Classic California Takeout: Harbour Rackhouse

On Friday, I headed on over to my Dad’s house to drop off his and my Grandpa’s Father’s Day card. Since I was over there I figured I’d enjoy a Happy Hour with my Dad and Christine. While they headed to Trader Joe’s for grocery shopping I headed on over to the restaurant to get the Happy Hour items to go.


Harbour Rackhouse is located right around the corner of Trader Joe’s and Red Table. I’m sure you remember the great Happy Hour Adventure we had at Red Table. This place had Happy Hour going 7 days a week and they are still doing it. However, now they are doing it all day long for all takeout orders! But I am getting off point, let’s talk about our current Happy Hour Adventure at the Harbour Rackhouse.

Signage for Dine-In

Right before an individual walks through the front door they spot the sign above. If you’ve been keeping up with the news or even my Happy Hour Adventures then you know restaurants are open again for dining in. Luckily, this time around I was getting the Happy Hour for takeout to enjoy in the comfort of my own home.

The Bar

As I step in I hear the murmuring of numerous people sitting up at the bar like it’s business as usual. I don’t see a lot of social distancing occurring at the bar top, which is disappointing to see. It does worry me that customers aren’t trying to be as safe as they should be. Luckily the staff is doing their part to protect customers by wearing masks. However, it would be best if customers wore masks up until they get their food and drink.


While waiting for the food to be ready I roamed the restaurant to find out what is available for patrons. One of the popular spots of the restaurant was always the billiard tables before the pandemic. The only way I could see the tables being used is if the equipment and tables are cleaned after each and every use. It might be safer just to have them stay closed though if they aren’t capable of doing this.

Lounge with fireplace

One nook of the restaurant that I find inviting is this lunge with a fireplace. You can find this weathered leather couch facing the glowing embers of a lovely fireplace. I could imagine sitting here with an Old Fashioned as I feel the warmth of the fire. Maybe when this is all over I’ll make this dream a reality.

Happy Hour Food Menu

I already looked at the menu ahead of time, so I didn’t get a picture of the actual physical menu. Luckily I got a snapshot of the Happy Hour food menu from their website. All the food items above are only $6 each, which is quite the deal. I did not get any drinks here since the Happy Hour only featured beer, wine, and well drinks.

Christmas Wine

Since I did not get a drink there I figured why not try a bottle of wine that I got in a Christmas gift grab. Teeter Totter is a cabernet sauvignon and costs $75 a bottle! As you know I don’t drink wine too often, so I had brought this bottle to my parents for them to try. I did try a sip and I thought it was good but it still isn’t something I would drink often. However, my parents loved it, so that definitely made my heart happy that they enjoyed it.

Thai Wings

Wings are a staple at any Happy Hour across the United States. In California, though it is always important to bring about a twist by bringing in different cultures. Harbour House brought in flavours from Thailand to these delectable wings. With the influence of chilli flakes and that sweet tangy sauce it really brought in a unique perspective. One unique thing that they served with their wings were pickled carrots, beets, and onion. I don’t see that too often so it was a nice little surprise to see.

Chicken Avocado Sliders

One staple ingredient found throughout California is avocados. So when I saw the chicken avocado sliders on the menu I knew that I was getting them. The chicken was cooked with some tomatoes to bring a touch of freshness and sweetness. However, I think with a bit more seasoning these sliders truly could have been a star item. I always love it when a Happy Hour item comes with a side, so I was delighted when I saw these seasoned fries.

This was the perfect Californian Cuisine Happy Hour from wine, to fusion foods, to avocados. I sure do love living in a state with many different influences from the various cultures to truly create an amazing place.

Website: Harbour Rackhouse







Since we are experiencing the variety of tastes of California I have this question for you. What do you think of when you think of Californian Cuisine?

Let me know down below in the comments and be sure to share to friends that would enjoy this Happy Hour

May the adventures continue! Cheers!



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2 Responses

  1. I definitely think of avocado, as you said. I also associate a lot of health crazes with California, like kale, or juice cleansing, or just a lot more people avoiding bread and stuff.

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