Eat Out Central California Review: Linn’s of Cambria

Linn's Restaurant Cambria

During our getaway to Cambria, California, the guy at our hotel’s front desk recommended Linn’s Restaurant as a great place for a meal…and pie. 

We went for a late lunch after our visit to Heart Castle.  Linn’s has a main street boutique feeling to it with a shop, bakery counter, & a small dining room.  The shop features gift items including Linn’s packaged food items.  The bakery counter is extremely tempting and we didn’t resist.  I’ll show you what we took home after our meal.

The server was friendly and recommended all his favorites.  Linn’s uses fresh local Hearst Beef in all their burgers and has a Hearst Burger, which our server said he loves and eats once a week.  They are also known for their own farm-grown olallieberries and pies (and, of course, olallieberry pie). 

Linn's Ollalieberry Lemonade

Olallieberry Lemonade ($3) – Pretty, but fairly mild.  I would have liked more lemon flavor.

Linn's Seafood Pot Pie

Seafood Pot Pie ($18) – The crust was amazingly flaky and filled with rock shrimp, bay scallops, cod & mushrooms in a thin, creamy sauce.  Served with a wonderfully delicious and sweet house salad with roasted tomatoes, gorgonzola crumbles, balsamic onions, & sundried tomato vinaigrette. 

Linn's Dungeness Crab Melt

Dungeness Crab Melt ($15) – A generous amount of sweet crab with Gruyere cheese, avocado, and sundried tomato pesto on local cracked wheat sourdough.  It really was a wonderful combination.  Served with Apple-Olallieberry Slaw.

Linn's Pasilla Pepper Jack Burger

Pasilla Pepper Jack Burger ($13) – 1/2 pound Hearst Beef burger with Pasilla peppers, pepper jack cheese, crisp bacon, grilled onions, and barbecue sauce.  The tomatoes were really tasty; they must have been locally grown, too.  Mr. Diner thought it was a great burger.

Linn's Hearst Burger

Hearst Burger ($13) – Smoked Gouda, red onion, garlic aioli, & avocado ($1 extra).  These hamburger patties were so good; they were like eating steak!

Linn's Kids Burger

Kids Burger – The hamburger was good, but look at how small it was compared to the bun!  I know many kids don’t like things on their burgers, but it would be nice to have more than just a burger & bun.

Linn's Kids Chicken Fingers

Kids Chicken Fingers – Real chicken, thank goodness!  Sweet Diner thought these were just average, though.

The food was really good and seemed to be made from fresh, high quality ingredients.  If you’re in the area, I would definitely recommend stopping in at Linn’s for a meal.  If you don’t have room for a treat, be sure to get something to go, too.  Check out the bakery counter (and this is only half of it):

Linn's Bakery Counter

We got a few treats to enjoy at home.

Linn's Cinnamon Roll

Cinnamon Roll – Delicious with a vanilla frosting, but not gooey as I like my cinnamon rolls

Linn's Olallieberry Cream Muffins

Olallieberry Cream Muffins – I loved these the best.  They were moist and cake-like with large spots of berries and little swirls of cream cheese.

Linn's Olallieberry Pie

Olallieberry Pie ($5.50/slice) – Featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate by the Slice”, the Olallieberry Pie is slightly tart with a nice thick & flaky crust.

Linn’s also has several other area shops including their Easy as Pie Café, Linn’s Gourmet Goods, Linn’s Homestyle Gifts & Sale Loft, and Linn’s Original Farmstore.  Some of their products are also available in Central California stores and are available to ship across the country from their online store.  I hope to make it back to their Farmstore sometime.

Linn’s Restaurant
2277 Main Street
Cambria, California
(805) 927-0371

Entrée Price:  $$
Average Fork Rating:  4
Mr. Diner:
Mrs. Diner: 4.5
Amazing Diner:  4.5
Sweet Diner:  3
Little Diner:  3
Guest Diner M:  4
Guest Diner D:  4.5

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