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The Alibi

744 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6206
707-822-3731
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Ranked #34 of 90 restaurants in Arcata
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 31, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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Houston
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185 reviews 185 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Arcata
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

love the atmosphere & the good greasy food they serve.

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Eureka, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

The bartenders are pretty awesome here, Great local joint

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