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River's End Restaurant

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11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
+1 707-865-2484
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
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17:00 - 20:30
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The menu was quite limited unless you wanted to get the 4 course Crab meal that was tied to wine pairings. The members of our party chose burgers Andrew Fish & Chips. The food was very good and Karina,our waitress provided excellent service. There were viewing scopes on the outside deck and we could see female wharf seals and their... More 

Thank ABP21
Modesto, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Made reservations that afternoon and when we arrived that evening we were seated right away. Service was great, food was great, the view was beautiful. When we go back, yes we will go back, we will make reservations at a time to watch the sunset. I recommend this as a must do.

Thank dbraga5150
New York City, New York
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138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do you want a true Northern California feel along with an unbeatable coastal sunset? River's End is a gem: classy and cosmopolitan while, most of all, cozy. How does it achieve that? 'A warm ambience and great service, a magnificent view, and top notch cuisine. We ate at the bar, and Patrick, the bartender, was helpful at all the right... More 

Thank TravelFan15
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love fish and chips but after placing my order, our waiter returned to tell me the fish is placed in a batter that contains lemon. I have an anaphylactic reaction to lemon so I was pleased that the restaurant offered to grill my fish instead of coating and frying it. Sadly, I am also allergic to the cucumber salad... More 

Thank Phyllis K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place!!!! We came here on a whim and this is the best place I've ever eaten at!!! The sunset is the most breathtaking view you will ever see.

Thank 3women
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a late lunch on a long loopy drive from Napa out to the coast and back. Great clam chowder; kind of a grey day, watching people walk on the beach from the window at our table.

Thank Carol H
Forestville, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have eaten here several times. never a disappointment. do not miss the sunset. parking can be tricky. we like to bring our own wine (older vintages not available anywhere) but they have an extensive wine list with full bar. will go back again and again.

Thank Mark W
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no better place to dine while watching the sun go down than River's End. What a gorgeous setting and a gracious staff and good food to match. Worth the price and the wait on the prettiest nights. Don't miss it if you're going by--you'd never know what a desirable spot it is from the road.

Thank SLosee
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the greatest parts of wine country is the amazing food. Choosing Rivers End, I was expecting an awesome view. However, the food and service were just as magical. I highly recommend. It's even better than Terripen which is Michelin starred (although the food and service are good there as well). I'd choose Rivers End over any other restaurant... More 

Thank kazo74
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had great service, great food, and enjoyed the lovely view of the river that leads to the ocean. It was a lovely choice for my fiance's birthday dinner!

Thank Meg G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 40
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Jenner
  • Phone Number: +1 707-865-2484
The epicenter of Sonoma Coast dining...the River's End is located in the quaint village of Jenner by the Sea about 20 minutes north of Bodega Bay. The restaurant is set on a bluff overlooking the Russian River spill into the Pacific Ocean. During lunch you can watch the Osprey dive in the river for fish or the harbor seals frolic at riverside. Dinner time is all about the sunset - the show is worth the visit. Fortunately, the restaurant chefs and service staff aim to outdo the natural surroundings. The kitchen prepares California cuisine with a focus on local ingredients. Chef Martin Recoder prepares menus that are changing with the seasons and delight the heart. The service staff is led by Maitre d'/Owner Bert Rangel, who has owned and managed the restaurant for over 10 years. The Chef in the Redwood Bar is talented Patrick Keane. Trained at the French Culinary Institute, Patrick utilizes the freshest ingredients and classic techniques to create truly "Artisanal Cocktails".

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