YAKS on the 5 - Food and Drink

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Known for their house-made sticky buns, locally-sourced ingredients, and made-from-scratch menu, YAKS on the 5 features 20 beers on tap and 80+ beers in stock.

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Shawn Lehman



Located in Dunsmuir, California, YAKS on the 5 is known for their house-made sticky buns, locally-sourced ingredients, and made-from-scratch menu. They feature 20 craft brews on tap and over 80 beers in stock. Originally a small coffee shop and delivery service, YAKS has quickly turned into one of California’s top eateries. A popular spot among locals, YAKS attracts backpackers and visitors from all over the world. Yelp rated YAKS on the 5 as one of the top 100 best restaurants in the country.

What Makes It Great

Offering a creative menu of gourmet burgers, hand-crafted sandwiches, and amazing salads, YAKS on the 5 is a mecca for foodies. Inventive items such as the "Morning After Burger" features a grass-fed burger topped with hickory bacon, tater tots, a fried egg, and lavender ketchup. That’s right…lavender ketchup! Their "Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Luv" sandwich consists of hickory smoked pork butt and roasted duck topped with beer and chocolate BBQ sauce. For those that prefer old school classics, YAKS offers their "Can I Just Get A Plain Burger", a burger that features a grass-fed patty with red leaf lettuce, tomato, red onions and aioli, all served on a house-made ciabatta bun.

It’s not just the amazing food that attracts people to YAKS on the 5. Customers are welcomed by a warm and considerate staff as soon as they walk through the door. The unique décor has a bohemian feel with eclectic art, warm lighting, and comfortable furnishings. The restaurant’s atmosphere is very casual and relaxed.

Who is Going to Love It

Anyone who enjoys a great meal will love YAKS on the 5. Their culinary team puts a considerable amount of thought and care into each of their dishes. The menu provides the opportunity for customers to step outside of their comfort zone and try something innovative and new such as jalapeno poppers served with a citrus marmalade (super amazing, by the way). YAKS even offers fun and interesting items for kids including burgers held together with a lollipop with a gummi worm sticking out.  

And don’t forget the beer. YAKS offers over a hundred different beers!

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

From I-5 N, take exit 730 toward Central Dunsmuir. Turn left onto Dunsmuir Ave for 0.4 miles. YAKS is on the right. There is plenty of parking in the surrounding area.

YAKS on the 5 is open Sunday through Monday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.

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YAKS on the 5

4917 Dunsmuir Ave
Dunsmuir, California, 96025
41.222945, -122.276141

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