Right in the heart of Northern California lies a family-owned business with a lot of character. The Tackle Box in Chico is a multifaceted business that incorporates a bar, grill, and tackle shop all under one roof. In the nine years since adding the bar and grill to the sporting goods store, the business has gained recognition from people all over the United States.
The Tackle Box started as a sporting goods store that opened in 1997 and incorporated all of it’s customers hunting and fishing needs under one roof. The Peeples family has owned the shop and building for eighteen years before they decided to turn the other half (that was previously a furniture store) into a bar and grill.
The bar and grill was an instant success when it opened. Often referred to as “Chico’s only real honky-tonk,” The Tackle Box proudly supports live music by hosting local and out of town bands every Friday, and Saturday night!
Not only is the Tackle Box well known for the bar’s success, but also for the exotic food the grill serves. The grill is known for serving it’s most popular dish, alligator. Selling about as fast as it comes in, the Tackle Box is one of the few places in California you can find alligator year around. Along with other exotic dishes such as frog legs, elk, buffalo, wild boar and venison.