Category Archives: Dinner

Best of the North State 2019:Best Bar goes to Woody’s Brewing Company

BEST BAR

Woody’s Brewing Company

1257 Oregon St., Redding

(530)768-1034 

www.woodysbrewing.com  find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WoodysBrewingCo/

Tough day at work? Great day at work? Just want to have a beer with friends? Well, Woody’s is the place in all three cases. Let’s face it, bars are supposed to be fun and Woody’s fits that bill.

A fun, casual atmosphere with a great bar to belly up to is only part of the lure. The food menu is to die for – the Cobb salad is sinfully good – and the rotating menu of beers makes each time you head to Woody’s a chance to try something new … and celebrate just about anything.

RUNNERS UP:

. Final Draft Brewing Co.

. The Dip

. Vintage Public House

. Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Best of the North State 2019: Best Restaurant went to Clearies Restaurant

BEST RESTAURANT

Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

1325 Eureka Way, Redding; 241-4535 

www.cleariesrestaurant.com 

When you want to go out and spend your hard-earned money for a great night out, there’s really only one option that has everything – Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge.

When Robbie Clearie opened the restaurant in 2011, Redding history collided with her place located on the site that had been The Shack. In addition, she ordered up a few dishes from her grandfather’s restaurant – Doc’s Skyroom and Sports Bar.

Fast forward and Clearie’s is the go-to for a great night out and overall dining experience. From it’s amazing bar and attentive bar staff to ridiculous appetizers and a menu that looks like it was plucked from a New York or L.A. five-star restaurant, Clearie’s breaks the mold for great dining in Redding.

With its history and Robbie Clearie out to make her own history, it’s not hard to see why Best Of voters continually choose her place as the Best Restaurant.

RUNNERS UP:

Moonstone Bistro

Vintage Public House

Best of the North State 2019:Best Steakhouse Goes to Jack’s Grill

BEST STEAKHOUSE

Jack’s Grill

1743 California St., Redding;

(530) 241-9705 

www.jacksgrillredding.com

 If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. That sums up the experience at Jack’s Grill, a Redding eating institution for more than 80 years. Familiar, Reliable, Consistent, It’s a winning formula that Jack’s hasn’t messed with.

Jack’s only uses USDA choice beef and cuts the steaks fresh every day. Steaks come with fries or a baked potato, garlic bread and a green salad with your choice of house-made dressing.

Open for dinner every day except Sunday, Jack’s Grill has 17 bar seats and accommodates 46 in the dining room’s old-style booths and tables – many who will wait for a while to get a taste of that amazing steak. Despite its size, the restaurant averages between 150 and 200 customers each night.

Redding has known what the world is catching up on with all the media attention focused on Jack’s – if you want a steak done right, there’s only one place to go.

RUNNERS UP:

. Cattlemens

. Market Street Steakhouse

Best of the North State 2019:Best CHINESE FOOD Peter Chu’s Skyroom

BEST CHINESE FOOD

Peter Chu’s Skyroom

6751 Woodrum Circle No. 210, Redding

(530) 222-1364 

www.peterchus.com 

There’s a reason Peter Chu’s Skyroom keeps its lock on its Best Of the North State title.

Part of it is the friendly staff. Part of it is an amazing atmosphere. But mostly it’s the amazing food prepared fresh daily by chefs trained by Chu to his exacting standards.

From traditional recipes and global delicacies, Peter Chu’s dishes are crafted with the highest expectations and standards. From Mandarin to Szechwan to Hunan dishes, there’s something on the menu for anyone.

Don’t believe it? Take the word of Best Of voters who year after year proclaims Peter Chu’s as the go-to Chinese restaurant in the North State.

RUNNERS UP:

. New China

. Sailing Boat

Best of the North State 2019:Best Salad Cheesecakes Unlimited

BEST SALAD

Cheesecakes Unlimited

1135 Pine St., Redding

(530)224-1775 

www.cheesecakesunlimited.net 

Cheesecakes Unlimited opened in downtown Redding in 1991 and was an instant success. In fact, their loyal customer base kept growing so much they’ve had to move several times.

Though their cheesecake really is fabulous, Cheesecakes is perhaps best known for their amazing salads, something Best Of voters knows as top-notch.

With locally sourced vegetables and dressings made from scratch, it’s hard to miss with any of the salads. There are 11 on the menu, so choosing can be a challenge. The choices include tasty options like the Glazed Walnut Chicken with orange champagne vinaigrette and the Shrimp Pine nut with a garlic basil vinaigrette topped with blue cheese.

Cheesecakes Unlimited’s home in the old Pine Street School is as fun and fresh as its many delicious salads.

RUNNERS UP:

. From the Hearth

. Vintage Public House

Best of the North State 2019:Best Place For Date Goes to Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

BEST PLACE TO TAKE A DATE

Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

1325 Eureka Way, Redding; 241-4535 

www.cleariesrestaurant.com 

Whether you need to stoke those romantic reservations, keep them burning hot or are just looking to impress that special someone, Clearie’s is the clear choice for Best Of Voters.

But why? After all, there are plenty of nice restaurants in the North State. The answer lies in the details. Everything is scrutinized – the menu, the staff, the décor, the ambiance– so that your night out can be focused solely on the two of you.

In addition to quality service, the food is top-notch and varied with something for everyone’s palate. Then there are the little things which subtly add to the ambiance and experience. Things like clean restrooms, full salt and pepper shakers, cloth on the tables and bussers who discretely whisk away dirty dishes, so you can relax and enjoy the company.

RUNNERS UP:

. Mosaic Restaurant

. View 202

Best of the North State:Best Bar and Best Brewery 2019

Woody’s Brewing Company

1257 Oregon St., Redding

(530)768-1034  www.woodysbrewing.com 

Tough day at work? Great day at work? Just want to have a beer with friends? Well, Woody’s is the place in all three cases. Let’s face it, bars are supposed to be fun and Woody’s fits that bill. A fun, casual atmosphere with a great bar to belly up to is only part of the lure.

The food menu is to die for – the Cobb salad is sinfully good – and the rotating menu of beers makes each time you head to Woody’s a chance to try something new … and celebrate just about anything.

The best part about Woody’s – other than everything – is that a rotating beer list means you can find something that fits perfectly. Or you can keep trying the awesome variety of suds ordered by the locally-owned brewery that’s a habitual Best Of winner.

From Shasta Haze (an IPA with hints of pineapple, guava, and another citrus) to Pray for Powder Porter (a smooth balance of rich, dark malts with a hint of bitterness) to the famous … infamous … Hopzerker, Woody’s has whatever you’re thirsting for. Can’t decide? Get a sampler and take in all the hoppy goodness at

RUNNERS UP:

. Final Draft Brewing Co.

. The Dip

. Clearie’s Restaurant & Lounge

. Vintage Public House

Woody’s Brewery Company

Best Outdoor Dining

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

View 202

202 Hemsted Drive, Redding;

530-226-8439 www.view202redding.com If there were ever a category and restaurant perfectly paired it’s Best Outdoor Dining and View 202.

The vistas are spectacular. The food is superb. The atmosphere is elegant.

The lounge-style patio overs sweeping views to the west of Redding – perfect at sunset – from high on the blues overlooking the Sacramento River. Comfortable couches, . Fire pits and cozy dining tables make for an enjoyable time with friends or that special someone.

Add View 202’s exquisite dining menu to drinks, lunch, brunch or dinner and it’s easy

to see why Best Of The North State voters keep choosing View 202.

RUNNERS UP:

. From the Hearth Café

. Mosaic

Best Butcher

BEST BUTCHER

R&R Quality Meats & Seafood

2159 East St., Redding; 530-241-7770  www.randrqualitymeats.net R & R’s website proudly displays Best of the North State for 11 years running. Time to update it because voters have again recognized R& R and what makes them the place to go for highquality meats and seafood.

Sure, you can buy steak just about anywhere, but R& R’s personal attention and large selection means customers can get what they want. From beef to pork to poultry and seafood, R& R o ers only the best – at competitive prices. Their new space – down the street from the old location – adds in the seafood element and is the go-to place for the freshest catches.

But you don’t win Best Butcher for a dozen years without quality meat and exceptional customer service.

RUNNERS UP:

. Bowman Meats

. Kent’s Meats and Groceries

Best Dinner

BEST DINNER

Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge

1325 Eureka Way, Redding; 530-241-4535 

www.cleariesrestaurant.com 

A dinner at Clearie’s Restaurant and Lounge only feels like you’re in the big city.

After all, the menu looks like something you’d . nd at

a 5-star New York or Los Angeles restaurant.

At Clearie’s you can start with a tempting appetizer of steamer clams or fried mozzarella caprese and drinks before diving in to an entree that tastes as good as it sounds.

The only problem might be picking something o the

expansive Clearie’s menu. From grilled salmon to pan

seared duck to a . let mignon or a downright sublime

French onion mac-n-cheese, Clearie’s makes it hard to

choose. But when you . nally do, rest assured that the

quality comes through in each delicious bite.

But make sure to save room for dessert like the sinful bananas foster, crème brulee or apple pie chimichanga.

RUNNERS UP:

. Cattlemens

. Jack’s Bar & Grill

Best Dinner