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The Backyard

6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
1+707 820-8445
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fried chicken” (20 reviews)
“onion rings” (9 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had the fried chicken on a recommendation. I am not a big fried chicken fan but tried it. It was excellent. Juicy, not fatty, tender, tasty. The batter was great and not greasy. The bread and oil was good and if you have 4 people...More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had friends in from Hawaii, who were interested in trying some place that focused on farm to table dining. We had been here before and thought it would be a good option. The staff is very friendly and helpful not only in making choices...More

Thank mrschondel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't hesitate on making Backyard apart of your visit to Sonoma County. A prime location in the heart of Russian River Valley, offering high-quality local ingredients in every dish. The restaurant is quaint with exceptional service, where their humbling effort never goes unnoticed. Locals refer...More

Thank AnnaAdventures95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a dish! Perfectly prepared fried chicken with a perfect biscuit on the side. The slightly grilled shishito red peppers were so sweet. Also, the green lettuce salad was spectacular, dressed in a lemon zest vinaigrette. Or dishes were good (pasta with pork belly) and...More

Thank Guinda127
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Cozy place to eat and the food is delicious. The fried chicken is a favorite, however, everything I've tried has been great. We've done the New Year's eve dinner and it was fabulous.

Thank Claudine G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was here as part of a wedding party eating here after the wedding. It was in the evening time and had a great atmosphere. We were seated outside in the patio area. This restaurant is of the farm to fork variety so the food...More

Thank Happyvacationer49
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Stopped in for lunch between winery visits. Comfortable outdoor seating, great staff.. Fritatta and Fried chicken sandwich were both good. Service was fast and polite but not rushed

Thank guy m
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We are SoCo natives with fond memories of the Mexican restaurant that was located The inside was West County chic. The service was excellent. My food conservative husband (does not eat kale, quinoa, etc) found the menu a bit eclectic, but settled for pulled pork...More

Thank Andisue
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Had a party of eight and was seated under giant shade tree in the courtyard. Burgers, bucket of donuts, and chicken salad were among the dishes and they were all tasty.

Thank Rich I
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Stopped at The Backyard between winery visits on our recent Sonoma County vacation. This restaurant has excellent food and it was an enjoyable lunch. The atmosphere is super casual rustic but the service was friendly. Not that quick but we were not in a hurry...More

Thank Ron F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6566 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Forestville
  • Phone Number: 1+707 820-8445
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