Gateway Restaurant & Lodge

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22 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
What 22 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
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3.9
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4.4
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CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

MM
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

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.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

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

MB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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

RG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.

RM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

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.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience2

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.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

D
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tha food was just fine

ML
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

W
Cincinnati
144 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

OT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good good, view of river awesome

S
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining and choices

m
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

SL
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

t
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience5

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.

MJ
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!!

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.