This Northern California Restaurant Is So Remote You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It
Forestville is a quaint community in Sonoma County that not many people have heard of. This historic town is home to just 3,293 people and it contains a limited number of places to eat. However, travelers who stumble upon this gem of a community are pleasantly surprised when they find themselves dining at the Russian River Pub. At first, this remote restaurant looks like any other roadside dive bar you’d come across in a small town. But once you sit down to eat, you might just find yourself questioning everything you thought you knew about pub food. Take a look:
Hiding in the town of Forestville, you'll find the Russian River Pub located off of River Road. The small shack of a restaurant is easy to miss alongside the road, but it's a must-visit if you find yourself in this region of Sonoma County.
This old-fashioned pub looks exactly how you'd imagine. The dim lighting, bar stools, and wood-paneled walls are just what you expect out of a pub. Don't be fooled. This place boasts some delicious eats. In fact, it was even featured on Food Network.
The pub made it onto an episode of Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" for good reason. They serve your typical American fare but they take great pride in serving these classic dishes perfectly for their guests.
It's easy to see why this place has been considered a local gem for over 35 years. In the mood for a hearty meal? Stop by the pub and chow down on a delectable plate of barbecue!
They serve a variety of sandwiches and burgers, all of which feature perfectly tender and flavorful meats. Try their Prime Rib Sandwich or French Dip. All sandwiches come on bread freshly made from Costeaux French Bakery in Healdsburg.
You definitely can't go wrong with ordering one of their burgers. By far their most popular item is the "Famous Pub Burger" which comes with sauteed mushrooms, bacon, and cheddar. It may sound basic, but the flavor will blow you away. This is how burgers are
supposed to taste.
If you're lucky, you may just end up coming on Prime Rib Night. Beautifully cooked prime rib with a baked potato and veggies—it doesn't get more classic than that.
If you find yourself floating down the Russian River this spring or summer, be sure to stop by the Russian River Pub. Hang out on their patio and enjoy a refreshing beverage and some food before hopping back on the river!
Ready to chow down? You'll find Russian River Pub at 11829 River Rd, Forestville, CA 95436.
Have you heard of this remote restaurant? This place just proves that you should never judge a restaurant by what it looks like. For more hidden gems like this one, check out our list of
10 Hole In The Wall Restaurants In Northern California.
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