• Pizza oven wood fire
    Wood Fired Cooking

    Our pizza oven burns real wood, and only wood. It takes more skill to manage, but you can't beat the flavor. From our pizzas to our rotisserie chicken (over a wood fire) to our burgers and steaks (over charcoal),we strive to give you exceptional flavors.

  • Northwest Cedar 'Que Burger
    Creative Food

    We've been known for awesome burgers for years. And not just regular burgers, but inspired creations like this Northwest Cedar 'Que Burger, or our Tennessee Bourbon Burger.

  • Draft Beer Menu Board
    Great Bar

    With 17 craft beers on tap and an emphasis on local wines by the glass or bottle, we give you a great choice of ways to relax, either in the dining room, or at the bar watching a game.

  • Cedar Plank Salmon
    Casual But Elegant

    Good food, artfully presented, doesn't have to come in a stuffy setting or with a big price tag. We want you to take joy in your meal, but still feel comfortable.

  • Friday Night Bar Crowd
    Fun Place To Be

    Running Rooster is popular (especially on weekends). You can make a reservation, but between the bar and the main dining room, we can usually squeeze you in with minimal wait.

  • Ballpark Garlic Fries
    Bold Flavors

    We don't do wimpy food. From our killer garlic fries to our spicy El Jefe burger and the rosemary-infused rotisserie chicken cooked over a real wood fire, our chef believes in food that wakes up your senses.

  • Rooster at Entrance

    In keeping with our rural community home, Running Rooster is barn-chic, at once rustic, comfortable, and elegant. Come in jeans, or straight from the wedding, you'll feel comfortable either way. Our servers will pamper you.


Running Rooster is Honest Food. That means we put our best into your meal and your service. We take pride in both, and our satisfaction comes when you leave happy. Thanks for visiting.



All-Day Dining:
11:00-8:30 Monday to Thursday
11:00-9:30 Friday
11:30-9:30 Saturday
11:30-8:30 Sunday


800 San Benito Street
(corner San Benito & South)
Hollister, CA
- Parking available on both sides of building -



Pomp & Circumstance

Graduations for Middle School, High School, and College are approaching fast! Make a reservation for YOUR family celebration of that special person who’s achieved this honor. Private rooms available for larger parties. Please call the restaurant at 831-634-0135 for group reservations larger than 6 persons.


Happy Hour!
Running Rooster has Happy Hour every Monday to Friday from 3pm to 6pm. Happy Hour prices on all beer, wine, and appetizers, including $2 Pints of Bud Light and Coors Light, as well as $2 glasses of Sauvignon Blanc Wine! All appetizers are HALF OFF.

Private Events Rooms
We have just opened up our new private events rooms where you can host your party, reception, or company event. Two rooms are available, one smaller (<20 persons) and one larger (<80 pesons). Of course, we can provide all the extras you need along with great food and beverages. Give us a call if you are interested!


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