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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in North San Joaquin Valley

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in North San Joaquin Valley? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Ernie's Food & Spirits restaurant
4.8
4.8 (697)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Manteca
About the restaurant
Ernie’s Food & Spirits
The crossroads of cultivation, connection, and creativity. We strive to connect our craft of creating unique, locally inspired, and seasonally curated food with emotionally invested service.
The relationships we have created with local farmers, cultivators, brewers, and distillers, share the core ideals of our emotional investment. We are proud of our centralized location with seven major highways or interstate routes within twenty minutes of our front door. As we conceived our identity, we became fond of connecting our guests to the highest quality food and beverage our area had to offer. We have diligently partnered with local farmers to raise our own plots of fruits and vegetables, cheese makers to provide farmstead cheese, distillers who utilize the bounty around us, and brewers that strive to create the highest quality crafted product as we do in our restaurant. We look forward to connecting you to our ideals.

Thank you,
The Ernie's Family

Top review
Sara5
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent food and the staff wonderful! A great place for special occasions or even just a night out. We will be back again and again
A photo of The Hidden Tea Room restaurant
4.9
4.9 (269)
$30 and under
Afternoon Tea
Lodi
About the restaurant
Elizabeth Jurado loves to entertain and bring happiness to people with the beautiful and exquisite experience of tea time. She enjoys seeing families and friends come together over a great cup of tea. The Hidden Tea Room is a unique place where the community can enjoy an elegant style of tea and celebrate family, friendship and life's special moments. Elizabeth happily welcomes you to the opportunity of an enchanting oasis and delicious tea.
Top review
EV99
Dined on 7 Apr 2024
Lovely atmosphere. Fun and friendly staff. Nice ambiance, and an overall lovely experience.
A photo of Prime Table restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1533)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Stockton
About the restaurant
New steakhouse venture from the proprietors of Market Tavern.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Honestly a little too dark but love the food and service
A photo of Market Tavern Stockton restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2296)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Stockton
About the restaurant
Market Tavern features farm-fresh ingredients across all menu items from our wood-fired pizzas, all natural pork chops and steak, and signature meatballs.

Our Bar features craft beers on tap and a modern take on classic cocktails using fresh squeezed juices and in-house infused liquors.

The Grab & Go Market offers fresh baked bread, salads and sandwiches, free-range premium meats and select produce, as well as beer and wine for sale.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Accommodated our large party of 11, without any delays.
A photo of Mezzo - Stockton restaurant
4.7
4.7 (359)
$30 and under
Italian
Stockton
About the restaurant
Mezzo Restaurant is a small neighborhood bistro that takes pride in creating each dish from scratch. Inspired by the cuisines of Italy, Chef Daniel creates a beautiful seasonal menu, offering a specials each week. Mezzo works with local farmers, house made pastas, and the highest quality meats and fresh fish. Our amazing talented chef and his team are the best in the area.

Mezzo offers indoor dining and dining on our new heated enclosed patio year round. Our bar opens Tuesday-Saturday at 4:30 daily and serves beautifully handcrafted cocktails, impressive wine list, beer and after dinner drinks.

Mezzo specializes in private events, wedding showers, graduation, birthday, baptisms, and anniversary parties which can be held in our private patio or restaurant. Look for our special events - farmers market dinners, wine tasting events and wine dinners.

At Mezzo we invite you to a place to relax, restore, dine and have drinks with family and friends.



Top review
TahoeGuy
Dined 3 days ago
Mezzo’s is a great local restaurant…good food…service can be a bit slow, but worth the wait
A photo of The Gypsy Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (162)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Lockeford
About the restaurant
Dine in a former, concrete wine tank our relax on the terrace with one of our craft cocktails or a wine selected by our Sommelier. An eclectic menu featuring local and seasonal dishes prepared from scratch. Our menu is reflective of classic dishes prepared with a modern twist. Menu favorites are our grilled steak of the night, pastas, scampi and our Sunday brunch is inspired by Southern American cuisine. We are on the Lodi Wine Trail and located just 1/2 mile from Hwy 88 in Lockeford which is centrally located half way between the San Francisco bay area and Lake Tahoe.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Our server, Jenny, provided exceptional service. She was attentive, knowledgeable, and even offered a wine recommendation that complemented our meal perfectly. We enjoyed every bite of our expertly prepared filets and creamy polenta.
A photo of The Oxford - Lodi restaurant
4.6
4.6 (424)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Lodi
About the restaurant
Chef Srijith Gopinath brings "London Fare to Lodi". Oxford cuisine is inspired by the vibrant multicultural food from London street markets. Menu spotlights the flavors of Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom.

The Oxford is a modern kitchen that features an eclectic variety of multicultural cuisines from London markets. Discover a unique fusion of different flavors in amazing dishes, and take your taste buds on a global adventure by sharing a selection of dishes. Enjoy playful dishes — from Wellington to Shepard's pie or, Great Britain tikka masala to Original Fish N Chips. Menu is inspired by the organic and sustainable bounty of the Central Valley.

Top review
MonicaC
Dined on 14 Apr 2024
Excellent food, excellent service, great ambience. It's a little pricey and the wine pours are a little slim but overall a great experience.
A photo of Towne House Restaurant at Wine & Roses restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1432)
$31 to $50
Californian
Lodi
About the restaurant
COVID guidelines: We ask that guests practice social distancing, sanitize your hands, wear a face covering, avoid gathering and standing, and that your dining party include less than 10 guests with everyone arriving together

Towne House Restaurant at Wine & Roses is a legacy to the country farm it once was. Magnificent trees and gardens remain at the heart of the land and embody the essence and authenticity of our heritage. Our inspiration comes from our childhood, our neighborhood, and our experiences.

Our cuisine is simple, but creative. We celebrate with fervor our terroir, our farms, our ocean offering a farm-to-table experience with products sourced from local and area farms, as well as our own garden. Our cuisine is made for sharing.

Top review
NREMTP1
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent menu and excellent breakfast. Need more chimmichuri it is so good.
A photo of Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant - Stockton restaurant
4.6
4.6 (218)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Stockton
About the restaurant
Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant invites you to visit us for “a Unique dining experience.”

Here at Shirasoni Japanese Restaurant, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service, using the freshest of ingredients, and our delightfully entertaining authentic Japanese Teppanyaki and Sushi dinner shows while providing a fun, friendly, and family experience. Online reservations are for Teppanyaki dining only.

Top review
UrielH
Dined on 13 Apr 2024
The cook was great and funny it was my first time being there the food was just as good as the service I had a great time and my children had fun as well
A photo of The Kitchen @ Stonebrier restaurant
4.6
4.6 (611)
$30 and under
American
Stockton
About the restaurant
The Kitchen @ StoneBrier has a goal of bringing delicious, handcrafted, and quality food to the community. Our menu is comprised of classic recipes, containing only the freshest produce, hand-carved meats, and freshly baked breads— promising an excellent dining experience, whether eating in or getting lunch to-go!
Top review
Jr33vip
Dined 4 days ago
Incredible service and delicious food!!! I highly recommend The Kitchen.
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