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“Sunday Family Dinner”
Review of Samoa Cookhouse

Samoa Cookhouse
Ranked #7 of 189 Restaurants in Eureka
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 13, 2013

It was refreshing to experience a family sit down style dinner. No menus no decisions to make, you just sit down and eat what the kitchen cooked. Awesome experience for the whole family

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Thank Arthur G
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife had spent a few summers in Eureka as a teenager and had mentioned eating here with her mom here as a special treat 20+ years ago. Celebrating our wedding anniversary as well as taking her through some places of her childhood, I planned a trip through Northern California for the wife and kids. Samoa Cookhouse was one of the key places we were to check out and eat dinner at.

We got here early and were promptly seated at a table where the boys could watch the team prepare the fixings and dishes. Main entrees for the night were slow cooked pork and chicken marsala. The meal began with two kinds of salad (traditional and a 3 bean salad) along with a hearty chicken vegetable stew. Surprisingly, the boys (who can be quite picky at their ages of 6 and 4) ate every last drop of the soup as well as some salad. The entrees were greeted similarly as well as we all ate to our hearts' desire (and bellies' capacities!) the well sauced and wonderfully cooked chicken and pork. Topping off dinner was a nice piece of moist yellow cake with white frosting.

Long story short, come here for the history, relics, and experience. Bring your appetite as well. The food is good, portions plenty, service quick, and pricing reasonable. Bring your family and be prepared to leave filled both physically and also socially by the end of the meal.

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Thank Mike C
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Samoa Cookhouse isn't so much about the food, but the experience. The history of the place is very interesting, and the family style, all-you-can-eat service is relaxing and different from your everyday dining out. The food evokes memories of eating family dinners at my grandmothers - mashed potatoes with gravy, fried chicken, meatloaf, etc. You eat whatever they make that day (don't worry it's always something very mainstream), and there's always plenty of it. Not gourmet fare, but always good. Meals come with salads, bread, dessert, coffee, and iced tea. Service and patrons are always friendly. Cost for three adults with tip - about $60.

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Thank TravBugs0321
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I was really excited to go out to breakfast with my dad when he came to visit based on the great things I have heard and about the history of the cookhouse. However, the food was expensive, you didn't get a choice as the menu was only based on what they had that day, and the food wasn't good tasting at all! Will not be back, sadly.

Thank Krystal A
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Restaurant is on a strand of land between the ocean and Eureka. Food served family style, all you can eat. No choices, but don't let that deter you. The food is most excellent. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, delightful and improved an already great palate delightful evening! Coffee, tea, etc. included in the price. Alcoholic beverages were extra, this building was used to feed loggers and is full of the local history. This is a must stop when you come to the area.

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1  Thank Carol R
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