Restaurants

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…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Eureka

Cafe Nooner

Exuding a cozy bistro-style ambience with red-and-white checkered tablecloths and jaunty murals, this perennially popular restaurant serves natural, organic and Med-inspired cuisine with choices that include a Greek…
Top Choice Californian in Eureka

Restaurant 301

Part of the excellent Carter House Inn, Eureka’s top table, romantic, sophisticated 301 serves a contemporary Californian menu, using produce from its organic gardens (tours available). The five-course tasting menu …
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. The owner, Mario, is a wonderful, friendly character and passionate about hi…
Californian in Arcata

Slice of Humboldt Pie

Pies and cider are the mainstays here, ranging from chicken pot pie to cottage, steak and mushroom and savory empanadas, including chicken coconut curry and Thai chicken with satay sauce. Sweet pastry treats include…
Cafe in Arcata

T's Cafe

Housed in a wonderful early 20th-century mansion, try and grab the table on the front porch if you can. Inside, two cavernous rooms with mismatched furniture, local art, books, toys and magazines provide an informal…
Californian in Ferndale

Farmhouse on Main Restaurant

This light-filled dining space is one of Ferndale's latest culinary hits with a menu of no-fuss favorites like rib eye steak, pork cutlets, lamb shanks and braised beef served with appetizing sides including a cream…
Japanese in Eureka

Kyoto

Renowned as the best sushi in Humboldt County, dine in a tiny, packed room, where conversation with the neighboring table is inevitable. A menu of sushi and sashimi is rounded out by grilled scallops and fern-tip sa…
Ice Cream in Arcata

Arcata Scoop

Creamy and wonderful flavors inspired by organic seasonal ingredients. Try the vanilla almond rose. Check out the carousel-style rocking 'rabbit' and swing seat. Operated by the same family that runs the ever-popula…