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avatar Priest Station Cafe
February 16, 2010 07:46AM
Anyone else out there stop here for eats?

We hit it at a bad time I guess. It was dirt slow.
(I think we waited 45 minutes for a burger)
Although they comp'ed the drinks and the waitress
did ask us if we were in a hurry. So we can't really
complain.

The burger was really good. So maybe check them out sometime.
Just atop Priest Grade.
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 22, 2010 07:06AM
Stopped here on Sunday.

Excellent burger again. Homemade chili excellent.

It'd be a shame if this place did not make it.



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 22, 2010 07:12AM
Excellent Burger. Patty from fresh ground beef shaped on the grill and cooked to perfection. No store bought patties here. The German potato salad was homemade and very good. The potato chips are made on site too. Skip eating in Groveland and try the Priest Cafe instead. 11AM til 8PM.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 22, 2010 07:18AM
Old guy, where is that web cam site with archive?
(need to find firefart lit up from turtleback)

We should have stayed thru Sunday night too.
It's amazing how the clouds open and close so frequently.



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 22, 2010 07:46AM
Bird,
Pictures are from October though.

http://www.michaelfrye.com/articles/horsetail.html



Old Dude
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 23, 2010 05:49AM
Quote
mrcondron
Excellent Burger. Patty from fresh ground beef shaped on the grill and cooked to perfection. No store bought patties here. The German potato salad was homemade and very good. The potato chips are made on site too. Skip eating in Groveland and try the Priest Cafe instead. 11AM til 8PM.


Rumor has it...
that upon the forthcoming introduction of some new menu items, the Priest Station Cafe will be renamed The Deli Llama.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/2010 05:50AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 23, 2010 07:30AM
Mmmmm....Marmot burgers... with a twist of Kiwi.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/2010 06:41PM by bill-e-g.
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 23, 2010 08:15AM
See revised menu item above.
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 23, 2010 05:04PM
Darn moderators!!!



Old Dude
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 23, 2010 06:55PM
Regarding Priest Grade:
Is the "old Priest Grade" still open? If so, which do you perfer?



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avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 23, 2010 07:02PM
The Old Priest Grade is so much faster. Be sure to keep your car in it's lowest gear as your brakes just might get hot on the way down. Not a problem on the way up. By the way it's three miles on Old Priest Grade and eight miles on the new.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 23, 2010 07:59PM
Quote
Frank Furter
Regarding Priest Grade:
Is the "old Priest Grade" still open? If so, which do you perfer?

I prefer the old grade. Usually a lot less traffic.
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 24, 2010 02:46AM
Quote
Frank Furter
Regarding Priest Grade:
Is the "old Priest Grade" still open? If so, which do you perfer?


Most definitely the Old Priest Grade Road option.
Haven't driven New Priest Grade Road on that approach to the park since the early '70s. (If I recall correctly, the constuction of NPGR was largely driven by the desire/need to accommodate RVs and trailers along that route. If you are driving a car and are not insane, you take OPGR.)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2010 03:08AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 24, 2010 03:33AM
NPGR has been there since LONG before RVs as is evidenced by the old roadhouse you pass on the inside of one of the switchbacks.

Could OPGR have been the horse trail, and NPGR the wagon trail back in gold rush days?

This looks interesting, I haven't read it carefully but it might give some information about the two PG's histories.
Big_Oak_Flat_Road_(HAER_No._CA-147)_written_historical_and_descriptive_data


Highway Rerouting Cuts Into Hills Above New Don Pedro Reservoir


Moccasin, California


Lots of great history in the area smiling smiley
avatar Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 24, 2010 05:07AM
Quote
qumqats
NPGR has been there since LONG before RVs as is evidenced by the old roadhouse you pass on the inside of one of the switchbacks.

Could OPGR have been the horse trail, and NPGR the wagon trail back in gold rush days?

Highway Rerouting Cuts Into Hills Above New Don Pedro Reservoir
Lots of great history in the area smiling smiley


Here is some more information on the two roads that a quick websearch turned up:
http://www.grovelandmuseum.org/PriestInfo.html
http://mrhalfdome.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/back-to-school/
http://www.modbee.com/2009/11/09/926055/tuolumne-countys-priest-station.html

NPGR dates back to 1913/1915.
(The highway rerouting that is mentioned in the first Modesto Bee article is now obviously what my friend was referring to when he told me the RV/trailer story.)
Re: Priest Station Cafe
February 25, 2010 10:08AM
Great info guys! Thanks
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