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“depressing”
Review of Eel River Cafe

Eel River Cafe
Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Garberville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Garbervil
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“depressing”
Reviewed February 17, 2012

After thirty years it still has a geriatric plastic-plate feel to the place and the fried eggs curl at the greasy edge. Ack.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great little dive!”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Perfect place to grab breakfast while on a spontaneous road trip through the Redwoods. Diner fare at its finest.

Visited November 2011
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Roseville, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“the food sucks”
Reviewed December 12, 2011

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Visited December 2011
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Sierra Madre, California
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Eel River Cafe is a rare find among fast-food drive throughs”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

While we were staying at the nearby Benbow Hotel we decided to visit Garberville and the Eel River Cafe. It is a rare find these days among the slick homogenized fast-food places that seem to be everywhere. This is good solid coffee shop food with no frills. It's GOOD. Try the pancakes, which are tender and fluffy. Also, they have good old-fashioned thin waffles, not the thick and often undercooked Belgian ones. The eggs and bacon were fresh and hot too. Old-tasting bacon and lukewarm eggs are a pet peeve of mine but you won't find them at the Eel River Cafe. Coffee? Hot, fresh and lots of it.
The service reflects the North Coast culture. Don't be in a hurry. You'll wait quite a while but when your food comes it will be hot and fresh. Meanwhile, Shirley will make sure your coffee cup is kept full. Take some time to sit and enjoy the atmosphere of an old-time coffee shop.

  • Visited September 2011
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La Canada, California
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724 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
“I Love This Place”
Reviewed September 6, 2010

This is a great local cafe. Nothing fancy. The service is excellent and the food is absolutely delicious. They know how to make breakfast! The hash browns were crispy...the bacon cooked just right, and the eggs were perfect. They had delicious biscuits that went with the breakfast. Everyone in the place seemed like they were locals and they seem to be a rather pleasant group of people. On an overcast cool day in Northern California, there is no better place to have a warm cozy breakfast with hot coffee than this place

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