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Pinole Creek Cafe

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2454 San Pablo Ave, Pinole, CA 94564-1772
Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 05:00 - 21:00
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Pinole, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This family owned restaurant is a little gem. Try to sit in the glassed in porch. I love all the appetizers on the menu. I especially recommend it for Thanksgiving dinner. We've eaten there twice for Thanksgiving, and each time was a treat.

Thank chariot1313
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Pork chops and steaks are excellent. Good mixed drinks. Busy but easy to get a reservation and short wait without a reservation. It is a family run operation with the wife handling the kitchen and the husband handling the dining room. Husband is very outgoing and friendly.

Thank Arthur L
Pinole, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a family run restaurant, and I'm pleasantly reminded of that every time we have a meal here. A great place to bring out of town guests. Great food and wine, friendly staff.

Thank SteveH09
Hercules, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We always have a lovely dinner here. The service is friendly and good, the food is always very well prepared, fresh and delicious. We have even eaten here for Thanksgiving, it was wonderful.

Thank Lisa M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

"Well, why go to a fine restaurant, when you can just stick something in. the microwave? Why go to the park and fly a kite, when you can just pop a pill?" Cosmo Kramer, Seinfeld They are doin' it RIGHT at this spot; da Scene: Impromptu Friday night dinner after the early Jason Bourne showing. Actually called the place across... More 

Thank Kimo B
Clayton, California
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Set on a main street in a quiet town in the second oldest building in town is a family run restaurant with food that is simply wonderful. My wife had prime rib. Served Friday and Saturday nights only. I had grilled salmon. Both were perfect. The prim rib was tender and cooked to perfection. My salmon was so fresh it... More 

Thank RobertW1000
Pinole, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A gem in a small town! Every meal has been excellent! The owner personally greets you and checks in to make sure everything is perfect. The staff really cares about your experience. Check out prime rib night on Friday and Saturday!!

Thank diane u
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Had a fabulous meal with the family thanks to winning a gift certificate at the Saint Rose Casino Night in Crockett, which was donated by Sugar City Building Materials. Raymond, the owner treated us like we were long lost friends or family. Food was fabulous and atmosphere was warm and friendly. Had not been here in a few years now... More 

Thank Janburnett
El Sobrante, California, Usa
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Since I moved from San Francisco to the Pinole area in the east bay I have come to look forward to meals at the Pinole Creek Cafe. The food is always first rate and the majority of servers are friendly and knowledgeable. I really appreciate that the noise level is low and you actually have a conversation. I recommend this... More 

Thank Kevin M
Pinole, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Pinole Creek Cafe is amazing! The owner (Raymond) remembers your name and preferences, even stops by on occasion for random conversations. The wait staff is great as well. It is always a joy coming to Pinole Creek. Definitely will be a regular now.

Thank martellc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2454 San Pablo Ave, Pinole, CA 94564-1772
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pinole
  • Phone Number: 15107241040

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