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The Lost Coast Brewery is another excellent North Coast brewery...
This healthy, beachy hangout fills vegetarian bellies with ‘spiritual spinach’ salads, ‘good karma’ tempeh burgers and Buddha burritos. Grilled chicken pitas and turkey burgers will satisfy carnivores...
One of the most popular (and only) restaurants around is Captain Jack's Stronghold , which is located 5 miles south of Tulelake on Hwy 139 and named for the nearby lava-rock fortress where the Modoc took their final ...
Nothing-fancy Lillian’s serves terrific homemade American-Italian dishes, including a knockout ‘Sunday gravy’ – a slow-cooked, tomato-based meat sauce – using an old family recipe. Great paninis at lunch...
The place to sip sarsaparilla, snack on a polish dog, share a scoop of huckleberry ice cream, and then browse books downstairs in the old tunnel miners used to secret their stash directly into the former bank.
Inside a refurbished Quonset hut (the sign just says 'Eat'), Red Ocotillo diner serves all-day skillet breakfasts, giant sandwiches and cold beer. More run-of-the-mill eateries line up west of Christmas Circle.
Locals crowd this tiny storefront bistro, beloved for its earthy Cal-Italian cooking – homemade pasta and risotto, melt-off-the-bone ribs and simple-delicious burgers. Expect a wait, even with reservations.
Bowls of steaming café au lait, poached eggs en croute (in pastry) and crunchy baguette sandwiches – if you’re looking for Paris in Oakland, you’ll find it at this deliciously unpretentious sidewalk cafe.
Generations of families come to this ramshackle harborside seafood shack with checked tablecloths, fresh-fish specials, fish and chips and a near-constant line out the door. Always good, never great.
Worth a special trip, this convivial bistro draws bon vivants for Cal-French country cooking, like steak -frites and roast duck. Great wines; $10 corkage for Sonoma vintages. Make reservations.
Get fresh over farm-to-table feasts with housemade salumi, organic ingredients from the garden out back, delicate Liberty duck or whole roasted pig, and warm, honey-drizzled Sonoma cheese for dessert.
Grab a big fat burrito or an order of huaraches – fried masa (cornmeal dough) topped with sauce, cheese and fried meat or beans – and a Mexican cane-sugar soda pop from this roadside taqueria .
Get your organic, health-conscious groceries here. A deli and take-out cafe caters to all diets (eg vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nondairy). Juice bar open till 8pm daily.
Eat pub grub, swill beer and shoot darts at Cameron’s, a century-old, atmospheric English-style pub with more garage-sale junk pinned to the walls than you’ll be able to take in.
The smoked pork ribs are damn good at this simple, family-run spot with plastic red-checked tablecloths, occasional live music and slow service (stick around, it’s worth it).
A Santa Cruz classic, the late-night Saturn Cafe’s decor is an evolving pop-culture carnival. The menu is upmarket diner, with good salads and sandwiches and lots for vegetarians.
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