We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge

45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
+1 559-561-4133
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (50 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“ribs” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (562)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 462 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner here the day after Thanksgiving and I really enjoyed my plate of "leftovers" and my husband enjoyed one of their hamburgers. The food was pretty good when considering that this place is remote- right outside the entrance to the Sequoia National Park....More

Thank kgreiderdo
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

kgreiderdo, thank you very much for the review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal!

Reviewed 3 December 2017

We visited here twice and will definitely visit again when we return for another trip to Sequoia. We visited several places in Three Rivers but this was our favorite. Quiet and relaxing with a great setting right next to the river. Kyle, our server, was...More

Thank johnwoodsgmx
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

johnwoodsgmx, thank you for the review! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 11 November 2017

After a long day of hiking and enjoying the incredible views of Sequoia and King National Park we came upon the Gateway Inn as we exited the park. We were seated at an outside table, then it all went bad. Out waitress arrived 10 minutes...More

Thank jimmer68
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The Gateway Restaurant is indeed at a lovely place, but that's the only positive aspect of it. Prices in general are way to high in comparison to the quality of food and drinks they serve. The meat for 35$ was chewy and simple. Besides that...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The service was amazing, with prompt attention by the waiters, waitresses, bus boys and other personnel. Even though a wedding reception was going on, we were still served as if there was nothing else going on! The setting is idyllic , immediately adjacent to a...More

1  Thank Lestertheinvestor
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Lestertheinvestor, thank you for your honest review. We hope that you had a wonderful experience with Gateway Restaurant. Contact us if you need us, or for any comments or concerns. Thanks!

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stayed at this lodge in September 2016. The restaurant is located right next to the river, with a lovely terrace. We had dinner after a long day of hiking. They offer a large choice of dishes, mainly meat which was deliciously cooked and served...More

Thank yara_globetrotter
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

After a day in the park, we stayed here. Nice dinner and accommodations. Not inexpensive. Rib eye and osso bucco we're delicious.

Thank anlechtman
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had dinner here twice and enjoyed both steaks and fish. The ingredients were fresh and well prepared. The setting next to the river was most pleasant. Service was efficient, though a bit slow the second night, but we were at a busier time. Breakfasts...More

Thank LadyMacaw
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Gateway Lodge and Restaurant is one of my favorite places to visit. It is one mile away from the entrance of the Sequoia Natl. Park and the perfect place to spend the night prior to your visit to the park. The view from the...More

Thank V6424SIpatriciat
Reviewed 4 October 2017

My wife and I both had very good steaks. Mine was called a NY steak. It was not a strip steak, so not sure what kind. Very nice, within walking distance of our motel and great view of the river.

Thank lzclzhs
MGR_Guest_Relations, Manager at The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

lzclzhs, Thank you very much for your review, we're glad to hear you had a great time!

Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Three Rivers
Buckeye Tree Lodge
432 reviews
.08 km away
Sierra Lodge
313 reviews
4.93 km away
Sequoia Motel in Three Rivers
130 reviews
5.08 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites Sequoia Kings Canyon
1,254 reviews
9.05 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sierra Subs and Salads
247 reviews
7.46 km away
Antoinette's Coffee & Goodies
122 reviews
7.43 km away
Ol Buckaroo
241 reviews
7.48 km away
Reimer's Candies and Gifts
155 reviews
6.28 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
725 reviews
1.73 km away
A1 Totem Market and Gifts
15 reviews
1.43 km away
Sequoia Natural History Association
9 reviews
1.77 km away
The Common Element
5 reviews
7.40 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
4 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from autumnfoods | Reviewed this property |
Hope you did not stay here especially for your 40 th Aniversary!
Dana W
6 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from npi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I highly recommend an early reservation. Check with their dinner specials manager. Have a great time!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45978 Sierra Dr, Three Rivers, CA 93271-9500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Three Rivers
  • Phone Number: +1 559-561-4133
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing