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“Good place to eat near Avenue of the Giants”
4 of 5 bubbles 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, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Jakarta, Indonesia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good place to eat near Avenue of the Giants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We got to Eel River Cafe just before its closing time, which is 2 pm. Luckily they were very nice and let us in.

We ordered breakfast meals and burgers. The food is good, the staffs are nice, and the restaurant (including the restroom) is very clean.

Definitely a good place to eat if you are going to Avenue of the Giants, or are just passing through Highway 101. Just remember that they close early everyday, at 2 pm.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Davis, California
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good Burger and Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We got here right before closing time. Wait staff did not rush us. Too much food! Good hash browns. I was a happy camper with veg omelet. Wife liked her patty melt.

Visited July 2014
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Orange, California, United States
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Road Trip Lunch Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

This cafe is a fine place to have lunch in Garberville. The workers are very friendly, and the food was good. It was about what I would expect from a small town American diner (I had grilled cheese, fries, and a Coke)! The decor is a cow theme, which is quirky and cool. Sitting at the counter is lots of fun, but they also have a few booths. If you are driving on Highway 101 and need a break, this is a good place to stop.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Andrew T
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Olney, Illinois, United States
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

While passing thru Garberville we had breakfast at Eel River Cafe. A very small cafe with very good food and friendly people.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Bim59
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Calico Rock, Arkansas
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Food but Reluctant to serve”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

They kind of have a snooty attitude about them. They act like they dont want your business at first but then they kind of warm up to you to the point you think the waitress is going to go down on you in the booth.but at first, its like 'hey, can i please have something to eat?'

but the food is great, it is good value for the money, and the breakfast is damn good too.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Peter C
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