Foodies in Northern California are always on the hunt for our next favorite restaurant. Here is a list of some of the tastiest, most scrumdiddlyumptious places to eat in an area known for some of the best dining in the country.
1. Calla Lilly Crepes, Nevada City
Nothing says off the beaten path like a restaurant set up in a tent! Luckily for those of us who love the sweet and savory crepes served here, the dedicated staff are there rain or shine.
Their address is 408 Broad St (New York Building Parking Lot) in
Nevada City, California.
2. Circa '62 at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, Little River
You definitely need to have breakfast at Circa '62 if you are in this remote neck of the woods. The quality of the food here reflects the perfect scenery.
The address is 7051 N Highway 1
Little River, California
4. Burgee Dave’s at the Mayo, Camptonville
Any place where you can order a drink and a meal in one go is definitely worth checking out! You won't be disappointed with the Ultimate Bloody Mary.
The meals at Burgee's are great too! Here's a sampling of the Thai chicken skewers. They are located at 15315 Cleveland Ave Camptonville, CA.
5. Heyday Cafe, Placerville
Complex flavors and fresh, local ingredients are what awaits you at the Heyday Cafe. The cute, cozy atmosphere will draw you in and you'll never want to leave.
You'll find the Heyday Cafe at 325 Main St Placerville, CA.
6. JJ's Cafe, Old Station
More than just a place to pass through on your way to Lassen Volcanic National Park, JJ's Cafe will delight those with even the pickiest taste buds. Just look at their pastrami roasting on the grill.
You can find this restaurant at 13385 Hwy 44
Old Station, CA 96071
7. Larrupin Cafe, Trinidad
Nothing says fine dining like fresh caught seafood, good wine, and delectable appetizers. The Larrupin Cafe has all this and more, plus it's located in a truly magnificent setting.
You can find this delicious food at 1658 Patricks Point Dr
8. Snack Shack, Orick
You'll find way more than just simple snacks here at this restaurant!
Pictured here is the BBQ chicken, twice baked cheesy potato and spinach salad with strawberries. Their address is 120779 Hwy 101 Orick, CA
9. Truckee Tavern and Grill, Truckee
This higher end restaurant is tucked out of sight and located above the boutiques on the main drag through town. The incredible food, friendly service, and unforgettable atmosphere are perfect.
You'll find the Truckee Tavern on the second floor at 10118 Donner Pass Rd in Truckee, CA.
10. Chalet House of Omelettes, Eureka
A beloved breakfast joint for locals as well as people passing through, the Chalet House of Omelettes serves up some of the best baked goods, omelettes and scrambles around.
You definitely need to stop in at
1935 5th St
Eureka, CA for this breakfast!
11. Vinciguerra Ravioli Company, Jackson
This ravioli company makes the meal but you take it home to cook it, so it's not technically a dine in restaurant. It's 100% scrumdiddlyumptious, though, so it just had to make the list. This local family of ravioli makers serves up to die for pasta and the best sauce in the mother load.
Go to 225 Sutter St in
Jackson, California to pick up some of the world's best raviolis.
12. Z Pies, Placerville
Located in a side street off the main drag in Placerville, you can find gourmet pot pies and more at 3182 Center St
Here's a sample of their personal sized Lamb pie & Gorgonzola cheese salad.
Don't forget another mini pie for dessert!
We’re lucky in Northern California to have so many amazing restaurants in our hometowns or just a short drive away. Have you visited any of these places to eat that might be a little bit off the beaten path but so worth the effort?