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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family style dining, not expensive, all you can eat. Food was hot, and delicious. Highly recommend! I would eat here often if I lived here.

Thank namhla
Eureka, California
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit for out of area visitors. It is historically important as the LAST example of the old lumber era cookhouses. In it's heyday, the food was simple, plentiful and reasonable. Unfortunately, in modern times, that has changed. Now the food is average, and overpriced, but still plentiful. The homemade bread is good. They have a nice... More 

Thank Sid B
Visalia, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very quaint cookhouse style restaurant. Call ahead or check their website to find out what they're serving that particular day. Lunch is definitely more affordable. This is a must-stop for us every time we are in the area.

Thank TravelingCaTeacher
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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 

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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 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 6 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 8 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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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
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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 

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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
USD 7 - USD 12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?