History of C.R. Gibbs
The restaurant located on Hilltop Drive, in the Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn was established in 1981 as C.R. Gibbs Alehouse and Restaurant. As fate would have it in 1999, the partnership headed by local businessmen Steve Gaines and Ed Rullman took the popular Redding establishment and transformed it into C.R. Gibbs American Grille, adding a patio and a new look that became an instant success.
“The birth of C.R. Gibbs American Grille was a dream come true” says Rullman, “people thought we were crazy, but we gave the community something that was a unique experience in dining. Gaines whose parents started the motel and restaurant back in 1977 adds “We would do it all over again!! My Mom and Dad would be very proud of what we have accomplished here.”
The new upgrades in 2012 include the removal of the trademark “Green Canvas Awning” replacing it with a modern “Portal” entry, a patio extension which includes a “Fire pit” and a complete interior “Fluff and Buff”.