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Jul 30, 2001 09:56 AM

Washoe House?

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I have a friend who mentioned that he likes going to a road house, the Washoe House, near Cotati - on Stony Point Rd. near Roblar. Drove by and it looks promising - the parking lot was full and the place dates back many years. Anybody been there?

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  1. I haven't been there yet but have been eyeing it too. Washoe House was built in 1859. Asked a couple friends who grew up in Petaluma (Washoe House has a rural Petaluma address, although it's pretty close to Cotati), and both of them got almost misty-eyed thinking about past family gatherings there and the simple, good food. I spoke to them separately, and they both recommended the same thing: fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and biscuits. Now, neither had been there in the last 5 years. My other question to them had been whether it was dive or a place that I might feel comfortable pulling off the road for dinner unescorted. They said lots of characters, but I should feel safe there.

    The bar in Washoe House was the location for a scene in Clint Eastwood's True Crime.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Here's more on Washoe House and True Crime.


      1. re: Melanie Wong

        thanks for the information about the Washoe House. Now I'm really looking forward to trying it.

        1. re: gordon wing

          I'd love a current report. Seems I'm always supposed to be somewhere else when I drive by.

          If your friend likes roadhouses, please ask him about Stormy's Tavern in Bloomfield.