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Old 08-01-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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August 10th, I'm headed down to Trinidad, California - passing Orick too.

Going to be in the redwoods for 4 days taking photos and video. Only been down that way once, and heard tale that one place in Orick was safe to eat. But no name given.

And in Trinidad, I ate at one place down at the pier that was decent, but sort of expensive for food that was not really something I'd rave about.

Had no time to really ask around there, or try more places. Since I'm not really into experimenting, can anyone offer a few suggestions for that area that have good food in a middle price range? Quality is more important than price though.

Anything goes for me from pizza, to seafood, to Mexican to Chinese or Mongolian.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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Stayed in Trinidad for several weeks while working in Orick. Never ate anywhere that impressed me. I know that doesn't help. I actually just wanted to tell you to make sure you visit or drive through Praire Creek Redwoods SP.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:02 AM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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The food at Che re heights casino in Trinidad is pretty good and inexpensive, the view from there is beautiful too. Further south by a few miles is McKinleyville and it has several good resturaunts, a good mexican resturaunt and a very good Pizza from Pauls live from New York pizza. About 20 miles south of Trinidad in Eureka is the Sea Grill, there food is very good. They are at 316 E street in Eureka. The Samoa Cook House in Samoa which is across from Eureka is know for a very hearty meal for a fair price.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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CA Central Coast ...

Thanks for the note. Have been able to get into that park in recent history. Google my user name mdvaden + Atlas Grove

And you will probably see my page for it and Grove of Titans.


The Dragon Slayer ...

I'll check out that first suggestion on Google maps when I get back from errands this morning. And a couple of Mckinleyville spots. It was just last week that I heard the name of that town for the first time. I was toying around with the Humboldt county Craigslist, seeing if the people advertised home improvement services down there like they do up this way.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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One of my all-time favorite places is Larapin, in Trinidad. Haven't been there for a few years though. Is it still there?
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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One of my all-time favorite places is Larapin, in Trinidad. Haven't been there for a few years though. Is it still there?
I found a couple of review pages for that one, spelled slightly different, with a "u" as Larupin I think.

Reviews went both ways, but many more in favor, seeming to overshadow the few nays.

Thanks - I'll at least drive by and take a peek
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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I would advise AVOID the Seascape in Trinidad. I read reviews that said it was bad on "TRIPADVISOR" but we took a chance anyway as loved the location. It was bad. Have a wine and clam chowder, thats all that was good. Fish,steaks ,salads,service,were just terrible for the price, no, for any price. The hostess didnt even look at us or say a word when we entered and did not acknowledge us as we walked past her to leave. Filthy, just FILTHY bathrooms, UGH.
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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I would advise AVOID the Seascape in Trinidad. I read reviews that said it was bad on "TRIPADVISOR" but we took a chance anyway as loved the location. It was bad. Have a wine and clam chowder, thats all that was good. Fish,steaks ,salads,service,were just terrible for the price, no, for any price. The hostess didnt even look at us or say a word when we entered and did not acknowledge us as we walked past her to leave. Filthy, just FILTHY bathrooms, UGH.
Sounded like the place I ate, but did not know the name - and for which I didn't feel I got my money's worth at all.

Just looked it up on Google maps, and even an image search shows the pier outside - yeah ... same place. It was like the inspiration to post here for alternatives.

Restrooms are a big deal for me. In Cannon Beach, Oregon, I walked out of one of the better restaurants before being seated, because I saw their restroom first.

On another note ...

Just found out why I got a busy signal for a Lumberjack tavern in Orick for like 2 days of trying on and off. Apparently it's now "Hawg Wild".

Anyone eaten at "Hawg Wild" up in Orick?
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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I agree mdvaden, about your restroom attention. If they can display the filthy bathrooms to their customers and not care, what does that kitchen look like that we cant see ?
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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If you get as far as Crescent City, try Torero's Famosos Mexican Restaraunt. I found their food to be authentic home made, very good. It is at 400 highway 101.
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