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32430 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5555
707-964-2429
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Never Again!!

My family stopped here to eat dinner and what an experience! The staff was very friendly and gave us excellent service. Now, the negatives. The food was OK, nothing special but it took almost an hour to get it. The check for my family of four exceeded $120.00 and neither of us ordered anything... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
dosomething2
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My family stopped here to eat dinner and what an experience! The staff was very friendly and gave us excellent service. Now, the negatives. The food was OK, nothing special but it took almost an hour to get it. The check for my family of four exceeded $120.00 and neither of us ordered anything special. Most entrees start at 18.00.... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I came in for a late lunch. We had a craving for fresh seafood. I ordered a chowder and she ordered a fish and chips. We shared. The chowder was good and it hit the spot. The fish and chips were excellent. The fried fish was nicely battered and surprisingly, there was more fish than batter. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were travelling though the area and decided to stay the night in Fort Bragg. Noticed this family owned Italian Seafood restaurant in the harbor area and decided to give it a try. This [place has been owned and operated by the same family since 1949. he owners were warm amd welcoming, and made it a point to have conversation... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

wanted to like,but it was awful and slow. Bland doesnt even begin to describe the flavorless crud they finally served. Even the condiments sucked. Were told it was home made thousand island. It was gross. The only thing that made the soup edible was the bread. Then we were told the bread was from safeway!

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Fort Bragg, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Don't waste your time here. The food is overpriced and poorly prepared. The service is awful and borderline rude. There are numerous other places in Noyo Harbor, anyone would be better and a nicer experience.

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Trinidad, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a wonderful find! The restaurant we had hoped to visit was closed, so driving down to the harbor found this homey, quaint little restaurant which just looked like the perfect edible adventure. And any restaurant that can say "since 1947" deserves to be experienced. We were greeted at the door by the locally famous 82 yr old "Mamma Carine"... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food service, food, experience was lacking and the prices were outrageous. $28 for penne pasta with seafood, $19 for fish and chips...Family of four (2 adults, 2 kids 9 & 6) totaled close to $150. We waited over an hour for food service (granted it was a holiday weekend). The staff and kitchen were totally overwhelmed and understaffed. The... More 

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was in Ft. Bragg to celebrate my 22nd wedding anniversary. I have ate at Silver's a few times & have enjoyed it, but wanted to try something different,..I saw this place and it looked "quaint". We walked in and sitting there in the front both was Mamma. She looks like a nice, little old lady. Little do you know...... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I visit Fort Bragg every year and usually visit the same "tried and true" restaurants. We decided to try something new and went to the cute little authentic looking restaurant in the harbor that seemed like maybe locals might visit. We were greeted and served well but the food was very bland and the prices were ridiculous... More 

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Red Bluff, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I went to dinner here tonight . We walked in and noticed it had a stale fish smell .. It was ok I told my wife it must be authentic . We were told we can sit anywhere , there was no patrons at all there.. So we picked a window seat. One of the "Boys" brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32430 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5555
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Fort Bragg
  • Phone Number: 707-964-2429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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