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The Vineyard Restaurant opened in 1988, to serve the diverse residents of Lemoore and Kings County. The trademark of the comfortable dining room was an expansive mural painted by Stratford resident, Chris Hooper, who captured in vivid color and artistry the diversity and rich heritage of Lemoore.
His mural pays homage to the people and culture that make the area the special place it is. He artistically captured not only the landmarks but the unique vehicles of the people of Lemoore, contrasting the fast as sound Hornet fighters of the men and women of Lemoore Naval Air Station, with the slow moving tractors of the crop and dairy farmers who till the soil in their mission to feed and clothe the world.
(More about the mural and how you can get a copy on our “Shop” page.)
Meanwhile, in another part of Kings County, Bruce and Lucy Jones were defining and pursuing their own missions. Both began work in food service in their late teens. Bruce was the first to more deeply commit to the industry; opening his own restaurant, Olive Tree Pizza in 1980 and adding a second Olive Tree two years later. About that time Lucy joined the team and proved her natural aptitude by quickly advancing to management of one of the stores.
In 1986 Bruce sold the restaurants, but kept Lucy! They married in 1989 and began their family together. A few years later they pooled their skills, experience, and energy to purchase The Vineyard Restaurant. Bruce cooked, Lucy served guests, and little Stephannie and Joseph, less than 5 years old at the time, often charmed guests by serving as host and hostess of the day.
The Jones’ brought not only their expertise but some new recipes and concepts to the little restaurant located between a couple of motels just off the 198. They introduced some award winning foods, among them Bruce’s award winning spaghetti sauce and famous homemade bleu cheese dressing. Lucy also brought a spectacular family salsa recipe to the mix. Their next goal was to make the menu more upscale so they introduced two of their current customer’s favorite foods; Eggs Benedict and Lobster Tail as well as other dinner and dessert favorites. The Vineyard has also become known for their fantastic Sunday Brunch Buffet enjoyed by many indoors or out on the shaded dining patio.
As The Vineyard increased in popularity, Bruce and Lucy decided to stay up front and spend more time with their guests. With their entire family firmly committed to serving the travelers and residents of Kings County, Bruce and Lucy purchased the vineyard building and responded to their customers long time requests by adding a full bar and wine service. Visitors can now enjoy the likes of delicious mimosas and Bloody Mary’s with their brunch, their popular Long Island Iced Tea with the girls after work, and trendy California wines with their seafood dinner.
For customers with a sweet tooth, Lucy added yet another taste treat to the mix. Upon the close of the landmark Leoni Pharmacy, she purchased the equipment and recipes for their renowned fudge, preserving and sharing the heritage of this Lemoore favorite treat and gift item, with Lemoreans and valley visitors alike.
The Jones family takes pride in their food, service and committment to respond to the changing needs and desires of their dynamic customer base. They will continue to evolve to keep pace with the newest in restaurant techniques, while still providing old fashioned service within Lemoore and the entire San Joaquin Valley.
Bruce, Lucy, Stephannie and Joseph and their staff would like to welcome you to their restaurant and thank you in advance for your patronage.
Directions and About Us 559-924-1988
DIRECTIONS TO OUR RESTAURANT:
THE VINEYARD RESTAURANT, 819 EAST BUSH STREET, LEMOORE, CA 93245 559-924-1988
We're open Monday to Thursday
from 7 am to 11pm
and Friday to Sunday from 6am to 11pm
so you never have to be hungry
for a delicious home cooked meal!
Get here from either
the 198 Freeway or Highway 41
using Bush Street, Houston Avenue, or
18th Avenue (aka Lemoore Avenue)
"Take Outs" Welcomed
"This is one of my wife's, mine too, favorite restaurants. You might think being in a small town between two motels that it would be just your run of mill place, well you would be incorrect. We love everything about this great place. The last time we were in I noticed they added a full bar. We are not big drinkers but enjoy a cocktail now and then.
If you have not been there, do yourself a favor and go.
THE VINEYARD RESTAURANT . 559-924-1988 . 819 EAST BUSH STREET . LEMOORE . CA . 93245 . THE VINEYARD LEMOORE.COM
The Vineyard Restaurant
819 East Bush Street
Lemoore, CA 93245
819 East Bush Street