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Jul 10, 2010 11:45 AM

Restaurant recs needed on the coast North of San Francisco

My husband and I are driving from San Francisco to Seattle. We will be taking the 101 most of the way, but will cut over to the 1 (PCH) from Mendocino until it hooks back up with the 101. Any restaurant recs? We've been to Mendo before, but would love any new suggestions. Will do breakfast and dinner there. Anything else farther north would also be much appreciated. We love fresh, local, GOOD food! Thanks in advance!

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  1. We had the good fortune of stumbling across River's End restaurant in Jenner, where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. Everything, down to the wine list, is locally sourced, and the food was fabulous. It's a very special little place, with an incomparable view, and the kind of vibe that is created by locals and returning visitors who know a treasure when they see it.

    Best clam chowder we've ever had, too.

    Can't recommend it enough, and can't wait to return.

    The owner is also an avid photographer, so the walls are lined with his work: local nature scenes that are just beautiful. That explains their URL:

    Hope you try it and love it as much as we did.

    River's End
    11048 Highway 1, Jenner, CA 95450

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