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American River Pizza and Grill

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2966 State Highway 49, Cool, CA 95614-9476
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Cool, California
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

the pizza here is always good & the service is always friendly & they play the regional sports events. Try the fresh salad bar & the carrot cake is the best!

Thank Sage C
Cool, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Pizza and salad bar is great. Thin crust or full on crust. Pastrami sandwich is really good. Friends say burgers are awesome. Great overall.

Thank desro35
Cool, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

American River Grill has excellent pizza and I also recommend the Western States Burger for you burger lovers - bacon, BBQ sauce and an onion ring - what could go wrong?

Thank robert a
Fargo, North Dakota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Pizza here is awesome and the salad bar is wonderful. The atmosphere relates to the Sierra foothill locations and local outdoor activities / locations.

Thank Daniel E
Davis, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Every few months we go up to Cool for a drive and for a fitting finale to the American River Pizza and Grill. We start with wine or beer depending on the weather. This is followed by my favorite - the American River Veggie pizza and my husband vacillates between fried calamari and the salad bar. We then share the... More 

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Cool, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

If you miss the deli in Cool, you might be able to find your lost love on the menu here. There is plenty of seating and several of the menu items are exactly what they were at the famous Cool deli.

Thank Lanie G
Cool, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excellent menu! Great place to meet friends for a meal. The 'Trouble Maker' Tri-Tip sandwich is my favorite!

Thank Bill D
Cool, California, USA
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

My favorite meal here is breakfast. Love their French toast with scrambled eggs and bacon. The omelettes, scrambles and breakfast sandwiches and burritos are also very good. Not crazy at all about their dinner offerings though...very mediocre. The ambiance is also very mediocre with little character, but the service is generally good. Their pizzas are ok, some of our friends... More 

Thank CoolKit
Sacramento, California
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224 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

The breakfast was good , but then again how can one go wrong with eggs and hash brown. Service was friendly. The place was nice and roomy. I want to check out the pizza for the next time.

Thank veronicaindonesia
Cool, California
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I think they are a little expensive but the food is pretty good. I don't like their pizza there are places near that offer better pizza. The salad bar is the best in town always fresh and well stocked.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2966 State Highway 49, Cool, CA 95614-9476
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cool

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?