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Samoa Cookhouse

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Off Cookhouse Road, Eureka, CA 95564
+1 707-442-1659
07:00 - 21:00
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went with my girls, one other table had people and the rest of the place was empty for lunch. Paid $15 for bad food, fifteen each. Soup was clearly left overs from previous meals, chicken was dry, salad was a small bowl of lettuce. The best part is usually the bread but it was old too. I really wanted to... More 

Thank eastonsgrandpa
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is like eating at mom's! You eat what's placed before you. There menu is simply awesome. Take note with the simply. For breakfast, biscuits and gravy and whatever else they are cooking that day. That is all. There are no options, no confusing menu's to have children squabble over. It's great! Food is all you can eat for... More 

Thank cnaclark
McKinleyville, California
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Must see Humboldt locals spot. Great place to visit. The food is served family style all you can eat at long benches. You dont get a menu you just get what they are cooking that day. Like they used to when they feed the mill workers.

Thank mattkurth
Chico, California
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This lumberjack-themed cookhouse serves its meals family style, at long tables. My son and I had a hearty breakfast of all-you-can-eat French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, and biscuits and gravy. The wait staff were genuine and friendly. There's something utterly charming about it all, and the food was good. These cookhouses were once common in the West; now it is... More 

Thank Rob D
Orcutt, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

A client recommended this place and we had some of the best food we ever experienced. Old home cooking, served family style. The service was excellent, our server told us great stories about the history of the Cookhouse and we plan to return next year to try their lunch and breakfast!

San Diego, California
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218 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a family style restaurant with basic menu that changes every day. It consists of long tables and cookhouse style eating. The breakfast menu is as to be expected, the lunch menu is a single entree with side dishes and dinner is the lunch menu plus one additional entree. It is fun one time, and is famous as a... More 

Thank Mal H
Samoa, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Samoa Cookhouse is not the same fun and good food place that it used to be. The prices have gone up and the food quality has gone down. We were there for the first time in a while and were very disappointed. Apparently the word must be out because there were very few people there. The bread was still... More 

Thank Robert D
Miranda, California
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Somoa Cookhouse located west of the City of Eureka across the Somoa Bridge is a truly unique experience. The building was the mess hall of the saw mill. The meals very by day and are served to guests at a single table family style. For example, when we visited the lunch meal of the day was 'Fried Chicken'. The... More 

Thank Mike R
nw washington
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's uniqueness has as much to do with the rating as does the service and food. It was a logging camp cookhouse that has been in operation for 150 years. Family style dining with good food and friendly service. Museum on site is worth checking out. My husband found this place because of his interest in logging history and it's... More 

Thank claytonNwWashington
Redding, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A great communal dining experience to taste the food, fare, and ambience of Samoa's workers' dining place

Thank jimjcarl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Cookhouse Road, Eureka, CA 95564
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Eureka
  • Phone Number: +1 707-442-1659

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?