6 of the Best Restaurants in Mendocino That Will More Than Satisfy Your Palate

 When you come to a new town to visit, there are a few things that you need to think about before you arrive. The first is what to do, then where to eat, and last where to stay. While we could tell you all of the wonderful things to do here in Mendocino, we at Sea Rock Inn would rather take the time to tell you about the amazing restaurants in Mendocino CA. We not only have some of the best restaurants around, we at Sea Rock Inn love taste testing them for you so we can recommend the best. Here are our top 6 restaurants in Mendocino!

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6 of Our Favorite Restaurants in Mendocino

Wild Fish

It’s no secret that we live near the ocean. It’s one of the main draws to the area. So naturally, we would have amazing seafood restaurants in Mendocino. Wild Fish incorporates the freshest ingredients into some truly exquisite plates, both from the sea and land. Their menu changes regularly, so be sure to check it out before you head over. There is also a great wine selection at Wild Fish, ideal for a romantic dinner.

Albion River

Drawing inspiration from the sea, Albion River features local organic produce along with a memorable dining experience. This romantic oceanfront combination of food, wine, and service is one of our favorite restaurants in Mendocino, CA. Delectable coastal cuisine includes seafood chowder, steamed shellfish, lime and ginger grilled prawns, pan-roasted seasonal fish, and more!

Cafe Beaujolais

Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino, CA, not only has a wonderful menu but is housed in a beautiful old farmhouse. Besides cooking amazing dishes, the one thing they care about the most is making sure their produce is fresh and their meats are organic. When you visit this premier selection of restaurants in Mendocino, be sure to get something from each course on the menu. The culmination of all of the dishes, from butter braised beets to free-range chicken with white cheddar risotto, will be a treat!

MacCallum House

If you are looking for a superb night out, you simply must try one of the nicest restaurants in Mendocino, the MacCallum House. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is made from scratch every day, from breads to hand-rolled pastas. Locals have dubbed this amazing restaurant as one of the best places to get to know Mendocino. Not only is the staff genuinely friendly, but plates such as braised lamb shank and wild mushroom flatbread are mouthwatering.


Trillium Cafe in Mendocino focuses on modern California-style food. They pride themselves on being a farm-to-table kitchen, stocked with organic ingredients and featuring a rotating seasonal menu. Trillium has a small and focused menu, but be sure to save room for their delicious desserts! The six layer hazelnut chocolate praline cake or huckleberry cheesecake are two absolute favorites.

Patterson’s Pub

A list of the best Mendocino restaurants would not truly be complete without mentioning Patterson’s Pub. For a more laid-back experience, enjoy lunch or dinner at this casual Mendocino restaurant. Classic pub fare makes the menu, such as buffalo wings, chicken tenders, and jalapeno poppers. However, a clear favorite is the beer-battered fish and chips seafood entree.

Sunset Views and Luxurious Amenities Await at Our Oceanside Resort

After indulging in a pleasurable dining experience at one of these premier restaurants in Mendocino, settle in for the evening at Sea Rock Inn. Our lavish accommodations include junior suites, suites, and cottages by the sea. Relax on your private porch while soaking in sunset views, or cuddle by your personal cozy wood stove. Contemporary coastal decor, heavenly featherbeds, and stunning views are just some of the things you will love about Sea Rock Inn!