If you head up to Diana Rell Dean’s art show, Threads, this weekend, you might want to stop by the Stagecoach Café in Stockton, especially if you are hungry. The Stagecoach Café has been a staple in the area for years and serves a meat and three-style country buffet seven days a week.
On a recent visit to Diana’s Riverhouse Workshop, we all ventured down Highway 59 to enjoy lunch at the Stagecoach. The place is usually busy with locals and this day was no exception. With lots to choose from, I had fried chicken, black-eyed peas, and collard greens. Linda had fried catfish, rice, gravy, and lima beans.
Diana had the vegetable plate, and our other friends, Abbie and Ed Bowron, and Dolly Thames had… well, I can’t remember what they had. Of course, I couldn’t pass up the peach cobbler a la mode.
My friend, Bob Ford has eaten at the Stagecoach Café half a dozen times. He and his buddies ride their motorcycles all around the Scenic 98 Coastal area each week. He calls their group the “Geriatric Rider’s Club,” but he’s big on the fried shrimp and banana pudding at the Stagecoach.
You never know whom you might see there. On one of Bob’s stops, he saw former U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions and his wife dining there. We thought we might have spotted ZZ Top, but probably not. With a friendly staff and plenty of good dishes from which to choose, all I can say is we arrived hungry and left fully satisfied!