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Wool Growers Restaurant

609 H St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4221
+1 209-826-4593
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (48 reviews)
“french fries” (23 reviews)
“prime rib” (21 reviews)
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PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
609 H St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4221
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews were great for this restaurant so we just had to try it! It was pretty amazing! The food just kept coming. The $24.75 per person included wine, bread, vegetable stew, beans, salad, potato salad, lamb stew, French fries, the entree, and to top...More

Thank Gloria W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. Didn't have to wait long for service. A little to crowded. Everyone seemed to enjoyed the food. Left with our belly full.

Thank H1030TEmelissam
rrey2017, General Manager at Wool Growers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, were so happy you and your family had a great dining experience at our restaurant. Wool Growers GM

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard about Wool Growers for a long time and was anxious to try it out. It definitely lived up to its reputation. It was a great experience and great food. I don't normally get a chance to eat lamb and I had the...More

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rrey2017, General Manager at Wool Growers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your terrific review, stop by again soon so you can try the best Basque food in the Central Valley of California. Woolgrowers Staff

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wool Growers is a Los Banos institution. Anytime I'm within 100 miles of there I make it a point to visit. Family style meal where you pick the entree. Go for the lamb!!!

Thank ATravelingScientist
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank You for your kind Review, Wool Growers is a Los Banos Institution. Try our other great dishes, Ribeye Bone-in, New York Steak, Chicken, Prime Rib and Pork Chops. Wool Growers GM

Reviewed 17 July 2017

I hope if you're reading this you will get off I-5 and try this amazing restaurant. We stayed the night in Los Banos on our way to San Diego and going off the reviews of this place we were intrigued. We got there fairly early...More

Thank nathanf1975
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank You for your kind Review, Wool Growers is a Los Banos Institution. Try our other great dishes, Ribeye Bone-in, New York Steak, Chicken, Prime Rib and Pork Chops. Wool Growers GM

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

What a restaurant should be: great food and service, large portions, friendly atmosphere and comfortable seating. They serve for all its customers soup, beans, bread, salad, water and wine (good)....all include in your meal...unreal

Thank luis t
Management response:Responded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your great review and try us again soon. Woolgrowers Staff

Reviewed 8 July 2017

I have reviewed the Wool Growers Restaurant before, with the emphasis on the food. However yesterday, the service was the star. My wife and I decided to visit and celebrate the 22nd year anniversary of the day we met. So I decided to have a...More

Thank KipJohns
Management response:Responded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your Great review, That makes us very happy that our staff at Wool Growers is taking extra special care of our customers. Come back soon to experience our hospitality and wonderful food. Wool Growers Restaurant Owners

Reviewed 17 June 2017

My only experience with Basque food was at a high-brow east coast restaurant filled with diners in coat and tie where I was served a fish that stared back at me as I stared at him. Wool Growers is the flip side of that experience....More

Thank eer1
Management response:Responded 18 June 2017

Thank you for your review and come back soon so you can continue to enjoy 100 years of tradition. Wool Growers Staff

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Everyone is always happy there, not like before with the old owners, they should have retired 20 years ago. They were never nice to anyone, now we finally see the difference, it's a great place to visit now.

Thank Ray A
Management response:Responded 8 June 2017

Thank you for your reveiw, come back to visit a soon. Wool Growers Staff

Reviewed 5 June 2017

The outside look was old and uninviting, and you have to walk past the loud bar to the back to get to the restaurant. Once inside noticed it was obviously a local’s favorite, this French Basque style eating is not always for everyone but it...More

Thank WilliamBFlying
Management response:Responded 22 June 2017

Thank you for your review, come back soon so you can continue to enjoy 100 years of traditional basque food in Los Banos, California. Wool Growers Staff

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GerryWillburn
5 January 2017|
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Response from rrey2017 | Property representative |
Basque style Food (Family Style) soup, salad, beans, bread and butter, Lamb Stew, Sundays chicken rice in stead of Lamb Stew. Then you choose New York steak, Prime Rib, Rib Eye Bone in, Tri Tip, chicken, pork chop or lamb... More
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BunbunBaby
6 July 2015|
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Response from jonthethird | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe they are. The Los Banos one is owned by true Basque. If ever in doubt, ask for a Picon. If they know what you are talking about, they are Basque I have not been to the Woolgrowers in Bakersfield. I will... More
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coupletraveling
15 March 2015|
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Response from 597sherrys | Reviewed this property |
The Wool Grower's Restaurant is a one-floor building. I do not believe any steps are involved to get inside the door. You could easily be seated on the outside end of one of the tables. I would ask the hostess to do this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 H St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Banos
  • Phone Number: +1 209-826-4593
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Description
Traditional French Basque cuisine, and full bar. This restaurant was established since 1890 and continues serving great food in a family style atmosphere, A walk back in time.
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