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Mendocino Cafe

10451 lansing street mendocino, Inside Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-6141
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (13 reviews)
“fish stew” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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10451 lansing street mendocino, Inside Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cafe is wonderful. Eat here whenever we go to Mendocino/Fort Bragg. Had lunch one day, and an early dinner the next. They are always packed with locals and visitors. Any entree is worth the adventure. And did I say the desserts are a killer

Thank erw49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There was four of us in Mendocino for 5 days we ate here twice and I could of easily had dinner here every night. There firepot, and fish stew are exceptional and I'm still craving the firepot. The mussels for appetizers were delicious all entrees...More

Thank annemarielethco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large and fresh menu. We had the clam chowder and it was full of clams and vegies Salad that came with it was full of fresh greens and the wine vinaigrette dressing was very good. The menu had all kinds of fresh fish, shellfish and...More

Thank Vernon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a late lunch and was not impressed, mainly because of the service. We arrived after the lunch rush, around 1pm. We were greeted promptly but then languished at our table before menus were presented by a rather uninterested person. The menu seemed tasty...More

Thank Ewhitaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

first the good news: the clam chowder is above average and the caesar salad is above average. The special lamb steak (cross section of lamb leg) is tough and accompanied by the usual overcooked seasonal vegetables of zucchini, etc. The bread pudding is below average--the...More

Thank daggertravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great lunch here, right in downtown Mendocino. Three of us had the clam chowder and thought it was so good. Everything we had was really good. They also had a children's menu which was appreciated as we found a lot of restaurants...More

Thank TripleAMom69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here with my family for a meal, and we were not disappointed. We were looking for some clam chowder, and didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on dinner. We arrived just after 5pm, so we were on the earlier side....More

Thank mesachie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there twice during our visit and were glad we did. Both times, the meals were very nicely done and the wait staff were helpful in explaining the dishes. We made reservations both times as we ate around 6:45 PM and the place was...More

Thank stancal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mendo Café - as locals call it - is cute, but not grand. However, it's small 'secret garden' is outstanding! The food's both diverse & elegant...not to mention fresh, wholesome & tasty. The staff - every one of them - went out-of-their-way to make...More

Thank Earl E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner my whole family here over the 4th of July weekend - food and service were excellent, and we enjoyed everything so much. The small dining rooms in this repurposed Victorian home make for tight seating, but it's intimate fun. Servers are well trained...More

Thank N6619UOelizabethj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10451 lansing street mendocino, Inside Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, CA 95460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Mendocino
  • Phone Number: +1 707-937-6141
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