• 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.

  • Over the Top Burger
    Taste the Difference

    Burgers may be one of our favorites, but we don't settle for flavor. From our El Jefe burger, American, Big Ol' Burger to our Over the Top, we take our burgers to the next level with apple wood bacon, avocado, onion rings and more.

  • Rosemary flatbread
    Bold Flavors

    We've taken years of experience, family recipes and traditions passed down, and added our own slight twist to every dish prepared at the Rooster. From flatbread, to our signature steak bites, roasted spicy wings and more. Enjoy.

  • Ambiance

    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. We've got you covered.

  • Rosemary rotisserie chicken
    Cooking With a Purpose

    What started as a traditional family meal has now expanded into a thriving restaurant, thanks to our signature rotisserie chicken. Made with love, our rotisserie chicken makes you feel right at home. Welcome back.

  • 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.

  • The Selection you need
    Great Bar

    Whether here for the game, or a night out with friends, 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.

  • See You There
    See You There

    Whether catering for office parties to bridal or baby showers, Wednesday Keep the Pint beer nights, to birthday celebrations: The Rooster has something for everyone.


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:
11:30-8:30 Monday to Thursday
11:30-9:30 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 -




Downtown Beer and Bacon Crawl
What could be better than bacon? Finishing it off with a great beer. And at the #RunningRooster, we’re proud to partner with Benny Berkshire and Brewery Twenty Five to bring you both for Hollister’s first Beer and Bacon Crawl. The event kicks off Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1-5 p.m., and tickets are already going fast. Come out and enjoy some great food, beer and bacon as we celebrate the best Hollister has to offer.

Book Your Company Holiday Party
Running Rooster has two private event rooms that will make great places for you to have your company holiday party. The small room fits up to 24, and the big room takes up to 85. Plus, everyone can enjoy the best wood-fired food in town! Custom menus, table service or buffet, we've got lots of flexibility to get you just what you want. Call us to inquire and schedule your date.


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