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Stony Point Grill closes

Santa Rosa diner shuts its doors

Retro-esque diner Stony Point Grill has served its last meal. Early this week, fans noticed the doors locked and chairs on the tables during its usual dining hours. A sign has gone up on the doors stating, “Thank you for your patronage! It has been our pleasure to serve you! Give(n) the times that we are in, we had no choice but to close. Till we meet again…”

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55 thoughts on “Stony Point Grill closes

    1. Guess, no one is monitoring this page. I went by there today, and indeed they are reopened. It’s nice to have a neighborhood spot again! 🙂

    1. Guess, no one is monitoring this page. I went by there today, and indeed they are reopened. It’s nice to have a neighborhood spot again! 🙂

  1. I noticed this place about a year ago during one of my visits to the nearby park. Since then, I stopped in for drinks numerous times. The employees were always kind and helpful. I only recall it being busy maybe once. The location next to the water was nice as well. Very peaceful. I never did try the food, although now I wish I had. Good times. It’s a shame, really.

  2. I noticed this place about a year ago during one of my visits to the nearby park. Since then, I stopped in for drinks numerous times. The employees were always kind and helpful. I only recall it being busy maybe once. The location next to the water was nice as well. Very peaceful. I never did try the food, although now I wish I had. Good times. It’s a shame, really.

  3. I agree with most postings. Food initially was pretty good, declined quite a bit, a always overpriced – and service was usually mediocre. But I am sorry to see any business fail due to the economy.

  4. I agree with most postings. Food initially was pretty good, declined quite a bit, a always overpriced – and service was usually mediocre. But I am sorry to see any business fail due to the economy.

  5. Oh I hate to see them go – good happy hour deals and kind of a funky place to meet friends. I get tired of all the slick expensive stuff….

  6. I think it is LAME that they blamed the economy for their closure. People are still spending money, but they are choosing to spend it on products they value. Businesses take note- If you don’t bring your “A” game, someone else will…

    1. I agree. I went their a couple months ago. The place looked run down. The food was horrible. Plenty of potential but I got the feeling that nobody there really gave a rats you know what about the place.

  7. Oh I hate to see them go – good happy hour deals and kind of a funky place to meet friends. I get tired of all the slick expensive stuff….

  8. I honestly thought they had closed months if not years ago. Sad, but not unexpected given the decline in quality of their product.

  9. I live two blocks from the place and have eaten there once. Made the mistake of taking my girlfrend’s family there for dinner when they came to visit. Service was horrible and the food was less than mediocre and over priced. The server was rude when we pointed out that one of our party had gotten the wrong sandwich. Almost left no tip, but didn’t have the heart.

    That said….still went there for drinks regularly. Couple of the bartenders were cool….

  10. I think it is LAME that they blamed the economy for their closure. People are still spending money, but they are choosing to spend it on products they value. Businesses take note- If you don’t bring your “A” game, someone else will…

    1. I agree. I went their a couple months ago. The place looked run down. The food was horrible. Plenty of potential but I got the feeling that nobody there really gave a rats you know what about the place.

  11. Sorry to see a local business fail. That being said, I agree with the majority posting here, they had an unexceptional menu and food to match.

  12. Yep. Knew that this was on its way.

    They’d simply stopped trying quite a few months ago.

    First, they cut anything on the menu that involved anything approaching actual cooking. Just fry and serve was left.

    Then, the “portion control” took over. Top price, bottom quantitiy.

    Then, cheap alternatives.

    No wonder customers stayed away in droves. Thus, the restuarant death spiral took over. Fewer people eating fewer meals made with fewer and inferior ingredients.

  13. I honestly thought they had closed months if not years ago. Sad, but not unexpected given the decline in quality of their product.

  14. I live two blocks from the place and have eaten there once. Made the mistake of taking my girlfrend’s family there for dinner when they came to visit. Service was horrible and the food was less than mediocre and over priced. The server was rude when we pointed out that one of our party had gotten the wrong sandwich. Almost left no tip, but didn’t have the heart.

    That said….still went there for drinks regularly. Couple of the bartenders were cool….

  15. Sorry to see a local business fail. That being said, I agree with the majority posting here, they had an unexceptional menu and food to match.

  16. Yep. Knew that this was on its way.

    They’d simply stopped trying quite a few months ago.

    First, they cut anything on the menu that involved anything approaching actual cooking. Just fry and serve was left.

    Then, the “portion control” took over. Top price, bottom quantitiy.

    Then, cheap alternatives.

    No wonder customers stayed away in droves. Thus, the restuarant death spiral took over. Fewer people eating fewer meals made with fewer and inferior ingredients.

  17. I honestly thought they had closed months if not years ago. Sad, but not unexpected given the decline in quality of their product.

  18. Sorry to see a local business fail. That being said, I agree with the majority posting here, they had an unexceptional menu and food to match.

  19. “Consistently mediocre” — Agreed!

    Ate there twice over the past few months. Food was mediocre at best (fries sitting in a puddle of grease, salad greens going bad) and service was terrible. My last visit, service was so nonexistent I did not leave a tip for the first time in my life. No surprise they are out of business.

  20. I gave them a shot, but just the one. Mediocre at best, like they just didn’t try. A heads up for other struggling joints in town, I don’t care about your bottom line, I didn’t come in to hear you snivel. I came in for good food. It needs to be a value represented by the price on the menu, and just not suck. How does someone eff up a simple sandwich and fries? Are potatoes really sooo expensive you have to buy the frozen cheap broken ones in a bag? You couldn’t possibly fathom fresh potatoes? They keep pretty well in cold storage, I hear.( Really every place in America sells french fries, you could try a little harder to catch my business.) How about wilted produce and past it’s prime meat on cheap bread? We live in a place where you can’t get away with this, maybe somewhere in the Midwest this is acceptable food to charge people for, not here. We’ve had better, and we have come to expect it. In short, if you’re not going to even try, shut your door and make way for someone who has a passion for the business, I just hope to god it’s not another taqueria.

    1. I am from the Midwest, we care about food. Why did you feel it was necessary to slam somewhere far away. Good and bad food is everywhere.

  21. “Consistently mediocre” — Agreed!

    Ate there twice over the past few months. Food was mediocre at best (fries sitting in a puddle of grease, salad greens going bad) and service was terrible. My last visit, service was so nonexistent I did not leave a tip for the first time in my life. No surprise they are out of business.

  22. I gave them a shot, but just the one. Mediocre at best, like they just didn’t try. A heads up for other struggling joints in town, I don’t care about your bottom line, I didn’t come in to hear you snivel. I came in for good food. It needs to be a value represented by the price on the menu, and just not suck. How does someone eff up a simple sandwich and fries? Are potatoes really sooo expensive you have to buy the frozen cheap broken ones in a bag? You couldn’t possibly fathom fresh potatoes? They keep pretty well in cold storage, I hear.( Really every place in America sells french fries, you could try a little harder to catch my business.) How about wilted produce and past it’s prime meat on cheap bread? We live in a place where you can’t get away with this, maybe somewhere in the Midwest this is acceptable food to charge people for, not here. We’ve had better, and we have come to expect it. In short, if you’re not going to even try, shut your door and make way for someone who has a passion for the business, I just hope to god it’s not another taqueria.

    1. I am from the Midwest, we care about food. Why did you feel it was necessary to slam somewhere far away. Good and bad food is everywhere.

  23. I remember better times at the Stony Point Grill. Used to meet up with friends for drinks and appetizers after work quite often, or go there for business lunches. But that was over 10 years ago.

  24. I remember better times at the Stony Point Grill. Used to meet up with friends for drinks and appetizers after work quite often, or go there for business lunches. But that was over 10 years ago.

  25. I always used to say, “the Stony Point Grill is consistently mediocre.”

    and, the balsamic was nice.

  26. I always used to say, “the Stony Point Grill is consistently mediocre.”

    and, the balsamic was nice.

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