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The Lighthouse Grill

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355 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570
+1 707-677-0077
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Los Angeles, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's nothing fancy about the decor of this little beach restaurant, but the food is quite good and best of all, it's pretty affordable compared to the other restaurants in the area serving similar food. The seating and tables are what you'd find in a fast food joint, but the place is clean and the staff is helpful. You can't... More 

Thank Gary C
Elk Grove, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. My sister and I were in Arcata to visit Humboldt State and decided to visit the farmers market first. As soon as we arrived we could smell something amazing. We followed our noses to the Lighthouse booth and were served a delicious concoction of gravy, bacon, mashed potatoes, and Brisket on a savory waffle cone. One of the best... More 

Thank Grace J
Katy, Texas
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stopped here on our way up the 101. Great food and drink! Highly reccomend it. Just make sure you're not in to big of a hurry. Took about 45 minutes to get the food out to us, but the staff is great about letting you know it might be awhile and taking care of you. Try one of everything it... More 

Thank TeamHovis
Warsaw, Poland
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Trinidad after season is pretty empty, but the restaurant just at the entrance to the Pier is warm and welcoming tourists any time. They offer reasonably prices seafood stuff , as typical american burgers.The tables with view to the pier and the rocks in the ocean are especially recommended. Plenty of parking places available.

Thank Pawelino
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Cold fries, greasy fish & chips. Husband had burger which he liked. His garlic fries were terrible.... sprinkled with powder garlic salt. Slow churned ice cream was good. Will not come back.

Thank Janis N
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I used the reviews that stated this was a dog friendly resturant to plan our trip. Imagine my surprise when I arrived with my dog in tow to face not one, but two big signs on the front of the resturaunt stating no dogs allowed. Still, owner and or management has not corrected any reviews stating otherwise for their out... More 

Thank Linda M
Sacramento, California
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

OK--so we went there for dinner. There were lots of choices, but who could resist trying mashed potatoes in a waffle cone? I had the one with everything, including bacon and brisket. Tasty, tasty!

Thank Mushroomminnow
Trinidad, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great food, great people, great prices, nice family atmosphere. What more could you ask for? Day at the beach and everyone is hungry then this is the best place to go.

Thank gregwellish
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were in town for a couple of nights and wanted to go someplace casual that didn't focus on seafood. We both had burgers and they were very good. The place was busy, but it was Friday night. You order at the window and they bring it out to you. Would go back if in the area again. Lot's of... More 

Thank fordtraveler56
Riverton, Utah
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped in for lunch. Got there around 11 AM because we knew if you get there later, the line is out the door and there would be no seating. I ordered the fish and chips, my wife ordered a bowl of clam chowder. Even with few people in the place, it seemed like it took forever for the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Trinidad
  • Phone Number: +1 707-677-0077

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