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Foster's Bighorn

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143 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1844
+1 707-374-2511
10:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The french fries here are phenomenal. My kids enjoyed the history of all the trophies and couldn't stop looking at them all. It really is impressive. i like the laid back feel of the place and the service was amazing. We had a very large group of 9 kids and 3 adults and everyone LOVED their food.

Thank Victoria A
Kingman, Arizona
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311 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This service here was very friendly and the atmosphere was amazing. It is a real neat place to go to in this area with all the different wildlife on the walls. The streak was cooked to perfection and had good flavor. If I am in the area again I will definitely come back without hesitation .

Thank Amanda G
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Did not eat, but had drinks at the bar and took pictures of the decor. There are 100s of animals I have never seen before. I walked around with my mouth hanging open. This is a saloon not to miss- just amazing: elephants, zebras, hippos, peccary, gnu, lions, mountain cat, deer, timber wolf, etc all stuffed and covering the walls.

Thank LPN2117
Rio Vista, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Fish & Chips and French Dip are my favorites, interesting setting with all of the stuffed animals, dinner under a Elephant head?

Thank Jack D
Rio Vista, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is the first time we have eaten lunch at Foster's Big Horn Restaurant in Rio Vista, Ca. The restaurant has very unique interior. We had a Cuban Sandwich and was very good.

Thank Pat K
Reno, Nevada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stop by for drinks with friends after boating and fishing, great place to feel the delta vibe, The bartender served our drinks promptly and chatted with us about the local fishing holes.

Thank reno89503
Discovery Bay, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came to Rio Vista just to see the place. The downtown is nice: it's clean, old western, located just on gorgeous Sacramento river. We came to Foster's Bighorn restaurant because we red some historical paperl. We came in and we stay astonishing looking around. All walls in this pretty big three rooms place are covered with taxiderms. There are... More 

Thank Olga V
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

great place to eat. a surprise for visitors of massive taxadermy collection from alaska, canada and africa hunting.

Thank travelinlady3333
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Foster's Bighorn in Rio Vista is a great local restaurant with a tremendous history of wild game. The original owner, Bill Foster put together this collection of wild game of over 300 animals, birds and fish. Some of this more remarkable items is an African Elephant with a 13 foot long trunk and two tusks over 5 ft. long. this... More 

Thank Dale C
San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We visited Rio Vista and had lunch at Foster’s Big Horn restaurant. Quaint with lots of atmosphere. The bar and restaurant are filled with big game adventure animals (mounted), photographs and memorabilia from Bill Foster’s adventures in Africa in the 1920’s and later – fascinating. We had the special of the day – grilled salmon which was excellent followed by... More 

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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$9 - US$25
American, Bar, Italian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Main St, Rio Vista, CA 94571-1844
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rio Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 707-374-2511

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