About 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).

540 Main Street
Napa, CA 94559
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Wine Bar, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
5th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 259-0762

Website:
http://www.napageneralstore.com/

Catering:
Breakfast, lunch and private event catering available on-site.

Parking Details:
Parking available in front (Napa Mill lot) and half a block away in the free City Public garage at 5th & Main Streets.

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Napa General Store Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

service

4.2

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4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Poor service, weak food, priced high. No need to go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Lovely setting, great menu, fabulous food. We sat on the patio and the flowers were beautiful!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2017

One of my favorite outdoor seating restaurants in Napa. The food is excellent as is the service. We had the Cobb Salad and the Caprese Salad. The table next to us was raving about the breakfast they ordered. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great food. Beautiful setting. I recommend sitting outside!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was fine but not exciting. The menu was much smaller and simpler than I remember.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

A definite must for brunch!
Delicious

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

This was the first time I had been there. I loved it!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Best pizza crust I've had in a very long time. Great service. Accepted a reservation for 3 p.m., which is when they close, but still seated us and there was no rush to have us leave. Will definitely return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

There is a nice outdoor patio area. I had the paleo scramble that was very good. My husband had the Napa scramble and said it was average. The service was good. Overall worth checking out.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Small
Shopping area small compared to pictures on line. Food was good, had the chicken.sandwich with side salad. Ordered ranch dressing on the side , was not told by waiter there would be a charge of $1.00 for a dallop of dressing. There were three in my party and each ordered ranch in the side, we paid $3.00 for salad dressing. Would have nice to have been informed. Had offer for free Mimosa with check in, more like free OJ. Spending more time in Napa, will try again but know to ask cost of extras .

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Restaurant inside of a general store with lots of crafts and interesting items to browse and purchase. Had lunch and food was good as was service. Menu doesn't have a lot of items but something there for everyone's tastes. Ladies at entrance warm and engaging and offered a lot of good information. You'll need a special code to get into restrooms in the entrance hall.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

45 minutes ahead I booked our table. Upon arrival we were informed it was not in the system followed by 20 minute wait to be seated by kitchen. Host stated it takes 2 hours to update reservations. First time I've heard that.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 3, 2017

This was a great find for us for breakfast. The Paleo Scramble was delicious. The service was prompt and very friendly! Having the cafe combined with the store was neat. The store had some very interesting and unique Napa souvenirs, including antiques.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Food is always good. Deserts special.. Service as well. We eat here often and will return soon. Good wine list. Cute little store area for the "tourist" in everyone. Great lunch spot. Next to "Sweetie Pies" a great bakery and one of Napas really good chocolate stores. On the River, with good outdoor dining in warmer months.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Clam chowder was good but Reuben sandwich was skimpy and too greasy. Restaurant was cold.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2016

The food and and service was good as usual

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2016

The food is really good and the service was prompt and friendly. Nice spot to enjoy lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 17, 2016

The service was outstanding and the meal was very good. It has become a favorite place for us when we come to Napa.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 31, 2016

Here for breakfast before heading back home. The french toast was excellent and very enjoyable by the fire.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Wonderful outdoor space! Good food and lovely environment!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 15, 2016

Great service and food! Breakfast was filling and a great start for a full day of wine tasting. Cute shop too!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Really great breakfast! Service was wonderful. Our server was sweet and gave us our space. Amazing way to start the day!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Outstanding. We had family here from Europe they loved the general store combined with the restaurant. The food was very good and the service exceptional

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Napa General Store is my favorite spot for lunch. Their menu suits virtually everyone. And they make me a salt-free lunch (per my request) that's delicious. I love 'em!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2016

Had a good time & the Chopped Chicken Salad was fantastic-great taste/big portions but tables by the patio door need to be moved-constant in/out by the servers and the left door when heading out makes a loud popping noise/some oil or a new hinge might be appropriate!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 30, 2016

Lovely neighborhood gem. Food wasn't bad either... need to practice on the beignets though :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2016

General Store is normally our "go to" for breakfast. Our open table reservation made the week before when we were there for breakfast was not in the system. We were seated right away but then our food order was lost. We were served 1 hour after our reservation time. This was not a glowing introduction of one of our local favorites to our guests. Luckily it did allow us to sit and talk but after an hour of wait it was getting a bit thin. The server was very nice and the food was as usual very good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Great brunch choices. Good service, friendly, nice architecture and garden. (Small pours on wine.)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2016

This was the first time we at at the General Store. We were not disappointed. The food was really good and fresh. The service was good and the atmosphere was nice. We sat outside on the patio. I would eat there again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Great experience. Must check out especially your first time in Napa!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2016

The food was excellent. There were 7 of us and everyone was happy with their selection.
We were all able to hear each other and the surroundings were beautiful with roses blooming.
Service seemed a little slower than the norm. We had to wait a little while for our drinks for a late lunch and then another while for them to take our food orders. After that it seemed to pick up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2016

wonderful service, good food, good for outdoor dinning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on May 5, 2016

We received confirmation of a reservation for lunch at 3 pm. When we arrived there (in time) we were told that it was too late for lunch. We were very disappointed as we came all the way long from San Francisco to this place.
However the staff was very friendly. They offered us a pizza but that was not the meal we came for. So we had to look for another place to eat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2016

I had been in the General Store but didn't realize they have a wonderful patio. we enjoyed a very nice lunch there. good service too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Restaurant is charming, food is yummy and love the gift shop!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Food was alright, nothing special.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Mediocre food, nice outdoor patio seating, good service and a reasonable price make this an okay place for a last minute casual brunch.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2016

nice to know about the brunch menu before ordering.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2016

Always great service and food when we come here !

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 28, 2016

Enjoyed the food. Quality was good. Flavor was good. A bit pricey, but then again, you're eating in downtown Napa where everything is a little more. Will return for breakfast again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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