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California Bar and Grill

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American, Bar
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699 Mountain View Rd, Reading, PA 19607-9503
+1 610-777-7224
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Outdated and less than clean appearance with fairly decent food. A local bar with your typical bar food. Nothing to write home about. Go for the wings that are 50 cents. The service is always the same. On the slower side and the check takes awhile to get there...maybe so you order another beer while you wait? It's obvious that... More 

Thank Jason D
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place is on our way home after a morning of skating so it is a convenience and a place where you can always count on food being the same (except for truly undersized chicken wings!) The bar area can get very noisy when games on but the porch always offers a quiet spot to sit and regroup for the... More 

Thank 753kathleent
ESears20, General Manager at California Bar and Grill, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoy coming in! However our menu is brand new (about 2 months old) and has a bunch of newly added items (and a few of the past customer favorites!). As far as our wings being undersized...we now have a much bigger size than what it sounds like you are used to. If you haven't been in... More 

Brandywine, Maryland
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Myself and my husband and 2 other families were looking for a place to eat when we finally arrived in PA on Monday. We really couldn't find anything that we "reasonable" or something that everyone wanted. We fell upon this restaurant and when we walked in it wasn't crowded, we got seated right away and got our drinks etc. The... More 

Thank PattiSnowHare
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you like a bar atmosphere, you will like this place. There are a couple really good waiters but the wait time for getting your food is another story. Don't expect an oversized sandwich either. $9 for a cheesesteak that is less than 6" long is not worth it.

Thank 866jacquelyns
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255 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

the food quality has gone down hill.The wings so so I ordered Jack Daniels sauce and had my mouth on fire.The waitress said they changed the sauce to spicy hot bbq.The french fries were not at all like the fresh ones we used to get.My wife had fish & chips and the fish was tasteless.

Thank fisherman65
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We stop often for lunch on the weekend and have only ever been disappointed once (really tiny chicken wings). Otherwise their food is consistent and variety offered.

Thank 753kathleent
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I visited this restaurant twice within the past few months. The first time I had awesome food and the price was very, very reasonable! I was so inspired that I couldn't wait to go back. On my second visit I was very disappointed. My husband and I both got the prime rib special for $15.99 - a good price for... More 

Thank Sharon E
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I used to go here just about every weekend years ago and it was always great food and a great time. I moved out of town so I only go when I come to town. The last time I was there the food was good and the service was good also. If you're a sports fan it's a great place... More 

Thank Cicely M
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We used to eat here all the time. We decided to give it a try since we haven't been there for awhile. My husband and I both ordered same thing..Chicken Chesapeake which was a boneless chicken breast with crabmeat and cheese on top. My husband ordered soup and he finally had to ask for it because waitress never brought it... More 

Thank cindy p
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

As we were hungry for wings, thought we'd try the newly owned place. OMG, when the wings came out I actually laughed out loud. They were the teeniest wings I have ever seen! I swear the "drums" were only 1 1/2 inches long! And all of them were overcooked and dried out. I guess they were trying to make them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 699 Mountain View Rd, Reading, PA 19607-9503
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-777-7224

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