Family Style Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
For the experience of friends and family sitting down for a casual dinner, talking over the day’s events and catching up on life, head to the Samoa Cookhouse, which has been serving “family-style” breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1894. This dining experience is unique. For instance, there are no menus. Delicious meals are prepared every day by the skillful chefs, and when you sit down in the old styledining rooms, you can have what they made for the day.
The food comes piping hot to the table in large bowls and platters for your family to share and pass around. A waiter will come by later to see if anyone would like seconds. Some would call this “family style,” but at the Cookhouse they refer to it as “lumber camp style.” This is because the Samoa Cookhouse was founded for mill and dockworkers in the 1890s, and it is the last logging camp-type cookhouse in the western United States.
When you’re done with your meal, visit the on-site museum. It is full of relics, photos, historic logging and lumber camp cookhouse artifacts. The Samoa Cookhouse is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round. Find this treasure by taking the Samoa Bridge off Hwy 101 and turning left onto Samoa Boulevard. Take your first left.