Let’s face it. We all just want to do is nosh on some delicious, warm comfort food from time to time. So here are a few of our favorite places in Siskiyou where you can snuggle into a booth and satisfy that craving!
Cheese, sauce or chocolate…when it comes to comfort food, the gooier the better. Same with a sweet sticky cinnamon roll, so don’t miss the best Siskiyou has to offer with the rolls at Yak’s (you can even get them as the bun on your hamburger there!) or the Dough Hook in Dunsmuir. And, if you find yourself in west county, head to the South Fork Baking Company in Etna for the house-made brioche and melt-in-your-mouth croissants!
Breakfast & Brunch
Nothing says comfort like a scramble, eggs benedict or some biscuits and gravy. Grab a table at the Cornerstone Café in Dunsmuir and go hog wild on their chicken sausage scramble. Another delicious option for breakfast all day long is the Wheelhouse in Dunsmuir. Bonus: you can play board games all day to boot!
Sage Restaurant is an intimate and mouth-watering Art Deco find in McCloud with fine wines, a divine tomato soup with a gourmet grilled cheese, and Butternut Squash Tortellacci in a Sage Parmesan Cream Sauce. You also won’t want to miss Café Maddalena in Dunsmuir where the menu changes seasonally but you can always count on fresh and artisan soups and entrees. For a more casual vibe, don’t miss Cooper’s in Mt. Shasta – a warm and woodsy gem of a restaurant that feels like the perfect place for an après-ski.
Yum. Soup. In Yreka there’s one restaurant devoted entirely to soups called Linda’s Soup Café. Yreka also has Klander’s Deli that features a different soup every day, and Natalee Thai that does a tasty (and spicy!) Tom Kha Gai. But if you’re after a delicious traditional tomato bisque, head to Bistro 107. And for the comfort soup of all time, head to 5 Marys Restaurant in Ft. Jones and head dive into a big bowl of hamburger soup!
Wholesome & Healthy
Wholesome, healthy and totally delicious, the menu at Nature’s Kitchen in Yreka has lots of comfort favorites, but their chile relleno or quiche & soup (which can also come with a gluten free crust!) shouldn’t be missed. You’re also in for a healthy treat at Three Little Birds in Ft. Jones where the Raspberry Banana Bread French toast is to die for!
A Little Off The Beaten Path
The Seiad Café is a little old-school gem off the beaten path will have you feeling like a local from the second you enter the place. Just about anything you order is cooked on a truly old fashioned grill so the cheese is perfectly melty and their BLT’s are a treat. It’s also infamous for its pancakes. Try them as a short stack, or take the pancake challenge: 5 major-sized pancakes that if you can put away in their entirety you eat for free. A little closer to Yreka is the Dutchman in Montague where the California Dutchman omelet with loaded hash browns and a little of the homemade gravy and buttery biscuit on the side can’t be beat.
Awesome Old-School Diners
There’s a lot to be said for a tasty diner breakfast and a mug of house coffee. And Siskiyou has a number of old school diners that will amaze you. But two of our favorites are the Slice of Heaven Delicatessen in Dorris for its Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and yummy potato salad and J&D’s Diner in Yreka for its stuffed hash browns fill with cheese, sour cream and green onions.
Great Bang For Your Buck
If you’re looking for comfort food with a ridiculous amount of bang for your buck, look no further than the Hi-Lo Café in Weed that’s been serving homestyle diner food since 1951 and where you can get a hungry man chicken fried steak and eggs covered with creamy gravy, three eggs, a mess of delicious home fry potatoes, and two large fluffy home made biscuits, not to mention a corned beef hash from scratch. Another favorite is the Black Bear Diner with locations in both Yreka and Mt. Shasta, where the Pot Roast is melt in your mouth and you could live for a week on the Chicken and Waffles.