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Cafe Waterfront

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102 F St, Eureka, CA 95501-0412
+1 707-443-9190
09:00 - 21:00
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Eureka, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I frequent the Cafe Waterfront at least once a week. Read the brass plaque by the front door for interesting background of the historic building. All the seafood is as fresh as it gets, you often see them carrying in the oysters from the local bay in bags still dripping sea water! (order the oysters on the half shell if... More 

Thank Kachakaach
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

You know the saying where do you want to eat, I don't know where do you want to go. Well, say how bout Water Front Cafe. It was a busy in Old Town, lots of people walking Arts Alive. Right by the peer is This restaurant. Great chowder and fish. Husband had Seafood platter, shrimp, fish, oysters, and clams over... More 

Thank ingridl119
Chico, California
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch. The fresh Humboldt Bay oysters were meaty and delicious. I followed that with a bowl of the oyster stew, featuring a generous amount of cooked oysters. Simply delicious!

Thank Rob D
Eureka, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Cafe Waterfront is my go to place for Sunday brunch. It is one of these places where once you're inside, you forget where you are. The atmosphere of the place is that of years past, with a beautiful mural behind the bar, impressive tall ceiling, stained-glass window, antique wooden tables and chairs, and live, smoothly uplifting, jazz music (just loud... More 

Thank Aida C
San Diego, California
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218 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

his was a recommendation from one of the hotel staff. It was affordable, excellent food. I had a plate of the Kumamoto oysters and my wife had the chowder and fish. Very reasonable and a cozy local hangout to watch the rain. There is an upstairs facility that was closed while we were there but obviously the place does well.... More 

Thank Mal H
Arcata, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great place has great food, drink's, and service. and the best calamari anywhere unrivaled by no one

Thank S6303OLjohng
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

When visiting the office in Eureka, this is the place we head for a pint and dinner. Good food, great feel and a fine selection of beers.

Thank Andrew L
Branscomb calif.
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Well, I have had oysters here long ago and they were good. Today I had breakfast. Only having breakfast once here, to be fair, it may not be a good estimation of overall performance. I had a veggie omelet. It was suppose to have cheddar cheese. They forgot the cheese altogether. I did not mention it, because it took so... More 

Thank juliew617
Crescent City, California
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had eaten here before for dinner on trips to Eureka so was disappointed to see a small and very limited menu for our mid-afternoon lunch with visiting friends. It turns out the full luncheon board with all the specials had been removed since it was between lunch and dinner (2:30 pm). The "Manhattan" clam chowder was actually a mix of... More 

Thank Gudwill
Bend, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My husband ordered fried oysters for lunch after being touted as 'wonderful and fresh' by one of the waitstaff. When the oysters were served, my husband said they were 'gelatinous' and 'very strong' tasting. I had one and totally agreed. My fish entree was overcooked and tasteless. We were disappointed and wish we had gone to Roy's Club!!

Thank pepper212016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 F St, Eureka, CA 95501-0412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Eureka
  • Phone Number: +1 707-443-9190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?