Savory High Altitude Fare
Sierra County Dishes It Up
Dining and pub-crawling in Sierra County is an experience not to be missed. The range of options is as wide as the stunning panorama of the Sierra Valley, with choices reflecting both old and new California with unique Sierra County flavor.
HCR2 Box 2, 100 Gold Lake Rd, Sierra City, Ca. 96125,(530) 862-1297. Located in the heart of the Tahoe National Forest, at the doorstep to the Gold Lakes Recreational Area. For over 125 years, since the days of the 49'er gold rush, Bassetts Station has been providing for the High Sierra travelers' needs.
LA COCINA DE ORO TAQUERIA
322 Main St., Downieville. (530) 289-3584. Authentic, flavorful Mexican cuisine freshly prepared and cooked to order using organic produce from local producers, (when possible). Two outdoor decks overlooking the Downie River. Call ahead for hours or check Facebook page.
LOS DOS HERMANOS
101 Batelle St., Sierraville. (530) 994-1058. Fine Mexican dining. Many specialties including carne asada, carnitas, lamb shank stew, burritos, tostadas, chimichangas, enchiladas, rellenos etc. Open six days a week, 11 am-8 pm. Closed Monday.
RHONDA'S LIL FROSTY
319 Main St., Loyalton. (530) 993-1192. Small diner, local flavor with 1960's ambience. Pork tenderloin, cod baskets, burgers, milkshakes, soft serve ice cream. Enjoy the outdoor picnic area with umbrellas and flowers while you eat. facebook.com/Rhondaslilfrosty
SARDINE LAKE RESORT
Gold Lake Rd., Lakes Basin. (530) 862-1196. Lakeside dining.
Reservations highly recommended. Chefs specials nightly, featuring certified Angus beef, fresh fish and free range chicken, and vegetarian cuisine. Full bar in lakeside gazebo. Call for reservations. Open mid-May - mid-Oct. sardinelakeresort.com
SIERRA COUNTRY STORE
213 Main St., Sierra City. (530) 862-1560. Breakfast burritos, fresh deli sandwiches, cheeseburgers and pizzas. Groceries, meats, produce, beer, wine, liquor, camping/fishing supplies. Free Wifi. sierracountrystore.com
SIERRA PINES RESORT. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Buttes whose rocky peaks tower 8,600 feet, Sierra Pines Resort is located in historic Sierra City, California. (800) 682-9848