Restaurants in Arcata

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Renata's Crêperie 1030 G St, Arcata French • $$
1030 G St, Arcata

“We came to Arcata and ate here for our honeymoon in 2020, and just came back to visit! Renata's is just as tasty as it was last time :) there is a gf option available and it is good!Dietary restrictions: They asked about any allergies, including wheat”

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4.8Superb448 Reviews
Wildflower Café and Bakery 1604 G St, Arcata Vegetarian • $$
1604 G St, Arcata

“Excellent food and great ideas of you are wanting a less meat based diet. The atmosphere is quaint, feels like a little cafe. Can be a little busy. Their savory waffles and chai are excellent!”

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4.6Superb297 Reviews
McIntosh Farm Country Store 1264 Giuntoli Ln, Arcata Breakfast • $$
1264 Giuntoli Ln, Arcata

“Toooo MUCH GOOD EATS :)I could eat here everyday if I lived in the area. Donuts GOOOD! Chicken fried steak AMAZING!!! Eggs Benedict was SUPER GOOD!!! My daughter is a regular here so she took mom and dad for some GREAT food and I got to try all of these things. There was ZERO leftovers, it was just that good. Can't wait to return next time we're in town.”

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4.6Superb254 Reviews
Roman's Kitchen 1301 D St, Arcata Hamburger • $
1301 D St, Arcata

“A Comforting Bite in the Rain - Roman's Kitchen, ArcataReview:Tucked away next to Humboldt Cal Polytechnic University, Roman's Kitchen is a beacon of comfort on a dark, rainy evening in Arcata. Known for its hearty selection of burgers, this quaint eatery offers the perfect refuge for a quick, satisfying meal.On my recent visit, the weather dictated a cozy night in, making Roman's Kitchen the ideal choice for takeout. Opting for a double patty burger accompanied by sweet potato fries, I was ready to indulge. The burger, while decent, didn't quite hit the 'spectacular' mark but was nonetheless enjoyable. The meat was nicely cooked, and the overall meal served as a great alternative to standard fast-food options.The service at Roman's Kitchen deserves commendation. Even in the midst of a rainy hustle, the staff managed to be both efficient and friendly, ensuring a smooth takeout experience.While the burger may not have been a culinary revelation, the combination of good food, friendly service, and the convenience of location earns Roman's Kitchen a solid 4 out of 5 from me. It's a spot I'd happily revisit when in the area, eager to explore more of what their menu has to offer.For anyone passing through Arcata or students looking for a tasty escape from campus fare, Roman's Kitchen is worth a stop. Check out their menu; perhaps something will catch your eye and tantalize your taste buds.Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5”

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4.6Superb219 Reviews
Cafe Phoenix 1360 G St, Arcata Cafe • $$
1360 G St, Arcata

“I absolutely love Cafe Phoenix! I’ve been eating here since they opened and the food is always consistent with clean localish ingredients and I feel great every time after a meal. Great smoothies and all manner of salads. The outside seating in the back is among my favorite in Arcata- beautiful little garden!”

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4.6Superb189 Reviews
The Big Blue Cafe 846 G St, Arcata Brunch • $$
846 G St, Arcata

“Big blue is super unrated. Huge portions inexpensive and good quality food. Great location right on the plazza. The Benedict is served with a massive portion of potatoes and their huavos rancheros never fails to satisfy.”

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4.6Superb176 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Alma's Mexican Food 1225 Giuntoli Ln, Arcata Mexican • $
1225 Giuntoli Ln, Arcata

“We drove through from Nortb Idaho and stopped by this Mexican food truck and it is soooo good. We got the chimichanga and the enchilada combo. Super good. The service was 100%. The lady was so nice who took our order.”

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4.7Superb94 Reviews
Stars Hamburgers 1535 G St, Arcata Hamburger • $
1535 G St, Arcata

“The burgers are great, and getting a burger basket is a must! The fries are good too. They have a soda fountain again, so that is a big plus. Food comes out relatively quickly. Parking on the street is a little difficult, lots of traffic.”

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4.5Superb272 Reviews
Kebab Cafe 5000 Valley W Blvd Ste 19, Arcata Mediterranean • $$
5000 Valley W Blvd Ste 19, Arcata

“Compact space with six tables and some stools next to harbor freight tools. Order at the counter from somewhat confusing menu. Fast food served on plastic with metal fork, beverages in cans or bottles or a plastic glass.Food is fresh and flavorful. There are hot sauces available in squeeze bottles, if you ask, there are sauces and flatbread on the side menu. The red pepper sauce in the stainless cup is mild. Hummus taziki and baba ganoush are all good. They don't make their own flatbread there, but they make their own falafel and it's very good. The habanero hot sauces with or without mango are homemade and pretty good.Staff of three are friendly and efficient. Food came out pretty fast with several other people there at lunch. We ordered lamb on a dinner plate, baba g with an extra bread and falafel sandwich with a cola for about forty bucks. I'll try the falafel burger next time.”

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4.5Superb251 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Valley Azteca Restaurant 5000 Valley W Blvd #4646, Arcata Mexican • $
5000 Valley W Blvd #4646, Arcata

“We've been going here since 2020 and the food is the best in Humboldt county. Authentic Mexican food. And the service is awesome. If you want real Mexican food this is the place to go ”

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4.5Superb206 Reviews
Taqueria La Barca 5201 Carlson Park Dr # 4, Arcata Mexican • $
5201 Carlson Park Dr # 4, Arcata

“Basic good Mexican American dining. Very friendly staff. Food tasted fresh, not too salty, not too fatty. Good comfort food. I'd return. The fajita steak was nice and tender.”

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4.5Superb190 Reviews
Libation 761 8th St #1, Arcata Wine Bar • $$
761 8th St #1, Arcata

“Lovely little wine bar in the centre of Arcata square - The perfect spot for us to shelter from the rain and enjoy a glass (or 2!) of wine ! Also a great spot if you are looking for a special bottle with so many to select from - Will be sure to return while we are here”

4.7Superb69 Reviews

Outdoor Dining

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Obento 1 Harpst St Depot, Arcata Japanese • $
1 Harpst St Depot, Arcata

“Cool takeaway spot in a food-oriented portion of a light industrial area. Generous portions of tasty and often-innovative Japanese[-inspired] food. Friendly service. You're going to be knocking on a door in an industrial park to get your food, but it's cool.”

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4.9Superb37 Reviews
The Couxp 737 G St, Arcata Chicken Wings
737 G St, Arcata

“Super good buffalo chicken ranch fries and salad. The staff was super cool and gave us extra sauces and dressings that they recommended. The food was ready pretty quick.”

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4.6Superb77 Reviews
South G Kitchen 550 S G St, Arcata Food Trucks
550 S G St, Arcata

“Excellent food. I come to get their smash burger at least once a week. Haven't tried too many of their other things, since I don't love fried food, but that burger hits great every time.”

4.6Superb76 Reviews

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El Chipotle Mexican & American Food 850 Crescent Way, Arcata Mexican • $$
850 Crescent Way, Arcata

“Delicious food, good portions, fast, great service, different environment, their horchata is favorite one in North Humboldt. I went one time and they had a private show going on and I got to experience a Ska Mariachi band. That was definitely a highlight. We still talk about it”

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4.4Superb228 Reviews
Redwood Curtain Brewing Company 550 S G St Suite 4, Arcata Brewery • $$
550 S G St Suite 4, Arcata

“Great beers in tap, and good food.You can get a sampler tray of 10, which gives a good variety. Good prices across the board.This is the place where you relax after a long day at work.Happy hour through the whole week, among other events.This is the place the whole town goes to relax and have a good drink.For food, they had a smash burger that used wagyu beef and Parmesan black garlic fries. Food is what you would expect at a tap house. Simple and quick.”

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4.6Superb61 Reviews
Oak Deli and Brewery 1101 H St, Arcata Brewery • $$
1101 H St, Arcata

“Pretty much the best food spot in Arcata. Everything is good here. Locally sourced and quality ingredients. The beer is made in house. Amazing food and amazing people! My fav sandwich is the Brie Prosciutto, but they're all good. Great location, and there's always good tunes playing as well.”

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4.6Superb53 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

GYRO SHOP ARCATA 1731 G St, Arcata Mediterranean • $$
1731 G St, Arcata

“First time having food from here and was super surprised. Most "good" restaurants up here are only good for up here, but aren't really that good when compared to food in larger cities. This place is genuinely good. The prices for the amount of food you get are really great.”

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4.5Superb71 Reviews
Riptide Cafe 5750 Valley E Blvd, Arcata Cafe • $
5750 Valley E Blvd, Arcata

“My husband and I visited Riptide Cafe at the end of August. Very friendly and timely service! I ordered a coconut and caramel iced latte. It was AMAZING! Presentation 1/5 stars - - - my cup started getting soggy and I had to switch it out to a glass when we got back to our Airbnb. I'm sure that they had JUST ran out of plastic cups or something and that it was a random occasion! I would drink it out of the same cup again if necessary - - - it was THAT good! Thank you, Riptide Cafe! It was the best iced latte I had on our trip!”

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4.4Superb130 Reviews
The Kitchen Arcata 1551 G St, Arcata American • $$
1551 G St, Arcata

“Cool restaurant, dining ambiance, and private dinner event space. Unique venue with excellent food, featured menu item changes each day. Homemade pasta, focaccia, and more.”

4.7Superb28 Reviews
Tacos La Bonita 1499 Spear Ave, Arcata Mexican • $
1499 Spear Ave, Arcata

“I enjoyed a tasty Chile relleno meal. It was well made, a good balance of perfectly cooked egg batter, fresh green chile, and melted cheese. I chose the green chile salsa, which was tangy. Next time I will try the pico de gallo sauce. The service was quick and friendly. My partners ordered spicy burritos and they were not disappointed!”

4.4Superb100 Reviews
Smug's Pizza 1034 G St, Arcata Pizza • $
1034 G St, Arcata

“some of the most amazingly delicious pizza ever.??????they have slices available already which is nice.the staff are friendly. there is nowhere to sit as a customer. you just walk in & already there is the counter to order.Vegetarian options: they have cheese & veggie pizzasDietary restrictions: they have gluten-free (but not in gluten-free facility) pizza, but you have to order it for them to make it.Parking: along the sidewalk”

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4.4Superb95 Reviews
Familia Cafe in Arcata 1350 9th St, Arcata Cafe • $$
1350 9th St, Arcata

“Best coffee shop in town. Every ingredient is top notch and the quality shows through in the final product. Everything I’ve had has been 10/10 delicious! Best chocolate chip cookies I’ve had.”

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4.5Superb51 Reviews
Café Brio 791 G St, Arcata Cafe • $$
791 G St, Arcata

“Hands down the best breakfast in that area ! Went there almost every day because it was THAT good. A bit pricey but worth it - most often days had their seasonal special: a chanterelle and goat cheese omelet that you could still think about days later!! It came with the most Epic toasted buttered homemade bread - they also have fantastic cakes and fine patisserie and super friendly staff ! If you’re in Arcata this is the place to have breakfast and early lunch. On sunny days - their terrace is unbeatable !Wheelchair accessibility: All good with wheelchair and huge bathroom too .”

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4.3Superb378 Reviews
Plaza Grill 780 7th St, Arcata Bar & Grill • $$
780 7th St, Arcata

“We had our company holiday dinner here for the 2nd year and it was great! Food and service were fantastic and the area was perfect for our large group and allowed us to have some space for exchange. Thank you Plaza Grill and staff!”

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4.3Superb244 Reviews
Fiesta Grill & Cantina 3525 Janes Rd, Arcata Mexican • $$
3525 Janes Rd, Arcata

“Great food, great service, really good specials. We love the decorations and ambiance inside with vaulted ceilings and a lot of traditional decorations. You will love it!”

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4.3Superb196 Reviews
Backwood Burritos 685 11th St, Arcata Breakfast
685 11th St, Arcata

“These burritos are absolutely amazing. Perfect flavors, perfect spice. A must have if you’re in the area! Not to mention the owner is super personable and has a great story behind the business ! 10/10 recommend ! And I only spent about $40 with tip included. So good ??????”

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Esteban 1021 I St, Arcata Mexican • $$$
1021 I St, Arcata

“My favorite burrito in Arcata and possibly Humboldt they have lovely tortillas. I’ve only ever had friendly customer service experiences as well. I’ve yet to go to their new location physically, but had takeout with a friend and it’s as delicious as ever.”

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4.4Superb50 Reviews
La Chiquita 2 5000 West End Rd, Arcata Mexican • $
5000 West End Rd, Arcata

“This is hands-down, the best, Mexican place in Humboldt homemade tortillas, and the meat is always tender and seasoned great. Best quality in Mexican I’ve had.”

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4.8Superb11 Reviews
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