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Eel River Cafe

801 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3121
+1 707-923-3783
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Cafe, Diner
801 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3121
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Just passing through and, as always, looked for the busiest place in town for lunch. We had to wait for a seat at the counter, but well worth it. I had a great lunch and my husband had a great breakfast!! Super friendly staff!!!

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Not worth stopping at. I ordered a chicken sandwich and a coke for lunch. The chicken sandwich was comparable to a frozen chicken patty on a bun, and the coke was still in the can. I was charged $3.00 for the stupid coke. I could...More

Thank crazycatlady235
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Peering in the window from outside, the diner looked like it was stuck in the late 1950's and what I wanted was an old-fashioned breakfast sandwich from my youth. But the ham, egg and cheese on sourdough bread with potatoes on the side was average,...More

Thank Gudwill
Reviewed 1 December 2016

nice road stop for some quick and inexpensive eats. It's a place for locals and everyone is very friendly

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Got a burger and onion rings. The onion rings were way too greasy. Service was friendly, though. xxxx

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Hearty food, reasonable price, great service. Had a BLT with side salad and think the dressing was housemade. Kids loved their food too. Make the turn off at garberville if on the 101.

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Classic americana diner stop if you are exploring northern California. Nothing fancy, just good cheap food. Two words: CURlY FRIES

Thank Emmi B
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The portions were ample, the food was fresh and satisfying. The place has a very homey, country atmosphere. Open for breakfast and lunch. Many locals were eating at the counter, and there was lots of friendly banter between diners and staff. The Hot Big Bird...More

Thank Venetia C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The service is good everyone is friendly. The menu is traditional breakfast. The food Fresh not real greasy. Pricing was fair.

Thank brianvanek
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a small cafe, but has very good food at a good price. We had to wait for available seating, the young man said he would remember us and get us when a table became available, we were waiting outside, he forgot , gave...More

Thank Carolyn C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Redwood Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Garberville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-923-3783
  • E-mail