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Old 04-10-2020, 02:08 PM   #1
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Destination Ride Restaurants - Feeling it? What are your fav's?

Here is a resource for when we get set free to ride once again. At least really travel without scrutiny!

So I thought sharing some of your fav's we can collect them as spots for us to bookmark to visit in the future.

I know there are fav's for the Northbay folks and others for Rally Riders, and ADV folks too.

If you have some to add please post up. If you have things to say about specific restaurant please post up.

Also if camping and more ADV types of journeys check this thread
ADV motivation pics: camp spots, hot springs, views, etc.

On of the joys of moto travel is stopping for a good meal.

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Auburn(49 or 80) Beach Hut Deli others around also.
Ben Lomand (9) La Placa Family Bakery Baked goods, coffee, ice cream.
Big Oaks Flat (Priest Grade Road /120)Priest Station Cafe on the way to Yosemite.
Big Sur (1) Nepenthe
Big Sur (1) River Inn Restaurant
Big Sur (1) Lucia Lodge Good lunch stop, South of Big Sur proper.
Bishop (395) Holy Smoke Texas Style BBQ
Bodega Bay (1) The Tides
Bodega Bay (1) Spud Point Crab Company
Boonville (off 128) Anderson Valley Brewing Co a spot where you bring your own food.
Borego Springs (S22) Carlee's Place
Calistoga (128) Buster's BBQ
Cambria (1) The Sea Chest Oyster Bar and Restaurant
Cambria (1) Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill
Camp Connel/ (4) The Lube Room
Capay (16) Road Trip BBQ How can you go wrong with a name like that!
Capitola (off 1) Gayle's Bakery Brekkie, Sammiches and treats.
Carmel (Carmel Valley Rd off 1) Baja Cantina
Cayucos (off 1) Ruddell's SmokeHouse if you love fish tacos this is your spot!
Cayucos (off 1) Cafe Della Via Awesome Italian Dinner only reservations 24 hours in advance!
Cederville (off 299) Country Hearth Restaurant & Bakery
Coalinga (33) Tres Aguaves Taqueria y Paleteria
Cloverdale (101 Redwood HWY) Hamburger Ranch & BBQ
Cloverdale (101 & 128) Railroad Station Bar and Grill
Cornell (Mulholland HWY) The Rock Store
Creston (229) The Loading Chute Rossi's Driveway ahead!
Davenport (1) Davenport Roadhouse
Downieville (49) CoyoteVille Cafe
Elk (1) Queenies Roadhouse Cafe
Elk Creek (County Rd. 306/162) Nancy's Elk Horn
Garberville (101 Redwood HWY) Cecil's New Orleans Bistro
Etna (3) Bob's Ranch House
Fortuna (off 1) Eel River Brewing Co.
Glendora (off Rte. 66) [url=http://www.legendsclassicdiner.com/] Brekkie and Burgers
Gualala (1) Mariachis
Gualala (1) Surf market
Guinda (16) Rustic BBQ
Guerneville (River Rd off 116) Stumptown Brewery
Greenfield (101 if you are hitting Nacimiento-Fergusson) La Plaza Bakery
Jenner (1) Cafe Aquatica
Halfmoon Bay (1) Barbara's Fishtrap in the Marina.
Healdsburg (101 Redwood HWY) Bravas Bar De Tapas
Healdsburg (Drycreek Rd off 101) Drycreek General Store
Hollywood Pinks Hot Dogs
Hope Valley (88) Hope Valley Cafe
Hopland (101 near 175) Bluebird Cafe Brekkie and Lunch and Pie.
Isleton (off 12) Moore's River Boat Bar
Kernville (Mountain HWY 99/Sierra Way near 155) Kernville River Brewing Company
Knights Ferry (off 108) 50's Road House Restaurant
La Honda (84) Apple Jacks Basically a Bar that has BBQ's once in a while. Sandwiches available at the market across the street.
Lake Berryessa (Berryessa-Knoxville Rd) Cucina Italiana
Lee Vining (east side of Yosemite off 395) Whoa Nelli Deli Gas stop too
Livermore (Mines & 130) The Junction
Locke aka: Walnut Grove (River Rd near 160 on the Sac River) Al's Place aka:Al the Wop's A go to ride spot for me.
Malibu (1) Neptune's Net
Mad River (36) Mad River Burger Bar
Mariposa (49) Happy Burger Diner
Mariposa (120) Tioga Pass Resort Pie stop??
Markleville (88) Alps Haus Cafe
Marshall (1) The Marshall Store on Tomales Bay.
Moss Landing (1) The Whole Enchilada
Moss Landing (1) Phil's Fish Market
Napa (Silverado Trail) Soda Canyon Store
Napa (121) Vineburg Deli
Oakville (St. Helena HWY) Oakville Grocery Sandwiches, coffee, treats.
Occidental (Bohemian HWY) Howards Station Cafe
Occidental (Bohemian HWY) Barley & Hops
Ojai (Maricopa HWY AKA:33) Deer Lodge
Oroville (70) Jake's Burgers and More
Palomar Mountain (S6 off 75 San Diego CountryMothers Kitchen
Panamint Springs (190) Panamint Springs Resort Death Valley gateway.
Parkfield (Parkfield- Coalinga Rd.) Parkfield Cafe
Paso Robles (off 101 & 46) Big Bubba's BAD BBQ a spring rally connection to this place.
Pescadero (off 1) Duarte's Tavern amazing soup and more.
Pescadero (off 1) Downtown Local Coffee and more. Moto Friendly
Point Reyes (1) Bovine Bakery Baked goods and coffee.
Point Reyes (1) Station House Cafe
Morgan Hill (Monterey Rd. Lawson's Bakery Awesome breakfast burritos. Great sweets and coffee.
Rio Nido (River Rd off 116) [url=https://www.rionidoroadhouse.com/]Rio Nido Roadhouse[/url
Rio Vista (Main St. off 12) Fosters Big Horn Truly an amazing collection of Big game hunting trophies.
Sacramento (Garden HWY on the Sac River) Virgin Sturgeon
San Andreas (49) Pickle Patch Deli
San Jose (Alum Rock on the way to Mt. Hamilton) A Bite of Wyoming Coffee Shop
Santa Barbara (Stagecoach Rd off 154) Cold Spring Tavern
Santa Margarita (In the middle of nowhere /58) Pozo Saloon
Santa Ysabel (76) The Roundup BBQ Grill in the Lake Henshaw Resort
Sebastopol (116) Pascaline Patisserie & Cafe
Scotts Valley (Mt. Herman Rd) Heavenly Roadside Cafe
Shingle Springs (50) Back Forty BBQ
Sonoma (off 12) Juanita Juanita
Sonoma (121) Angelos Wine Country Deli
St. Helena (128) Gott's Roadside other locations too.
Stewarts Point (1 and 36) Stewarts Point Store Bake goods coffee and market.
Tomalas (1) Tomales Bakery Yummy breakfast treats and coffee
Tomales (1) Willam Tell House
Tracy (off 205) Los Potros not your final destination, but on the way!
Tres Pinos (25) Flap Jacks Brekkie time!
Quincy (70) Patti's Thunder Cafe
Ventura (off 1) Topa Topa Just beer so no eats.
Walker (395) Mountain View BBQ Req'd stop on the Rydther Rally
Watsonville (off 152) Gizdich Ranch Pie Ride! Sammiches too.
Watsonville (Corralitos Rd) Corralitos Market & Sausage Co kind of in the middle of motard heaven.
Weaverville (299) Tangle Blue Saloon
Winters (off 128) Puta Creek Cafe
Winters (off 128) Steady Eddys
Woodside (84 & 35) Alice's Restaurant

Colorado
Crede (149) Tommy Knocker Tavern
Crested Butte (12 & 135) Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub
Lake City (Near 149) Southern Vittles Fried Catfish & Chicken Fried Steak.
Nederland (119) The Branding Iron
Nederland (119) Kathmandu Restaurant
South Fork () [url=https://bluecreeklodge.co/]

Idaho
Idaho City (21) Trudy's Kitchen

Nevada
Hawthorne (Poleline Road 167 from CA / 95) Old Nevada Pizza A standard for the Rydther Rally.
Reno (80) Brothers BBQ

Oregon
Bandon (101) The Fleet Deli
Bandon (1st St. off 101) [url=https://www.tonyscrabshack.com/]Tony's Crab Shack[/ur]
Bandon (1st St. off 101) Wheelhouse Restaurant Sit down seafood.
Burns (20) The Pine Room
Enterprise (82 near 3) Terminal Gravity Brew Pub
Fields (middle of nowhere) The Field Station

Utah
Escalante (12) Kiva Koffeehouse

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Old 04-10-2020, 02:21 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:25 PM   #3
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I like to stop at the Priest Station Cafe if I'm riding that way (e.g. to/through Yosemite, or 49).
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:33 PM   #4
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My go-to stops.

Hope Valley Cafe, Hwy 88. Great food and PIE!

Alps Haus Cafe, Markleeville Great Sandwiches.

50's Cafe, Knight Ferry for Breakfast.

Whoa Nellie Deli, Lee Vining for lunch.

Mountain View Bar-B-Q, Walker for lunch.
or Walker Burger if you don't want Bar-B-Q

Priest Station Cafe, top of Priest Grade for lunch.

Happy Burger, Mariposa just after you ride the little dragon.
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Mountain View BBQ in Walker seems popular with riders, and I think I discovered it in a BARF discussion like this one. Only been once, but I enjoyed the meal & location. On 395 between Monitor & Sonora passes
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Old 04-10-2020, 02:44 PM   #6
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Thanks guys,

Yeah I thought we did this before too.. this time I will make sure to keep it around for good use.
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Tioga Pass Resort, just east of Tioga Pass, is known for their pie. Lots of camping nearby (disbursed & campgrounds), which makes it convenient for an evening meal.
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For something upscale.

Convict Lake Resort Dinner only. 3 Star Restaurant off Hwy 395

The Ahwahnee, Yosemite NP. Lunch much cheaper than dinner, same great view one of the great NP lodges.
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A taste of Wyoming - before I ride up Mt. Hamilton
Flapjack - before I ride down Airline Highway
La Plaza Bakery - when in King City
Neptune's Cove - when in Malibu
Mother's Kitchen - Palomar Mountain
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Pinks Hot Dogs in Hollywood
On a similar note: http://bajabuds.com

It's in a strip mall at National/Sepulveda/405.

I love this place. It hasn't changed in 30 years. Food is amazing, it's clean, it's friendly.

The ride will suck, being just metro LA, but the destination is worth it.

I'm addicted to their Chicken Quesadillas.
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Bravas Bar De Tapas in Healdsburg is probably the best place I discovered on a ride. Popular. It was packed, but there was bar seating.
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Phil's Fish Market, Moss Landing
Tomales Bakery, Tomales
Hamburger Ranch, Cloverdale
Stewart's Point Store, Stewart's Point at the entrance to Hwy 36
Buster's BBQ, Calistoga, hate the food but it's quite the gathering spot for riders
Gott's Roadside, St. Helena
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Lucas Warf in Bodega Bay and Mariachis in Anchor Bay are often visited on the same ride.
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