Located about 150 miles north of San Francisco on winding coastal Highway 1, adventurous souls travel to this most breathtaking of Northern California towns. With historic water towers still intact; unique shops offering hand-crafted wares; fine restaurants and casual hangouts; Mendocino has something for everyone. And that’s not all -- nearby Anderson Valley is a world class wine destination far less crowded than its southern sisters. Come explore in the salty sea air and see waves crashing against the headlands.

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Where to Dine

955 Ukiah Street Restaurant

(707) 9371955   View Website   955 Ukiah Street, Mendocino, California 95460

Here, the chefs use local produce, much of it sourced from their own kitchen garden not far from the restaurant. The wine selection is exclusively those from the Anderson Valley and nearby regions, and the friendly staff can help guide you to one in line with your tastes. Thursday nights bring a special 3-course menu with a glass of wine for only $25.

Cafe BeaujolaisNoteable

(707) 937-5614   View Website   961 Ukiah Street, Mendocino, California 95460

This California French restaurant prides itself on preparing dishes that reveal the natural flavors of its ingredients. Sourcing ingredients from around the globe, this gem is an iconic Mendocino classic with a sterling reputation (and the street cred to back it up).

Frankie's Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor

(707) 937-2436   View Website   44951 Ukiah Street, Mendocino, California 95460

Serving pizza, falafel, and locally made ice cream, Frankie’s puts an environmentally-friendly twist on the traditional ice cream and pizza parlor. This is a low-key spot to kick back and enjoy some well made wholesome fare.

GoodLife Cafe & Bakery

(707) 937-0836   View Website   10485 Lansing Street, Mendocino, California 95460

Sticky buns, lemon bars, pain au chocolate, oh my! Using organic flour and eggs and other premium ingredients, the GoodLife Cafe serves up a wide array of sweet and savory baked goods from scratch every morning.

Harvest Market

(707) 937-5879   View Website   10501 Lansing Street, Mendocino, California 95460

This upscale market in the heart of Mendocino has everything you could want for a quick snack or picnic provisions. Dash in and pick up some freshly made sushi, sandwiches, or prepared foods made from organic ingredients.

Mendocino Café

(707) 937-2422   View Website   10451 Lansing Street, Mendocino, California 95460

What the Mendocino Cafe lacks in size is more than made up for with its deck seating, beautiful gardens, and ocean views. Locals and tourists alike flock here for the coastal cool setting and eclectic Thai-inspired menu.

Mendocino Market and Deli

(707) 937-3474   View Website   45051 Ukiah St, Mendocino, California 95460

Looking for the best sandwich in town? Well, you've found it. With endless ways to customize your creation, this shop stocks abundant homemade sides and cold beverages to complete your midday meal.

Moody's Organic Coffee Bar

(707) 937-4843   View Website   10450 Lansing Street, Mendocino, California 95460

Can’t start your day without a jolt of caffeine? Look no further than Moody’s for your iced vanilla half-caff no foam double espresso. Make sure to ask for a to-go cup so you can stroll to the ocean just a few yards away.

Raven's Restaurant

(707) 937-5615   View Website   44850 Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, California 95460

Raven serves top-notch plant-based cuisine, earning rave reviews from vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike. Many of the organic ingredients are grown right on their lush oceanfront property. The restaurant has also been recognized by the Wine Spectator for its extensive wine list featuring wines made with both organic and traditionally produced grapes.

Trillium Cafe

(707) 937-3200   View Website   10390 Kasten Street, Mendocino, California 95460

Trillium offers modern California cuisine, using locally-sourced organic ingredients to create an ever-changing, seasonal menu. With a fireplace, ocean views, and beautiful culinary flower garden, this romantic spot is a feast for the senses as well as the stomach.

Wild Fish

(707) 937-3055   View Website   7750 California 1, Little River, California 95456

This is organic Californian cuisine at its finest, with locally sourced ingredients coming together to create coastal inspired meals. Situated on the headland, lunch and dinner guests can enjoy a view of waves crashing into Little River Cove during the day and a stunning sunset in the evenings.