We went to this restaurant due to all the great things we had heard. What a huge dissapointment. The food was warm at best, No flavor what so ever. Everything was bland. The service leaves alot to be desired. Had to wait even for drinks. We will not go back. WE wera ll very disapointed.
What a great experience we had at the Samoa Cookhouse! We were only in town for one night, and are always interested in experiencing the local atmosphere of the place we travel. We love learning about the history, too, and so were thrilled to find that we could have breakfast at the only logging cookhouse left on the west coast. We enjoyed looking at all the photos and items in the museum rooms, and sitting at the long tables, we could imagine what it would have been like to see the room filled with rough and hungry loggers a hundred years before. All the servers were so cheerful and friendly, even those who were not our servers. The morning we were there, we had biscuits with gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage links, and really delicious French toast made with from their own homemade giant loaves of bread. The orange juice and coffee kept coming, too. There was so much food that I could only taste a bit of each, but it was tasty and made even better by the atmosphere and friendly staff. If you want a great experience and really good food, then definitely have breakfast at the Cookhouse!
As some others have said, it's an interesting place to visit for the history and I did enjoy looking at the pictures and relics. There are long tables like in a cafeteria and you get food served to you family style. We were there for lunch and the food was ho-hum at best. It was NOT worth $30 for two of us. It did seem family friendly and the kids there seemed to enjoy themselves a great deal. I do not recommend eating here for lunch/dinner, but it sounds like if you enjoy big greasy breakfast and have a large family it would be better. If you have time and are interested it's fun to see the old pictures of how they logged these giant redwoods by hand - then go eat somewhere else. Wish I had.
It reminded me a bit of my Navy days when I ate in the mess hall. I like the communal seating. Breakfast was huge..I honestly don't know how anyone could go out and chop a Redwood down after a meal like I had.
Scrambled eggs, toast, hash browns, pancakes and strong coffee..had to go walk along the beach afterwards. Love the atmosphere too, the old logging pictures brought a tear to my eye only because I hate thinking of all the beautiful old growth trees that were cut down. What a wild place this must have been though.
Breakfast was watered down orange juice, watered down syrup for the lukewarm french toast and that was the good stuff. The atmosphere was fun and the service was unfriendly, but adequate. There are many more places in town to enjoy good atmosphere with better food, better service and better prices. Go where us locals go and that would be the Golden Harvest Cafe - where you will find a wait every hour of the day -doesn't that tell you something.
The people who give this place a positive rating are living in the past. Possibly the Cookhouse served food fit to eat years in the memories of locals but I have given this restaurant 3 trys due to is reputation. Nothing about the food tells you to eat it or come back. Save your money and stay away. The only reason to go there is to see some of the old photos hanging around that tell us inlander's what the true girth of the giant Redwoods was.
We have eaten at the Cookhouse everytime we have been through Eureka on a trip. We absolutely love it. The food is good, the service is great, and the atmostphere is the best. We look forward to going through Eureka just so we can have a meal there.
This is one of the most interesting places. The history is great, but beyond that -- the food is very good. I love to bake bread and their's is probably the best homemade bread that I have ever had. When we were there for lunch it was fried chicken. Very -- very good !!! And the baked beans were also wonderful. This was our first time there and we plan on coming back. Want to try breakfast.
This Travelodge is situated in downtown Eureka, walking distance from Historic Old Town, approximately four miles from Redwood Park &
Zoo and 18 miles from Arcata Eureka Airport. Local attractions include Historic Samoa Cookhouse, Carson Mansion, and the Municipal ...
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