Napa General Store

4.6
326 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 326 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The special lemon cream caper penne pasta with spinach and shrimp....the BEST, so very good, so good that I would like it added to menu. Light but so delicious.

NC
vipNicholasC
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good for Breakfast. Our server was quick and polite.

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Janie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best place for breakfast in Napa, the food, the service and over all just a great place. Love sitting outside next to river. The servers are very concerned about keeping their customers safe from COVID-19.....

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KariW1109
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our brunch at Napa General store! Great outdoor atmosphere with views of the mosaic fountain, delicious food, and wonderful time with friends! Highly recommend!

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vipdlcnapa
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience. Thank you so much. However tables were a little closer than expected

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Mother in law birthday

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AngelaE
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place...due to being outside and all the amazing plants We got attacked by bees when I food came..but they were able to move us inside

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labegl
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Corn cakes were good but not as fluffy as buttermilk pancakes.
Paleo breakfast was good as well. Outdoor dining was especially nice, beautiful morning.
Next door was a water feature you could hear that made me feel like I was on a vacation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Party of six arrived on time. Our table was ready. Service was great. Food was tasty. I recommend this restaurant.

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vipRebeccaC
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best mimosas I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service is ok. They drop off the food and do not come back to see if everything is okay. We ate there a couple times. The food however is very good.

DO
DavidO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the cornbread pancakes are great.

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JudyF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch on the patio out back. Staff was friendly and attentive. No problem having a meal safely here!

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Napan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great, relaxing place to eat with good for service
Lovely patio dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was ok. Not hot at all but tasty.
Asked to sit outside. Was told we couldn’t because we hadn’t pre-requested it.
Disappointing experience overall.

SG
vipSherriG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

GC
vipGenevieveC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheryl (with the cool orange bike w baskets!) was amazing. I’ll have to come back Ana stay longer to see her and check out the store coz I’ve been dying to!)

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vipfluffydog
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great service & food. Cozy Courtyard setting & my latte tasted excellent!

DD
DanvilleDuo
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our midweek lunch was very good. Outdoor seating was well spaced. Food was quite good and service was friendly and efficient. Good selection of wines by the glass and craft beers. Menu was mainly standard salads and sandwiches, but was well executed.

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vipBear
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great outdoor seating. Fun general market store.

In the height of COVID, restaurant practiced safe social distancing as well as customers wearing masks whenever away from our table. Our temperatures were taken prior to being seated.

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vipCindyD
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent, as is the service. This is my husband and my go-to place for lunch as Napa residents. I love the famous Chinese chicken salad, but honestly, I have not had a bad thing on the menu. And the General Store is so cute it is a bonus if you out of town guests.

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happydiner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, a little pricey but overlooked it due to quality of food, service and atmosphere!

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BethTA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great food, great atmosphere and they were almost too fast at getting our food out!

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Jade
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean, quick service, and good food. It was a pleasant experience.

DR
vipDavidR
Hawaii
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We live in Napa and will be back. But only after indoor dining returns. I feel for the restaurant and the staff...but dining on a sidewalk next to cars parking inches from me is not enjoyable.

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Kav2010
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We made reservations here on July 19th for some breakfast/brunch at 11am through opentable. We arrived 10 min early and checked in with the hostess. We were told to come back in 10 min for our reservation time which was no problem. Grabbed a mimosa from Sherri who was so nice and made great conversation with us. We checked out the cute store in the restaurant to pass the time until our reservation. (They have many cute gift pieces to choose from.) We checked back in and was told our table would be ready in a minute or 2 once people left and a table opened up. We had our mimosas and were happy to hang out. We then watched a couple walk in who also had reservations at 11 get seated at an empty 4 top table straight away after arriving 10 minutes late. Another couple came in and was also sat at a 4 top. I could see another 2 open 4 top tables sitting idle and understood she was maybe trying to keep them for larger parties. The hostess kept looking over at us, so in my mind i was thinking... she knows we are here and have reservations. At 11:25 she called another party of 2 up who came in after us who had no reservations. My husband jumped up and reminded her we have been waiting for almost 30 minutes for our 11am reservation. Sheri then came and checked on us again and helped us to another mimosas . Thankfully we were seated at 11:30 and got great service from Moi. The host must have been new. If not, it was honestly just really bizarre and frustrating. Would have been great if she could have communicated more though. The fresh food, our server and Sherri made the rest of our experience really enjoyable. We will defiantly be back !

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nikkiac
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The establishment was very nice and the outside was wonderful for photos. The food was great. The one thing my party and I didn’t like is the lack of information. We informed our server we wanted to do wine taste and she told us that we had to finish our meal first and then taste after. She told us the restaurant closed at 3 but we could still taste. Well the server for the wine fast and out around 3:30 to tell us they closed at 4 so we were unable to do the wine tasting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious french toast

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, variety on the menu, took our temps before seating us

MG
MarinaGirl
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed. Our go to breakfast and lunch spot.

LC
LehnyC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day to eat outdoors with my daughter.

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Mimaof2
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retirement group get together for the first time in 4 months! Appreciated sitting outside on the patio.

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vipNapavalleyfoodie
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my first breakfast ever there and the corn pancakes were excellent. A great place for a relaxing and reasonably priced breakfast or dinner. The outdoor patio overlooking the river is very pleasant. The service is cordial and its one of my favorite places for a nice meal and stroll along the river.

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LenaS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

NC
NoChips
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post COVID-19, it was a treat to be back! Laura was exceptional and took great care of us. The food is always good.

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wjbnapa
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great spot to eat in downtown Napa. It's by the river and the beautiful views make it a go to spot for locals & tourists alike. The menu is varied and everyone can find something they will enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast I’ve ever had!! 10/10 would recommend. I’m a foodie and eat everywhere and this breakfast was amazing. Get the beignet! It melts in your mouth and is the best thing I have ever tasted.

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CathyH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely day on the patio
Meal was very tasty and the servers great
Everything was clean and staff wore masks

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everyone was wonderful, except the hostess. She was rude, when I called to confirm my reservation. This is after I had a missed call from the restaurant. Upon arrival, she said that we were late and that we missed our reservation. I told her that I called. It’s not until I showed her my phone of the outgoing calls, that she believed me. She went to talk to a manager I presume, and were seated outside with my party. Besides her, our waiter and the other staff were wonderful. The food and the outside patio were excellent.

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vipScottL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amidst all of the political happenings going on right now, restaurants need to be more sensitive and to take action. There is an item on the brunch menu called “Fieldhands Breakfast”. The term “fieldhand” refers historically to black field workers. This was raised to the manager (who btw, is an older white male). He was totally dismissive of the concern, and barely looked up from his task of cleaning the menus. LISTEN TO YOUR PATRONS WHEN THEY ARE SPEAKING TO YOU. Overall, I will not be returning to Napa Grocery Store.

FAQs

Napa General Store offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 259-0762.

Napa General Store is rated 4.6 stars by 326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.