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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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Eureka, California
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This would be a great family place but for just one person it's just not worth it. It was fun riding the little train around the back part of the Bay right next to the Samoa Cookhouse. I took my grandson it was a fun little trip

Thank 875Angela
Oroville, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been here 35 years ago on our honeymoon. We came back to Eureka with our daughter, her husband and 4 children for a short vacation. We were so happy to have dinner here and that it was still a great experience. All you can eat. Not a lot of choice of entrees, but really good food and lots... More 

Thank gonzales38
Roseburg, Oregon
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here a few days back and had breakfast. Pam, the waitress, was snotty and didn't know anything about the area when asked. There was no one in the place but my party and some Seniors in an adjoining room. Food was average, but we liked the portions, of course, and the décor was interesting. The old Black & Whites... More 

Thank jim a
Kansas City
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151 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took my brother to the Samoa Cookhouse for his birthday breakfast, and had a BLAST! Our waitress, Pam, was so friendly and helpful; when we told her it was my brother's birthday, she brought out a slice of french toast with whipped cream and a candle on it! She checked back with us frequently, to be sure that we... More 

Thank Galeda
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in the Eureka/Humboldt are, you have to try Samoa Cookhouse, located just across the bay from the city of Eureka. It's an old logging kitchen which serves whatever is on the menu that day. You get a whole meal, including soup and salad, sides, dessert, drinks (coffee, tea) and homemade bread. About 90% of the food is made... More 

Thank 414francesk
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank eastonsgrandpa
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?