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Napa General Store
Napa General Store

Napa General Store Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.napageneralstore.com
  • Phone: (707) 259-0762
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Burgers
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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.\"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great food and service. Popular place. Make a reservation."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "a bit tucker away. However food and service was great, cool woodburning stove on a cold morning was a big positive!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "....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."
    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."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Fall mornings are cool and winter is coming. Time to beak out or invest in propane heaters for the patio."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Only thing that would be nicer if staff were more in tune to lunch schedules. But it's always crowded so..."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Excellent lunch at a beautiful spot. Service was excellent, food was great!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Very nice for weekend brunch. Be sure to reserve outside. We are here twice a month. Reasonable"
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "We had breakfast some omeltes very small portion , but good"
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "This restaurant always serves a great breakfast! Everything tastes very fresh and I love their red potatoes....Also, they serve excellent coffee!!"
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "Enjoyed it so much the first day, we went back again for lunch the following day!"
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "Loved the outdoor seating on the river and the food was delicious! Great service, quick and attentive"
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Great service and food. We enjoyed the restaurant and the store. It's a must go to restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "We ate outdoors on the patio. No view but really pleasant. Excellent salad."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Patio dining with river views. Good value with a varied menu."
    Dined on 5/19/2013
  • "We ate a late breakfast on the patio next to the Napa River. Lunch starts at 11am but breakfast is served until noon so there is an hour overlap. It was a weekday & it wasn't crowded so there wasn't any problem with noise. I had plain cornmeal pancakes; my friend added blueberries to his. They were kind of pricey but they were delicious! Service was very good."
    Dined on 3/18/2013