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Jun 24, 2008 08:59 AM

Northern California Road Food

Next week I am taking a three day ride through Northern California. I'll be starting off just south of Monterey, heading north up the Coast past San Francisco (I don't want to eat in SF) then north up the coast through Mendocino. Next onto Eureka and out to Shasta. Back south through Ukiah, Clearlake, Santa Rosa. Finally home back down 101.

I'll be on the back of a bike and travelling light so I am really looking for some road food, local and honest. Any recommendations?

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  1. you are going to stop at navarro winery, i hope! how about the boonville hotel in, well, boonville - located in anderson valley and home to many fabulous wineries, including navarro, roederer, goldeneye, greenwood ridge (to name some of my faves!) boonville hotel has some really fabulous food -

    14050 Hwy 128
    Boonville CA
    707 895 2210

    1. Queenie's Roadhouse in Elk for breakfast or lunch.


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      1. re: Enorah

        Queenie's location

        Queenie's Roadhouse Cafe
        6061 S Highway 1, Elk, CA 95432

        1. re: Enorah

          Awesome, just the kind of place I am looking for. Marked it on the map. Thank you.

      2. Bones Roadhouse in Gualala does some good real bbq. The brisket and pulled pork go over well with my family. The service can be very slow, sadly.

        1. Ukiah has a couple of Thai restaurants. One is on the main drag and the other is at the buddhish monastery.

          Clear Lake:

          if you haven't been inland in summer before, it'll be H O T. Take lots of water. Redding south to SR.

          1. At Eureka there is the Lost Coast Brewery on 4th st. Hwy 101 north is 5th st, and 101 south is 4th st., so if you are traveling north it will be one block over. They are open for lunch and dinner. Good Pub food and local Eureka beer. The Great White wheat beer is my favorite.

            Just north of Eureka is Samoa and the Samoa Cookhouse. This is used to be a lumberjack cookhouse. It has a little logging museum. I've been there a couple times for breakfast, very basic, but good and as much as you can eat.