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The Lighthouse Grill

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355 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570
+1 707-677-0077
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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United States
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We live nearby and go here for lunch or a light dinner. Very nice, attentive staff and food is very good. I often go for the burger because I know I like them here, but always look at the specials especially if there is a fresh fish option. On a (rare?) warm sunny day, we sit outside but generally sit... More 

Thank RangerDanS
United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite eccentric with unusual choices but tastes very good, Their homemade ice cream is great tasting also.

Thank visioneer P
Fort Bragg, California
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon reading all the great reviews, we were dying to try this place. I had a craving for fish and chips. The place was a bit busy but the wait wasn't very long. Our piping hot fish and chips were delivered to our table. They looked a little greasy and once they cooled enough that we could sink our teeth... More 

Thank S. B
Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had supper here while in town for a kayak symposium. My husband had the nutburger and I had the barbecued tofu, vegetarian chili and mashed potatoes with veggie gravy. The root beer on tap and the house red were quite good. There was live music (which I admit I typically find intrusive), but this was quite... More 

Thank grlnsrgn
Trinidad, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lighthouse Grill has deservedly become a "go to" destination in Trinidad. Food is good, fresh and local. Patio seating in the warmer months is delightful - great place for lunch or dinner. We are local and eat at the Lighthouse Grill frequently. Check their menu-board for specials (e.g., salmon melt sandwich is terrific).

Thank Peter C
Denver, Colorado
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945 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried the organic ice cream & it was simply divine! We also had the clam chowder - excellent. Busy place - popular with the locals & I understand why.

1 Thank denver60
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260 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a toss up - get the nut burger or the mashed potatoes in an ice cream cone? Whew - just go twice and get one each time. Wonderful service, local family, unique items. Save room for ice cream!

Thank Mary V
New York, New York, United States
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157 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This place needs to be kept exactly the way it is, but they are getting more and more in demand. Since I last visited Trinidad the lines are longer and the cooks are rushing. The food is still exceptional quality and taste, considering the modest pricing, might be the best restaurant for your money I've been to. Trinidad is magical... More 

Thank Edan M
Richardson, Texas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is so wonderful. I have yet to be disappointed and I try to eat here at least once a month. The mashed potato cones are so good with the brisket! I also love all the local sandwich ingredients and the yummy burgers with grass-fed beef. The ice cream is good and they always have fun specials for your... More 

Thank 567travelor
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We just stopped and I got the mashed potatoes with the works mashed potatoes gravy beef brisket bacon cheese and it was the ultimate comfort food. Very easy on and off of the highway to Murphy's grocery store. Beautiful mural in bathroom and the restaurant ceiling.

Thank BandonBeachlover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Main Street, Trinidad, CA 95570
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Trinidad
  • Phone Number: +1 707-677-0077

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