We eat out a LOT and live in the SF East Bay Area. We can rarely say that EVERYTHING we eat during a restaurant meal is the best we've ever had, but this was the case at the Volcano Union Inn. We were referred there by a local businessperson in Sutter Creek and were told to expect an informal, relaxed setting and excellent, well-priced food. So, we weren't expecting anything more than a nice meal in a VERY small, but quaint town.
That we were impressed is understating how much we enjoyed the place, the food, the ambience. Staff was excellent (attentive, knowledgeable, professional) the place filled up quickly as the Friday evening dinner hour progressed (we were glad we got there for an early dinner as there were people waiting to get in by 6:30) --- but it will be worth the wait if the place is full when you get there. Have a drink at the bar and anticipate your meal --- it'll be great!
Next time maybe we'll stay the night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Volcano Union Inn!How The West Was Won Fun!Take the WILD RIDE to Volcano to enjoy great food, friendly faces and comfortable lodgingThe Union Inn Hotel was built in 1880 by four itinerate French Canadians for $400. It was a boarding house for hard-working miners and locals until the 1920's. It enjoyed a brief reawakening in the 1950's, and thereafter it was, by turns, vacant and empty, a private residence, and finally it was restored into a lovely destination in 2000 by the David/Burney Family.Now the Volcano Union Inn is reborn as a California Pub and Four-Room Bed and Breakfast in the picturesque village of Volcano, deep in the heart of Amador County and the California Gold Country. ... more less