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River's End Restaurant

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11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
+1 707-865-2484
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Pleasant Hill, California
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485 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WOW I cannot say enough. Drove to Jenner as a day trip and immediately looked online to see which restaurant Tripadvisor recommended and River's End was the top of the list! A fantastic place. Excellent food, great wine list, full bar & friendly stay. NOT to mention right on the ocean as the Russian River ends. Beautiful views. Great deck... More 

Thank travelwithpam
Santa Rosa, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Menu was very limited. Only one GF option for a friend. Over priced. Burgers were $18-19 dollars. Not worth it. Limited seafood options. And food was ok but not great. We won't be returning anytime soon.

Thank livewell2day
Bengaluru, India
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Drive over an hour to reach and back later. Mixed feelings. View was stunning when we reached for dinner and lunch would have been a better choice for the view. Food was good, though a bit overpriced. Service quite good. The Italian wine was surprisingly priced low and excellent.

Thank RamSRam
San Diego
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very unique experience great food beautiful views a one of a kind great place to have lunch or dinner.

Thank Mofoudy
Albany, New York
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our innkeeper in Healdsburg recommended this restaurant for both the food and the view. Our day had us arrive there mid-afternoon and unfortunately unable to eat either lunch or dinner. But, they did have a limited bar menu available. If the bar menu is any indication of the regular menu, the food must be amazing. We shared two appetizers and... More 

Thank Lynn C
Sonoma, California
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7 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Born and raised in Sonoma, CA so I've had my fair share of good meals. People always rave about this place but I had yet to go until yesterday and I must say my family and I were incredibly disappointed. Terrible food and prices are outstanding for what you get. I got the Black Cod and it was not good... More 

Thank emmiller23
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible place to eat. All the food was delicious and had great wine to match it. It was so delicious, that I even ate food that I normally do not like. I have never had such a great eating experience. To top it all off, the view was amazing. The restaurant overlooks the end of the Russian River as it... More 

Thank Bachtrumpet180
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I explored the State Park on the south side of the opening where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean then found a restaurant that looked out over the river and the ocean that not only had a spectacular view, but food to match. We were lucky to arrive when it opened because we did not have... More 

Thank SBallCT
Oro Valley, Arizona
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127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant overlooking the Russian River delta. Excellent food with the fresh fish and chips. Great service and reasonably priced. Worth the stop!

Thank docbob0707
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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281 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the area and enjoyed a lunch at the Rivers End. Great views and easy to find. Service was quick and the place is very clean.

Thank Colby R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Jenner
  • Phone Number: +1 707-865-2484
The epicenter of Sonoma Coast dining...the River's End is located in the quaint village of Jenner by the Sea about 20 minutes north of Bodega Bay. The restaurant is set on a bluff overlooking the Russian River spill into the Pacific Ocean. During lunch you can watch the Osprey dive in the river for fish or the harbor seals frolic at riverside. Dinner time is all about the sunset - the show is worth the visit. Fortunately, the restaurant chefs and service staff aim to outdo the natural surroundings. The kitchen prepares California cuisine with a focus on local ingredients. Chef Martin Recoder prepares menus that are changing with the seasons and delight the heart. The service staff is led by Maitre d'/Owner Bert Rangel, who has owned and managed the restaurant for over 10 years. The Chef in the Redwood Bar is talented Patrick Keane. Trained at the French Culinary Institute, Patrick utilizes the freshest ingredients and classic techniques to create truly "Artisanal Cocktails".

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