The Service Station is a wonderful restaurant in the historic Jamestown offering high-quality ingredients, craft beers, and local wines.
We stumbled upon The Service Station after calling around trying to find dog-friendly restaurants near Sonora or Jamestown.
While originally we were looking for a quick meal after a long day of driving, we ended up having an excellent dinner and a great time at The Service Station.
The Service Station restaurant is located inside an old historic building in downtown Jamestown.
Jamestown is one of the most popular Gold Rush towns in California and has been featured in over 250 Western movies.
The Service Station is one of those restaurants where history meets modern. With exposed red brick walls and wooden interior, The Service Station restaurant has kept some of its historic looks. But with food items like Gourmet Cheese Board, Farro Salad and craft beers their menu is far from being outdated or bland.
The Service Station takes pride in their service. Established by two Tuolumne County locals with a mission to create a restaurant that offers a first-rate menu with a focus on customer service, The Service Station knocks it right out of the park.
Our server greeted us as soon as we sat down and was very welcoming. Even though we sat on the patio, the service was outstanding, the food came out fast and we never felt like we were forgotten.
It’s Dog Friendly
One of the biggest reasons why we came to The Service Station is because they allow dogs on their patio.
We had called around to a few different restaurants in the area and it seemed like most were not sure about their dog policy and couldn’t give us a clear answer. The Service Station was the first place that assured us that dogs were allowed so we decided to give it a try.
Since we had our puppy with us we ended up sitting outside in The Service Station’s “Beer Garden” area.
Their beer garden was very cozy but due to the cold weather, we were the only people eating outside. The exterior was very charming with faded brick walls and decorated with cute twinkle lights.
There was plenty of space for our puppy to hang out and the server was super sweet to him. She kept checking on him and brought him plenty of water during our meal.
The food menu at the Service Station consists of only two pages but everything here comes prepared with extra thought and care.
Although the food menu is limited, there are plenty of different items to choose from. The Service Station’s menu offers a variety of plates from appetizers to salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers and main entrees.
On average the sandwiches and burgers cost around $15 per plate. If you’re looking to order something a bit fancier like salmon or steak, the main plates go for around $20+.
I was in the mood for something a bit lighter so I ordered the Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken while my husband ordered the Service Station Burger.
I really enjoyed the spinach salad and all of the ingredients were super fresh. It was simple but well presented.
My husband liked his burger but did mention that it was a bit too well done. But overall both of our meals were great and would definitely recommend this place again.
Craft Beers & Local Wine
One of the best parts about dining at The Service Station is their drink menu.
The Service Station’s drink menu had a lot of craft beers from Oregon which we don’t see that often. After living in Portland for a year we became big fans of Oregon breweries so we were pretty stoked to see a few different Oregon beers on their drink list.
My husband ended up trying the Little Beast Treasure Hunter Sour IPA from Oregon. It was our first time trying a sour IPA and it was an interesting mix for a craft beer.
The Service Station drink menu also includes a few of the local wines from this region. Jamestown has two local wineries – Inner Sanctum and Gianelli Vineyards and this restaurant sold wine from both.
I tried the Gianelli Vineyards Pinot Grigio that was crisp, refreshing and complimented my spinach salad really well.
The Service Station is located in the middle of Downtown Jamestown. There is street parking available along Main Street and we had no issues finding a parking spot.
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