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Benbow Inn Restaurant

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445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3616 (Formerly Benbow Inn)
+1 707-923-2124
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08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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175 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here because it was recommended by a couple of locals in the area. We felt that even though it was a wonderful old inn, it was to expensive for a quick lunch and we seem to be the only people around...

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Thank TheSandyCrab
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our lunch menu and we hope the food was to your satisfaction. We are sorry you felt it "was to expensive for a quick lunch". Our prices are competitive to other similar restaurants in our northern California area and with new government regulations prices are only going to increase going forward. It is the... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Referred by friends & tried it out while staying at Benbow Inn campground. Disappointed in both. Had halibut cheek special, hadn't had halibut cheeks in years due to price, overcooked & sauces not great.

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Thank Brent S
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant and we are sorry you were not happy with our KOA campground or food at the Benbow Historic Inn. The Halibut Cheeks were a special and we have passed your comments on to our Chef in order for him to fix the overcooked fish and sauces. This type of input is very... More 

Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food whether you are passing thru, or staying for an evening or two. It's a few hours' drive north of SFO on Hwy 101.

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Thank Jon C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

How nice for the hotel to offer a vegan menu-- we had 2 entrees, shared a salad, glass of wine, and dessert. Wonderful food & service, nice for a special occasion.

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Thank Wade G
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great experience. Best (and only?) fine dining in SoHum. Probably #3 or 4 best restaurant in the county. Eat here if you stay in the area or want to impress a date. Breakfast good, dinner great. Worth the expense if you can afford it.

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Thank RedWouldForrest
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

2 eggs, chicken apple sausage, toast, and a very small amount of home potatoes/husband had eggs benedict, 2 OJ & 2 coffee: total with tip $55. Service was excellent though!

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Thank keepitshort1
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that your food and service were excellent for your breakfast. Likewise we are sorry your felt that our prices were "expensive". Our food pricing is similiar to other Inn's in our region, specifically Mendocino and Ferndale. Other country Inn's like ours are charging the same pricing. That being said our prices are... More 

Orangevale, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Benbow Inn is a designated historic building and really beautiful. The restaurant is not cheap but the food is high quality and perfectly prepared. What is really unique about this place is that it is attached to a KOA campground, so that while staying at the KOA you can take a lovely walk through the woods to this restaurant... More 

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Thank Joanne M
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review of our dining room. We agree that both our food and service are 5 star and that as a KOA camper you can walk to the Benbow Inn and enjoy a beautiful meal and cocktails. Many of our returning guests at the Benbow KOA come back just to dine at the Inn. Our... More 

Ithaca, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a wonderful dinner at the restaurant. The food was very good, the service was wonderful, and the inn itself is a wonderful treat.

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Thank BethPren
Traverse City, Michigan
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This restaurant is located in the Benbow Inn/Hotel. Food service is available on the deck or patio area overlooking the Eel River. Our food was very good.

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Thank bob22z
Auburn, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great food under a beautiful oak tree! Live music and pet friendly.....lovely spot! My husband had salmon which was so moist and flavorful!

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Thank Vicki H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:30
Thursday
08:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3616 (Formerly Benbow Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Garberville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-923-2124

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?