Driving on the longest California highway, Route 101, can be tiring so why not stop off in the idyllic town of Eureka for some lunch or dinner. We’ve pulled together our top ten recommendations for places to eat. The criteria? Tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty, super tasty, oh and good value. So here it is, our top ten places to eat in Eureka, we hope that you enjoy!
1. Brick & Fire Bistro
This wood fire venue welcomes you off the streets with its interesting menu options, from luxurious Italian truffle pizza to fire roasted polenta lasagna, there are plenty of meat and vegetarian options to suit your tastes and your budget!
Brick & Fire Bistro
Address: 1630 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501
Average cost: 12-15 USD
Website: Brick & Fire Bistro
Now we know that this is quite a bold statement but they really are some of the best sandwiches around! You’ll be missing out if you go to Eureka and don’t stop by Hole In The Wall, an 8 minute drive from central Eureka, at least once. It is a firm favourite with locals and tourists alike, with their extensive sandwich menu including a number of different bread types, fillings and sauces. Yum.
Hole In The Wall
Address: 590 G St, Arcata, CA 95521
Average cost: 8 USD
Website: Hole In The Wall
3. Go gastro at the Sixth and E Street Eatery
Situated in downtown Eureka, just a stones throw from Route 101 you’ll find this fantastic neighbourhood eatery. Stop by for a grass-fed burger, or test out one of the chef’s specialities which they claim are better than their burgers. We can’t comment on that but we know that their veggie burgers are pretty darn tasty!
Sixth and E Street Eatery
Address: 603 E Street, Eureka, CA
Average Cost: 13 USD
Website: Sixth and E Street Eatery
4. Stuft Potato, a European bistro
This pretty much does what it says on the tin. They take a potato, oven bake it then split it open and fill it with your choice of stuffing. Pretty simple, right? So why is it on our list? Well there is one main reason and that is because the portions are huge, it’s super scrumptious and cheap. Ah, they also offer other European style main meals, you know, just incase a stuffed potato isn’t really your thing.
Address: 3220 Broadway St, Eureka, CA 95501
Average Cost: 8-10 USD
Website: Stuft Potato
5. Grab some artisanal meat at the Humboldt Smokehouse
Hungry for meat? Well, I’m vegetarian but fear not meat eaters, I’ve got you covered on this one. At Humboldt Smokehouse their menu is full of meat, particularly pork, they even cure their own bacon! The best thing? It’s a BBQ joint. That’s right you can enjoy their burritos, whole hogs or even a take away BBQ box just filled with meat. Personally, my mouth isn’t watering at this one but I know that yours is so head on down and enjoy!
Address: 310 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501
Average Cost: 10 USD
Website: Humboldt Smokehouse
This is one to keep hush hush as it’s a bit of a secret local joint in Old Town Eureka that has a tonne of interesting menu options. It may not look like much on the outside but trust us on this one. An extensive menu covers everything from burgers to Creole food and Greek mezes, there is bound to be something that you fancy. Order us a few of the mezes when you go!
Address: 409 Opera Alley, Eureka, CA 95501
Average Cost: 10 USD
Website: Cafe Nooner
7. Enjoy the Caribbean in California at A Taste of Bim
The owner of a Taste of Bim was born in the beautiful island of Barbados (also known as Bim) and so you can expect true Caribbean taste. Their rotis are amazing and you can help shape the menu as every weekend they have sample testing; depending on the customers votes the dishes may get added to the menu! Caribbean at its best.
A Taste of Bim
Address: 613 3rd St, Eureka, CA 95501
Average Cost: 12 USD
Website: A Taste of Bim
8. Head to a traditional American Diner, Amy's Delight
Yes a traditional american diner but with the true California twist in that they food is absolutely fresh and healthy; no greasy hangovers in sight here. It is a small family owned business which can get filled up at peak times with locals so make sure that you have time set aside the enjoy the experience. We love the fact that breakfast is served all day long, and the lunch menu offers the traditional burgers and hot dogs, for a special twist they also offer Chinese food; if it were us we’d choose something from every menu!
Address: 401 W. Harris, Eureka, CA 95503
Average cost: 8 USD
Website: Amy’s Delight
9. Pop along to Bless My Soul Cafe
Right on the bay of Eureka this joint is the best place to head for delicious Creole food served up by the awesome Mama Janisse. Whilst you’re there be sure to indulge yourself in their award winning sauces, you can even buy bottles to recreate that Creole experience at home. To be honest, there is such a wide menu covering seafood, meat and vegetarian that it’s quite hard to give you a recommendation so instead we’ll just recommend that you head on down yourselves to discover the menu.
Bless My Soul Cafe
Address: 29 W 5th St, Eureka, CA 95501
Average Cost: 18 USD
Website: Bless My Soul Cafe
10. Go wild at Wolf Dawg
Yes, the name is cool and so is their food. Primarily offering hotdogs as you’d expect, but also there are some with a few twists (peanut butter, bacon and jalapeno dawg anyone?) but be rest assured that even the odd sounding choices taste delicious. In fact they taste so good that it’s a firm favourite for miles around. Located in the Hotel Vance lobby in Old Town Eureka it would be a shame for you to miss it. Howl!
Address: 525 2nd St, Eureka, CA 95501
Average Cost: 8 USD
Website: Wolf Dawg
If that hasn’t gotten your taste buds watering and your stomach growling then, to be honest, we just don’t know what will. We hope that you’ve found somewhere that has taken your fancy in Eureka, although it is a small town it has some fantastic food options. Think we’ve missed something out that deserves to be on the list? Comment below! We’re off to make some lunch ourselves now. Bye!