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Interstate 5 between Davis, California and Seattle

I'm curious if there are any additional recommendations for good eats on I-5 between Davis (near Sacramento) and Seattle - particularly interested in north of Redding and south of Seattle, please.

I have read the excellent posts on Redding - thanks!

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  1. not north of Redding, but definitely consider Putah Creek Cafe in Winters, CA. Well worth a stop.

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    Putah Creek Cafe
    1 Main St, Winters, CA 95694

    1. If you can make it all the way to Dunsmuir on your tank of gas, try out Cornerstone Bakery & Cafe. Not earth-shattering by any means, but they have good sandwiches and they gave me a heap of fries (nice and crispy) when I felt like having some on the way up to Oregon.

      The breakfasts are supposed to be pretty good too, but everytime I've been through there has been around lunchtime.

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      Cornerstone Bakery & Cafe
      5759 Dunsmuir Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025

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      1. re: josquared

        I live in Mt Shasta, and in my opinion Cornerstone has gone downhill recently. Ok, but not great. There is a similar thread about rest. On I 5 that has a number of suggestions. In Ashland, I would definitely try New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro. Phenomenal, but reservations for dinner can be tough tom come by-also open for lunch and a little easier to get reservations.

        1. re: karenfinan

          What's the latest on Trinity Cafe and Lily's in Mt. Shasta?

          1. re: PolarBear

            Well, I haven't been to Trinity Cafe in years, not sure if it is even open. The owners bought Cafe Madelena in Dunsmuir, and it is my favorite for dinner. Lots of fresh, seasonal well made food in a mediterranian style. I have not been a fan of Lily's since the original owners sold it 12 or so years ago. Overpriced and full of pre made food.

            1. re: karenfinan

              Ahh, thanks for that update on Cornerstone - too bad to hear about the downhill trend.

              It looks like Cafe Madelena based on their website is only open for dinner - do you have any other lunch-related spots chow-worthy in Dunsmuir or nearby?

              1. re: josquared

                In Mt Shasta I like Goats Tavern, but be warned, it is very, ummm casual, with torn vinyl chairs, broken foosball table out front, etc. There is also Mt Shasta Pastry which has decent wraps, sandwiches,etc. They also have very good house made pastries. About 40 miles north, in Yreka is Gold Rush burgers. Again, zero ambience, Fox News plays on the tv at all times, but excellent burgers, house made real onion rings, and fries. A guilty pleasure. And if you are driving through Mt Shasta on Friday or Saturday Mt Shasta Supermarket has a huge grill going, cooking fabulous Prather Ranch tri tip, pork ribs and chickens. So good!

                1. re: karenfinan

                  Thanks for the tips. I'll have to remember those next time I'm up that way.

                  I wish someone would open up an operating Yreka Bakery again...if only for the palindromic effect.

          2. re: karenfinan

            What about Cindy's Place in dunsmuir?

            1. re: melly

              I haven't tried it, but I knew Cindy years ago, very good cook, so might be good

        2. You may want to search on Pacific Northwest board for places in southern Oregon, which is a good stopping off point on the way to Seattle.

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          1. re: lynncameron

            New Sammy's in Talent really is phenomenal! We also love Lark's @ The Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland. Peerless is another great place in Ashland. :)