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“Tasty food, very clean dining room, great location”
Review of Eel River Cafe

Eel River Cafe
Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Garberville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Santa Rosa
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty food, very clean dining room, great location”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

The Eel River Cafe has been in business for at least 60 years. The neon sign of a chef flipping pancakes is possibly original to the cafe.
It used to be great for hamburgers and milkshakes and now under new ownership is spotless, and food and service is good. They are only open for breakfast and lunch, but prices are fair, wait staff is friendly and attentive and locals as well as travelers stop by.
Safe bet in Garberville.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
San Jose, CA
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Solid Food”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We ate here for breakfast. The menu is decent, the prices aren't bad, the food and the service was good. A good, solid place to find food in a little town.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Good, keeping in mind it's Garberville, so”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

The egg dishes seem to be pretty solid, although the Eggs Benedict has a mayonnaise mustard mix that, though interesting, is not hollandaise sauce. Advice – be sure to specify how you want your eggs cooked if not asked.

Sadly, the hashbrowns were a bit mushy on the day I was there – many years ago, when I last was at the Eel River Café, the hashbrowns were the finest part of the menu.

The grilled sandwiches are recommended. Perhaps not exactly Michelin guide quality, but pretty decent. Our salad was good, too. A nice feature is that lunch and breakfast or both served all day long. I did not see milkshakes on the menu, though this was also a long-term top choice. Can this be right? Did I miss something?

The coffee and the staff are really the high points. Our waitress became our new best friend. She had that warm look and avuncular disposition that comes with years of consuming comfort food.

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Lincoln, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quaint Cafe”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Good food, cute atmosphere. On the corner where every seat has a view out onto the street. Food was good old fashioned american cuisine. We had breakfast there on our way through and were not disappointed.

Visited May 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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410 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Classic Diner with below/average food”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Cool classic diner in business since 1930's. Clean and friendly staff. Food was average at best. Meh.
Pricey too.

Visited March 2014
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