Saturday, May 14, 2011

Top 20 most missed Restaurants of Humboldt by Marks.

(Whalers Inn was #11)
Sometimes I get nostalgic about some of my most missed places to eat and I thought I would share some and why. You can see I am all over the board as far as cuisine and setting. Some of these are being revisited.

20. Lazio’s: They had the best fries believe it or not. Used to buy some while fishing for Perch and Smelt off the dock.

19. Eureka Inn: Used to be classy place for meal. Not that great of food, but I have pleasant memories family wise.

18. Enrico’s: Used to live within a block and had many sandwiches and specialty beers from here.

17. Deb’s: Liked the greasy burgers!

16. Kings Table: I have fond memories with the kids.

15. Lila’s Taco Shop: The Garbage burrito was the best!

14. Stanton’s: No more wood’s boss!

13. Volpi’s: Best view of all past eating places.

12. A & W: For whatever reason, I loved the mashed potato fries. Oh, and the bacon bits on the burgers.

11. Whaler’s Inn: Didn’t get enough chances to eat here. Usually saved for special times.

10. Betty Mae’s/Bev’s Cafe: Where or where can you get those portions for breakfast!

9. Arctic Circle: Now we will never no the answer to the “Secret Sauce.” My niece's Erica and Jessica from Sacramento lament this the most.

8. OH’s Hamburger King: For those of you who remember, great dogs and onion rings.

7. Verla’s/Tom’s Sourdough: Both places hold great teenager memories. I was once accused of throwing a stink bomb down the chimney and was kicked out “forever.” Ah, good times. (No, I didn’t do it.)

6. Shakey’s/Andy’s Prosperous Pizza: They had a great buffet and was a great post game place to gather for softball!

5. Dennis and Jerry’s: Great place to go before or after Mrytlewood Lounge.

4. OH’s Townhouse: Best Prime rib in the County. Never matched.

3. Jalisco’s: I so miss their buffet. Great mild salsa.

2. Michael’s: My wife’s #1. We went many times with our friends Liz and Loren for the Steak and Fettuccine special

1. Shanghai Low: Never have found replacement for the won tons or the prawns. I also liked the almond chicken chow mien. Miss the kids playing with the juke boxes at the table. Last union restaurant in Eureka.

31 comments:

rick mitchell said...

Whaler’s Inn: Especially when Sal was Chef there. That was the best fish I ever had. Does anybody know where Sal went to.

AJ said...
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AJ said...

Arctic Circle and Some Dude's Fry Sauce both originated in Utah. Wink. Wink. You can find the fry sauce next to the ketchup at WinCo.

Brian M said...

I totally agree with your #1. The best Chinese food I've ever had.

Anonymous said...

Kings Table deserves to move a few notches up your list Richard

Jack Durham said...

I miss the giant neon crab at Weatherbees (sp?). Now there's a boring-looking Subway shop at the location. I don't recall much about the food, but I loved the neon crab.

I also enjoyed the garlic nachos and salsa bar at Casa De Que Pasa in Arcata. The building burned down in the mid 1990s.

I'm not religious, but I liked the Christian-themed hot dog place that was in McKinleyville for a short time. The Rapture Dog was delicious. They offered a "Noah's Ark" dog that had two of everything on it.

I tried to sell them an ad. They said they didn't need advertising. Whether the business survived or not was "in God's hands." Less than a year later, God pulled the plug. Fortunately, you can get a good hot dog at the Fieldbrook Family Market. They'll put Larrupin sauce on your dog if you ask.

Anonymous said...

What about that restaurant that used to be in the mall? Food was nothing special, but you could drink beer at the mall.

Fred said...

A&W Root Beer: Best tacos in the world at less than a dollar each back then.

Tom's Sourdough Pizza: Don't even get me started. I loved the place.

samoasoftball said...

Sweetriver Salon! For breakfast.

Anonymous said...

Jack, that means Jesus was going to pay for the advertising. He just hasn't returned yet. Couldn't you have cut Jesus some little slack and put him on an eon payment plan?

Anonymous said...

I liked Sweetriver but liked Mad River Saloon much more. Sunday brunch was the best. Used to roast a whole turkey or two. There was always something for everyone at the buffet. They also had Margarita night and you got plates with tiny tacos and some other things to go with it.

Jack Durham said...

I'll first need to run a credit check on Jesus.

brian said...

Remember the 'Embers' on the south end of town.....

samoasoftball said...

Forgot the Embers and L&M Drive Inn! Maggies in Mck.

Anonymous said...

Remember the Big 4 in Arcata with the great spaghetti and fried apple rings? How about the Little Red Barn? Student's Inn? And who could forget the original Steve's Coney Island in the Airstream Trailer?

Jim said...

I miss the Samoa Cookhouse... before Stantons took it over.

Ernie Branscomb said...

The Embers was the last place to ever check my wifes I.D. She was twenty nine, they didn't check I.D.s that carefully back then. I think that the jerk was hitting on her. She couln't stop grinning all evening. I was remarkabley ambivilent.

Anonymous said...

MAGGIES!

Wooxen said...

Richard, did you see the article in the NCJ regarding local restaurants and their Health Dept. report cards.

Anonymous said...

You like eating food, don't you Richard?

samoasoftball said...

9:41-The blog is about greasy food you know.

Anonymous said...

Yum, raw meat juice dripping into leetuce at Adels. Rats at Applebee's. Anyone for pie?

Anonymous said...

So...who's Heraldo?

Anonymous said...

Richard knows more about the identity of the meat at the China Buffet than he knows about Heraldo's true identity.

rick mitchell said...

One more place Al Capone's pizza in arcata. The thickest pizza I had ever had.

Richard said...

Heraldo is everyone you want them to be.

Anonymous said...

"Heraldo is everyone you want them to be."

Unfortunately for you Richard, you pissed away your credibility with the empty threat to disclose who the Heraldos are.

Richard said...

Cred with who? Nobody I care about, you anonymous wiener!

Anonymous said...

Richard you are such a potty mouth!

Anonymous said...

The Embers used to have Scalone which was half abalone and half scallops. Very very good. And Thursday nights was Chicken Fried Steak night. I'm starting to drool just thinking about it. What killed the Embers was that they let people continue to smoke after the indoor smoking ban happened. They got busted two or three times and that was that.

Anonymous said...

anybody remember the Big 4?