This little valley offers surprisingly diverse culinary choices, including outdoor cafés, fine restaurants, Mexican and Italian menus, and a bakery with pastries and coffee to die for. Keep in mind that many of these dining establishments are seasonal, with peak operating times in the summer months, so check their websites or call ahead if you’re visiting in the off-season.

  • Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe
    Argonaut Farm to Fork Café
    A cozy, riverfront restaurant located right in the gold discovery park. Open everyday for breakfast & lunch, featuring an organic and locally sourced menu. Full espresso bar serving Sacramento’s own Temple coffee! Catering available. 530-626-7345
  • Sierra Rizing Bakery, Catering & Coffee House
    Open year round, 7 days a week. Enjoy breakfast and lunch well into the afternoon. Featuring Locally Roasted coffee, espresso drinks, beer & wine, freshly baked pastries and a wide verity of homemade desserts. Catering available. 530-642-1308
  • Riyo Yogurt
    Serving the yummiest frozen yogurt on the American River! Six rotating flavors, tons of toppings, and always a non-dairy option. Riyo is family-owned. Open seasonally, hours vary. (530) 919-4793
  • Squallys on the River
    Where you are family. Pizza, BBQ, Salads and more. Large groups/events welcomed. Located in River Park Village next to the 49 bridge. Open 11am-9pm Wednesday – Monday. Closed on Tuesday  530-622-1213
  • Camp Lotus Deli
    Deli with great coffee, fresh baked goods and sandwiches, and outstanding drink selections. Open 8-5 daily from Memorial Day-Labor Day. (530) 622-8672
  • The Lotus Pub
    Open Wednesday-Saturday at 4pm. Outdoor setting in the spring/summer. Beer and Wine. No reservations needed. 530-642-2114
  • Gorilla Rock Tacos
    Open for lunch and dinners, family-oriented with a large outside patio and inside dining area. Fresh locally sourced ingredients with gift shop and snack items. Local wines and 48 beers on tap.
  • Coloma Club Café
    Café open 6:30 a.m. Full bar, live music every weekend. Garden available for private parties 530-626-6390
  • River Shack - 530-626-1334
  • Marco's Café - 530-642-2025
  • Take A Bite Deli - (530) 642-8482