Monday, August 25, 2014
DRY CREEK STATION
Bella Vista California is a small rural community located 10 miles east of Redding. We have never heard of Bella Vista until now. It is the location of the 'Dry Creek Station. This is a local restaurant and bar that you have driven by your entire life and have always wanted to stop. Our in-laws John (he still will not let me ride his Harley) and Shastina took us to this local watering hole. This is the kind of place we love.
Let's all go to the bar. This a local hang out that was packed this happy hour time. We grabbed a table for our libations. The waitress brought us an appetizer menu that was loaded with items that gave the deep fryer a workout. The zucchini strips were ordered because of their reputation as being the best ever. They were. To the main dining room we went for a steak dinner.
The dinner menu showcased steaks at very reasonable prices. This was a meat and potato kind of place, in fact vegetables were not offered with the entree. A small salad did come with your meal. I enjoyed a New York and Ms. Goofy prime rib. The steak was very decent, a tad overcooked for my liking but I finished all 16 ounces. I even had room for a piece of cheesecake.
It seems that America is turning into a giant strip mall that chain restaurants control. Dry Creek Station is a refreshing wonderful place to grab a cocktail and dinner. The locals from Bella Vista have a gem to be proud of.
Dry Creek Station
Dry Creek Station Restaurant
22025 Highway 299 East
Bella Vista, CA 96008