Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Fresno / San Joaquin Valley? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Verona Cucina Italiana restaurant
4.7
4.7 (632)
$30 and under
Italian
Modesto
About the restaurant
The freshest ingredients available are used in our classic Northern Italian recipes. We only use fresh seasonal fish -- never frozen. Our classical bolognese sauce is a favorite in the community.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
Prime rib was excellent. Calamari was fishy and tough.
A photo of Camp 4 Wine Cafe restaurant
5.0
5 (755)
$30 and under
Wine Bar
Modesto
About the restaurant
We are a small, locally owned wine cafe striving to provide great service, and great food in a comfortable atmosphere. Serving affordable wines from all over the world as well as panini, charcuterie, cheeses, and salads. We source both locally and internationally providing an array of options that you are sure to enjoy. We can't wait to see you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Service was great - always happy to be helped by Kevin! Went around 3pm and it was so quiet, only a few other couples - liked not having to feel like I need to yell to have a conversation. Way different than the 6pm crowd. We’ll be back!
A photo of Max's Bistro & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1617)
$30 and under
Bistro
Fresno
About the restaurant
Max’s is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the Central Valley. Our rustic California Cuisine and Gallery setting features local artist Tomas Panzarino. Max’s has welcomed Fresno visitors and our local neighbors for over 10 years. We are dedicated to using fresh local produce along with our house made artisan breads to insure a quality and healthy dining experience. The same quality and freshness is found in all the cocktails from our bar. Premium liquors, hand squeezed juices and muddled berries create our exceptional and award winning martini’s. We look forward to your visit!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Exceptional again!! Consistent and reliable. Best restaurant in Fresno. Service and food are excellent!
A photo of Fredo's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (21)
$50 and over
Pizzeria
Bakersfield
About the restaurant
At Fredo's, we're passionate about the art of wood-fired pizza and handcrafted cocktails. Our secret? Homemade pizza dough from a cherished sourdough starter, resulting in a uniquely crisp and tangy crust. But we're more than just pizza. Our menu features fresh salads, indulgent desserts, and enticing appetizers, all showcasing seasonal ingredients. Join us for a culinary adventure and experience our warm hospitality. Whether it's a special occasion or a memorable night out, Fredo's promises a dining experience like no other.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
The service and food were excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful with suggestions as this was our first time at Fredo’s. Cocktails were well crafted and overall ambiance was inviting.
A photo of Sonder restaurant
4.7
4.7 (192)
$30 and under
American
Bakersfield
About the restaurant
At Sonder we're all about coming together to create an experience that not only showcases great food and drinks, but also brings people together. Sonder offers an unique culture with a delicious menu, a complete bar program, so bring your friends and family and say hi to the Sonder Squad!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
We were a group of six senior ladies. Our waiter was kind and concerned for our well-being. This was our first visit as a group and we were pleasantly surprised. I have already recommended it to my other group for dinner.
A photo of Bistro 120 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (32)
$30 and under
Bistro
Oakdale
About the restaurant
We take pride in the art of culinary craftsmanship and our entirely from-scratch menu. We embrace the vibrant flavors of California while giving them a worldly flare, creating a delicate balance that feels both familiar and exotic all at once.
Top review
LysWig
Dined 4 days ago
Bring your foodie friends! We enjoy finer dining and Bistro 120 delivered! We were staying overnight in Oakdale and stumbled upon this restaurant that exceeded our expectations. Loved the urban interior design and casual upscale atmosphere. Crafted cocktails, (Cucumber Mule was a fav) a farm to table type menu that included an array of fresh seafood. The sea bass was cooked and plated to perfection! Due to our schedule, we ended up booking a dinner and a group lunch. Everyone was quite impressed with the overall experience. I give Bistro 120 in Oakdale, 10 stars!!
A photo of Vintage Steakhouse - Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1653)
$31 to $50
American
Fresno
About the restaurant
The Vintage Steakhouse features a warm, classic setting replete with rich mahogany booths and chairs, and distinctive nostalgic art that welcomes its guests to this intimate and relaxing atmosphere. The intimate atmosphere is elegant yet relaxed. Selections include hand selected “All Natural” USDA certified Black Angus grain fed beef broiled over an open flame; perfectly cooked chops of veal and lamb; along with chicken and the freshest seafood.
Top review
JimP
Dined 7 days ago
Great food and excellent service. Well worth the price. We will be going to the vintage steak house at least once a month.
A photo of The Palms restaurant
4.7
4.7 (383)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Fresno
About the restaurant
The excellent service and succulent food is what makes us stand out as Central Valley’s finest steakhouse and seafood restaurant experience. Come experience a meal to remember in a luxurious, elegant atmosphere and you'll know what makes our restaurant so special.

Our cooking is based on upscale American fare inspired by and with a twist of various other cuisines. We keep our menu selection concise enable to consistently prepare your food with fresh and high quality ingredients.

The aesthetics of our architecture and designing is in a class of its own.
Enjoy a taste of quality and comfort in a restaurant that looks as beautiful as our food tastes.

Unwind or celebrate with some fine wine from our fully temperature controlled wine cellar. Our wine list features a curated assortment of varietals comprised of
over a hundred different wines to choose from.

Whether it's for personal or business purposes, we have fully private rooms to accommodate all event types.

Top review
irenes
Dined 3 days ago
My nephew & I ordered the rib eye. It was an impressive piece of meat. We ordered it medium rare. It came medium. The meat was tough like a New York. I have had excellent meals at this restaurant. The lamb & pork chop were excellent. The crab cakes were great. The calamari was thicker strips. Great place. Just don't order the rib eye
A photo of Harrington House restaurant
4.6
4.6 (65)
$31 to $50
American
Bakersfield
About the restaurant
Morning • Noon • Night
Built with love and a goal of creating a genuine connection through our food and coffee
Opening April 22nd 2023!

Top review
AmandaB
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
I absolutely love Harrington House. The service is fantastic every time we visit. The food is absolutely amazing for adults and even my picky kids will eat. They always have amazing sides of fruit which are not just cantaloupe and honeydew. They had live music on this visit which made it a bit louder than our previous visits but it wasn't too much. I absolutely loved the slider special and watermelon margarita they are offering right now. They tasted amazing.
A photo of Galletto Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1633)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Modesto
About the restaurant
Located in lively downtown Modesto, California, Galletto Ristorante offers a seasonal Italian-inspired menu with an emphasis on local farms and producers. The cuisine is complemented by an extensive list of wines, craft beers and signature cocktails. Enjoy impeccable service from our professional wait staff as you gather with friends and family in our beautiful dining room or dine al fresco on our covered Vine Arbor Patio. Galletto is the ideal venue for private dining events, cocktail socials, corporate meetings, baby showers and wedding receptions. Special events can be accommodated in one of our 3 private dining rooms, our Vine Arbor Patio and Bocce Court. We invite you to join us and experience an exceptional dining experience at Galletto Ristorante.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Great dinner. Best filet mignon I’ve had. Perfectly cooked and served.
Explore Diners' Choice best of Fresno / San Joaquin Valley
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo