Alturas Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Alturas

April 14, 2018 Kelli Reichel

Alturas (formerly, Dorris Bridge, Dorris' Bridge, and Dorrisville) is a city in and the county seat of Modoc County, California, United States. The population was 2,827 at the 2010 census.

1. Wagon Wheel Cafe

308 W 12th St, Alturas, CA 96101-3213 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 530-233-5166
Excellent
32%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Wagon Wheel Cafe

Reviewed By imawandrer - Vancouver, Wa.

We happened upon this restaurant before, so thought we'd have dinner here again. I had breakfast, which was done right and tasty. He had the senior meatloaf. It was still a big serving and he thought it was very good. Service was good, also.

2. Antonio's Cucina Italiana

220 S Main St, Alturas, CA 96101-4053 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 26 +1 530-233-5600
Excellent
35%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

Antonio's Cucina Italiana

Antonio's is a casual Italian restaurant that has been serving the small rural community of Alturas, CA since April of 1989. Antonio's features hand thrown pizzas and a variety of pasta dishes as well as steak, salads, and even char grilled burgers.

Reviewed By Morph8 - Canterbury

They said it would be delivered in 45 minutes it was! They said it would be full of meat it was! This was such a delightful pizza and the fact that they delivered was a massive bonus - we had cycled all day and were starving and our legs needed a rest! Definitely recommend the pizza!

3. Harold's Frosty

720 N Main St, Alturas, CA 96101-3463 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 530-233-2211
Excellent
70%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Reviewed By OuttaDodge2012 - Powell Butte, Oregon

We were returning to Central from our Road Trip to Reno just happened to stop at Harold's Frosty for lunch...Wow that was so lucky!!! The burgers were absolutely the best and the fries were amazing! We will definitely make it a point to eat at Harold's on our next road trip, both going to and returning from Reno!! Awesome!!

4. EL Agave Azul Mexican Reataurant

206 N Main St, Alturas, CA 96101-4047 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 530-233-2454
Excellent
37%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

EL Agave Azul Mexican Reataurant

Reviewed By _douglaswr73 - Sparks, Nevada

I ordered my favorite, Chile Verdi. It was too liquidy, almost like a soup. It also lacked a particular flavor to give it good taste. That flavor can only be imparted to the sauce by cooking a small amount of fat into the recipe. The cubed pork was all lean without a bit of fat. A thicker sauce, and few pieces of pork with some fat attached would have made all the difference in the world.
The restaurant itself is clean, well decorated, and the service was excellent. However, I'm giving an objective rating for what I ate, I would rate the Chili Verdi as two stars, and the service as four stars. The average is three stars. Maybe I'll try eating something different the next time I pass through that town.

5. Auction Yard Cafe

Highway 395, Alturas, CA Seating Cafe, Diner, American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
70%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Auction Yard Cafe

This is an Real auction yard with a cafe up front. The very best breakfast I have ever had

Reviewed By Zagtraveller - Portland, Oregon

Great breakfast. Mom in the kitchen, daughter serving, and the kids in Little League uniforms chowing down pancakes at the counter. Truly a locals stop and I now see why. Great friendly service, good food and generous portions. What's not to like? There was no sign when we were there but just go to the M odoc Auction Yard (red building ) on Hwy 299; the cafe is at the west end of the building. Enjoy.

6. The Barn

Highway 395, Bridgeport, CA Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Mexican Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
44%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

The Barn

This is an outdoor sandwich shop - walk-up, order window, picnic tables. For that reason it may be seasonal. It's right on the main road through town. The service was friendly and the burgers were very good. The prices were reasonable - about $15.00 for two adults with burgers, fries and drinks. The dining area was clean.

Reviewed By LelandSisk - Garden Grove, California

Don't forget, NO FRIES WITH THE $7.95 BURGERS!

So, I had a fish taco. It appeared to be two small fish nuggets wrapped in a soft shell taco with lettuce, etc. Surprise! This didn't come with fries either, and it still cost me around 7 bucks.

7. Lazy B Grill

303 US Highway 395 E, # 6, Alturas, CA 96101-3493 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards American Breakfast, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 530-233-2426
Excellent
47%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Lazy B Grill

The Lazy B Grill is a casual eatery serving quality breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, ice cream and $ .99 Root Beer floats . There are daily specials and affordable eating for the whole family with a great atmosphere to sit and enjoy and visit with the locals.

Reviewed By Suisse19 - British Columbia, Canada

Passing through Alturas last week, we stopped here for dinner. Classic drive in restaurant with great food and atmosphere. We had burgers, chicken, shakes, etc - everything was perfect. We sat outside, chatted with the locals, and people watched. When we were there it was...MoreThank you for taking the time to post your review. So glad you were pleased with your visit here. We do have some awesome locals around and they tell some great stories. Hope you will visit again on your next trip through...

8. High Grade Room at the Niles Hotel

304 S Main St, Alturas, CA 96101-4146 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff American Lunch
Excellent
44%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Reviewed By WingingHereToThere - Ashland, Oregon

This meat-centric restaurant also provides choices for vegetarians; and, based on our one dinner here, I feel confident in saying it is absolutely wonderful. Who would think a restaurant of this quality could be found in this nearly off-the-map corner of Northern California, but there it is! With beautifully atmospheric brick walls (original to the 107 year old hotel in which it resides), vintage and new stained glass, and a service to match fine restaurants of any metropolitan area, we enjoyed a totally satisfying and memorable meal here.

9. Nuch's Thai Food

1001 N Main St, Alturas, CA 96101-3346 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 21 +1 530-233-5650
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Nuch's Thai Food

Reviewed By Jim W - Ukiah, California

We were very impressed with the freshness of the food, especially the spring rolls, and the curries had just the right amount of heat for an American pallet. The menu is a work in progress, so not everything was available, but that just means more really good things to come. The restaurant is housed in an old drive-in location and doesn't look like much, but don't let that deter you. This is a great little spot offering some nice variety to eating out in Alturas.

10. The Brass Rail

395 Lakeview Hwy, Alturas, CA Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Spanish Dinner, Lunch +1 530-233-2906
Excellent
15%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
12%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 39 reviews

The Brass Rail

Reviewed By Gerald H - Klamath Falls, Oregon

We made it a point to stop here on a Sunday at noon to try Basque food. The Basque part of the restaurant, but all that is open for lunch is the pub. The details shown for this restaurant is misleading. We walked in and said hello to the bartender who also serves food at the table, but never got a response. We were hurried through lunch which was very average pub food. He did warm up to my family after we asked a few polite questions. Next trip we would choose another restaurant in town.

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