25020 W Dorris St, Coalinga, CA 93210
Good for: Families
25008 West Dorris Avenue, I-5/Westside Freeway at
Good for: Couples
25278 West Dorris Ave, I-5 & Hwy 198 exit, Coa
24505 W Dorris Ave, Coalinga, California, 93210, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
At one time, the central valley, not Texas, was the world's leading exporter of beef hides and tallow. The cattle were grazed lazily up and down the valley without much concern, and cattle culled in periodic matanzas. Cattle ranching and the dairy industry are still big business in California. As one drives along I-5 in the Coalinga area, the distinct smell of a cattle ranch still remains. Corrals full of cattle ready for slaughter used to be a common site, and some large ones still exist. As a tribute California Beef, Harris Ranch sells and serves up a wide variety of beef cuts, and also sells a complete menu for those not so interested in beef. The combination ranch style and mission revival complex is a great place to stop for a sit down meal or bathroom stop for the kids. Like the best of the I-5 stops, Harris Ranch is a complete attraction, providing restaurant, bakery, gift shop, and hotel all in one location. On both sides of this freeway exit are a variety of corporate logo fast food and gas establishments. Harris Ranch can be a very busy place, so if the waiting list at Harris Ranch is too long, a Subway is right across the street, and there are more places across the freeway.
Favorite Dish: Not wanting to fill up while on the road, I usually get a French Dipped sandwich to tide me over, but the steaks are worthwhile for bigger eaters.