Eureka! The expression is used when a person has discovered a revolutionary idea or has become enlightened with an epiphany. While the Eureka restaurants’ food menu is neither innovative nor enlightening, most of its diners say that the unique selection of burgers make it stand out from its dozens of competitors.
The Eureka! Restaurant Group, which has its headquarters in Hawthorne, California, maintains a full-service chain of hamburger-based restaurants. The menu includes hamburgers, among other food items, made with fresh ingredients that have been sustainably cultivated and locally sourced, as well as a good selection of craft beers unique to each location.
Below are the latest Eureka menu prices.
|Osso Buco Riblets||$10.00|
|Brushetta (5 Pc.)||$7.00|
|Crispy Glazed Brussels Sprouts||$8.00|
|Lollipop Corn Dogs (5 Pc.)||$8.00|
|Mac 'n' Cheese||$8.00|
|Smoked Chicken Nachos||$11.00|
|Truffle Cheese Fries||$9.00|
|Chef's Soup of the Day||$5.00|
|Kale Salad with Chicken||$12.50|
|Grilled Caesar Salad||$8.50|
|Grilled Caesar Salad with Chicken||$12.50|
|Slow-Roasted Beet Salad||$11.50|
|Chicken Tacos (2 Pc.)||$10.50|
|Lobster Taco (2 Pc.)||$17.00|
|Mahi Mahi Tacos (2 Pc.)||$10.50|
|Napa Chicken Sandwich||$12.00|
|Fried Chicken Sliders (2 Pc.)||$12.00|
|All Day Breakfast Burrito||$12.50|
|Pan Seared Salmon||$19.00|
|New York Steak (8 oz.)||$25.00|
|Slow-Roasted Pork Ribs||$20.00|
All burgers are served with signature hand-cut fries.
|The Original Eureka!||$10.50|
|Bone Marrow Burger||$16.50|
|Jalapeno Egg Burger||$12.50|
|Veggie Beet Burger||$12.00|
|Fresno Fig Burger||$12.50|
|Turkey Tortilla Burger||$12.00|
|Butterscotch Rum Pudding||$6.00|
|Americana Apple Crisp||$6.00|
|Panko Onion Rings||$5.00|
|Sweet Potato Fries||$4.00|
|Signature Hand-cut Fries||$4.00|
|House Side Salad||$5.00|
|Sparkling or Still Water (1 Liter)||$5.00|
|Beet Detox Juice||$5.00|
|Cold Brew Old Fashioned||$5.00|
|Local Gourmet Coffee Drips||$3.50|
In 2009, Paul Frederick and Justin Nedelman founded the Eureka! Restaurant Group. The chain experienced a relatively rapid group such that by 2015, there were already 17 restaurants across California, Washington, and Texas.
The group’s management has said that it usually targets so-called discovery markets, such as up-and-coming areas, university belts, and tech markets. Among its targets are next to the headquarters of international tech companies, such as Apple, Inc. and the Google, Inc. campus.
What They’re Famous For
The Eureka! Restaurant Group’s main goal since its inception was to provide diners with the best restaurant experience. The California-born group puts a fresh, upbeat and dynamic Californian vibe to traditional casual dining, a competitive edge that makes it among the favorite chains in tech-heavy and food-savvy markets.
The restaurants aren’t just your typical casual dining places. Diners realize as soon as they enter that they have a premium restaurant experience waiting for them followed by the realization that the Eureka prices are relatively affordable. The combination of premium dining experience and reasonable prices can make first-timers exclaim, “Eureka, indeed! Finally, a restaurant that combines the best of both worlds.”
The chain also strives for an intimate vibe in the restaurants. Except for two restaurants built during the early days, the Eureka restaurants can usually seat 150 people or so within its 3,000- to 4,000 square feet of space.
Why Eat Here
The Eureka restaurants have an innovative approach to the all-American classics available on its menu, such as a good selection of burgers, salads, and riblets, to name a few. The classic American dishes are prepared with contemporary twists and presented in modern ways, too, such as the bone marrow burger. The chefs apparently make the effort to enhance the classic dishes so that these appeal to contemporary tastes, both kids and adults who enjoy the food and drinks offered in the restaurants.
The burgers, salads and riblets, among other menu items, have been praised for their complex flavors and textures, a far cry from the one-dimensional qualities of many fast-food burgers, hotdogs and the like. The meats are juicy, succulent and tender as well as taste the way that meats should taste – the meat’s flavors shine through instead of being covered by salt, spices and vegetables. The salads and appetizers also complement the meat-based dishes instead of being overpowered or overpowering them.
The bottom line: The Eureka food is among the best in the casual dining sector with a focus on All-American classics. The restaurants even have a kids’ menu so parents can bring along their kids during their dinner dates.
But it isn’t just the food that makes the Eureka restaurants must-dine places. Diners can choose from a wide range of local craft beers with each restaurant featuring craft beers unique to the area. There’s always something to look forward to when you’re restaurant hopping the Eureka locations in your state.
Aside from the local craft beers, the restaurants also offer a rotating selection of spirits, wines and liquors including whiskey, in addition to the alcoholic beverages always in stock. The group works with both small vendors and multinational suppliers, thus, the impressive array of adults-only beverages not usually seen in most casual dining restaurants. In fact, the chain prides itself on getting the hard-to-find, hard-to-get makers of craft beverages, thus, instilling pride of place for the local diners.
The chain’s emphasis on sourcing local ingredients, local craft beers, and local traditions also extend to the in-restaurant entertainment. The restaurants offer live music for its diners, usually available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The live music entertainment is notable because of its interactive nature, especially as the artists are from the area.
Eureka’s live music entertainment can also be found in arts and music festivals. In most cases, pop-up restaurants are built in these festivals, such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
Of course, the excellent service from the wait staff is also a come-on for diners. The servers are attentive without being obtrusive, as well as friendly, efficient and courteous. Even the kids find the servers to be friendly instead of condescending, as is the case in many restaurants.
Other reasons to dine at Eureka restaurants include the casual ambiance, stylish décor, and clean facilities including the rest rooms.
To learn more about Eureka or to find a location near you, visit their website at eurekarestaurantgroup.com.