Napa General Store
Napa General Store

Napa General Store

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.napageneralstore.com/
  • Phone: 7072590762
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Wine Bar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Breakfast, lunch and private event catering available on-site.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available in front (Napa Mill lot) and half a block away in the free City Public garage at 5th & Main Streets.
A word from Napa General Store
When Jim & Jill Brandt decided to open the Napa General Store they wanted to create a casual space that reflected the history of the building that they had rescued along the banks of the Napa River.
It was important to them that the Napa General Store was authentic in every detail, and that includes making their cornmeal pancakes from scratch, squeezing oranges for juice and using local farm-raised eggs for breakfast.
Their hearts told them that if they put together the friendliest staff in Napa, and treated guests like they were home, that good things would follow.
After more than ten years of welcoming locals and visitors alike it seems their instincts were correct. Locals have their favorite tables and visitors return year after year for the quality, value and down-home charm.
The Napa General Store café continues a tradition of casual riverside dining in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere (Fido welcome on the back deck).
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Napa General Store reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (23)great for brunch (21)great for lunch (16)scenic view (12)neighborhood gem (12)kid-friendly (10)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (7)romantic (3)special occasion (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great Breakfast to start the day
    FoodywithwineVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We used the Napa General Store to start our day of Wine Tasting. We met here as a group, really enjoyed being able to browse the store before and after breakfast, they have some really unique wine themed things. We had a great breakfast, loved their Corn Meal Pancakes and they know how to cook a medium egg. Would have liked the bacon more crispy but I didn't ask for it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to Napa
    Texan52
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Arrived in Napa on a Sunday afternoon, checked in at the Napa River Inn, and walked through the courtyard to the Napa General Store for a late lunch. I had a delicious green salad, and my husband had a turkey wrap. We sat outside among the gorgeous flowers and relaxed. It was a glorious welcome for our first time in Napa.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Stop
    Pea913VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Stopped for lunch at this charming General Store. The good was fresh and delicious. There were some interesting choices in addition to regular fare. We enjoyed sitting outside but there's indoor seating too. Some very nice things in the General Store if you're looking for a unique gift. If you're looking for a casual delicious meal go here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but took a long time
    WineCountryGirlVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our breakfast this morning but had to wait longer than we thought necessary for our food. We were dining with a couple of toddlers and they did bring out a plate of fruit right away for the kids so that was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great
    GinnyVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Just okay And unsophisticated The waitress was not sure which wine was which and she had way too many tables to be attentive to anyone
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food in a small place
    FoodNazi
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    we had dinner there when they opened at 5:30 pm last Saturday, June 7. Choice of flat or bubbly water, good wines but a short list, a few mixed drinks. I had lamb ragout that was spectacular because of the layers of flavor they developed, slow cooking a marinated leg of lamb and a chile for spice, whose name I have forgotten. Patio tables are arranged so there is quite a bit of privacy, interesting. Price was as expected for 4 people and drinks.\
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good
    NapaSue
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The General Store is consistently good, the patio especially nice. But I do wish they would change their menu. We've come regularly since they opened and would like to see some different items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My "go to" locals lunch spot
    Napachick
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great lunch menu. Every so often I just crave The General Stores' Asian chicken salad. I love to take a break from work, meet a friend on the outside patio overlooking the Napa river and enjoy a glass of wine or an ice tea with my salad. Their staff is always friendly and I can always count on getting in and out in a timely manner especially if I need to get back to work. If my time is more leisurely I love to walk through the front entrance store because they always have wonderful and fun items for sale by local artists. Highly recommend for a lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience indeed!
    Happy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I have lived in Napa for many years and had not yet experienced the,"Napa General Store Restaurant" it was outstanding service. Great food and the view of the Napa River was gorgeous. Our waitress was Noi she was so attentive and made sure our latte was perfect! Thanks Noi :} Looking forward to my next visit. I totally recommend the breakfast menu it's fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 36 reviews are from the Napa General Store reviews archive.
  • Good food, great location
    NWeaterCC
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food was good, it was kind of what I was expecting, didn't blow me out of the water, but not disappointed. Service was ok as well, but the food did give us the energy to make it through the afternoon in Napa.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We live in Orinda and drove
    explorerVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We live in Orinda and drove to Napa for something different. We're so glad we did. This was a delightful breakfast in a fun store, off the river in a nice environment with such friendly people. The breakfast was delicious. There were a number of choices. I would highly recommend it. If the weather had been better we could have eaten outside, overlooking the river.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Local Gem at a Moderate Price
    NapamelVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    As a local, I find this a nice place to go for lunch with other family members without breaking the bank. Everyone enjoyed the food and the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED the pancakes!
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I loved the pancakes (cornmeal) probably because I can't find cornmeal pancakes at home. The syrup was amazing! I think it was a reduction. I loved the Napa scramble, but it could have used more goat cheese. I know a little goes a long way, but I only got a tiny bit. I liked shopping in the cute store before my table was ready. The waitress was jolly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine and Shop
    Only1splashVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Great location for quick brunch on the go and the ability to shop all at one location. food was good.., server was very nice and interacted with us making a delightful experience. her shift was up early and had to leave but seamless transition.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coyote
    CoyoteVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great food and service. Popular place. Make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Efficient and delicious
    Anne
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    A group of us were in a training seminar and had 1 hour to eat. We were given faster service than a fast food restaurant and the food was wonderful. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    WinoVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We chose it for brunch based on an e-review. We were originally ignored. Then we waited quite some time just for coffee. We could see that our order was sitting & ready while our waitress served another table their juice. As a result, our eggs were cold & not very flavorful. The setting is charming.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food at Moderate Prices
    ElceeVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    It's refreshing to find a good food place in the Napa Valley at moderate prices. An extensive menu with lots of choices too. Food is prepared well. And tasty. Indoors in winter, outdoors on the water during warm weather months make for pleasant ambience. Our Party had an excellent pizza with carmelized onions, fresh mozarella and veggies; excellent Greek salad with lots of very good chicken breast, a huge chicken & avocado sandwich with very good fries. Nice
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • client breakfast
    jeffVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    a bit tucker away. However food and service was great, cool woodburning stove on a cold morning was a big positive!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    The restaurant isn't bad, but service was slow even though the restaurant was only half full and the food was good but not great. It has nice ambience right on the river.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice for Brunch
    Piggy1
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Our out-of-town guests liked it and we were able to chat for a long time without feeling rushed. Good array of brunch selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunch...
    annie
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    ....first time here...4 of us...sat inside/nice outdoor seating next to river but too chilly....seated at table next to fireplace but too hot...moved to another table...server brought water/drinks & we said we needed a couple more mins to decide what to order but after 15 mins passed we had to tell another server we were ready to order. Food was fair/good...we shared pizza, chicken quesadilla, ruben sandwich, and fish&chips.
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  • Awesome Breakfast!
    Thelma
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    If you want a great breakfast in Napa this is the place. We had a delicious breakfast. Omelette of the day and an order of their French toast. Wonderful place to go for brunch as the have a nice area for outside dining. We will definitely be back next time we visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Napa General Store is
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    The Napa General Store is a great place for lunch, not open for dinner and I wish it was!!! It is right on the river, the food is casual and great. There is a gift shop connected to the restaurant and has great local things!!! Fun place to eat, inside or outside on darling patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat place, food was not that great
    CorndiggityVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    This is a cool place in the heart of downtown Napa, but we left disappointed overall with the food. The Corned Beef Ruben was tough and chewy, and the Chicken Caesar Salad was bland (the chicken had no flavor). Our server was great and again, a neat place, but the food did not live up to its reputation.
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  • One small point
    SonomaJay
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Fall mornings are cool and winter is coming. Time to beak out or invest in propane heaters for the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    NapaResident
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Only thing that would be nicer if staff were more in tune to lunch schedules. But it's always crowded so...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RETURN MANY TIMES
    SonomaJay
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Have been here a few dozen times. Be sure to sit outdoors in nice weather and request that when you reserve. Indoors is an afterthought. Staff is young, but friendly helpful and attentive. Attention diabetics. After MANY requests they finally got sugar free syrup so you can enjoy the yummy corn pancakes Parking easy and free.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    technosportsVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Excellent lunch at a beautiful spot. Service was excellent, food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice for weekend brunch
    SonomaJay
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Very nice for weekend brunch. Be sure to reserve outside. We are here twice a month. Reasonable
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had breakfast some omeltes
    SoninlawVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    We had breakfast some omeltes very small portion , but good
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NGS is so fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Napa General Store is a warm, welcoming, wellspring of wonderful food and people. Fabulous corn meal pancakes, California Benedict (fantastic hollandaise!), and service are highlights. Can't wait to return!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    This restaurant always serves a great breakfast! Everything tastes very fresh and I love their red potatoes....Also, they serve excellent coffee!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    Had breakfast here before taking the Wine Train. What a breakfast! Patio seating is beautiful but we chose to sit inside the general store because it was a little chilly. It is a really neat place and the food, the portions, the service and the price all terrific. I am sure lunch is just as spectacular. It was a great find in Napa
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor lunch in downtown Napa
    farm2belly
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    I went for lunch with my wife and mother. The weather was nice, so we had a good experience. I ordered the triple decker club sandwich, which was ok but nothing special. Our waiter was nice but seemed new and a little clumsy. All in all, we had a nice low key lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it so much the first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Enjoyed it so much the first day, we went back again for lunch the following day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outside prettiness
    kristea77
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Was looking for a nce place outside to eat and it was like sitting and having a picnic with the beautiful flowers and the yellow checkered table cloths! Although its on the Napa River...I would much rather see the flowers than the nasty Napa River. Kudos for dressing it up.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute spot and great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Loved the outdoor seating on the river and the food was delicious! Great service, quick and attentive
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food. We
    funformo
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Great service and food. We enjoyed the restaurant and the store. It's a must go to restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch
    HappygirlVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We ate outdoors on the patio. No view but really pleasant. Excellent salad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate