Any Place to Eat in Alpine, CA?
We will find ourselves at Oak Creek campground in October near Alpine, CA and we're wondering if anyone has a recommendation for somewhere in Alpine for a Friday night dinner for about 3 couples.
re: Beach Chick
Although, afterLabor Day, as I recall, Golden Acorn does(or did) some really good Friday dinner specials.
The food at Viejas is OK but as far as the casino food out here goes, there are better places.
Oh- HBGigi- Your question...Bread Basket is nice for dinner, but even more fun for breakfast. Donatos is very good.
Agree on Viejas - not bad, and their buffet used to be a lot better. I'd stick to China Camp or The Grove steakhouse if you're dining at Viejas. Bread Basket will probably be quite busy, as, with this weather, I doubt you'll have many diners opting to eat outside. If you go, they have a decent bakery. Love their macaroons. And, yes, Donato's is very good! For breakfast, you may want to try Janet's Montana cafe.
Panda Machi Chinese and Japanese. Surprisingly good sushi.
One place we frequent
A little pricy but I love it. My highest recommendation is for this place.
Al Pancho’s great Mexican
Always spot on. On our regular rotation also.
Janet’s Montana Café.
Good food, great burgers. I’m not a big fan of their breakfast. Maybe I just order the wrong things.
Great Mexican, limited seating, better for takeout.
Alpine Inn is a local institution. It's good but not outstanding.
The Bread Basket is o.k. nothing outstanding.
Viejas Casino. Be aware that there is smoking allowed in the Casino and you have to walk through the smoky casino to eat.
They have a highly rated steak house. I’ve never been in it because my timing stinks and there’s usually a long wait.
We’ve only eaten at China Camp once. I don’t think we’ll be back, don’t order the Pad Thai.
The buffet in the casino is good.
Also over in the Viejas outlet shopping mall are chain fast food places McDonald’s Rubios, Kentucky Fried Chicken, etc…
For a couples dinner, my first suggestion would be Cafe Mediterraneo. No need to dress up for any place to eat in Alpine. Very casual.
Second would be Donato’s if you are in the mood for Italian.
Don’t forget jackets for in the evening. Sometimes Oct. in the area can be chilly in the evening.