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Highway House Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Mother Lode Plaza, 627 S. State Hwy 49, Jackson, CA 95642
+1 209-257-0800
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Some of the best oatmeal I have ever had. Seevice was good, menu choices good. It was just what we needed for a good breakfast

Thank Margo F
Arroyo Grande, California
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We came for an early T-Day dinner. Like most restaurants on T-Day, a turkey special was offered. However, unlike most restaurants on T-Day, we could order anything on the menu. Our waitress made us feel extremely comfortable under circumstances where someone with different dietary preferences might naturally be uncomfortable. And the food was quite good too.

Thank Stephen D
Reno, Nevada
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Our hotel receptionist recommended Thomi's and we were NOT disapointed! We noticed serving sizes were generous so we ordered the half sandwich special. I had the five cheese grilled sandwich with onion soup. Delicious! Husband had his favorite tuna sandwich and onion rings. He enjoyed both too. Great food and service!

Thank VivienneR811
Jackson, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Thomi's has a wide selection of dishes to choose from. Their burgers are very good and their salads are huge. The service is better than average, with friendly waitresses. They are extremely busy at lunch, so occasionally the plates are a little sloppy coming out of the kitchen. We try to get there by 11:30, if we're going for lunch.

Thank Peggy1954
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is right off HWY 49. Clean and airy cafe with a full bar. My best friend and I had Liver and onions that were delicious. So much food you couldn't finish it all. Came with your choice of potato's, veggie's and a huge salad. Bread served with dinner as well. The spaghetti is suppose to be superb so will... More 

Thank Linda W
Reno, Nevada
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Driving through Jackson, we attempted to go to the Mexican restaurant next to Thomi's Cafe, only to discover that they are closed from 2-5 p.m. most days. So, the only choice we had was Thomi's. I'm so glad it was open. The atmosphere is about what you'd expect from a diner/cafe in the gold country - casual, clean, & spacious.... More 

Thank scoeyd
Stockton, California
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Ate her last Saturday. Went to Jackson Rancheria but all booked. Based on reviews we went here. There was 5 of us. Bread was good. Initial sever was good. The twin boy and I ordered the momma's meat loaf. Twin girl and her mom ordered the chicken Parmesan. Wife ordered the roasted turkey dinner. Twin boy could not eat his... More 

1 Thank TheOwl55
Fresno, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have eaten at Thomi's Cafe the last time I was in Jackson. The food was well worth the price. The staff was very pleasant & cheerful. I would definitely eat here again. I would let all my family & friends of this eatery as well.

1 Thank Myrtle B
Northern California
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399 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Good service and friendly waitstaff. The four of us each had 1/2 a sandwich with a side. Loved the fresh sliced turkey on the sandwich. It was a little dry as there was no mayo but tasted good. Fries were fresh and crispy. Nice salad with ranch dressing as one of the sides. All in all, a nice little cafe.

Thank Blooms65
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice cafe, good food. The staff is knowledgeable in regards to the menu, and the food is consistently done well.

Thank bigdrew0143

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mother Lode Plaza, 627 S. State Hwy 49, Jackson, CA 95642
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 209-257-0800
American Food with a Full Bar

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