Savory High Altitude Fare
Sierra County Dishes It Up
Dining and pub-crawling in Sierra County is an experience not to be missed. The range of options is as wide as the stunning panorama of the Sierra Valley, with choices reflecting both old and new California with unique Sierra County flavor.
HCR2 Box 2, 100 Gold Lake Rd, Sierra City, Ca. 96125,(530) 862-1297. Located in the heart of the Tahoe National Forest, at the doorstep to the Gold Lakes Recreational Area. For over 125 years, since the days of the 49'er gold rush, Bassetts Station has been providing for the High Sierra travelers' needs.
THE FARMHOUSE CAFE
“My husband had the peanut butter burger and it was out of this world...hot melted peanut butter and bacon.” Small town, family-owned Café. Breakfast, lunch, and BBQ. Family-style Monday night dinners. 101 E Main St., Sierraville. (530) 536-8444.
LA COCINA DE ORO TAQUERIA
322 Main St., Downieville. (530) 289-3584. Authentic, flavorful Mexican cuisine freshly prepared and cooked to order using organic produce from local producers, (when possible). Two outdoor decks overlooking the Downie River. Call ahead for hours or check Facebook page.
LOS DOS HERMANOS
101 Batelle St., Sierraville. (530) 994-1058. Fine Mexican dining. Many specialties including carne asada, carnitas, lamb shank stew, burritos, tostadas, chimichangas, enchiladas, rellenos etc. Open six days a week, 11 am-8 pm. Closed Monday.
SARDINE LAKE RESORT
Gold Lake Rd., Lakes Basin. (530) 862-1196. Lakeside dining.
Reservations highly recommended. Chefs specials nightly, featuring certified Angus beef, fresh fish and free range chicken, and vegetarian cuisine. Full bar in lakeside gazebo. Call for reservations. Open mid-May - mid-Oct. sardinelakeresort.com
SIERRA COUNTRY STORE
213 Main St., Sierra City. (530) 862-1560. Breakfast burritos, fresh deli sandwiches, cheeseburgers and pizzas. Groceries, meats, produce, beer, wine, liquor, camping/fishing supplies. Free Wifi. sierracountrystore.com
Come stop by for a drink or two and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, and extensive drink selection. We're a local favorite and a regular stop for travelers, located in the historic Zerloff Hotel building at the foot of the Sierra Buttes in Sierra City. 530) 862-1130