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Bristol's Ranch House Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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961 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
+1 209-795-2091
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Citrus Heights, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great family brunch at this local cafe. They were amazing with our little 3 year old and suggested some hot cocoa and a mickey pancake which was a HUGE hit... we were even jealous! Food was very comfort food inspired and they were very personable.

Thank BoydFamily3
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped in on our way back from camping. The atmosphere and decor were nice. However we waited over 55 minutes after placing our order before we walked out. I rarely write reviews. It's gotta be really good or in this case really bad. I can not comment on the food . BECAUSE IT TOOK TO LONG!!!!

Thank david o
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Customer service is great. It's a family owned restaurant. Food is great too and reasonable. There is just quite a wait when you order but it's worth waiting.

Thank Neotrix2
Modesto, CA
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216 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We chose to eat at Bristols because they have a nice outdoor deck & they are pet friendly out there. We were there 10 months ago & loved it that we could have our dying dog with bone cancer with us. We returned today with our new puppy. Our Server Sam could not have worked harder. She was very sweet... More 

Thank travelwhere
Yuba City, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were greeted at door and told "I'll be right with you". We waited and waited...eventually, an older gentleman came out to ask who needed seating. We asked if we could dine on patio and he rudely stated, "You'll have to ask her".....who? I thought to myself, hostess that left us standing there with open tables everywhere? Still no one... More 

Thank Peg P
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Low key place, good home cooking food, nothing fancy. One of the few restaurants open early for breakfast.

Thank Sandy P
Hercules, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I ate there one morning when there was an arts and crafts festival going on. The festival had not yet opened so the restaurant was not busy. It was good food and a lot of it. Great breakfast place.

Thank SheilaMcEntire
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Big Trees National park and we decided to stop here for lunch. Everyone was super nice, but you must be patient. Service was slow, but it was worth the wait. I ordered the biscuits and gravy. I should have ordered half because the portion was huge! It was so good! Others ordered the omelettes, corn beef and... More 

Thank I_Lived
Lincoln, California
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We had breakfast here. The fist impression wasn't too good (I think they had some issues with the servers), but after getting our table, we got some good coffee to start. We split their Cowboy breakfast, which was very good, and big enough for two. Their pancakes are also great. We'll be back for sure.

Thank lcomi
Hayward, California
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Sunday breakfast, the service was friendly and efficient. I had the cornbeef hash and it was very tasty with large portions. I also has some of their gravey which was great. We'll be back. My friend had the chicken fried steak which he said was good but not great.

Thank Gregory M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arnold
  • Phone Number: +1 209-795-2091

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