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Auction Yard Cafe

Highway 395, Alturas, CA
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“livestock” (3 reviews)
“americana” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Diner, American
Highway 395, Alturas, CA
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

First of all Trip Advisor has the directions and map wrong. Auction Yard is on Hwy 299, two miles west of the Hwy 395 and 299 junction. What a fun experience all the way around! Lots of Alturas cowboys gathered for lunch before the livestock...More

Thank Awaygrrl
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is by far the best food in town in terms of down home cooking. Still not quite like mamma makes it, but a mamma does make it here. The prices are excellent and the portion sizes are adequate to solicit a doggy bag. Only...More

Thank divinemountainliving
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

If I hadn't read about this place before I came up on it, I would have surely missed out on a great time and even better meal. Hit it on auction day, so pickups pulling stock trailers were everywhere. Peeked in on the auction and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The auction Yard Café is one of the coolest places you can go in this area. It is actually in a working livestock auction building with all the appropriate aromas and other working decorations. The food is outstanding, all down home dishes with ample portions...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 10 November 2014

We had heard about this place and finally got a chance to give it a try. Wow, this was delicious home cooking! The breakfast menu is fairly small, with the old standards. There was one omelet for $8.99, with a list of additions to choose...More

Thank Jan501
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We have stopped at the Modoc Auction Yard Cafe for breakfast every year for the last four years on our return from Reno. The food is great, the portions generous and the service top notch. I don't know how you could leave this place hungry....More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Great breakfast. Mom in the kitchen, daughter serving, and the kids in Little League uniforms chowing down pancakes at the counter. Truly a locals stop and I now see why. Great friendly service, good food and generous portions. What's not to like? There was no...More

2  Thank Zagtraveller
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We were up in Alturas taking care of some of the varmint problems and stopped in to the Auction Yard Cafe on a tip from a local the night before. The first morning we ate there, the weather was cold and blustery, so this breakfast...More

3  Thank ERICandDEBBIE
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Now this is a 4 out of five for Alturas, not the rest of the world. The Auction Yard is great for breakfast & lunch. The staff is friendly and the food is good, but the atmosphere... hey it's a working auction yard, what do...More

1  Thank CaliforniaMtngoat
Reviewed 4 January 2013

you get your money's worth and you leave FULL! MY FAVORITE hashbrowns! with eggs or get their burger and fries!

2  Thank chantesinging
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Cafe, Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 395, Alturas, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alturas
This is an Real auction yard with a cafe up front. The very best breakfast I have ever had
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