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Cafe Waterfront

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102 F St, Eureka, CA 95501-0412
+1 707-443-9190
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

But well located in Old Town, the cafe has a varied menu with daily special selections. We enjoyed a leisurely seafood lunch. The servers were friendly and efficient, it's a good place to take out-of-town guests.

Thank Traveloscopy F
Northern California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live locally and have eaten many lunches and dinners here. The food is always good; sometimes the service is slow. It can be noisy if crowded. It's a good restaurant to meet friends for lunch or to have a casual dinner before a show or movie.

Thank JSNorthernCalifornia
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are here on business. We wanted a nice, but casual meal. This is a gorgeous little cafe with a warm and low key atmosphere. I had a small salad with a beautifully prepared snapper fillet and glass of pinot bianca. He had the halibut cakes and a bowl of chowder and beer. Friendly and attentive service... More 

Thank TJCarb
Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted some good seafood, this seemed like the perfect place. They were out of oysters on a half shell, but the shooters were a fine substitute. But then they were out of the pasta salad. We ordered, then waited OVER AN HOUR for our food, which was ordinary at best. It was a Tuesday at 1:30... I was so... More 

Thank Nina W
Eureka, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our last visit to Cafe Waterfront was for a birthday brunch with family. Over the years we have been there for hundreds of lunches and brunches and some dinners. My favorite time is their Sunday brunch accompanied by live jazz. It's a lively, friendly and delicious experience and there's always a very extensive list of specials. Before my husband and... More 

Thank Christine C
Eureka, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I frequent the Cafe Waterfront at least once a week. Read the brass plaque by the front door for interesting background of the historic building. All the seafood is as fresh as it gets, you often see them carrying in the oysters from the local bay in bags still dripping sea water! (order the oysters on the half shell if... More 

Thank Kachakaach
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

You know the saying where do you want to eat, I don't know where do you want to go. Well, say how bout Water Front Cafe. It was a busy in Old Town, lots of people walking Arts Alive. Right by the peer is This restaurant. Great chowder and fish. Husband had Seafood platter, shrimp, fish, oysters, and clams over... More 

Thank ingridl119
Chico, California
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch. The fresh Humboldt Bay oysters were meaty and delicious. I followed that with a bowl of the oyster stew, featuring a generous amount of cooked oysters. Simply delicious!

Thank Rob D
Eureka, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Cafe Waterfront is my go to place for Sunday brunch. It is one of these places where once you're inside, you forget where you are. The atmosphere of the place is that of years past, with a beautiful mural behind the bar, impressive tall ceiling, stained-glass window, antique wooden tables and chairs, and live, smoothly uplifting, jazz music (just loud... More 

Thank Aida C
San Diego, California
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227 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

his was a recommendation from one of the hotel staff. It was affordable, excellent food. I had a plate of the Kumamoto oysters and my wife had the chowder and fish. Very reasonable and a cozy local hangout to watch the rain. There is an upstairs facility that was closed while we were there but obviously the place does well.... More 

Thank Mal H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 F St, Eureka, CA 95501-0412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Eureka
  • Phone Number: +1 707-443-9190

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