Napa General Store

4.4
211 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great patio, great food, fast service. Recommend!

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AP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little brunch spot on the river. Good food and quick service in a fun location.

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service. Comfy cozy atmosphere. Just what we were looking for.

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MM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Need ambiance in old brick structure along the Napa River. Went for Breakfast, Service was a little erratic, limited menu choices, and for the price point I thought the quality was just OK - was a little taken back about $6 for a glass of fresh squeezed OJ - YIKES - Would give them another try and hope they offer a few more affordable specials

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b
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started eating here for lunch last month. The salads, burgers and chicken sandwich are incredible. Service is always efficient and being next to the river is a nice back drop. Parking is the only delay, but well worth searching for a spot to get a good lunch. Thank you for being efficient during my lunch hour break.

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JE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The brunch offerings were numerous, and all were excellent. The owner could not find my reservation even though I had Open Table confirms on my phone. A bit awkward for my guests.

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DI
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The quality of the food was ok. The service was excellent.

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LB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The paleo scramble was delicious, but my friends ordered the huevos rancheros and said they were very bland and lacking in flavor. Bloody Mary was also watery and not thick or spicy at all. The atmosphere is lively and fun.

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MO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as usual! We only had to wait a few minutes for our reserved table.

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MI
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Quick lunch while wine tasting - really enjoyed it!

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RJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Hadn't been here in 10 years, but am happy to say the breakfast was very good. Enjoyed the service and food. Charming funky decor. Plus their little store is fun to browse through.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Don’t remember our servers name but she was great!!!!

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AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was friendly, but a bit slow. Brunch was fantastic and more than made up for it though. Wish the patio had been open as the rain held off until the evening.

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LM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had breakfast before going to a winery event and had a great meal!

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DS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, it’s the place to go when you want a nice casual friendly lunch.

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A
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had requested a table near the fire, and we got it. The service was excellent, and they even gave my mother a delicious berry cobbler for her 98th birthday, which was the day before. We come here every time we visit Napa, and it is always great. In better weather (it was pouring) we frequently sit out on the patio.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I'd describe this place as "adequate". Food is ok, nothing that blows you away but nothing bad. Beignets were nothing special, biting into one was like biting into a donut filled with hot chocolate. Redeeming quality is the setting on the river and the store, though the host wouldn't allow us to sit outside by the river telling us "it's closed" despite there clearly being people dining out there. Dish prices doesn't justify the quality served.

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B
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we loved it. server was friendly and responsive. Food was very good.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was OK, nothing to really rave about. The service was slow and a bit disconnected. I had to ask about coffee refill, cream and sugar.
Not impressed for the price range.

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S
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was quiet when we were there but to be fair, it was a slow time. Food was excellent, service was good, and it was a really cute store

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J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Napa General Store never disappoints, no matter the day or occasion, inside or outside. The food is always outstanding and the service excellent.

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AJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was crowded and busy when we had breakfast. I was a little disappointed when I saw the menu it was limited and no substitution were allowed. However our breakfast was delicious, filling and arrived quickly after we ordered. We both left happy.

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J
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Best place in town for breakfast, brunch, or lunch if you want a casual place to sit by the river.

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h
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our office team reunion and each of us had the Chopped Chicken Salad which was excellent!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

It took an hour for us to get our food after we ordered. Hard when you have an 8 year old. Although they waived our drinks (tea & coffee) and beignets, it would have been nice if they brought out some fruit or bread while we were waiting.

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LB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Napa General Store. Good food and service. Diverse menu. Dining outside is the best!

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J
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had an early breakfast here on a Saturday. Quick service. Average food. Overall was fine. Latte was prepared way too quickly and tasted as if it was coffee with steamed milk. A one time experience

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for midweek breakfast. Amazing service from Gina and food was delicious. Napa omelette was my favorite.

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G
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only table we could get was for 9:30. We arrived; our son arrived, but the other 3 had flown in from Honolulu on a night flight to Oakland. They were 45 minutes late! Our server was very patient, got our coffee and a few sides for our son...no one ever asked us to give up our outdoor seating nor did anyone make us feel guilty for having taken 2 tables pushed together for our party of 6. The other 3 finally arrived...delicious breakfasts, lattes...and a still-patient server, with the outdoor patio now crowded. Thank you for your patience!

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F
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We usually love coming here for breakfast on the weekends but the service was way off.

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GF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This place never disappoints. Good food, good service and great location.

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DB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had family from back east visiting and it was a great breakfast followed by a walk along the river front.

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J
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought my grandma to General Store for lunch. We've had good meals here but this was outstanding. My guy is a big pizza fan, known to hop on a plane to hit a fave spot. He said the pizza he got here was the best he'd had. I had the smoked salmon flat bread and it was dynamite. My grandma enjoyed her clam chowder and chicken quesadilla. We had the pork spring rolls for an appetizer. Good but not the highlight of the meal. I must add that we had impeccable and attentive service.

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EJ
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun little spot for girls brunch ~ great Bloody Marys

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The paleo omelette was good. I liked the cornmeal pancakes but boyfriend thought they were bland. I like bland so I thought they were very good.

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NS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

our waitress was quite aggressive. we met in order to have a business talk but kept being interrupted. she is probably pretty good and was having a bad day!

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h
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice spot to get together for lunch with friends. The lunch special I had was delicious, the roasted veggie sandwich. There was some confusion with my friend's order, which took my ranking down some.

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GL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it was so pleasant and nice patio with sun umbrellas. The waitress was very pleasant and attentive. The food was good but not much of a gluten free menu.

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OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was decent but service was terrible. Inattentive and forgetful. Would not return.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch.

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