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Best things to do in Elk

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“ This cafe is located in the town of Elk, approx. 15 miles south of Mendocino. It will take 20-30 minutes, depending on season and traffic. Driving along the coast is scenic and beautiful, so take your time. The food is great, atmosphere even better. This is a local spot and very popular, so during the summer season, can require a bit of a wait. If you have a larger party, they will take a reservation, otherwise, its first come, first seated. There is an outdoor deck that has a nice view to the ocean side. It can be a bit brisk, even in summer, so have layers to don. The beach is located across the street and is a great way to either work up an appetite or work off a meal. ”
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Liquor Store
“A great small store with tasty deli sandwiches - I recommend the hoagie bread and the mendo mix (Mendocino mustard and mayo) with your favorite fillings. There is a nice selection of tasteful gifts and local wines as well. ”
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Locally-sourced cuisine served over a Pacific coastline view
“If you are looking for an experience akin to a Michelin Star restaurant, look no further. Matthew Kammerer, discovered the Mendonoma area while working his way up from commis to executive sous chef at Saison in San Francisco. Having learned everything he could at Saison, he has now brought his long time dream of running a restaurant at a remote country inn, to fruition. Much of the food is prepared from what the Inn's grounds and nearby forests have to offer.”
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Art Gallery
“A great selection of local art - jewelry, painting, photos, sculpture, wood working, ceramics, etc.”
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Indie Theater
“My all time favorite beach - a short walk down a pretty well maintained fire road. ”
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Breakfast Spot
“THE breakfast/lunch spot. Highly recommend huevos rancheros, followed by lingering walk on Elk Beach.”
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Home Goods Store
“A nice sections of home, garden and gifts... with local books, art and products. ”
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“Recently revitalized and now quite charming, the Elk Country Store has so much to offer including a deli where fresh wraps, sandwiches, soups and more are made up daily. Right across the street from the Elk Greenwood State Beach parking lot. Grab a sandwich and take a walk down the beautiful and often empty beach.”
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Street Address
“About a 45 minute drive South, spectacular views. Go on Sunday and order the best eggs benedict you'll ever have in your life!”
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“A small casual dinner house and pub that is a favorite of many locals offering fine dining and country fare. Hearty cottage pies, pizzas, and desserts that you must save room for.”
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Natural Feature
“Good little down walk to the beach from the town of Elk. Parking is located just across the street from the Elk Store. ”
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“Quaint historic old mill town. About a 30 minute drive from the Gazelle Resort.”
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“Great food at a great price! Prefix 4 course meal usually with choice of entree for $20 ”
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