 10 who just dropped in. The meals were really delicious and exceptionally tasty. The service was enjoyable along with being fast and friendly. It earned its spot on DD&D.

Thank Chiefly1
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

We had read a lot about Russian River Pub and its spotlight on Dinners, Drive-Ins, and Dives so we made a special point to eat there during a recent trip. The servers were certainly nice and the food was OK but nothing seemed to set this place apart from any other pub or even a chain restaurant like Applebee's or... More 

Thank PalmettoTraveler
San Francisco, California, USA
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Drove by for YEARS before it was featured on Diners, Drive ins & Dives. Best wings ever! Try one of their house specials too - pulled pork or the tri tip. Daily specials are always awesome.

Thank MichaelKossman
Pine Grove, California, United States
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

My men's fraternal group, E Clampus Vitus camped right next to The Pub. What a great place for a drink or food. I had a burger featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Now I know why they were picked! Excellent food, drinks and service. The owner and her staff were so friendly, I thought I was part of the family!... More 

Thank Steve M
Brooklyn, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Awesome food. very low key atmostphere. You can scribe your name on the wall and eat delicious food on the patio. The wings are fabulous.

Thank Michele K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11829 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436-9365
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-887-7932

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