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Wool Growers Restaurant

) #2 of 53 Restaurants in Los Banos €€ - €€€
609 H St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4221
+1 209-826-4593
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (45 reviews)
“french fries” (21 reviews)
“prime rib” (21 reviews)
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All hours
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
609 H St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4221
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Reviews (148)
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My only experience with Basque food was at a high-brow east coast restaurant filled with diners in coat and tie where I was served a fish that stared back at me as I stared at him. Wool Growers is the flip side of that experience....More

Thank eer1
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and come back soon so you can continue to enjoy 100 years of tradition. Wool Growers Staff

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone is always happy there, not like before with the old owners, they should have retired 20 years ago. They were never nice to anyone, now we finally see the difference, it's a great place to visit now.

Thank Ray A
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your reveiw, come back to visit a soon. Wool Growers Staff

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The outside look was old and uninviting, and you have to walk past the loud bar to the back to get to the restaurant. Once inside noticed it was obviously a local’s favorite, this French Basque style eating is not always for everyone but it...More

Thank WilliamBFlying
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, come back soon so you can continue to enjoy 100 years of traditional basque food in Los Banos, California. Wool Growers Staff

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent road trip, arrived in Los Banos right around dinner time. Found this gem on trip advisor and headed over. When we pulled up outside, my husband and I were a little apprehensive as it looks like a dive bar. We followed the...More

Thank 831travel
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, come back soon so you can continue to enjoy 100 years of traditional basque food in Los Banos, California. Wool Growers Staff

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Los Banos most of my life. Wool Growers is a staple. People come from all over the Valley for the food. My husband and I order the Soup, Salad, Stew -- we are always full by that time. But if you...More

Thank Margaret G
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, come back soon so you can continue to enjoy 100 years of traditional basque food in Los Banos, California. Wool Growers Staff

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

New owners, great food,good service.. Come,hungry leave full,I love their salad, beans soup, all the ntrad you can eat

Thank Cynthia F
Management response:Responded 19 May 2017

Thanks for your great review, and come back soon. Wool Growers Staff

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Been here twice - The first time I was taken by a local; the second time I brought my wife. It's a cultural experience. Wonderful. Food snobs might not be impressed but I love it. Bring an appetite!

Thank Spreck R
Management response:Responded 4 April 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review. Wool Growers Staff.

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We were startled by the food: soup, lettuce with strange dressing, baked beans, potato salad, then lamb stew, followed by our choice of lamb chops which came with French fries. Way, way too much food! The dining room is like a mess hall. The service...More

Thank Phil C
Management response:Responded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your review we hope to see you soon. Wool Growers Staff.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I passed this place for a long time not knowing what a gem it actually is. Great food, great atmosphere, not the normal everyday restaurant your used to. Dive in, you will be glad you did.

Thank Ben F
Management response:Responded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your review we hope to see you soon. Wool Growers Staff

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food is fabulous...never have had a bad meal here! Always look forward to going back! Love the addition of a wine list. Defintiely will be back again and again!

Thank Michelle H
Management response:Responded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you soon. Wool Growers Staff

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GerryWillburn
What is the Menu?
4 January 2017|
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Response from trra | Reviewed this property |
Basque Family style. You pick your meat entree, but before that is served you get for your group salad, beans, rice, bread, a carafe of wine, and certain days Lamb stew. LOTS OF FOOD. You get a ice cream cup for... More
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BunbunBaby
How are they related to woolgrowers in bakersfield?
5 July 2015|
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Response from jonthethird | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe they are. The Los Banos one is owned by true Basque. If ever in doubt, ask for a Picon. If they know what you are talking about, they are Basque I have not been to the Woolgrowers in Bakersfield. I will... More
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coupletraveling
What is the accessibility? Would it work for my husband who needs a groundfloor room and ideally an ADA complient toilet and bar in the shower?
15 March 2015|
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Response from 597sherrys | Reviewed this property |
The Wool Grower's Restaurant is a one-floor building. I do not believe any steps are involved to get inside the door. You could easily be seated on the outside end of one of the tables. I would ask the hostess to do this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 H St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Banos
  • Phone Number: +1 209-826-4593
  • E-mail
Description
Traditional French Basque cuisine, and full bar. This restaurant was established since 1890 and continues serving great food in a family style atmosphere, A walk back in time.
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