@emglow101, seeing the you’re heading back to the Shasta area, I emailed my friend (who enjoys and cooks GREAT food!) asking her recs. Here’s her reply:
" Anyway, McCloud is not a bastion of good eats. They have a diner that is decent. It’s called the Mountain Cafe or White Mountain on the corner of the Mercantile Building. Also, the McCloud Hotel’s restaurant is open again, I think, and that’s pretty good, not outstanding.
If they want the best in the county, drive over to Dunsmuir and go to Cafe Maddalena. That’s outstanding for here. Also in Dunsmuir is the Cornerstone for breakfast or lunch. That’s very good. The brewery in Dunsmuir is pretty good too.
Mt. Shasta doesn’t have much in the way of good restaurants anymore.
There is a good Thai – Amandana – but it takes a long time as the chef/owner does it all from scratch herself. Also, there’s a very good vegetarian Indian restaurant called Maruti’s.
The rest are average or below average."
Hope this helps you.