Where to Eat in Mendocino – Our Top Picks


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I found some excellent dining options in Mendocino, CA:

Café Beaujolais: A lovely restaurant in an historic home featuring locally grown, produce, meat and fish. They have their own garden on the grounds. I loved the comfortable atmosphere. I had a lovely California sturgeon fillet served with golden beets, snap peas and wild mushrooms, served on a tagliatelle pasta with a truffle infusion. The wine was excellent as was the blackberry sorbet with biscotti. 961 Ukiah St.

Moody’s Organic Coffee Bar: At 10450 Lansing St., this is a fun coffee house in the heart of downtown.

Mendocino Café: Local’s recommend this as a great spot for American, Mexican, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. 10451 Lansing.

Frankie’s: For good ice cream, stop in at Frankies at 44951 Ukiah. They serve coffee, tea, pizza and falafel as well.

Good LIfe Cafe and Bakery: This is a great spot for bakery items and coffee located at 10483 Lansing St.

MacCallum House Restaurant: I enjoyed a lovely dinner on the glass enclosed porch at this fine dining restaurant located in the MacCallum House boutique hotel. It features local, seasonal, organic Northern California cuisine.  I loved watching  the sunset along the coast as I had a sea bass entree in an uni or sea urchin sauce with mushroom and potato hash and a small arugula salad with orange sections.

955 Ukiah Street Restaurant: Tucked in between several historic buildings is a restaurant that opened in 1987. Popular by locals, they are only open Thursday through Sunday. I enjoyed a blue corn crusted Corvina sea bass entree with pineapple, shrimp, vegetables and quinoa.

“Foodie” friends in Chicago just back from Mendocino loved Wild Fish restaurant in Little River and Trillium Cafe in Mendocino.