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Billy's Cafe is open weekdays Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday evenings until 8 p.m. We are closed Mondays. Billy's is located off Highway 299 East in Montgomery Creek, California between Redding and Burney.
Billy's is rich in local history as far back as the late 1800's. The Cafe is named after Billy Cayton, nephew of the 18th President Ulysses S. Grant, whose final resting place is on the property behind the Cafe. Billy Cayton arrived from Fort Jones by way of the Oregon Territory to fight Native Captain Jack in the Modoc War - the only major Indian war fought in California.
The property was developed in the 1930's by the Mazzini family. At times it was a Station, stagecoach stop, a bar, gas station and the Fork'ed Horn Saloon. Buildings had trap doors in the floor to hide outlaws and later pigs were kept, fed scraps, and slaughtered.
The restaurant was reopened as Billy's Cafe by Robert Cummings in the summer of 2015 under new management. Billy's quickly gained a reputation for great food, homemade with fresh ingredients, at reasonable prices. Call us for daily specials. We welcome you to stop in for a visit.