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    The Lighthouse: Best Fish in Town

    by DivaGirl31 Written Jul 14, 2004

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    Set in an out of the way type place, you might drive past it and not give it a second look. But as you walk inside. You realize what you might have missed.
    Brightly colored pictures, fish nets and signs adorn the walls in this eatery. The smell of delicious battered fish fills your nose.
    The counter is at the far end of the room as you enter.
    I have found the staff here to always go the extra mile to make sure I am please.
    Generous portions and great prices add to the wonderful dining experience.

    Favorite Dish: I have two favorite dishes:

    The regular old fried fish. You can't improve on a good thing, but I think they just might have. The fish is lightly battered with just enough crusty breading to balance the moist almost juicy fish inside. Put it with some of their tasty tartar sauce or some vinegar and you have it made.

    Their clam chowder is also scrumpcious! Creamy and rich and bursting with clams.

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    Clearie's Restaurant & Lounge: Outstanding find.

    by Agraichen Written Aug 27, 2012

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    Walking down the street from our hotel we found what looked like a cafe but turned out to be just a bar. The "serving food" sign was old however the bartender was friendly and one of the people sitting at the bar was apparently connected to the establishment.

    As the bartended appologized for the lack of food, this gentleman chimed in asking if we were looking for fast foor or fine dining. Fast food and road trips do not mix with my driving style so I opted for the fine dining option.

    He gave us excellent directions to a location about a mile down the street where we found Clearie's. The owner Robbie Clearie greeted us and chatted as if we were old friends.

    Favorite Dish: I had a steake and my daughter a salad. Both were excellent.

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    Red Robin: America's Gourmet Burgers & Spirits

    by spartan Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    I was looking for a place to eat after playing one of our late games at the WSA Softball Tournament when I ran across the Red Robin Restaurant. I knew that they have fabulous food, so I was looking forward to a delicious and satisfying meal...I was not disappointed.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Whiskey River BBQ Wrap (a fresh spinach tortilla with charbroiled chicken breast smothered in Whiskey River BBQ Sauce all wrapped together with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tortilla strips and a dash of ranch dressing) served with a side of melon and bottomless Steak Fries.

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    Black Bear Diner: Black Bear Diner

    by einstein47 Updated Apr 1, 2005

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    This is a different sort of diner, and I'm not talking Denny's here. The only reason it's a diner is probably because of the name. With that settled, the food is excellent, they have HUGE portions (oh, and did I mention very large?) It is so big, some elderly folk and younger people may not think this is the best choice for them . But I do... and I'm a young person. The waiters are VERY NICE, and WILL NOT sit at your table. This is, in fact, part of one of the official 6 credos listed on
    the menu. If you ask them a question, they will answer it without hesitation. And one word before I move on-you DO NOT have to dress up.

    Favorite Dish: California Scramble. Substitutions- no bell peppers, yes bacon; no onions, yes mushrooms; no jack cheese, extra yes olives
    Comes with (I capitalized the things I normally choose)- HASH BROWNS or contry potatoes, TOAST (SOURDOUGH SLICED) or biscuits or [can't remember]
    Remember my motto: Expect the best. There will be a charge for some of the substitutions and also the extra olives, but it's worth it.

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    Olive Garden Italian Restaurant: When you are here, you are family

    by spartan Updated May 19, 2006

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    Was pretty crowded for Thursday night, but the service was exceptional and the food was delicious.

    Favorite Dish: Well they start you off with unlimited bread...and for my entree, I selected Shrimp Primavera (shrimp, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms in a bold arrabbiata sauce over penne). My other entree was the Sampler Italiano (calamari, stuffed mushrooms and toasted meat ravioli).

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    Jeff's California Cattle Company: Awesome country breakfast

    by spartan Written Oct 22, 2005

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    Local establishment serving up good home cooked meals at a reasonable price.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Corned Beef Hash breakfast (corned beef hash, 2 scrambled eggs, home fries and an english muffin) with coffee.

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    Black Bear Diner: Delicious family meals

    by spartan Written Oct 23, 2005

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    Black Bear Diners provide customers with the best food and service anywhere. The menu overflows with delicious family meals, perfect burgers, frosty shakes and healthful salads and they'll treat you like they invited you over for dinner.

    Favorite Dish: Dinner at the Black Bear is pure Comfort Food. I selected the Prime Rib Special (this meal included a green salad, 12 oz. prime rib, mashed potatoes with gravy and toasted sourdough bread).

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  • Logan's Roadhouse: Logan's Roadhouse

    by cathye Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Here they have pails of peanuts and you just toss the shells on the floor! It is so awesome. The people are super friendly it is is just a fun and lively place

    Favorite Dish: It is a steak place. There are other items there but if you like steak this is a good place.

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    Cool Hand Lukes Steakhouse & Saloon: Go if you are very hungry

    by spartan Written Nov 21, 2006

    If you are looking for big portions, lots of options, great beer and good service, then this is the place for you.

    Favorite Dish: I started off with a bowl of Clam Chowder and then selected the 1/2 Rack BBQ Rib Platter (beef ribs covered with dry rub & bbq sauce, cole slaw and french fries) washed down with a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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    Cheesecakes Unlimited Cafe: The restaurant comes highly recommended

    by spartan Updated May 20, 2006

    One of the eating establishments recommended by the hotel was Cheesecakes Unlimited. I didn't eat there (dine in) but ordered take out...so delicious!!!

    Favorite Dish: I ordered the Oriental Chicken Salad (chicken, bell peppers, bean sprouts, carrots, celery, water chestnuts, toasted almonds with a sesame soy dressing).

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    Tapas Downtown: Great Mediterranean Restraurant

    by WulfstanTraveller Written May 26, 2009
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    This is a great Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Redding that it s little spark of culture and civilization in what is otherwaise largely a cultural wasteland. It is a welcome find if one finds oneself stuck in Redding or needing to recuperate on a long drive through the area.

    The cuisines is a slightly California-take on general Mediterranean cuisines but with a slight Spanish emphasis as the name indicates. The food is vwery good and it has a nice range of beers, including semi-local Etna beers (from Etna in Siskiyou County) plus spirits and wine.

    It's the best place I have ever seen in Redding.

    Favorite Dish: Everything we have had is great. The tarts are particularly excellent.

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    Buz's Crab: Fresh Seafood

    by einstein47 Written Aug 6, 2007

    Food: The fish is nothing to die for, but overall, the rest is very fresh (as it comes straight off the fishing boats in nearby coastal Eureka) and good.

    Service: The servers are nice and friendly, and if you need something, they will get it right away. The wait time is usually minimal.

    Surroundings: What you would expect in a nicer fish and chips restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: A large order of bread with scallops and chips.

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    Gironda's Restaurant: Gironda's

    by einstein47 Written Aug 6, 2007

    Food: Excellent. The ravioli is my favorite, but I've ordered many other things there and it's all been good.

    Service: The people there are helpful and nice, and treat you as if you were family. The wait to get the food is a bit slow, though.

    Surroundings: It looks like an authentic Italian dining room. If the music is too loud, just ask and they'll turn it down for you.

    Favorite Dish: Spinach ravioli with sun-dried tomato sauce, and some vegetables with crushed garlic.

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    Peacock Chinese Restaurant: Peacock Chinese Restaurant

    by einstein47 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Food: Good food. The egg rolls (they're actually closer to spring rolls) are tied for the best in Redding, in my opinion.

    Service: The service is nothing fancy, but decent nonetheless.

    Surroundings: The decor is great, with nicely done Chinese paintings and reliefs, and a gold-colored Buddha statue by a fish tank by the entrance.

    Favorite Dish: Luncheon combination #1, which comes with egg rolls, fried rice, chow mein, and sweet and sour pork.

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    Black Bear Diner: The best diner in town

    by joiwatani Written Jan 12, 2013

    We love coming here. They have the best food! The staff are great, with big great smiles, very friendly and very efficient!

    Favorite Dish: We love to order their specialties for breakfast: hash brown, scrambled eggs, sausage, etc.

    Their coffee is fresh and the wait staff kept refilling our cups!

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