Gateway Restaurant & Lodge

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22 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Our top rated Three Rivers restaurant is a favorite among visitors and local residents alike. Known for its continental cuisine, excellent service, and breathtaking views, The Gateway Restaurant offers a wide range of choices for lunch and dinner along with daily specials often featuring seasonable soup, fresh salads, and seafood.

The Gateway’s large outdoor patio overlooking the Kaweah River offers the finest open air dining in the area. Enjoy the scenery while you savor your meal.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the food was good. Excellent view of the river. Great outdoor seating. Always a fun evening or even a good place for lunch also. They said you had not let them know about my reservation so we had to wait a bit. But they still did accommodate us

Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Our first time here and had to wait over 30 minutes from our reservation time to be seated. Sat outside near the water and the view was spectacular! At first wait staff was attentive then they dropped off and disappeared. Food was so so and priced a bit high for the quality of food. Inside could use a little updating. Not sure I will go back.

San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great view of the river. Food was very good but a little pricey. Service was very good. Inside decor is a little dated and worn down...could use a remodel. Overall we had a nice time.

San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday Lovely view. Relaxed atmosphere. Attentive staff. Delicious meal.

Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Food ok. Server said she couldn’t take our picture at our table.

1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I loved hearing the sound of the river and the food was better than I expected

Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

very cool place to have dinner with fairly good food - a little steep on the pricing but it is probably due to location of the restaurant

1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Considering the other options in the area is still one of the best one but do not expect much. it is just fair. Personnel is very kind.

6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Unfortunately, my wife ordered DAB-a specialty for the evening. It arrived basically uncooked and inedible. Our server took the uneaten item off our bill, but the entre was so "mushy and uncooked" that my wife could not eat a substitute.

San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Se si tralascia la scarsa pulizia della sala e l’arredamento piuttosto antiquato, il locale offre una discreta scelta di piatti ben eseguiti e decisamente abbondanti. Bella la vista sul fiume, ma i vetri andrebbero puliti ogni tanto. La pepper ny steak è per veri amanti del pepe nero.

1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outdoor seating with view on the river was great. I had the ribs which were reallly delicious

Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tha food was just fine

Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best pork ribs I’ve had in a long time!!! Only ate half rack because they were so meaty, but for $5 more I took the other half rack home for later.

144 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Hindsight is 20/20. Gateway was recommended to us by our local host. We made reservations, but they were behind about 30 minutes. Only two draft beers. HUGE liquor selection. I ordered a filet that was not seasoned at all and the twice baked potatoes were not hot. My husband had the $20 coby burger, that was mediocre. All in all, it was just not great. We enjoyed the burger and beer place down the street by the river much, much more. 10 different draft beers and $10 burgers.

10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good good, view of river awesome

Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining on the river. We sat outside and had a lovely meal. The service was excellent and the menu was extensive. The food came quickly and was very good. This was definitely a great find in Three Rivers.

Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining and choices

Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely on the patio with fabulous
Views of the river. We enjoyed our dinner. The salmon was excellent. A must dine choice in Three Rivers!

13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We ate here twice on our vacation to Sequoia National Park. The view of the river is spectacular. The food is good. The service is fine. Best option in the area as far as we could tell.

San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

River view from the desk is incredible!!
Everything else needs improvement. We got seated quickly but then took a LONG time for somebody to come get orders (even drink orders). We were told 3 times bread would be coming (once it came it was delicious). We were all tired and very hungry after a long day so it was hard waiting with a child especially.
They ran out of onion rings and would not substitute another appetizer in the sampler. French fries listed as coming with sandwiches were potato chips (no fries available).
Food took a while to come out...dressing on my salad was wrong and my husband added bacon to his burger which was not on burger (we were too hungry to wait for corrected orders). There was only 3 of Us and we were there at least 1 1/2 hours, at least there was gorgeous scenery.
Added bacon WAS on bill and again we just wanted to get out of there at this point and did not want to wait for the $1 correction.

15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived earlier than our reservation but was seated in short period of time. Waiter immediately came up and took our order. Service was good and attentive. Only down side to me wAs the waiter wasn't very friendly and a few times seemed irritated. The food was good and setting is very lovely!!

New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined outside over the river with our pup and you can't beat the view, but everything we ordered held up as well. I loved my pasta in marinara with chicken (great sauce!) and the coconut cake dessert was absolutely delicious. I have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant. Our waiter was awesome and even brought our pup some water which was really nice.