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Heron's by the Sea

32100 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5545
707-962-0680
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Ranked #48 of 71 restaurants in Fort Bragg
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Marysville, California, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We decided to eat there from the rave reviews, unfortunately big mistake. The service was poor. Our food came out 1-2 people at a time. So some were finished even before others had food. Took over 1 1/2 before everyone received their food. Food was horrible. Hair in one plate, rotten salad on another, fried fish that was over cooked... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I asked for Halibut & got rockfish, Fries were not done & greasy. Loved watching the fishing boats come & go. Also sitting outside was invigorating, time to find a new fish & chips place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We decided to eat there from the rave reviews unfortunately big mistake. The service was poor. Our food came out 1-2 people at a time. So some were finished even before others had food. Took over 1 1/2 before everyone received their food. Food was horrible. Hair in one plate, rotten salad on another, fried fish that was over cooked... More

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Concord, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There was another table of people - 4 adults and a 9 year old girl. Towards the end of our meal, the 9 year old got up and was slamming doors. WTH! I asked my spouse why she had to do that. Well, they overheard us talking about it, and became indignant. The waiters also wondered why she was slamming... More

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Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Every vacation trip I take I try and have one really outstanding meal. This place didn't disappoint. The food was fresh & well prepared. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was nice (It's very hard not to be when you watch the fishing boats come that probably brought in you your food earlier :-). I have had better but... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place is actually in the working fishing village of Noyo, California, down in the river estuary just under the bridge that carries the US1 into Fort Bragg from the south. The village is full of atmosphere, scenic views, and niche stores like fishing gear, fresh fish and crab, and a garden patio store selling things from Thailand. The food... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

quirky ,casual ,outdoor patio, over looking the mouth of the Noyo River. Great fresh Halibut fish & chips in No. California. always busy

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Fort Bragg, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Have to admit, we ate there a couple of years ago before they moved to new location. Not a client there and our food was blah and cold. Did not return.

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Forestville, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We really loved the little restaurant that used to occupy this space (Chapter and Moon), so we thought we'd give Heron's a try. It's billed as an Italian eatery (even the menu uses Italian terms), but seems to be run and staffed by people all speaking Spanish. Having seen the menu on the window, and online, we were prepared for... More

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Willits, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

On Saturday, 16Nov2013 we joined friends for lunch at Heron's. The location has moved back further away from the entrance of the cove. The interior is clean, but nothing to write home about. They did not have Robert Irvine's help! The young lady waiting tables appeared to be family, maybe still in high school. She needs training. She did not... More

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