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Carol's Ranch House

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Hwy 36, Chester, CA 96020
+1 530-258-4226
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Woodland, CA
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159 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Ive stopped in at Carol's several times, usually for breakfast as I am passing through Chester. The food is excellent. They are favored by locals, so it can be busy and at times the service has been slow as a result. If you are on the road and in a hurry, you might consider going elsewhere, but if you are... More 

Thank Bill F
north east CA
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Have had breakfast here several times. I like the food, always good. It's dark inside, but there is a full bar if you go in for dinner or want a beer with lunch.

Lynnwood, Washington
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353 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Not sure if I've eaten breakfast in a bar before. For a change of pace, we tried Carol's Ranch House for breakfast one morning. Almost gave up looking for a parking spot. Busy. The Ranch House is basically a rustic bar, but it does have a lot of seating and set up so you don't necessarily feel like you're in... More 

Thank Rainier72
Sunnyvale, California
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Had breakfast at Carol's Ranch House on Sunday morning. Prime rib and eggs yummy, do I need say more. Very reasonable prices and a ranch house type feel.

Thank rsk538
Chico, California
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

we always make sure we eat there when we go to our cabin in Almanor. The staff is fun and cheerful and the food is great

Thank ladj2014
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We were told it is the best place to have breakfast in Chester. I cannot confirm that but our mushroom,scallion cheese omelets were very good and kept us full till dinner

Thank Judy L
Northern California
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310 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stopped for breakfast at Carol's Ranch House as it was close to where we were staying. Great choice! This is a rustic, fun place that serves an awesome breakfast. The omlettes were delicious, big, fluffy and stuffed with fresh veggies, bacon and lots of cheese. Wonderful hashbrowns, too. We were there on Mothers Day and enjoyed the complimentary glass... More 

Thank happy4travel
Kalama, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Unless your a lumber jack a quarter order of the biscuits and gravy will satisfy the average person and it's the best in town. The apple wood smoked bacon is like nothing you can buy in a super market, if your a bacon lover it's to die for. The omelets are huge and made the omelet lovers in our group... More 

Thank Donna F
Oakland, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

This was recommend by the people at Bear Creek that was just outside of Chester. Biker-type people seem to be the norm here. Breakfast is really good and plentiful. Very friendly service and homely.

1 Thank rickemmanuel
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We have been stopping here for breakfast for years...no matter what we order, it's delicious! Of course, we have our favorites...the chile verde omelet is excellent as are the biscuits and gravy (worth the calories once in a while). If you imbibe, you can't go wrong with their Bloody Mary! It's not known for its atmosphere (thus a 4 instead... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 36, Chester, CA 96020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Plumas County  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 530-258-4226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?