Trinity Treats

Trinity Treats

Great Little Restaurants in Trinity County!

By Keith Warwick, PE


In Trinity County you can spend your days hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, or just enjoying the wonderful scenic outdoors.  But when evening arrives and you want to replenish yourself after your rigorous activity, Trinity County has a number of quaint, unique eateries.

Let us first explore a pizza parlor that serves dessert.  Johnny’s Pizza, which is located at 529 Main Street in Downtown Weaverville, serves the traditional pizza restaurant fare including pizza, calzones, salads, and sandwiches, but also snow cones, ice cream, shakes, and sundaes with all the toppings.  Johnny has an eye for the nostalgic because his restaurant features an old-fashioned pinball machine and rock-and-roll memorabilia on the walls.  Nostalgia filters out the unpleasant and amplifies the heartwarming.  If it comforts you then it is nostalgic.

The Timbers Restaurant in Trinity Center offers steak and prime rib as well as desserts.  Do not miss the Saturday Night BBQ that takes place outside the restaurant and offers live music.2220_7493

You can feel comfortable in Timbers Restaurant whether you are wearing a sport coat or your old Levis 501s.  Enjoy the views of Trinity Lake while you dine!
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For those who enjoy a traditional rib-eye steak head over to Becketts Trail End Steakhouse, which is located at 1324 Nugget Lane in Weaverville.  They opened in October 2014 and have been busy ever since!  There is nothing like a tasty steak with vegetables and potatoes to satisfy you.  And then after the steak there is dessert.  They describe their home-madecream pies and fruit pies with pride.  Come and join the enthusiasm of this new restaurant!TLR Patio Dining

For homemade bread pudding, pies and cheesecake, try the Nugget Restaurant, located at 622 Main Street in Weaverville.  This is a traditional breakfast, hamburger and sandwich place where you can eat heartily for a reasonable price.

Trinity Alps Resort-Bear’s Breath Bar & Grill offers prime rib, steaks, chicken, pasta, and a salad bar.  Their cheesecake and freshly baked pies are delicious.  At this resort you are surrounded by traditional amenities such as cabins, a general store, tree-covered mountains, a swimming area, and a stream filled with trout.  If you just want dessert sometime, drop by the general store for “The best milkshakes in the West”, sundaes and espresso.

Cottonwood is a census designated place in Shasta County with a population of about 3,000.  Although it is out of Trinity County the author feels it appropriate to mention it because they boast a great array of luscious desserts!

The chefs and staff are friendly and are committed to giving you a wonderful dining experience. The eatery is informal but offers gourmet items such as salmon and shrimp cakes.  They are located at 20828 Front Street in Cottonwood.


Alpen Cellars welcomes visitors to tour the facility and taste their excellent wines!  They are located in a valley on Route 2 in Trinity Center.  We are sure that you will enjoy their products, their lush environment and their hospitality!


Emerald contributor since March 2012


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