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40640 State Highway 299, 1.5 miles east of willow creek on 299, Willow Creek, CA
+1 530-629-4431
11:00 - 19:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:30
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was venturing out and fell apon this place! I had a bacon cheeseburger and went back 2 days later for a cheeseburger and onion rings! All were delicious! Burgers are so flavorful and fresh! Because, everything is so fresh it's a bit of a wait, so I was smartened up and called in my order the next time. There... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The Early Bird restaurant is the place to go for the best burger I've ever tasted. Part restaurant part gun/tackle shop. Very friendly staff. We only went there to try the Bigfoot burger and wasn't disappointed it was delicious.

Thank Simon H
Hoopa, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We placed our order, was bout to get our food. wouldn't you know it they didn't have the lids to the drinks that we ordered. then they didnt have the lids to the coffee containers either. BUT this was still charged to our credit card.

Thank latenitetraveler
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

When I found out about this place, the burger, and that we would be going through here, it was a no-brainer. First of all, this place is small! It's part restaurant, part bait/tackle/hunting supply shop. If you can't get past that, don't bother. However, the menu is extensive, the service is super friendly and the bigfoot burger itself is excellent.... More 

Thank Lmunster
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Everytime we go to willow creek or pass by, we get a bigfoot burger. The best burger We have ever ate. Great beef, melty cheese, thick bacon, fresh veggies, and the bun is fresh , hot, soft and delicous! We always split the burger it is huge.. Don't pass Early Bird without stopping, you will get hooked

Thank lindymarie
Reno, Nevada
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309 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The Early Bird is a combination of a small grill and fishing tackle store that's claim to fame is the burger named after the ubiquitous Willow Creek celebrity -- Bigfoot. The restaurant is outside of town on the east and is hard to miss as it is the only big yellow building to be found. We went with burgers and... More 

Thank CoyoteIsland
Willow Creek, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The Early Bird is our weekend treat. The food is great, I especially love the homemade buns, and the service is fast and friendly. The take and bake pizza is a great value and very good!!!

Thank BellaBones
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

They have the old style, crinkle cut french fries that are really great. They also have the only take-n-bake pizzas in town. Their hamburgers, though, are a bit on the gross side. They beef patties come frozen and contain beef heart as part of the 'all beef' ingredients. I'll never eat a burger there again.

Thank Kitty M
Orange, California
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

Recommended by the cottage owners. Very friendly service and great shakes. We missed the "Big Foot Burger". Must go back.

Thank shubie710
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

If you're in the willow creek area don't miss this place a little different but the food and service is excellent very home their take and bake pizzas are very good

Thank EurekaOverthehill

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40640 State Highway 299, 1.5 miles east of willow creek on 299, Willow Creek, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Willow Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 530-629-4431
Early Bird "home of the bigfoot burger" was opened in the early 70's. It was a drive in movie theater, donut shop, grocery store and restaurant. It has been run by the same family since the late 70's being taken over by son and daughter in law in 94. The drive in showed it's last film in 89, the grocery store moved to fishing equiptment and ammo in 96. We started take & Bake pizza's in 2002 and sold the last donuts in 2007. We are open 7 days at 11:00 for lunch & dinner. Come in for Burgers & fry's, hot & cold sandwiches, fish & chips, take & bake pizza's or to grab some fishing equiptment. We'd love to see you.

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