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Al's Place

13936 Main St., Locke, CA - (916) 776-1800
Posted By Otis on 3/30/2011 11:38:00 AM
I haven't been in Al's since the mid 80s. I'll make the trip from Portland, Oregon soon. My softail will love to get me there. From the pics I see they have changed things some, so I better go check 'em out again. They have added to the menu as well. Can't wait.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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The chicken and mushrooms comes in a garlic and white wine sauce.
"The chicken and mushrooms comes in a garlic and white wine sauce."
Cliff Strutz





If you want to eat lighter, a bowl of hardy minestrone, sided by a slices of garlic bread, is the way to go.
"If you want to eat lighter, a bowl of hardy minestrone, sided by a slices of garlic bread, is the way to go."
Cliff Strutz


If you order an entrée, you get one of Al's excellent salad, with particularly green leafy lettuce, plus carrot, kidney and garbanzo beans.
"If you order an entrée, you get one of Al's excellent salad, with particularly green leafy lettuce, plus carrot, kidney and garbanzo beans."
Cliff Strutz


The peanut butter used to be homemade, but they now keep Jif on the table.  But, don't ignore the excellent homemade pineapple-apricot preserves on the table.
"The peanut butter used to be homemade, but they now keep Jif on the table. But, don't ignore the excellent homemade pineapple-apricot preserves on the table."
Cliff Strutz


I had a cheeseburger and I’ll say it was excellent.  It was cooked perfectly with the right amount of all toppings and condiments.  The “bun,” more like buttered toast from the griddle, was wonderful.  The fries were fantastic, too.
"I had a cheeseburger and I’ll say it was excellent. It was cooked perfectly with the right amount of all toppings and condiments. The “bun,” more like buttered toast from the griddle, was wonderful. The fries were fantastic, too."
Samuel Shor


A view of the bar, which is usually full, but was empty on the day of our visit.  Note the dollar bills hanging from the ceiling.
"A view of the bar, which is usually full, but was empty on the day of our visit. Note the dollar bills hanging from the ceiling."
Cliff Strutz


In the back room of Al's you sit on benches at the dining tables.
"In the back room of Al's you sit on benches at the dining tables."
Michael Stern


The tables are well worn.
"The tables are well worn."
Cliff Strutz


The restaurant name, written on the window, makes it difficult for journalists even to write about this place.
"The restaurant name, written on the window, makes it difficult for journalists even to write about this place."
Michael Stern


Locke is a magical old place, its architecture unchanged for nearly a century. There has been a restaurant on this spot since the town was built in 1915. Al's dates back to 1934.
"Locke is a magical old place, its architecture unchanged for nearly a century. There has been a restaurant on this spot since the town was built in 1915. Al's dates back to 1934. "
Michael Stern


All the tables at Al's are picnic style.
"All the tables at Al's are picnic style."
Cliff Strutz


A visit in 2013 showed Al's looking spiffier than ever!
"A visit in 2013 showed Al's looking spiffier than ever!"
Cliff Strutz



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