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Kirkwood Inn & Saloon

Hwy 88, near Carson Pass, Kirkwood, CA 95646
+1 209-258-7304
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“chili” (6 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
Hwy 88, near Carson Pass, Kirkwood, CA 95646
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This place is definitely worth a stop! The food is great (as is the staff) and it's got amazing history (there are literally bullet holes in the wall). While I was sitting at the bar something literally jumped from the counter behind the bartender and...More

Thank sanfrandlle
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This very old rustic roadside inn is charming. It is built with logs, and the decor is cabin like and rough. The food is good. We had fish and chips for dinner which was tasty. There is also a bar, and good selection of wine...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My wife and I stopped in for lunch. The Inn and Saloon is made of logs built by Mr. Kirkwood years ago. The place has recently been remodeled but retains the rustic charm. The servers were attentive. I had the best hamburger. Pure Angus Beef...More

Thank 2232KenJi
Reviewed 6 September 2017

After a long hike just about everything tastes good but I have to say my burger the other day at the Kirkwood Inn was horrible. Over cooked, dried out bun and the limp tomato and lettuce didn't help. I will say my beer on tap...More

Thank Steve A
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place. The setting is magnificent, and the Inn itself is a thing of beauty. The staff go beyond the norm to assure that your meal exceeds any expectation, and that is during lunch hour! Love it! I will return

Thank missouriplowboy
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was a very disappointing visit. They were clearly understaffed. The employee that 'greeted' us was not happy about it. 'Have a seat, although I have 5 tables in front of you so wait will be along time'. No one had a drink or food...More

Thank Jordan S
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were recently camping at Silver Lake. Experienced a rainy & cold night so rather than cook breakfast we decided to go to Kirkwood Inn for an early lunch. Our server, Jessica was so sweet & personable. The food & drinks were great. We shared...More

Thank Canyongirl66
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were staying a couple miles west, at Caples Lake Resort, and stopped in for a bite. First, understand that the main part of the bar and restaurant was built in the 1870's, so, yes, the place has been here, forever! The staff was friendly...More

Thank karlg521
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We rode the H-D's up to South Lake Tahoe from the Bay Area which is a fantastic ride over HWY 88, the scenery is breathtaking! We stopped for a late afternoon dinner at the Kirkwood Inn & Saloon which is a nice little bar and...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Since my first visit more than 20 years ago, I’ve always loved dining at the Kirkwood Inn. Such a great story – first built in 1864, the rustic log cabin is where the original Kirkwood ski resort developers made their plans in 1962. The food...More

Thank HBSnowFlower
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31 December 2017|
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Response from Steve A | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe they do take reservations. There are just two other options at the Kirkwood resort if you can't find a table. One is the Cornice Grill - casual dining - burgers, nachos, draft beer and the other is at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 88, near Carson Pass, Kirkwood, CA 95646
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Amador County  >  Kirkwood
  • Phone Number: +1 209-258-7304
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