Mendocino and the surrounding environs boast a bounty of great restaurants for all palates and pocketbooks. Please refer to the following guide of the best restaurants in Mendocino for identifying the choice that’s right for you. Fortunately, the Mendocino restaurant scene is not ‘resort priced’ and most restaurants fall into the moderate category.

Mendocino is a relatively casual community and none of these establishments have strict dress codes. Many area restaurants offer waterfront dining and amazing views, along with wonderfully fresh seafood. After exploring Mendocino’s amazing restaurants, explore our Suites and Cottages and start planning your trip!

Recommended Mendocino Restaurants

955 Ukiah Street Restaurant
Sea Rock Inn recommends these Mendocino restaurants during your stay in town.French & American $$

Cafe Beaujolais
Fine Dining $$$

Organic Fresh Food and Full Bar $$

Take a pick from our highly recommended best restaurants in Mendocino. Frankie’s Pizza and Ice Cream
Mix $

Grey Whale Bar & Café
California $$

MacCallum House Restaurant
Fine Dining $$$

Taste the best of Mendocino with these recommended places to eat in Mendocino.Mendo Burgers
American $

Mendocino Cafe
International $$

Mendocino Hotel and Restaurant
Fine Dining $$$

A variety of Mendocino restaurants are available for different tastes and palates.Patterson’s Pub
Pub Food $$

Vegan $$$

Trillium Café
Modern California Cuisine $$$

Try our list of the best restaurants in Mendocino.Albion Restaurants

Albion River Inn and Restaurant
Fine Dining $$$

Ledford House
Fine Dining $$

Little River Restaurants

Steak or salad? These are the best places to eat in Mendocino.Little River Inn
Fine Dining $$$

Wild Fish
Fine Dining $$$

Mendocino Restaurant Itinerary

Have a food trip in town with our Mendocino restaurant itinerary.Day One (In the neighborhood)

  • Enjoy a fine breakfast with a breathtaking view in-room at The Sea Rock Inn. Pick up picnic supplies at the Mendocino Bakery and Café, wine from the Wine Shop and cookies from Garden Bakery. Walk the headlands and select your spot for a picnic along the bluffs. Stroll the many village streets and grab an espresso at the GoodLife Cafe and Bakery.
  • Dinner at Cafe’ Beaujolais.

Day Two (Winery touring in Anderson Valley)

  • Sea Rock breakfast. Take MendoWine Tour – to sample wines and take private tours of notable area wineries. Includes gourmet picnic lunch made by MacCallum House Chef. Cocktails at Patterson’s Pub – After all that wine, you may be ready for peanuts and ale.
  • Dinner at Moose Cafe’ / Blue Heron Inn

Day Three (Venturing north)

  • Sea Rock breakfast. Drive north to the Botanical Gardens. Northern Italian seafood for lunch at Haron’s by the Sea (ask for a table on the deck). Travel north to Pacific Star Winery – sample their pinot.

Day Four (Exploring south)

  • Sea Rock breakfast. Drive south to Elk and poke around this charming seaside hamlet. Cocktails at Albion River Inn or Little River Inn all overlook the ocean.

Mendocino Beer & Wine Tasting

For a Mendocino wine country getaway, we recommend booking our Mendocino Wine Tour package for an incredible, day-long tour of Mendocino’s wineries!

For the best craft brewery on the Pacific coast, visit North Coast Brewing. The brewery has more than 70 awards in national and international tasting competitions and has been named “One of the Ten Best Breweries in the World” by the Beverage Testing Institute. Across the street from the brewery is the Brewery Taproom which features a range of choices, from pub fare to fine dining, paired with award-winning beers. Every Friday and Saturday evening live music is performed in the Sequoia Room at the Brewery Taproom. Check out their website for their address and opening hours.

For more great things to do in Mendocino County, download our Vacation Guide!