The Best Restaurants in Trinidad, California

After you’ve taken in the beauty of the towering redwoods, dense old growth forests, and crashing waves on the rocky Pacific coast, you’re likely going to be hungry. Luckily, we take our food as seriously as our nature around here. When your feet are tired and your belly is rumbling, here are some of the best restaurants in Trinidad, California to slake your hunger.

Larrupin Café ($$$$)

Opened in 1983, fine dining is the name of the game at Larrupin Café. Using home-grown herbs, local produce, local wine and beer, and a mesquite barbecue, this is American steakhouse cuisine at its best. The restaurant’s eclectic interior is adorned with Chinese rugs as tablecloths and rare Indian and local artwork on the walls, but you can also opt to dine on their gorgeous patio. The Café is open from 5:00pm – 8:00pm Thursday – Friday and reservations are recommended. More info >

Trinidad Bay Eatery and Gallery ($$)

When you’re on the coast, you might be craving seafood, and this is one of the best restaurants in Trinidad, California for just that. Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’ll find menu items like Crab Omelets, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Calamari, Cod, and Baja Fish Tacos. And no worries, there are plenty of non-seafood and vegan-friendly items from which to choose. You can visit Trinidad Bay Eatery Monday – Wednesday from 11:00am – 6:30pm and Thursday – Sunday from 9:00am – 8:00pm for either carry out or patio dining. More info >

The Lighthouse Grill ($$)

For a freshly made American traditional quick bite, this is your place. They grill burgers made with Humboldt grass-fed beef and served on house made buns, fry fresh, locally caught Fish (and Chips), and pile mashed potatoes into a savory waffle cone…yup, a cornmeal, garlic, rosemary & chive waffle cone. One restaurant reviewer even wrote, “I dreamt about the mashed potatoes in a cone for months.” Get your fix of mashies at one of the best restaurants in Trinidad, California any day of the week from 11:00am – 8:00pm. More info >

Headies Pizza and Pour ($)

No vacation is complete without a pizza, and Headies has you covered. If you’re in a hurry, they sell pizza by the slice in-person, or if you’ve got some time, you can call ahead to order a whole 18″ hand tossed pie, or the 12″ gluten free version. They have all your favorite pizza toppings as well as some more adventurous options like goat cheese, ricotta, spinach, artichoke, pesto, and a fig balsamic drizzle. Stop in to Headies Pizza for a slice and a local beer, wine, kombucha or soda any day of the week from 3:00pm – 9:00pm. More info >

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