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225 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291-6244 (Encina)
+1 559-733-2967
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had dinner and drinks there with family. The waiter was very friendly and did not bother us too much so we could enjoy our food. Steak was delicious. Would recommend this place to anyone. Well located on the main street.

Thank Peeter E
Modesto, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Lunch was great! I had the French Dip, meat was tender & smokey! Atmosphere was classy yet casual, service was good.

Thank FlyLink49
Oceano, California
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124 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Good service. Food was excellent. Mac and Cheese that our Grand Daughter had was excellent. My Ahi Poke was perfect. I asked for it spicy and they put Jalapenos on top. Delicious and very spicy. My wife could only eat half of her hamburger the portion was so large.

Thank Walter S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been going to lunch at Café 225 for about 3 years. Seems like the menu has changed several times, and not for the better. I loved the steak sandwich I had the very first time I went there....then I ordered the next time and it was completely different....different cheese, toppings, etc. I ordered a spicy chicken wrap appetizer... More 

Thank Nicole M
Visalia, California
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a very interesting place. It was recommended as one of my co-workers husband is a chef there so I ran right down when I moved into town. Yes he is an incredible chef. They were busy so I found a seat at the bar and ordered a Moscow Mule only to be delighted when the bartender suggested a... More 

Thank lfuns2n
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The place was empty. The sandwich was dry. Bread was stale. The help ignored us. We gave it a try because of Facebook. Guess you have to be a somebody to get a good meal there. Oh and who wants to have lunch with flies that keep landing on you and your table.

Thank Tamara H
Exeter, California
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Cafe 225 is one of the go-to places for business lunchs or after hours celebrations. The location is convenient, being across the street from the Fox Theater. The food is all kinds of wonderful. It begins with thick flavorful bread and dipping sauce and from there you can choose a variety of salads, wraps, or up to steak if you... More 

Thank gunnysmom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food at best is just ok. I've been to this restaurant twice in the last few months. The first was for a work dinner- I ordered a hamburger, well done, and the only thing I could taste was char from the burnt meat- well done does not equal burnt. It basically ruined the burger. The creme brulée was actually... More 

Thank gimlingal
Visalia, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great California fresh food with menu changing quarterly. Nice place for a special occasion dinner, or just a no cook weekday meal. Menu consists of standard dishes with a new twist, to creative unheard of dishes that have always been good. Very good wine list and bar.

Thank Anthony O
Visalia, California
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Cafe 225 is one of several restaurants in Downtown Visalia that can easily rival any in San Francisco, Los Angeles or Sacramento. Great grilled or rotisserie meats on almost every entree offered. Crisp Salads! Unique atmosphere in what was a general store a century ago ( see photos in back of dining area) Great service! Decent wine , beer and... More 

Thank Peter T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291-6244
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Visalia has a trolley service making a scenic loop around the downtown district. It creates an opportunity to park and shop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: +1 559-733-2967

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