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835 J St, Arcata, CA 95521-6131
707-822-9474
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
New Owners, menu and atmosphere

went here on a recommendation of a friend. Nice, organic, fresh food, locally grown atmosphere. The place also has a nice outdoor garden patio with nice flowers growing. Inside you can see the kitchen crew working hard. I had the dinner salad and fried chicken & waffles dinner. They were both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2014
CW B
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Santa Rosa, California
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Okay, so the kitchen experienced "technical issues" and most food was delayed. Even though later arriving tables were served before us, after 45 minutes waiting for our single menu items, our waitress approached our table with "How's everything here?" When I said we were dying, our food appeared within a few minutes. Plates were left uncleared for fully 10 minutes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Cool atmosphere: not the heavy style of traditional, big- meal restaurant, but a little quirky. Felt at home right away. Appreciated the unconventional selection of menus; myself fancied the mushroom dishes and certainly was not disappointed. Would go back; can also readily recommend.

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Las Vegas
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134 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What a charming restaurant! The staff was so friendly and charming! Food is farm fresh and sustainable and very creative! Ate here for dinner and experienced such a culinary treat! The kabobs made of several meats (including lamb and elk) were so yummy. We tried the evening special which was a grilled goat cheese sandwich with carmelized onions and slice... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Just great-lots of choices on the menu, great meal-loved it. Good beer and wine list, and service was right on it. Can't wait to go back.

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Arcata, California
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have been disappointed with the food a few times at this restaurant, and was not going to go anymore until some friends suggested we go. Again, it was mixed. A few people came to our table and took requests, and as always happens with this, some things got forgotten (like my request up front for decaf coffee; did not... More 

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Los Osos, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was the most creative use of local ingrediants I've had in a long time. Wonderful, varied menu with subtle seasonings and fun combinations. Try the Carmel used dates, walnuts, and local soft cheese to start (or finish) your experience

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Los Osos, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My first visit here. While Traveling and looking for a dinner place , my husband found this website. The decor is warm and inviting . I loved the fire break wood wall, a left over of a former business. The food was exceptionally good. Portions were more than adequate and not a complaint to be experienced. I recommend this to... More 

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Eureka, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure why but there were 3 waitresses or hostess when we arrived at 3 foods and all 3 of them looked at my family like they had no idea how to handle a party of 5 or kids...all three ladies were dry to put it nicely. When asked about a particular item on the menu she was clueless... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

went here on a recommendation of a friend. Nice, organic, fresh food, locally grown atmosphere. The place also has a nice outdoor garden patio with nice flowers growing. Inside you can see the kitchen crew working hard. I had the dinner salad and fried chicken & waffles dinner. They were both delicious, fresh and nicely presented. Will return!

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Arcata, California
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This used to be the hippest, best place for bites or dinner in Arcata. I went last nite and we were all very disappointed. The menu, which used to have more and tastier options was sorely limited and none of our party was excited by it. However the food was worse, overpriced, tasteless and greasy. There was nothing new or... More 

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Additional Information about 3 Foods Cafe

Address: 835 J St, Arcata, CA 95521-6131
Phone Number: 707-822-9474
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 835 J St, Arcata, CA 95521-6131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: 707-822-9474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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