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Early Bird

40640 State Highway 299, 1.5 miles east of willow creek on 299, Willow Creek, CA
+1 530-629-4431
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
11 Apr 2018
“Bigfoot is king!”
27 Apr 2017
“Can't go wrong with the Bigfoot Burger, toes and everything but the hair.”
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American, Diner
40640 State Highway 299, 1.5 miles east of willow creek on 299, Willow Creek, CA
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a Bigfoot burger. We had no idea how huge they were! The hubs ordered a hot dog and we split the burger. They are massive. The boy ate one by himself. They are delicious. If you're in the area you must try...More

Thank ross8783
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We love big burgers! The Bigfoot was massive, delicious and loaded with all the fixins. This also has a sports store with fishing stuff along with tables to try and eat the Bigfoot in one sitting:) I did. I think I may have been a...More

Thank jim a
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I was venturing out and fell apon this place! I had a bacon cheeseburger and went back 2 days later for a cheeseburger and onion rings! All were delicious! Burgers are so flavorful and fresh! Because, everything is so fresh it's a bit of a...More

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The Early Bird restaurant is the place to go for the best burger I've ever tasted. Part restaurant part gun/tackle shop. Very friendly staff. We only went there to try the Bigfoot burger and wasn't disappointed it was delicious.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 1 August 2016

When I found out about this place, the burger, and that we would be going through here, it was a no-brainer. First of all, this place is small! It's part restaurant, part bait/tackle/hunting supply shop. If you can't get past that, don't bother. However, the...More

Thank Lmunster
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Everytime we go to willow creek or pass by, we get a bigfoot burger. The best burger We have ever ate. Great beef, melty cheese, thick bacon, fresh veggies, and the bun is fresh , hot, soft and delicous! We always split the burger it...More

Thank lindymarie
Reviewed 28 August 2015

The Early Bird is a combination of a small grill and fishing tackle store that's claim to fame is the burger named after the ubiquitous Willow Creek celebrity -- Bigfoot. The restaurant is outside of town on the east and is hard to miss as...More

Thank CoyoteIsland
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Early Bird is our weekend treat. The food is great, I especially love the homemade buns, and the service is fast and friendly. The take and bake pizza is a great value and very good!!!

Thank BellaBones
Reviewed 9 December 2014

They have the old style, crinkle cut french fries that are really great. They also have the only take-n-bake pizzas in town. Their hamburgers, though, are a bit on the gross side. They beef patties come frozen and contain beef heart as part of the...More

Thank Kitty M
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Recommended by the cottage owners. Very friendly service and great shakes. We missed the "Big Foot Burger". Must go back.

Thank shubie710
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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40640 State Highway 299, 1.5 miles east of willow creek on 299, Willow Creek, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Willow Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 530-629-4431
Early Bird "home of the bigfoot burger" was opened in the early 70's. It was a drive in movie theater, donut shop, grocery store and restaurant. It has been run by the same family since the late 70's being taken over by son and daughter in law in 94. The drive in showed it's last film in 89, the grocery store moved to fishing equiptment and ammo in 96. We started take & Bake pizza's in 2002 and sold the last donuts in 2007. We are open 7 days at 11:00 for lunch & dinner. Come in for Burgers & fry's, hot & cold sandwiches, fish & chips, take & bake pizza's or to grab some fishing equiptment. We'd love to see you.
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