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Steinbeck House

132 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-2735
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English first
Cambria, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Steinbeck House's weekly lunch special this week is Crepes Carlotta, when it is served every two to three months I go over and have them. They were wonderful today, along with the fresh daily rolls they serve. You may choose cup of soup or salad with the meal. Pumpkin roll for desert was delicious! Jelly roll pan Pumpkin cake with... More 

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Cupertino, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Extremely nice and hospitable volunteer servers. You can tell they love being there. We felt like we got better service than at some other restaurants. Food is definitely fresh. Fast and the right portion--not too small and not too big. Definitely recommend!

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Santa Rosa, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My glazed orange chicken was very good and the creme brulee was great. One of the docents give us a talk which was very informative. We learned a lot from him about Steinbeck and Steinbeck's family.

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Cheney, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had a lunch there, you need to have reservations, but we got in, I guess we looked hungry...The menu is pretty limited, but the food is fantastic and reasonably priced. The restaurant is the old Steinbeck home. It was converted to a restaurant; the staff is from the local social group of women/men that support it. They are all... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Steinbeck House is the boyhood home of John Steinbeck, and it's also a beautiful example of an early 20th century Victorian style home. So the setting alone is worth going. The menu changes weekly and is also made with the freshest ingredients you can imagine. Salinas sits in the middle of the salad bowl of the world so the... More 

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California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I lived in Salinas several years ago, and this was my favorite place to have lunch. I was able to bring my husband and daughter here this past weekend and it was just as wonderful as I remembered it. The prices have gone up a bit, but it's worth it. The cream of green onion soup was outstanding...I could have... More 

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Salinas, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This building was the actual home of John Steinbeck and is run by volunteers who put their heart and soul into doing an awesome job. The food is outstanding and all prepared onsite. There is a small gift shop in the basement which includes some of the excellent recipes. Part of the house is still kept intact and able to... More 

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Salinas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The best service you can find, I felt like I was in my Grandma's house! Lovely environment and the best homemade food in town!

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va
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Great way to see where John Steinbeck grew up and enjoy a good meal! Visit on a weekend to Salinas, CA.

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Salinas, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Step inside this grand old home and leave your troubles at the door. Enjoy a fine meal, perhaps even a glass of wine, and take in what it must have been like for John Steinbeck to call this place - home. It's always fun to go there and meet people from all over the world. Be sure to take a... More 

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Address: 132 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone Number: (831) 424-2735
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
Cuisine: American

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