Today marks the start of a new feature here on Patch, our weekly restaurant review round-up, which will bring you reviews from around the Web on what diners are saying about establishments in Eureka and Wildwood.
Popular Eureka hangout Michelle's Cafe is on the menu for the inagural edition. Before we get to the reviews, here's a description of the establishment, courtesy of our directory:
"Located on South Central Avenue in Eureka, Michelle’s Cafe is a local eatery serving breaksfast, lunch and dinner six days-a-week. The Cafe offers an eclectic menu featuring traditional favorites, specialty pizzas with seasoned marinara sauce and entrees like Parpadelle Bolognese, Basil Pesto Pasta with grilled chicken, Oven Roasted Seasoned Pork Loin with an apple brandy sauce, Grilled Salmon and a daily Chef’s Special."
The following reviews collected by Patch are a representative sample aimed at giving you a flavor of what local residents are saying. Have an opinion on the best place for dinner in the area yourself? Tell us in the comments or leave a review of your own here on Patch!
Mark jenkens gave it 5/5 stars: "Always dependable for great breakfast or lunch (sorry, haven't tried dinner). Very reasonable pricing, good menu, and nice casual atmosphere."
Allison Lee gave it 5/5 stars: "Wonderful food and atmosphere. Our favorite place to eat in Eureka."
Andrew N. gave it 5/5 stars: "I'd say the food is pretty varied. From a Cuban with pork tenderloin on it (fantastic) to a straight Hot Ham and Swiss (also fantastic) to a Gyro (pretty good), they've got quite a bit to choose from. For the breakfast side of things they have good pancakes and a great Eggs Benedict. Their slider trio is delicious and their regular burgers are great."
Melissa S. gave it 4/5 stars: "Honestly, one of the few GOOD restaurants in Eureka/Wildwood area. Staff is friendly and patient. Went during the week for lunch (at an off-peak hour). Wide variety on their menu. Atmosphere is warm with a definite "cafe" feel. They stay open late as a bar too! Will go again for sure."
Kathleen C. gave it 3/5 stars: "If you are in a hurry, don't go here. There was one cook and one server there at the noon hour on a Tuesday. The food was good and the portions were substantial but there was nothing truly notable. The homemade chips would have added much to the meal but they were not particularly fresh that day. I would definitely give this place a second chance. If I owned the place, I would spiff up the back room areas and the rest room which looked dismal."