Eat In or Take Out
Adventure is our passion. Food is our fuel. Dining in Redding is a vital component of a visit. Restaurants and food trucks across our downtown district serve up fresh local tastes that highlight Northern California’s produce alongside international fare. We have romantic riverside dining, lively family-friendly spots, and trendy farm-to-table restaurants that invite you to see what our local chefs are cooking up. Our Redding restaurant guide will help you find a bite to eat or something to take along the trails no matter what you’re craving.
Sweets and Indulgences
Diners and Comfort Food
Visit a Redding institution like Vintage Public House or Market Street Blade and Barrel for classic American dining. Step into history at Jack’s Grill, the oldest operating restaurant in Redding that dates back to 1938. Bartel’s Giant Burger serves up its namesake burgers to load up on calories for a hike, while breakfast at Airpark Café is a classic American experience with views of flights taking off to boot. Moonstone Bistro takes a local and environmental approach to its dishes. Trendy’s brings fun twists to regular diner fare. If you a view of the river and a cocktail is your thing, View 202 is for you.
Cattlemans restaurant serves up premium meat dishes, part of a larger franchise that boasts the best steaks in the West. Comfort food is all they serve up at The Chicken Shack. With plenty of local pizzerias like Poppie’s Pizza, Market Street Pizza, or Cinders, you’re never too far from a hot slice. For something a bit more intimate try either Mosaic or Karline’s, both are Italian-inspired locally-focused restaurants that can’t be missed. Clever hikers will pick up some snacks for the trails at It’s Jerky.
Sample the World in Redding
Experience cuisine beyond Redding’s borders without leaving town. You’ll find plenty of Asian and Mexican cuisine in Redding, but we also have a UN delegation’s worth of international options. Cafeteria La Veracruzana and Canelo’s are just two of the many go-to locations for Mexican fare. Chu’s Too offers up the best of Chinese regional cooking while Mongolian tastes dot the menu at Coco’s Mongolian Grill & Sushi. Fusion Lounge mixes both Asian and Mexican flavors if you can’t decide on one or the other. Travel to the Mediterranean at Xander’s Greek Gyro or Greek Shack. Head to Asia for Thai at Thai Hut or sample all of southeastern Asia at Rose Garden. Circle back to Europe with salad and sandwiches at Tantardini’s European Bakery-Deli.
All that exercise makes it easy to indulge in something sweet in Redding. Donuts from local joints like Donut House or Heavenly Donuts provide the carb load any adventure seeker needs. For a truly discerning sweet tooth, pastries from Eden Bakery that can be found at Theory Coffee Roasters or a few scoops at Taste and See Creamery are also a winning choice. Cheesecakes Unlimited lets you know exactly what you’re getting. Sweet Spot provides an assortment of desserts if you can’t decide what you’re craving. From the Hearth is another favorite local franchise for all things baked goods. Pop into Dude’s Drive Inn for quirky milkshakes if you want something cool and creamy.