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The Samoa Cookhouse

Established since 1893


Walking through the Cookhouse doors, you will take a step back into the early days of the lumber and logging industry serving all meals "lumber camp" style since 1893, this landmark eatery is the last surviving cookhouse in the West Coast. Your food is brought to the table in large bowls and platters, allowing you to help yourself and pass it around. We always offer seconds, so no one walks away from the table hungry. After eating in one of our traditional dining rooms, you are welcome to browse our complimentary museum full of relics and photographs from the old logging and Cookhouse days. Our walls are lined with an extensive pictorial review of this history, including the maritime industry. Tour groups are welcome. Since 1893 the Samoa Cookhouse, has been specializing in providing service to large groups so come on by!


908 Vance Ave Samoa, CA

(707) 442-1659

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the hours of operation for The Samoa Cookhouse?

The Cookhouse is closed Monday & Tuesday and is open Wednesday-Sunday from 7am-9pm.

What type of food is served?

From our famous french toast to our delicious fried chicken, the Cookhouse offers a rotating menu that serves lumber-camp style meals for breakfast, lunch, & dinner.

Where can I find the menu?

The menu is posted every Friday on our website and Facebook page.

Do I need to make a reservation before my visit?

No! Reservations are only needed for parties larger than 10+.

What type of payment methods does the Cookhouse accept?

We accept cash & credit card payments.

Do you offer outdoor dining?

Unfortunately, not yet! We have plans to include outdoor dining when we undergo our remodel.

What is "Lumber-Camp" style meals?

4 words: All you can eat!