Gourmands will find no shortage of ways to titillate the taste buds in Mendocino. We’ve mapped out just a few of the stops for keeping a foodie happy.
Mendocino and the surrounding environs boasts a bounty of restaurants for all palates and pocketbooks. Please refer to the following guide for identifying the choice that’s right for you. Fortunately, the Mendocino dining 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.
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.