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River's End Restaurant

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11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
+1 707-865-2484
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:30
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, views and charming host! Will definitely be coming back for more oysters, ceviche, shrimp pasta and delicious local wines.

Thank karenaeiso
Dresden, Germany
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome restaurant with a great view of the pacific coastline. The service was as good as the delicious food. If you are traveling on CA-1 north of SFO, you should consider to make a stop there.

Thank Tomdrummer
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stop to eat here - only stopped to see if we could get a room for the night on the increasingly empty Highway 1. We couldn't but a staff member, Grace, went totally out of her way to call up other hotels / motels along the road and check availability for us, and we managed to get a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunsets as good as they get from the dining room or better yet the deck looking high above the beach.

Thank Don0053
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Modesto, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 16 April 2017 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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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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 11 April 2017 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:30
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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