FoodView – River’s Edge Knights Ferry

by Stan C. Countz

Outdoor Dining at it’s best on the banks of the Stanislaus River

After spending some time getting to know Knights Ferry, enjoy a comfortable, homemade meal or delicious drinks on the banks of the scenic and protected Stanislaus River at the River’s Edge Restaurant.

I had the Wild Fire Burger made from Habanero aioli, pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion. The burger was so big I could barely get my mouth around it. I also tasted the duck wings, which were surprisingly sweet, succulent and savory. The clam chowder was also a nice surprise. As for drinks, I sampled their Bloody Mary and hand-crafted beer from Blaker Brewery in Ceres, CA. Their menu includes dishes such as fish and chips, calamari and seared roasted salmon with Jasmine rice, sautéed spinach, white wine, butter and capers.

New owners Dave and Debbie Tokar bring over 35 years of restaurant experience to this jewel on the river’s edge. Their team includes Wade Theriot and MakayIa Prescott in the kitchen, Erika Buck as bartender and Michelle Smith as host and server among others.

Fridays and Saturdays The River’s Edge makes their special Prime Rib dinner that steak lovers are sure to enjoy. Choose from the 11 oz or 13 oz cut. The restaurant also features live, danceable music on Wednesdays and weekends by local and touring musicians.

By far my favorite dining experience in the region is the celebrated Sunday Brunch at the River’s Edge. In fact, Sunday March 3 they will be presenting their Mardi Gras Sunday Brunch replete with the Zydeco music brought by the Blues Box Bayou band. The brunch starts at 9am and runs ‘til 2pm. It is $21.99 for a sumptuous all-you-can-eat culinary extravaganza.

While both inside and outside seating are available, I highly recommend taking a seat on the outside deck that overlooks the water! With homemade offerings that range from American to Italian, The River’s Edge has something everyone in your group can enjoy!
The River’s Edge
17525 Sonora Rd
Knights Ferry, CA
(209) 881-3466



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