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DINING AROUND MENDOCINO
An extraordinary breakfast is included with your room each day and we recommend that you eat in the MacCallum House Restaurant or Café for dinner as well. A nationally recognized restaurant with a world-class chef, the MacCallum House Restaurant is not to be missed. Begin your evening with a glass of complimentary wine in the ocean view café and then proceed into the fire-lit dining rooms for a romantic dinner. Finish your evening with a nightcap and one of our divine desserts—perhaps a dish of outrageous house made ice cream or a cheesecake soufflé—and you will be ready for a restful night's sleep. 

If you are staying for several days there are other high quality dining options in the village and surrounding areas as well. We have listed a selection below:

Dining icon photo courtesy of J Perlman Photography.

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THE MENDOCINO VILLAGE

Bay View Cafe

45040 Main Street, 707.937.4197

The Scoop: Straightforward American cuisine with an amazing view. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try them for a light lunch or an appetizer and a cocktail on their deck overlooking the ocean.

Café Beaujolais

961 Ukiah Street, 707.937.5614

The Scoop: Just down the street from the MacCallum House, a hallmark of Cafe Beaujolais cooking has been the use of organically grown produce. In addition, most of their meat, poultry and eggs come from animals humanely raised in a free-range environment, without chemical-supplemented feed. For a picnic, check out their brick oven bakery which produces the areas best breads. Dinner is served nightly from 5:45 to 9:00 p.m. Reservations are required. (New ownership soon; please check with innkeeper for update.)

Cultured Affair

Albion/Kasten, 707.937.1430

The Scoop: A small cozy atmosphere a block to the west from the MacCallum House where you will find the owners serving up homemade soups and tasty salads. The Cultured Affair is a good spot for a light lunch at reasonable prices.

Dick's Place (a.k.a Richard’s by the Sea)

Main Street next to the Hotel, 707.937.5643

The Scoop: The last of the real drinking bars in Mendocino. This is where the loggers, hippies and everyone in-between goes to knock back a few. If you like darts or pinball and want to see some lively local color check this place out. If you are here on the 4th of July this is where the party begins and ends. Open until 2:00 a.m.

Frankie’s Ice Cream Parlor

44951 Ukiah Street, 707.937.2436

The Scoop: Frankie’s serves up handmade ice cream in a cute shop tucked just east of the MacCallum House on Ukiah Street. An important stop for anyone visiting Mendocino…especially the kids! They also serve informal fare like chili, hot dogs and pizza.

Hill House Restaurant and Rick’s Lounge

10701 Palette Drive, 707.937.3200

The Scoop:  Check out their menu for seafood, plus steaks, chicken and pasta with an ocean view. Also in the same location check out Rick's Lounge which features a magnificent mahogany bar and sunken fireplace that makes a cozy place to relax and enjoy a quiet conversation with your favorite wine or spirits. You can almost hear Bogie saying, “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

Lu's Kitchen

45013 Ukiah Street,  707.937.4939

The Scoop: Just behind the MacCallum House barn Lu’s kitchen has been a favorite of locals for years. Lu herself will serve you organic fresh Mexican with a heavy California influence. Then walk around the corner and enjoy a lunch in the sun on the MacCallum House lawn.

Mendocino Bakery & Cafe

10483 Lansing Street, 707.937.0836

The Scoop: A destination for locals for decades. Best known for their coffee, pastries and pizza, they are located a block to the East from the MacCallum house on Lansing. A good choice for lunch. Sit along the sunny, west-facing windows or deck and watch the world go by or sit on their sun-drenched deck.

Mendo Burgers

10483 Lansing Street, 707.937.5763

The Scoop: If you have a craving an all-American meal while you are in town, Mendo Burgers is your place. Located behind the Mendocino Bakery on Lansing street a block from the MacCallum House, Mendo Burgers serves up juicy grilled burgers, real shakes and hand-cut fries.

Mendocino Café

10451 Lansing Street, 707.937.2422

The Scoop: A family-run business, this casual but intimate café is a block to the East on Albion Street from the MacCallum House. A mix of California and Asian fusion makes this the only place in town you can get Thai noodles, Chinese chicken salad or a clay pot. Try them for lunch or dinner on their ocean-view deck.

Mendocino Market & Delicatessen

45051 Ukiah Street, 707.937.3474

The Scoop: Bar none, the best sandwiches in Mendocino. Located on the West side of the MacCallum House, try their Market Club or the Grilled Chicken Pesto. They also have a good selection of local wines and beer. Grab a sandwich before a hike or bring one back to the MacCallum House and enjoy it on the porch.

Mendocino Hotel

45080 Main Street, 707.937.0511

The Scoop: Mendocino’s only remaining original hotel, The Mendocino Hotel has a refined Victorian elegance with lots of wood and fine antiques. This is a nice place to have an intimate conversation over a warm beverage in front of their fireplace. In the evening Chef Shana Everhart’s California cuisine is served in the appealing Victorian dining room. The light and airy garden café is also a good place for lunch.

Mendocino Wine Company

Main Street next to the Hotel, 707.937.6191

The Scoop: Sample wines or choose from a tasty selection of sliced meats, cheeses, smoked fish, locally-made condiments, lemon cookies, and crostini to enjoy on the headlands or beach just across the street.   

Moody’s Organic Coffee Bar

10450 Lansing Street, 707.937.4843

The Scoop: A great coffee shop located just behind the MacCallum House barn to the East. Check out the local art in the sitting area just behind the shop and high speed Internet access including wireless.

Moosse Café

390 Kasten Street, 707.937.4323

The Scoop: Chef David Farrell serves seasonal coast cuisine, highlighting the bounty of local food and wines available in the Mendocino area.  The restaurant is casual yet elegant with attention to friendly and professional service.  Outdoor seating is available with views of the ocean and adjacent garden when the weather is right. Serving lunch and dinner.

955 Ukiah Street

955 Ukiah Street, 707.937.1955

The Scoop: Located on Ukiah Street a block and a half from the MacCallum House, 955 is a good spot for a romantic candlelit dinner. The rich wood paneled walls are adorned with local artists’ work. An extensive menu includes chicken, fish, steak, lamb and pork. Also check out the weekly specials.

Patterson’s Pub

10485 Lansing Street, 707.937.4782

The Scoop: Just up the street to the North from the MacCallum House, this is the spot that locals go to meet. Lots of good beer on tap and a lively Irish atmosphere make this THE place to watch a sporting event. The food here is quite good and a step above average pub fare. Try the Rueben or the fish and chips. The specials of the day are usually one of the best deals in town.

Tote Fête

10450 Lansing Street, 707.937.3383

The Scoop: Located just behind the MacCallum House Barn, Tote Fête is a good choice for take out or a quick snack. Pre-made sandwiches, pizza by the slice, salads, burritos and house made breads are available throughout the day.

SOUTH OF MENDOCINO
Several high-end dining experiences are a short drive from the Mendocino Village to the South on Highway 1 and can be a fantastic way to spend an evening.

Albion River Inn

3790 N. Highway One, Albion, 707.937.1919

The Scoop: The Albion River Inn has a special ambience from its perch on the bluff of the Albion River and the Pacific Ocean. Chef Stephen Smith is well-known for his hearty and innovative regional cuisine. Check out their award-winning wine list with over 650 wine labels and a back bar with 130 single malt whiskeys.

Heritage House

5200 N. Highway One, Little River, 707.937.5885

The Scoop: The Heritage House is famous for the location of Alan Alda’s and Ellen Burstyn’s “Same Time Next Year.”  Spread over 37 acres, the gardens make for a nice place to stroll before a cocktail in their ocean view bar. Then dine in one of the three formal dining rooms.

Ledford House

3000 N. Highway One, Albion, 707.937.0282

The Scoop: Chef-Owners Lisa and Tony Geer have created a special dining experience on a headlands bluff in Albion with panoramic views of the ocean. The food is creative and full of energy in an equally lively atmosphere filled with jazz music nightly. No better place to watch a sunset than the bar here.

Little River Inn

7901 N. HIghway One, Little River, 707.937.5942

The Scoop: Chef Marc Dym features California Cuisine here at one of the oldest family run businesses on the coast. Ole’s Whale Watch Bar has a panoramic view of the ocean and is an enjoyable place to watch the sunset with a glass of wine or cocktail along with some good bar fare.

Ravens' Vegetarian Restaurant

44850 Comptche-Ukiah Road,  Mendocino, 707.937.5625

The Scoop: Stellar vegetarian dining inspired by their California Certified Organic gardens, demonstrating that healthy, satisfying food, produced and cooked with a lighter touch on the environment can be a wonderful experience.

Stevenswood

8211 N. Highway 1, Little River, 707.937.2810

The Scoop: A Mediterranean-inspired menu, this restaurant is under new ownership.  Check with your innkeeper for the latest update.

NORTH OF MENDOCINO

North of Mendocino there is a wide variety of culinary options in the more urban Fort Bragg. Here are a few selections of note:

Café One

753 North Main Street (Highway One), 707.964.330

The Scoop: This roadside café features organic and healthy ingredients in their menu. Many of the meals are served family style. Be sure to check out the nightly specials.

Headlands Coffeehouse

120 E. Laurel Street, 707.964.1987

The Scoop: This is the place to be in Fort Bragg. Enjoy nightly live entertainment, art exhibits, café menu, beer & wine, delectable desserts, Belgian waffles, unique gifts-including masks from around the world, espresso drinks, games & conversation. If you are going to make the trek up to Fort Bragg you should check out Laurel and Franklin streets, as they have antique, art, clothing, and other shops of interest.

Mendo Bistro

301 N. Main Street, 707.964.4974

The Scoop: City food, country price is Chef/Owner Nicholas Petti's motto for this affordable, fun eatery, located in the heart of the original General Store on Main Street.The restaurant is spacious and on the second floor with lots of light. A unique menu allows diners to choose their ingredient, preparation method, and choice of sauce.

North Coast Brewing Company

455 N. Main Street, 707.964.3400

The Scoop: A real pioneer in the microbrewery movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988. The brewery has won more than 70 national and international awards over the last twelve years and was named "One of the 10 Best Breweries in the World" by the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago. Good pub food at reasonable prices. You might also consider the daily tour of the 17,000 sq. foot brewery just across the street.

Piaci's Pizza and Pub

120 W. Redwood Avenue, 707.961.1133

The Scoop: Probably the best pizza in the area. Many creative creations served on traditional thin crusts. Wash it down with excellent local beer on tap.

Rendezvous Restaurant

647 N. Main Street, 707.964.814

The Scoop: Chef Kim Badenhop's restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience on the coast in a casual but elegant fire-lit dining room with a French Country-influenced menu, focusing on fresh seasonal ingredients, accompanied by an award-winning wine list.

Los Gallitos
130 S. Main St. Fort Bragg, 707 964-8685

The Scoop: If you have a craving for authentic Mexican food this is the place. If you try the super burrito bring your appetite and make sure you try the wet sauce!

The Restaurant

418 N. Main Street, 707.964.9800

The Scoop: Chef/Owner Jim Larsen at the helm for over 30 years, and owes its success and longevity to his classically straightforward approach to cooking. Homey atmosphere and good food.

The Wharf

322260 N. Harbor Drive,  707.964.4283

The Scoop: In Noyo Harbor on the south end of town. The Wharf specializes in fresh seafood, chicken, steaks and classic Louie salads. Daily specials and Dungeness crab in season. Full bar and appetizers.

Sharon's By the Sea

32096 N. Harbor Drive, Fort Bragg 707.962.0680

The Scoop:  A unique and innovative restaurant featuring the freshest seafood available, housemade sauces, and daily specials.  Their offerings will delight your palate while you enjoy a spectacular view of Noyo Harbor and the entrance to the Pacific Ocean. Deck dining in fair weather.

For additional information and recommendations please visit our innkeeper who can make you a reservation, provide you with directions and current menus.
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