An old fashined sign for Pick's Drive In along a canopy of trees in Cloverdale, Sonoma County
Pick's Drive-In

Places to Eat in Cloverdale

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Once known mainly for its roadside dining for motorists heading to or from the San Francisco Bay Area on Highway 101, today the town of Cloverdale in northern Sonoma County offers a deliciously eclectic variety of restaurants and eateries.

The exterior of the old-fashioned Pick's Drive-In in Cloverdale
Pick's Drive-In

Remnants of Cloverdale's past as a stop on the Redwood Highway still exist, like Pick's Drive-In (117 S. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 707-894-2962), a classic old-time burger stand on the southern of edge of downtown. It originally opened as a Reed & Bell Root Beer Refreshery during Prohibition in 1923, so Pick's is part of Cloverdale's past and present. 

The sign that hangs above the Trading Post in Cloverdale, Sonoma County
Trading Post

The current foodie scene also includes the Trading Post (102 S. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 707-894-6483), offering an authentic farm-to-table dining experience with an in-house artisan bakery. The seasonally-changing menu features locally sourced produce and meat, with dishes like Korean-style marinated Beef Skewers with jasmine rice, zucchini, and house-made daikon kimchi; house-made Tagliatelle Pasta tossed in garden tomato sauce, fresh zucchini, fire roasted eggplant puree, and Arabian family olive oil; and Crispy Confit Duck Legs with forbidden rice, onion soubise, roasted turnip, and black vinegar.

Here's a brief list of more examples of the wonderful variety of dining options in this northern Wine Country town.

101 Thai Way offers traditional Thai favorites like Pad Thai, and Chicken Satay, seafood dishes, and curries. 1198 S. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 707-894-9999

MoE's Eagle's Nest Deli is a local favorite that serves up great sandwiches with fresh ingredients and panninis. 113 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 707-894-9290

Papa's Pizza Cafe is a family-owned pizza parlor with an upscale feel, 10 taps, and delicious pizzas and salads. 105 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 707-894-4453

Piacere Italiano Steak and Seafood presents Jose and Mary Pelayo's personal style of Italian cooking in their sophisticated-yet-casual restaurant. 504 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 707-894-0885

Tian Yuen presents the tastes of Taiwan, Thailand, China, Japan, and Vietnam with a diverse menu of fresh, healthy food in an Asian ambiance. 421 S. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 707-894-5697

World Famous Hamburger Ranch & Bar-B-Que is pretty self-explanatory, but in case you need a refresher, on offer are burgers, which are world-famous (just see the sign) and barbecue. Try the pulled pork. 31195 N. Redwood Highway, Cloverdale, 707-894-5616

Zini's Diner, famous for its Swedish pancakes, serves comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 796 S. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, 707-894-9444

For more possibilities, read A Stroll in Cloverdale, Where to Taste Wine in Cloverdale, and 5 Fun Things to Do in Cloverdale, and check our complete listings of all Sonoma County Restaurants and click on Cloverdale.

Want to spend the night, so you'll have more time to explore the area? Stay in a ranch-style bed and breakfast set on five acres at the Old Crocker Inn, which offers five lodge rooms and five cottages rooms or suites. Or, bed down at the Kelly & Young Wine Garden Inn, a luxury B&B in a lovingly preserved Queen Anne Victorian home (built in 1901) that's surrounded by magnificent gardens.