Gott’s Roadside Café- St. Helena


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Gott's Roadside in St. Helena
Gott's Roadside in St. Helena
Gott’s Roadside in St. Helena

Gott’s Roadside Café in St. Helena – The original

Just south of the downtown business area of St. Helena as one drives along Highway 29, it is hard not to notice the activity at Gott’s Roadside Café. Just about any time of the day, the Café is busy with lines of people and crowded tables. What a bonanza for the brothers Joel and Duncan Gott.  The Gotts purchased Taylor’s Refresher drive-in Café in 1999. It was, at that time, a 50-year-old establishment that needed some spark to match the changing times. Who would have imagined the amazing crowds and the popularity of this spot? It has been so successful that the brothers Gott have opened three other roadside Cafés. There is one at the Oxbow Market in Napa, at the Ferry Plaza in San Francisco, and at the latest location in Palo Alto.  The service is quick and organized. The prices are respectable and best of all the food is tasty. Wine and beer are also available. For those needing a quick and easy meal, Gott’s Roadside Café is an excellent choice. It may look busy, but the lines move quickly.

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  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.