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4.5
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vipStevenF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Way too noisy. The music was so loud that you couldn't carry on a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Edward gave us amazing service. Food was great and friendly staff

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vipRobert
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib Saturday night was great. The$5 red house was very good. The prime rib was cooked just like we wanted. A very nice cut. It is served alacart, was we did split a veggie side. Service was excellent, food arrive on a hot plate with Au jus and creamed horseradish. My only concern was sitting in the bar area was very noisy with all the kids and their parents. Best to sit at a table in the bar area, smaller with a lower ceiling. Will be going back.

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CynthiaC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was good, but the wait time for service was terrible. 45 min to get a drink. To expedite things people from our table went to bar to get drinks! Along w drinks, food took a long time to come out. We had 6 at our table. Really enjoyed the band .

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TroyFajerson
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent but next time want a space out front seems to be a little cozier. Otherwise it was excellent Went back with friends a week later sat inside. Was again outstanding. EDWARD is a grt server. Thanx again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!!!!

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gryanrob
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really enjoyable meal and great setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new patio is gorgeous! We enjoyed a great brunch on the patio with our dogs. Food was good, as it always is.

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BlakeO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great value. Definitely will be visiting this spot again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience of Woodlake Tavern was pretty wonderful. We had never been and wanted to try for my sisters birthday.
I love that their menu has a good variety but isn’t so big that you can’t decide. They have small plates and sides to order so you don’t have to order one giant entree and maybe get something you don’t like or won’t even eat because it’s too much food~
The old fashioned with woodford is delicious. Everything was yummy and cooked perfectly...but we didn’t order burgers or steak so We’ll have to try it next time.
Our server was wonderful and always very attentive when we needed her.
Mac and cheese tastes like my moms homemade.
Taco pizza was really yummy.
Ambience was peaceful and calm even though they were pretty busy. I like a little calmness. They have a little fire pit with a couch and waterfall so if you are waiting for dinner or a table...it’s a great little chill area to hang out for a bit.
I’ll definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day and it was amazing! Our server was so nice and made us feel very relaxed. Dessert was the best !

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MargoM
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the intimate atmosphere at Woodlake Tavern. The service was attentive and really helpful. Food was delicious. Wine suggestions from our waiter were great. Also the prices were very reasonable for the quality of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Will return sometime.

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LanceH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Very nice place - over priced however and the food we had for the Valentines Day menu, aside from the dessert, was disgusting. It seems like they put these dishes together with one goal of just making the food look fancy. The flavors did not mix or compliment each other well and I could barely eat more than a bite. This goes for the first 2 courses. The environment was great, but their food quality is what will unfortunately prevent me from coming back. It just isn't good enough to be priced at what it's at

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Not expected a Valentine’s Day menu.

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CarrieS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a nice surprise. My husband and I had reservations at another restaurant for Valentine’s Day and I got an email from Woodlake Tavern, the invitation for a Valentines night dinner for two. I remember this place from years ago and thought why not! So my husband and I canceled our other reservations and headed to Woodlake Tavern. The food, the staff, the live band! we just had a ball, it was so nice to be able to have a conversation with each other without having to raise our voices. We will be back for sure!

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PatS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely Valentine’s dinner. The Woodlake is a great place for “happy hour” or a sit down dining experience. Our waitress Evette (sp?) was outstanding !! Other staff was welcoming & helpful, as well.

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Kathyh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had to wait 30+ minutes for our appetizer order while others seated near us received the same order. After that, service was more attentive.

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is always absolutely wonderful!!! The service my last server was not the best. I have recommended to quite a few people. Considering having my retirement party there.

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DebraL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a great discovery! Very friendly staff, great food and beverages, live music on the night we were there in the patio area. And convenient walking distance to Big Idea Theatre! A perfect weekend event.

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LuluC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good food. The pizzas are plain but the entree I got, Nashville Burger, was great. Love the live blues music but its loud so not the best to sit out in the covered area if you're on a first date. Parking around the area is a little sketchy at night. Overall a really nice night out with the family. Ok for kids too.

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vipgourmay
Houston
440 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were at the Wine Symposium and wanted something simple and good. Woodlake was rated very highly in the comfort category for Sacramento so we gave it a try and weren't disappointed. We were there on $1 rib night so had to do that, along with the sweet Korean ribs and the smoked onion rings, followed by a prime rib burger that was huge, a prime rib dip sandwich and some great brussel sprouts. The atmosphere is a bit spartan, but the service is great and everyone was very friendly. The ratings were right about it being a great comfort food venue.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! We sat in their new outdoor atrium which was fantastic!

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KeliM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two words: Brisket Grinder
Seriously good food, just perfectly seasoned, all elements of the sand which were spot on, very impressed. Their beet salad was delicious and had unique presentation and elements that made it really stand out. My dad said his burger was fantastic. Cool vibe, great services, all around such a solid find and cannot wait to return! Do yourself a favor and try this place, believe the hype, it’s good!

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brendaS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our Go-To place when we want a cozy high-quality dinner with amazing drinks.

The new patio is AWESOME and open year-round. Plenty of heaters to keep you warm and roof closes so it's all enclosed.

Consistent with food, lots to chose from. I recommend getting a bunch of small plates so you can taste and the delicious food they have.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from the moment we walked in to departure. Food and drinks were outstanding as was our waitress. Definitely our new favorite!

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BrianC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

New Year Eve, waited over 2 hours of the main course.

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JennaJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. The waiters was very friendly and we will definitely make it a new regular place. The food was amazing.

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vipFine
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, awesome food. Hamburger was one of the best - ever! Really exceptional. Caesar Salad was one of best ever as well, and drinks were unusual but perfectly balanced- worth trying. Menu was not extensive, but what they do they do very well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two couples split two burgers and had the beet salad to begin. Great burger and value. Edward our server was charming as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Provided great food and even better service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were legit

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BryanA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Karishma! Delicious food!
Parking is the only negative for this restaurant.

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TroyFajerson
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Edward is a hoot. Very attentive bright knowledgeable. We’ve always loved eating there n will continue to do so. Thank you Troy n the food n chief are wonderful. ribs to die for fry’s fried in tallow yum. All good

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ScottN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely going again, extremely pleasant experience.

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Rrg13
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We really enjoyed the Korean Sticky Rib appetizer. I had the $10 Tuesday burger deal and the drink of the day. Enjoyed both. My husband had the bbq combo platter. He liked the chicken the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal very much. The Korean ribs were especially good. Our server was very personable, and the bartender makes a very nice amaretto sour.

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LisaB
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood place with fun and tasty food.
1. Try the BBQ sampler appetizer- great way to share and taste the specialty of the house.
2. Order an extra cornbread. Add a little honey and butter and you won't need dessert.
3. The cocktails are delicious. It's worth trying the house specialties.
4. The wait staff are knowledgeable and personable.

The first time I came I had a coupon. Have been back several times since (without coupon) and brought friends. Look forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great have to plan to go again

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SharB
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. We love this hidden gem! The GM was engaging and clearly involved with the entire experience guests receive at WT. The prime rib was out of this world!

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Woodlake Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.