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Don's Dogs and Cafe - CLOSED

Corner of Hwy 116 at 3 way Stop Sign, Corner of Hwy 116 at 3 way Stop Sign, Monte Rio, CA 95462
+1 415-845-2100
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  • Very good50%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
9 Sep 2015
“Jazz singer”
29 Jul 2015
“Coffee Stop”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Barbecue, Grill, American, Cafe, Diner
Corner of Hwy 116 at 3 way Stop Sign, Corner of Hwy 116 at 3 way Stop Sign, Monte Rio, CA 95462
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

went there recently to hear some jazz singer. She was really good, it was just her. They now serve beer and wine. Nice spot to sit under the umbrellas just before the sun goes down. Literally right next to the river, nice to take a...More

Thank GGuerrero
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We stop here for Coffee on our way to the ocean on River Road in Monte Rio, just past the sign "Vacation Wonderland" Nice Latte or Americano and great little shops to browse in.

Thank Mickey H
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Stopped here for breakfast one morning coming back from the river. The staff was incredibly friendly to me and my dog! The food was good. Very casual atmosphere, perfect for a quick bite after hitting the river.

1  Thank Stephtravel2014
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Don's Dogs, now the Rio Cafe, is at the back of the Rio Theater. It's a great place to grab lunch and perhaps check your email. They feature local sausages and a few other items, including veggie hot dogs.

1  Thank SFBusinessTraveler
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Would highly recommend this place to all who pass by, you think hot dogs, really?? but it was much, much more and very very good. Prices were excellent and staff as well. Short walk from the bridge.

Thank sonic1us
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Creative and animal friendly. I enjoyed talking and watching Don grill outdoors, he's friendly and knowledgeable. Our food was ready in good time and tasted wonderful. The outdoor eating area was comfortable and relaxing, umbrellas provided for needed shade. Man's best friend is welcome, water...More

2  Thank ROSully
Reviewed 8 April 2013

A wonderful little stop on your way to the coast. Every kind of dog you could imagine. Don even makes home made sausages, that I crave regularly. The next time you are driving out to the ocean, stop by and grab lunch to bring with...More

2  Thank KerryD1969
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Great place to eat while the weather is nice. Even better if you have dogs and want to let them run around in the fenced in dog park

1  Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 11 September 2012

I live locally (about half an hour away) and make a point of going for the very tasty BLT with avocado and a fresh local IPA. The owners/staff are always really welcoming, the vibe is great and the deck way pleasant. The little fat dog...More

2  Thank Wm H
Reviewed 8 August 2012

It's a shame, but Monte Rio has really gone down hill, especially in the past few years. We have tried Don's Dogs more then once, and this last time will definitely be the last. They are way over priced for a hot dog or anything...More

1  Thank lovetraveling8
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Barbecue, Grill, American, Cafe, Diner
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Hwy 116 at 3 way Stop Sign, Corner of Hwy 116 at 3 way Stop Sign, Monte Rio, CA 95462
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Monte Rio
  • Phone Number: +1 415-845-2100
The Rio Café Take 2, located aside the historic Rio Theater offers the best deck dining on the Russian River. Soak in the sun, river and redwoods while enjoying the best burgers, dogs and beer around. For additional menu choices please visit the menu page. Comfort food is available throughout the winter season.
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