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Mendocino...what's good?

josephnl Aug 22, 2012 01:23 PM

We'll be spending 4 nights in Mendo and looking for good dinner spots in the area. Are there any recommendations which are Chow-worthy?

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    mike0989 Aug 22, 2012 01:40 PM

    In Mendo itself, I can't think of one. A bit north in Ft bragg there are some good options.

    Piaci makes good pizza and has a great beer list.
    Los Gallitos may not look like much, but they are serving up good Mexican food and a very reasonable price.
    The Harvest Market in Ft Bragg is about twice the size of the one in Mendo and has a decent Deli and hot food station.

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    1. re: mike0989
      mike0989 Aug 22, 2012 01:54 PM

      Silver at the Wharf (down at Noyo Harbor) is quite good as well. I've eaten at all of the above recently and can vouch for them having held up.

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      hazelhurst Aug 22, 2012 01:46 PM

      I get out there once a year and have always been pleased with The Little River Inn, a few miles south of Mendocino. In town I am partial to Dick's Bar but that is just for decent beer.

      1. PolarBear Aug 22, 2012 02:03 PM

        Curious if St. Orre's down in Gualala is still worth the drive?

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          sophiasophia Aug 22, 2012 10:05 PM

          Yes, St. Orres is worth the drive. Such a lovely setting and we enjoy the food. They also have a license for a full bar now.

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          sophiasophia Aug 22, 2012 10:06 PM

          Uneda Eat in Point Arena has creative small plates. Their hours vary, so call before you make the drive down.

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          1. re: sophiasophia
            Gail Aug 23, 2012 08:56 AM

            Is Petite Rive in Little River still alive and well?

            1. re: Gail
              BN1 Aug 23, 2012 10:09 AM

              To my knowledge, it is neither alive or well. It moved down the road to the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek and abruptly went out of business on December 30, 2010 leaving those with New Year’s reservations in the lurch. I got a letter from the owners of the inn stating that the restaurant just closed and left without any warning, which put the inn owners in a fix. The following summer the inn was sold, possibly as a result of this fiasco.

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                Gail Aug 23, 2012 10:17 AM

                What a mess and a sad ending to a place that got many rave reviews. Thanks for the info anyway, BN1.

            2. re: sophiasophia
              Melanie Wong Jul 15, 2013 03:25 PM

              Could you please tell us a little more about the food at Uneda Eat?


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