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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 #30 of 71 restaurants in Fort Bragg
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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mendocino
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Have been to the old spot many times and always had a good, friendly if slightly over priced meal. This review is based on my one visit to the new location. While the old place was much smaller it had some charm not so much in the new locale. But the real disappointment is in the value. Yes I know... More

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Fairfield, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband & I visited I a Saturday night during the dinner hours. The service was in the ball- our server checked often but wasn't a pest. I had clam chowder which was good and peel n eat shrimp. They were cooked in a delicious lemon herb butter sauce. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his rockfish cooked in a tomato based... More

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Elk Grove, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

The inside of this restaurant looks like fine dining but the deck area is considerably less elegant - however it is also the perfect spot to watch the sunset as the boats return for the day. We both had the seafood combo of fried fish, scallops and shrimp and it was all very tasty. They served a basket of warm... More

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Gardnerville, NV
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Didn't think much of this overpriced dive. Fish tacos were very over seasoned with asian slaw- couldn't even taste the fish. My husband's fish was good but the "chips" lacked in quanity- about 7 fries total. The kids ordered burgers and they looked and tasted terrible. Way overpriced. Go to Seapal instead- you will pay half the price but be... More

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