A Bistro featuring German/Austrian Cuisine
Despite its unusual name, the Stuf’t Potato Restaurant enjoys one of the best reputations between San Francisco and Oregon. It makes everything from scratch and in house, including their wonderful desserts. They started out with the vision of serving the best stuffed potatoes anywhere, calling upon their background of extensive experience and training preparing European cuisine, but it was the latter that they saw people respond to in a big way.
Ivonne Morgan, the owner and chef, has owned four other restaurants including the well-known Cafe Vienna in Sacramento. After retiring from Cafe Vienna she realized that retirement had come too early. Then a friend who lived in Eureka told her of a perfect little spot on E Street, and she and her son Joseph packed up and moved.
Their vision was to perfect the stuffed potato concept and franchise it. To offer a bit of variety, they also offered a different German dish each day. Everybody wanted more and more German food, and so a different kind of restaurant developed. By then they had name recognition and could ill afford to change the name to something more in line with their new direction. After five years the restaurant outgrew its E Street location, and in 2013 moved to Broadway, where you’ll still find it today.