The Planing Mill

    778 E Center Ave
    Visalia CA 93292
    (559) 713-0818
    • PUB QUIZ—Tuesdays @ 6:00pm
    About The Planing Mill


    Consider us your neighborhood pizza parlor with a gourmet twist. We visited some of the greatest pizzerias on the West Coast, took the best parts of each, and brought them to Visalia as best we could. Then we added our own Central Valley twist. The end result is our menu of  hearty, flavorful pizzas made with the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. From the adventurous “Thai Pie” to the customer favorite “Kitchen Sink”, there’s truly something for all types of pizza lovers. We rounded out our menu with a variety of signature sandwiches, farm fresh salads, and delicious appetizers like our bruschetta and artichoke fritters.

    Then there’s the beer. Twenty-one taps of fresh craft beer and cider plus a massive variety of cans and bottles.

    At The Planing Mill, we are committed to providing great food and guest service in a comfortable, family friendly atmosphere. We are also dedicated to serving our community through our monthly “Pizza with a Purpose” non-profit fundraisers and other efforts.

    Come see our spacious new location, complete with outdoor patio and lawn area. We think you’ll find The Planing Mill to be a pretty fun place to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family!

    But don’t just take our word for it. In 2017, the Visalia Chamber of Commerce named us Small Business of the Year!


    A lot of people see our name and spend the next few seconds trying to say it. Let us help. It’s pronounced “PLAIN-ing” Mill, though there’s certainly nothing “plain” about us!

    So why the name? Our first location was part of the original Visalia Planing Mill. Founded in 1851, the mill crafted specialty wood products for generations of Visalians. In fact, many older homes and businesses in town have doors and cabinets that were hand-crafted right here on our property. In honor of this legacy, and as a reflection of our commitment to artisanship, the name fit perfectly.


    Tue Oct 22 2019
    | by Quizmaster brian schulte

    A night of mass doubling caused Tequila Mockingbird to come within reach of the all-time Planing Mill trivia record of 86 points! They started the night with successful doubles in Rounds 1 and 2 to take an early lead, but Burt Reynolds's Ghost kept it close, heading into the break down by only three. But Tequila Mockingbird broke the game wide open with a successful double in Round 5 and a perfect 10 in Round 6, making tonight a battle for second place. Dr. Google threw their hat into that ring with a double of their own in Round 5, ultimately finishing six points off the lead. Burt Reynolds's Ghost, holder of the house record that was in jeopardy, took third, but kept their record intact.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 22748 Tequila Mockingbird 76 8 1.000
    2 19791 Dr. Google 70 7 0.875
    3 18671 Burt Reynold’s Ghost 61 6 0.750
    4 21942 Palpation Nation 52 5 0.625
    5 19820 You're a Quizzard Harry 48 4 0.500
    6 22999 Cassidy & Sundance 43 2 0.312
    6 23330 Sanderson Sisters 43 2 0.312
    8 Bimbo Baggins 41 1 0.125
    9 20018 3's Company 33 0 0.000