Top Choice Fusion in Arcata

3 Foods Cafe

A perfect fit with the Arcata dining scene: whimsical, creative, worldly small plates (think Thai-style tacos or buttermilk fried chicken) at moderate prices (a prix fixe is sometimes available for $20). The lavende…
Top Choice Vegetarian in Ferndale

Lost Coast Cafe

Step into a homey kitchen, where the soups, sandwiches, salads and baked goods are easily the best vegetarian choices north of Fort Bragg. Organic coffee is on the house. Cash only.
Top Choice Californian in Eureka

Brick & Fire

Eureka's best restaurant is in an intimate, warm-hued, bohemian-tinged setting that is almost always busy. Choose from thin-crust pizzas, delicious salads (try the pear and blue cheese) and an ever-changing selectio…
Modern American in Arcata

Folie Douce

Just a slip of a place, but with an enormous reputation. The short but inventive menu features seasonally inspired bistro cooking, from Asian to Mediterranean, with an emphasis on local organics. Wood-fired pizzas a…
Market in Arcata

Wildberries Marketplace

Wildberries Marketplace is Arcata's best grocery, with natural foods, a good deli, bakery and juice bar.
Californian in Eureka

Restaurant 301

Eureka’s top table, romantic, sophisticated 301 serves a contemporary Californian menu, using produce from its organic gardens (tours available). Mains are pricey, but the five-course tasting menu ($62, with wine pa…
American in Samoa Peninsula

Samoa Cookhouse

On the Samoa Peninsula, the popular Samoa Cookhouse is the dining hall of an 1893 lumber camp. Hikers, hippies and lumberjacks get stuffed while sharing long red-checked oilcloth-covered tables.
Breakfast in Garberville

Woodrose Café

Garberville’s beloved cafe serves organic omelets, veggie scrambles and buckwheat pancakes with real maple syrup in a cozy room. Lunch brings crunchy salads, sandwiches with all-natural meats and good burritos. Plen…
American in Shelter Cove

Cove Restaurant

The first-choice place to eat, this place has everything from artichoke-mushroom lasagna to New York steaks.
Cajun in Garberville

Cecil’s New Orleans Bistro

This 2nd-story eatery overlooks Main St and serves ambitious dishes that may have minted the California-Cajun style. Start with fried green tomatoes before launching into the smoked boar gumbo. Check the website for…