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Napa General Store

4.4
160 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Scenic View
  • Local Ingredients
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).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Daily: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(707) 259-0762
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Breakfast, lunch and private event catering available on-site.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Street
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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
What 160 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Sunday breakfast. Good food. Wife said that Mimosa was especially good. Server was attentive. Very busy in restaurant and took a little longer for food to come out than I expected. Recommend reservations on weekends.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service and was exceptionally quiet for being crowded. We went for breakfast and could not have had a better meal. The store also has a great selection of unique clothes and gifts.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great place for lunch. We sat outside. Food is always good. Had our usual- rice noodles with veggies and chicken. And Napa General store has easy parking.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The place was super cute. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fantastic atmosphere, great food and excellent service even though they were quite busy. Highly recommend it!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

After waiting over 30 minutes for our breakfast (Paleo Scramble), it arrived cold and tasteless. Our waitress was nowhere to be seen during our 30+ minute wait...we flagged down a busboy for refills on our coffee. When food did arrive and was found to be cold, we pointed this out to waitress and she became very defensive...so rather than argue (and because we were starving!), we ate cold, tasteless food. Very disappointed overall.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a reservation but still waited for 15 minutes to be seated. Then, we waited over an hour for our food (which was mediocre at best). We have a 6-month-old which made it even tricker. I am not sure what all the positive reviews are from. Maybe its a tourist-y spot. Beats me.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was very good. Service was poor. Waiter took our order and we never saw him again.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Stopped in for lunch and had the chicken and waffles and the chopped chicken salad. Service was attentive and the food was good. Nice place to have a meal and great for kids.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We decided to visit Napa for a quick get-away and to support the local area after the devastating fires. The Napa General Store is our favorite place for breakfast. I had the Vintner’s Breakfast (French Toast) and my wife had the Field Hands Breakfast (Cornmeal Pancakes). The food was amazing as usual and the perfect way to start off a day of wine tasting and shopping. The gift shop is really great and has so many unique items. If you haven’t visited this place give it a try, and if the weather is nice ask to sit outside on the patio.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful brunch. Busy, but prompt and courteous service. Food was wonderful. Will definitely go again and try for outdoor seating in the warm weather.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

If you are loo

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I loved the scenery and the food was great!

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Slow service. Very slow. Food was ok. We went for brunch and eggs and French toast were good but chicken and waffles wasn’t. This was the second time we’ve been there and it is ok but the slow kitchen service ruined it both times. Waiter was nice but either over worked or not attentive.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We were there for brunch- 4 adults and a four year old. The child’s food was the last to arrive and it was in stages. Try that with a four year old! The salad bowl that two of us got was almost inedible. Served with chopsticks, the pieces of vegetables and the chicken were two large to eat (4” or more), the bowl was so crammed that it was impossible to stir to get the overly sweet sauce that was on the bottom of the bowl distributed. The egg dishes were just okay - although the cook clearly did not know the difference between a well cooked and medium cooked egg. This was the second time we had brunch here and we are never going back. As a Napan, I worry that visitors may think this is typical of our restaurants. WHOEVER OWNS THE RESTAURANT - GET NEW COOKS ASAP. Your servers are great - your kitchen - not so much.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This place is great!! The food quality is fantastic, and there is a lot of energy in the building!! Brunch is the way to go, and outside patio if the weather permits!

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2.0Dined on February 4, 2018

The scramble tasted meh. Our server simply did not listen to what we were saying. My friend said the corn meal pancakes tasted ok. The fruit was not good either. Not fresh or seasonal. I can't recommend this place with so many outstanding restaurants nearby.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Our first time here for brunch with out of town guests was on a sunny winter day that was perfect on the deck. Service was prompt and friendly, food and drink was very fresh and tasty for all of our foursome. We will be back again to enjoy some more menu choices and the sunny deck by the river. Cheers!

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

All front of house employees seemed inexperienced and shouldn’t be at a restaurant that charges these kinds of prices. The ambience and location are nice, but there are plenty of other options in this price range that have higher standards for customer service. This isn’t based on a single visit.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Great place for great food. Store is fun to browse always find something I want.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2018

We have eaten here several times in the past year. It gets better with each visit. They provide healthy and fresh meals at a reasonable price. The views are perfect, and the service is lovely. It is a great spot for casual dining.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Yummy , great food

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Our lunch/ brunch was very nice. We were celebrating my sisters birthday. Our waitresse was so nice and treated us over and above. Enjoyed very much. I ordered eggs benidict it was very tasty.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Great breakfast. Wonderful atmosphere

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Never disappointing. Good food. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We come here 4 to 5 Times a month. The service is always great and the food is alway good. Never had a bad meal

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2.0Dined on August 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2017

Great food. Beautiful setting. I recommend sitting outside!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2017

A definite must for brunch!
Delicious

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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