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The Steinbeck House, Salinas

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John Steinbeck House is a historic house restaurant and house museum at 132 Central Avenue in Salinas, California. The house was the boyhood home to the author John Steinbeck.Steinbeck's boyhood home is a turreted Victorian building in downtown Salinas, which has been preserved and restored by the Valley Guild, a nonprofit organization.The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. Fixed menu lunches are served Monday through Saturday, and the house is open for tours during the summer on Sunday afternoons. The National Steinbeck Center is located two blocks away at 1 Main Street.
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  • Lunch only with menu selections changing weekly. Surround yourself with John Steinbeck, his three sister, parents and grandparents photos and memorabilia throughout the public access rooms in the hist...  more »
  • I attended the Wine Makers Dinner at the Steinbeck House on Friday night August 4, 2017. This event was the week end prior to our Food and Wine Festival in Salinas. I had the Salmon which was Heaven o...  more »
  • The servers here are volunteers, so I always get to see friendly faces and get good service. Unfortunately, the quality of the food coming out of the kitchen is a bit inconsistent. For example, the sa...  more »
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  • Simple sandwiches in a historic setting. We were seated in John's boyhood room directly next to the dresser that he used. Sandwiches were tasty, but nothing to rave about. Worth a visit for the historic setting and supporting the nonprofit group keeping the house open. We made reservations for our group of 6. Not too busy when we arrived at noon, but had picked up when we left.
  • Lunch was such a pleasant visit.. volunteers charming, beef stroganoff and potato leek soup so delicious, tastes so homemade. Brownie pie was amazing.
  • Gino's is a local favorite! A family owned restaurant that serves great food. It gets crowded so would suggest reservations for lunch and dinner. Portions are large and they have very good service. You will usually run into someone you know there! Sometimes the parking lot does get full. They also have a take-out window which is quire handy.,
  • The atmosphere is nice, the service is good. The food sometimes is not that great. Sometimes the food is cold and poorly prepared.
  • I would have liked to have seen the upstairs for our 15$ fee for the tour. We could have seen all that was on the tour by just eating at the restaurant.

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