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“That was quite a discovery...”
Review of Garden Grill

Garden Grill
Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Guerneville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$14
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Good Food Made Fresh. Hearty breakfast and Lunches. Slow smoked BBQ.
Reviewed 22 July 2018

3 of us were driving to the coast through Guerneville on a busy Saturday, and through a little googling we found Garden Grill, which had decent reviews. It's a bit out of town, and fortunately there was a table available. Hooray!

Most of the tables are outside under a steel cover, and there are beautiful blooming plants EVERYWHERE - in pots and hanging from the cover. It's all very pleasant.

Food was delicious. My wife and I shared a cheeseburger (particularly good) and a spinach salad. If we'd been hungrier, the ribs sounded very good. The beer and wine selection is okay, not great (no draft beer, for example), but the prices were very reasonable, as they were for everything. Given we were in a "tourist" town, that was a very pleasant surprise.

A word about the service - thank you Judy! One of our party is quite elderly, and she went out of her way to cater to her needs. That was really something special to see.

Note, they close at 3. And it seems to be particularly dog-friendly, given the number of canines on the patio.

2 enthusiastic thumbs up!

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Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

After walking out of the Northwood restaurant (see my review) we ended up here for breakfast. What a great spot. Simple cute place with outside/courtyard seating. Service was friendly and very good! The Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine and the Biscuits and Gravy were excellent! I know this is a short review, but simply, this place was excellent, cute and great service. Go!

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Thank Jack P
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We came down to our old stomping grounds, Sonoma County, to visit our daughters; one of whom works at nearby Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. We asked her to find a place close by so that we could meet for lunch. She steered us to the Garden Grill.

An unpretentious setting nestled alongside State Highway 116 just outside of "downtown" Guerneville, if you don't look sharp (or have a GPS), you could easily miss it. There is limited parking in front but additional parking is located behind the restaurant. The inside dining area is small, but there is a large outdoor dining area also. The day being fairly hot, we chose to eat inside.

You will find yourself warmly greeted as you step inside and that warmth just keeps on coming throughout your visit. My wife has enough dietary issues to make navigating the average restaurant menu seem more like making a path through a minefield, but her every question was answered with a smile.

On top of that, the food is nothing less than outstanding. The Garden Grill serves breakfast and lunch; diners around us were enjoying both. I opted for the Tri Tip Grinder with a side of baked beans. The tri tip was perfectly done and

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Thank GHJ2013
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

If you are driving through Guerneville, THIS is the place to stop for great homemade food. Non-pretentious with a beautiful outdoor space and very friendly staff. Portions are generous. Everything was delicious!

Thank RebeccaC4900
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We happened upon this place as it was a short stroll from our accommodation, glad we did.

Great outdoor space to dine, we had our pooch with us. Great variety on the menu, glad to see they do an all day breakfast.

We met and chatted with some lovely people as well as the owner, all very Interesting and welcoming. A cute dog has this effect.

Food was great, service was efficient and very reasonably priced.

We will return.

Thank Zreyn
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