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Poppa Joe's

409 Main St, Ferndale, CA 95536
+1 707-786-4180
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (6 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
409 Main St, Ferndale, CA 95536
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and it is hands down the best breakfast we have in Humboldt County. Simple and great!

Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Poppa Joe's, a local monument to American gastronomy, eggs, grits pancakes and every form of breakfast meat and pastry. It is the place the older locals dine, i had to sit at the kiddy table and I'm almost 65. Im young! Old guys playing cards...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 6 October 2017

In July of 2015 I sat on a bench outside of Poppa Joe’s while my wife shopped. One of the many observations was that a lot of elderly men teetered into Poppa Joe’s but nobody came back out. Old guys know where the good restaurants...More

1  Thank richansen53
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Think greasy spoon! But the food was wonderful and the atmosphere was from 100 years ago. We were staying at a local B&B and needed to hit the road early. The B&B breakfast wasn't to be served until 8am. So we tried Poppa Joe's, the...More

Thank BEN P
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Owned and run by Locals ~ like stepping back in time ~ Great food and large portions and gooood Coffee ! We had 8 people at our table ~ all were HAPPY !

Thank CarylAnnn
Reviewed 18 September 2017

For an amazing breatfast, don't miss this restaurant. Go with the Blackies Special. 2 pancakes the size of frisbees 2 eggs and 4 pieces of bacon. It was excellent as was the service.

Thank MartinPVernon
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This cafe is about as traditional as it gets - I had the Poppa Joe's breakfast which was plenty big for two of us to share. The waitress was great and kept the coffee coming. The linguica served with the breakfast is great - if...More

Thank CLwriter
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is in a cute little Victorian-style town that has charming shops to look around in. The food was pretty good, but the service was slow. It took way too long to make oatmeal. However, I would still recommend because it was charming and pretty...More

Thank Holly-Noelle H
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Rainy afternoon in small town called Ferndale and looking for lunch. Saw Papa Joe's; street view showed old place- worn out or old friend? Open door showed table of old timers and 4 guys at counter. Vibe was one of friendly chatter. Travis greeted us...More

Thank Grayendo
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Friday morning, plenty busy. Be prepared to wait, however well worth it! The atmosphere is charming and and historic.

Thank Kristen M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Main St, Ferndale, CA 95536
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: +1 707-786-4180
(707) 786-4180
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