Brick & Fire
Voted number one restaurant by Urbanspoon for Eureka. It is seven blocks away (on the same street as Hydrangea Inn). A small friendly neighborhood restaurant that needs reservations to get in. Mediterranean traditional food with fresh local harvest. Seasonal salads and fire-roasted polenta lasagna, seafood-stuffed calamari and slow-roasted osso bucco. The menu runs from rustic casual to redefined Italian favorites. The wood fired oven that crackles and warms is where the wood fired pizzas are baked.
1630 F Street, Eureka ~ 707.268.8959
Hours: S,M,W,TH 11:30am-8:30pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-9pm; Closed Tuesday
I will let this customer review on Yelp describe how I feel about Gabriel's.
"One of the best examples of Italian food I have ever eaten. I ordered the clam linguine and my date ordered seafood fettuccine, and both were fantastic. I was shocked and impressed at the fact that my meal was made with house-made pasta, fresh and deliciously chewy. With dinner, I tried a glass of a local wine Dogwood white, which complemented the meal perfectly. Even though we were stuffed on the meal, we ended up ordering tiramisu (my personal favorite) and we were not disappointed. On top of that, we had a friendly, attentive server. This place ended up being quite a gem in the middle of downtown Eureka."
216 E Street, Old Town, Eureka ~ 707.445.0100
Hours: Tue-Sat: 11:30am-2:30pm & 5pm-9pm
Lost Coast Brewery
The brew pub everyone under 40 wants to visit before they leave Eureka. It is loud, lively and usually a long wait, but you can drink beer while you wait. They have the usual bar fare, but their hamburgers are great and their specials board rarely disappoints You can eat until 11pm.
617 Fourth Street, Eureka ~ 707.445.4480
Hours Food Served: Sun-Thu 11am-10pm & Fri- Sat 11am-11pm
Masaki's Kyoto Japanese Restaurant
Great Japanese dinner house or for outstanding sushi. Many traditional dishes not available elsewhere. Uses local and organic produce when they can. Small and popular make reservations.
320 F Street, Old Town, Eureka ~ 707.443.7777
Hours: Tue-Sat 11:30am-3pm & 5pm-9:30pm
If you are wanting to experience Old Town Eureka, Oberon Grill is a great choice. They are located in a historic Eureka building. The beautiful antique looking large bar was made by a well-known local bar maker, Wallace and Hinz. It gives the atmosphere of the old west you see in the historic photos on the walls of the bar in early times. They have a wonderful cocktail menu and choice of wines. If you want oysters, they have the best. The restaurant is know for its' steaks, prime rib and fish specials. They have the best Cobb Salad. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
516 Second Street, Old Town, Eureka ~ 707.443.3663
Hours: Tue-Thr 11am-9pm; Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-9pm
Local favorite known for serving fresh fish daily and the widest choice of fresh fish in the City. The best fresh salad bar in town with probably 30 things to choose from in the salad bar. Great appetizers if you want a small amount of fish. Their clam chowder is excellent and house made. A unique combination of clams and mushrooms. Beautiful bar and great place for a cocktail with a friend.
316 E Street, Old Town, Eureka ~ 707.443.7187
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-2pm; Mon-Sat 5pm-9pm
Ridgetop Cafe & Coffee Barn
GOING TO FERNDALE to see the sites. Stop in Fernbridge for a coffee drink or LUNCH on your way to or from, just before crossing the Eel River on the Ferndale Bridge. They make great coffee drinks with foam just the way you like it. Great food made with local products including: Mary's Free Range Chicken, Loleta Cheese, Humboldt County Grazed beef, Rumiano Butter, Briceland Fresh Eggs, Humboldt Bay Specialty Coffee and Taylor's Sausages. The food is worth the drive and interior decor is worth the trip.
623 Fernbridge Drive, Fernbridge- 707.786.3900
Hours: Wed thru Mon 7am-2pm
There are other good restaurants in Eureka and Arcata and I would be happy to make suggestions. The truth is that if you are a restaurant that can survive in the economy of Humboldt County you have to be good.
2419 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Tel: (707) 442-0415