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The Alibi

744 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6206
707-822-3731
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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Margaritas are great, the salads are fantastic, but the fried food (of which there is much) becomes too much. There's something to the batter that initially tastes fine but begins to acquire a bitterness as you continue to eat it.

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Cotton Valley, LA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A must when I visit my daughter. Good food and good drinks. We love the fried calamari. A fantastic variety of foods to choose from. Excellent Bloody Marys. Good service.

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Houston
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186 reviews 186 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Here goes...stopped in for a break from the road and a meal and relaxing drink. First, the burgers had great reviews and I must say, I wasn't blown away, but I was not at all disappointed. Not an outstanding burger, but definitely a very very good burger. I would love to have one again...much enjoyed it. Next, the drinks were... More

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Martinez, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to The Alibi on our first night in Arcata just for drinks. The young man behind the bar was so friendly and personable that we decided to come back our second night and have dinner as well. He seemed like he was probably a college kid (Arcata is after all a university town), really relaxed and pleasant. He... More

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Eureka, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I remember going here for meals in the past and really enjoying them. Today had a french dip that was on a soft roll (menu reads Dutch crunch) that smelled a bit sour as I brought it to my mouth. Potato salad had mostly uncooked chunks of red potatoes. The other meal, burger was fine. Waitress never came over til... More

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Humboldt, California, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The alibi is a total dive bar- the inside looks like it would never pass a health inspection however the food is sooo good! This is by far my favorite place in the county for a burger. Their meat is nothing special, but they have a huge specialty topping menu with some crazy delicious stuff on it. My regular favorites... More

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Eureka, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you like the normal comfort food, I thought they did a good job. They had a full bar there too, that might be what some people like. The outside is such, that if someone had not recommended it I would have passed it by thinking it was just a bar.

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Calistoga
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

atmosphere is that of a cheesy bar, but food and service great and well priced. they have a coomprehensive menu and very good breakfasts

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Albuquerque, Nm
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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Aaaaah, more than 20 years ago as a student at HSU, The Alibi was a frequent hangout. Of course in those days it was far more for the booze than it was the food. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when we were up visiting the area, and we stopped into The Alibi for lunch. It's a bit run... More

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Eureka, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This bar is literally falling apart. Hard to understand how it passes inspection, BUT the food is terrific. Huge, varied menu; something for everyone. Cool decor, but tables and benches and floor are failing.

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Address: 744 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6206
Phone Number: 707-822-3731
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arcata
Cuisine: American

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