The Steinbeck House Restaurant
The Queen Anne style Victorian house in Salinas, California, holds great significance as the birthplace and childhood home of author John Steinbeck. It was transformed into a restaurant by the Valley Guild, a group of passionate women interested in showcasing the region's produce. Since its opening in 1974, the house has been operated by volunteers and celebrated its 42nd anniversary. Notable guests like Oprah Winfrey and her book club have visited, and the house has been designated as a literary landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The walls are adorned with Steinbeck family photos and memorabilia, offering visitors a glimpse into the life of the renowned author.