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The Backyard

6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
1+707 820-8445
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fried chicken” (19 reviews)
“onion rings” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy place to eat and the food is delicious. The fried chicken is a favorite, however, everything I've tried has been great. We've done the New Year's eve dinner and it was fabulous.

Thank Claudine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here as part of a wedding party eating here after the wedding. It was in the evening time and had a great atmosphere. We were seated outside in the patio area. This restaurant is of the farm to fork variety so the food...More

Thank Happyvacationer49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch between winery visits. Comfortable outdoor seating, great staff.. Fritatta and Fried chicken sandwich were both good. Service was fast and polite but not rushed

Thank guy m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are SoCo natives with fond memories of the Mexican restaurant that was located The inside was West County chic. The service was excellent. My food conservative husband (does not eat kale, quinoa, etc) found the menu a bit eclectic, but settled for pulled pork...More

Thank Andisue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a party of eight and was seated under giant shade tree in the courtyard. Burgers, bucket of donuts, and chicken salad were among the dishes and they were all tasty.

Thank Rich I
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Stopped at The Backyard between winery visits on our recent Sonoma County vacation. This restaurant has excellent food and it was an enjoyable lunch. The atmosphere is super casual rustic but the service was friendly. Not that quick but we were not in a hurry...More

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Met friends for a late lunch as they took a break from the their winery tours. Small but outstanding menu of inventive small plates and sandwiches. Wonderful entrees and egg dishes--eg Wild mushroom hash, kale and quinoa salad, 'to die for' fried chicken. Something on...More

Thank MMCalla-14
Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you like pickles, kimchi, fried chicken, shrubs, this is your place. Had a delicious lunch there - the pickle platter appetizer (who knew that a pickled strawberry could have such a delightful taste?) and the fried chicken sandwich. The portions are normal, not oversized...More

Thank MJWSanFrancisco_CA
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Backyard is a very good mid-price range restaurant. The fried chicken really shines. We had the fried chicken chop salad. Although it is listed under "appetizer " it was entree size. A head of romaine lettuce split into quarters with a mess of fried...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Good atmosphere, nice patio with huge tree, and the halibut was just super, very tasteful. My partner had the fried chicken, kale and biscuit, which was also very tasty. The warm strawberries with chocolate and ice cream topped it off. I usually don't need desserts,...More

Thank Marleybranco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville
  • Phone Number: 1+707 820-8445
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