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 Dec 10 2019
| by Quizmaster brian schulte

A night of mass doubling led to the second highest score in Planing Mill History! Burt Reynolds's Ghost took an early lead with doubles in the first two rounds, and maintained that until the final round. Palpation Nation, however, started making their move with a successful answer of Bill Murray at the ten-point clue of Round 4, nine out of ten in Round 5, and a successful double in Round 6. It all came down to the final round, and yet another successful double in Round 7 got Palpation Nation the title. Burt Reynolds's Ghost had to settle for second just two points behind, with You're a Quizzard Harry in third. Walky Talky survived a missed double in Round 2 and surged into fourth place with successful doubles in the final two rounds.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 21942 Palpation Nation 83 13 1.000
2 18671 Burt Reynold’s Ghost 81 12 0.923
3 19820 You're a Quizzard Harry 79 11 0.846
4 Walky Talky 70 10 0.769
5 20018 3's Company 69 9 0.692
6 19791 Dr. Google 63 8 0.615
7 17087 Top Two Percenters 55 7 0.538
8 18525 Michael Scott Paper Company 54 6 0.462
9 Bimbo Baggins 51 5 0.385
10 21419 Quizzical Therapists 45 4 0.308
11 Branch 44 2 0.192
11 Breezys 44 2 0.192
13 Rudy 35 1 0.077
14 Benny and the Jets 22 0 0.000