Guidebook for Mendocino

Marilyn

Guidebook for Mendocino

Food Scene
Great place to stop if you need to eat on your way to Mendocino. Fresh ingredients. Delicious
Great place to eat in Booneville
Laurens
State Highway 128
Great place to eat in Booneville
Great Scones! I plan my trips around them.
Booneville General Store
The Other Ranch Rd
Great Scones! I plan my trips around them.
Our most well known restaurant though it is in different hand from those who made if well known. It is definitely still a wonderful place to dine. Raven's and Cafe Beaujolais are at the top of my list for special celebrations.
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Cafe Beaujolais
961 Ukiah Street
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Our most well known restaurant though it is in different hand from those who made if well known. It is definitely still a wonderful place to dine. Raven's and Cafe Beaujolais are at the top of my list for special celebrations.
Raven's is gourmet vegan. It is getting very well known in vegan circles. I can't tell you how many guests I having who come to Mendocino to try out this wonderful spot. The Stanford Inn where Ravens is located is one of our most socially conscious businesses. They support our community in a number of ways!
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Ravens Restaurant
44850 Comptche Ukiah Road
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Raven's is gourmet vegan. It is getting very well known in vegan circles. I can't tell you how many guests I having who come to Mendocino to try out this wonderful spot. The Stanford Inn where Ravens is located is one of our most socially conscious businesses. They support our community in a number of ways!
Classic Mendo atmosphere. I like breakfast in the glassed in porch, or sometimes outside. You can dine in the bar also. Dinner in dining room is nice too.
MacCallum House
45020 Albion St
Classic Mendo atmosphere. I like breakfast in the glassed in porch, or sometimes outside. You can dine in the bar also. Dinner in dining room is nice too.
Guests are always asking where they can find delicious fish for dinner. While almost every restaurant will have fish on the menu, this restaurant is dedicated to fish. Creative treatments for fish, not your usual touristy fish stop. Plan to go here for a special night out. It is a very tiny restaurant so you will need a reservation. Ask for one of the 2 tables with the upfront ocean view.
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Wild Fish
7750 California 1
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Guests are always asking where they can find delicious fish for dinner. While almost every restaurant will have fish on the menu, this restaurant is dedicated to fish. Creative treatments for fish, not your usual touristy fish stop. Plan to go here for a special night out. It is a very tiny restaurant so you will need a reservation. Ask for one of the 2 tables with the upfront ocean view.
A great place to dine after a long day of travel. Fresh, mostly organic I think food with a varied California Cuisine menu. Informal and reasonably priced. Best clam chowder on the coast! Many of my guests enjoy dinner here on the evening of their arrival.
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Mendocino Cafe
10451 Lansing Street
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A great place to dine after a long day of travel. Fresh, mostly organic I think food with a varied California Cuisine menu. Informal and reasonably priced. Best clam chowder on the coast! Many of my guests enjoy dinner here on the evening of their arrival.
The Goodlife has become quite popular for good food in an informal setting. Can get crowded on weekends. You order at the counter. Breakfasty items, coffe drinks, bakery items, nice soups, stews and salads for lunch. Popular!
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Good Life Cafe
10483 Lansing Street
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The Goodlife has become quite popular for good food in an informal setting. Can get crowded on weekends. You order at the counter. Breakfasty items, coffe drinks, bakery items, nice soups, stews and salads for lunch. Popular!
Best breakfast! Ask if you can sit in the little room with the ocean view.
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Little River Inn Restaurant
7901 California 1
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Best breakfast! Ask if you can sit in the little room with the ocean view.
Good pizza, delicious Cowlicks ice cream. Made in Fort Bragg. Informal, nice for families. There are a few other things on the menu too. Toys for kids.
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Frankie's
44951 Ukiah Street
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Good pizza, delicious Cowlicks ice cream. Made in Fort Bragg. Informal, nice for families. There are a few other things on the menu too. Toys for kids.
House made ice cream. Many choices of flavors. Not to be missed!
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Cowlick's Ice Cream
250 North Main Street
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House made ice cream. Many choices of flavors. Not to be missed!
Favorite hang out in Fort Bragg. Best pizza on the coast. Delicious salads too. Some sandwiches at lunch time. Beer and wine. Popular! Seating limited
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Piaci | Pub & Pizzeria
120 West Redwood Avenue
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Favorite hang out in Fort Bragg. Best pizza on the coast. Delicious salads too. Some sandwiches at lunch time. Beer and wine. Popular! Seating limited
Delicious pasta dishes. Nice staff.
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Luna Trattoria
231 N Franklin St
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Delicious pasta dishes. Nice staff.
A wonderful place for a romantic dinner. I think the best in FB.
Noyo Harbor Inn
500 Casa Del Noyo
A wonderful place for a romantic dinner. I think the best in FB.
Drinks & Nightlife
Some pub food here too. Guests have enjoyed it. Lively at night. Only food available late.
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Patterson's Pub
10485 Lansing Street
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Some pub food here too. Guests have enjoyed it. Lively at night. Only food available late.
Local bar. Can get rowdy.
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Dick's Place
45070 Main Street
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Local bar. Can get rowdy.
Parks & Nature
The closest virgin Redwood Grove near Mendocino. About an hour from town. Beautiful. The tallest tree lives here but is unmarked to protect it.
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Montgomery Woods State Reserve
15825 Orrsprings Road
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The closest virgin Redwood Grove near Mendocino. About an hour from town. Beautiful. The tallest tree lives here but is unmarked to protect it.
Fern canyon trail hike is loverly, goods along Little River. I have watched salmon go upstream after the rains in fall/winter. Peaceful, contemplative walk. Level and easy. There is a beautiful headlands walk in another area of the park. Ask me.
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Van Damme State Park
8001 California 1
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Fern canyon trail hike is loverly, goods along Little River. I have watched salmon go upstream after the rains in fall/winter. Peaceful, contemplative walk. Level and easy. There is a beautiful headlands walk in another area of the park. Ask me.
Fern canyon hike ends in a little waterfall. Lovely. One morning early I saw a mother bobcat and 2 babies drinking from the pool at the base of the falls.
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Russian Gulch State Park
CA-1
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Fern canyon hike ends in a little waterfall. Lovely. One morning early I saw a mother bobcat and 2 babies drinking from the pool at the base of the falls.
Gorgeous 10 mile beach walk. You will have it mostly to yourself. Sea lions can often be seen.
Mackerricher State Park Road
Gorgeous 10 mile beach walk. You will have it mostly to yourself. Sea lions can often be seen.
The headlands that surround Mendocino are State Park land. There is a trail that moseys along the cliffs. A great place to watch the sunset or to view the starry sky at night.
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Mendocino Headlands State Park
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The headlands that surround Mendocino are State Park land. There is a trail that moseys along the cliffs. A great place to watch the sunset or to view the starry sky at night.
Small virgin redwood grove. Great place to stop on your way to Mendocino (if you are coming on highway 128), get out of your car, stretch your legs and breath in all that beauty.
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Hendy Woods State Park
18599 Philo Greenwood Road
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Small virgin redwood grove. Great place to stop on your way to Mendocino (if you are coming on highway 128), get out of your car, stretch your legs and breath in all that beauty.
Sightseeing
Beautiful gardens. Expensive but worth it if you like gardens. Beautiful in spring and summer. Great ocean views. Nice walk.
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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 California 1
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Beautiful gardens. Expensive but worth it if you like gardens. Beautiful in spring and summer. Great ocean views. Nice walk.
Glass Beach has been advertised extensively. It is illegal to collect the glass and folks have been ticketed for doing so. I think it is over rated. You will find lots of people there and there are many more beautiful beaches. Check it out if you like but don't make it your only beach stop. Talk to me if you want to hear more.
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Glass Beach
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Glass Beach has been advertised extensively. It is illegal to collect the glass and folks have been ticketed for doing so. I think it is over rated. You will find lots of people there and there are many more beautiful beaches. Check it out if you like but don't make it your only beach stop. Talk to me if you want to hear more.
Arts & Culture
Nice gallery. Art classes offered.
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Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street
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Nice gallery. Art classes offered.
Wonderful gallery shwoing some of our best artists.
Partners Gallery
335 N Franklin St
Wonderful gallery shwoing some of our best artists.
Incredible hand made furniture in this gallery made by our local woodworkers. There is a woodworking school in Fort Bragg that attracts fine art furniture makers from all over the country. The gallery has many other things but the furniture is always a delight to see.
Highlight Gallery
45094 Main Street
Incredible hand made furniture in this gallery made by our local woodworkers. There is a woodworking school in Fort Bragg that attracts fine art furniture makers from all over the country. The gallery has many other things but the furniture is always a delight to see.
Shopping
Fabulous independent book store. Don't miss it. Take some time to browse. Keep our independent book stores alive! This is a special one.
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Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkles
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Fabulous independent book store. Don't miss it. Take some time to browse. Keep our independent book stores alive! This is a special one.
Science focus, binoculars, telescopes, and science oriented toys. Mind challengers. I love this store.
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Out of This World
45100 Main Street
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Science focus, binoculars, telescopes, and science oriented toys. Mind challengers. I love this store.
Great store. Wonderful and very helpful staff. Nice selections
Fancy That
10483 Lancing Street
Great store. Wonderful and very helpful staff. Nice selections
Essentials
Grocery store and more. Pharmacy in rear of store. Wonderful owners, support so many local causes. A great place to shop. Their larger store is in Fort Bragg.
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Harvest Market at Mendosa's
10501 Lansing Street
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Grocery store and more. Pharmacy in rear of store. Wonderful owners, support so many local causes. A great place to shop. Their larger store is in Fort Bragg.