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“Great food, lovely setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little River Inn Dining Room

Little River Inn Dining Room
Little River Inn, 7901 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456
707-937-5942
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Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Little River Airport Road
Novato, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Great food, lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A great place to eat when on the Mendocino coast. The food was delicious. The service was very good. They catered well to our dietary concerns (gluten-free and salt-free). Our waitress won our undying love with a complimentary dessert treat. (Don't tell anyone!)

Visited March 2013
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Folsom, California
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“among the best dining near Mendocino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My wife and I stopped at the Little River Inn for dinner while vacationing on the Mendocino coast. We learned the dining room doesn't open until 6 pm in winter season, so we sat at the bar, ordered our meals and watched the sun set over the ocean. My gulf shrimp salad and calamari entree were very tasty. The interior main dining room faces a hillside with an artistic garden adjacent to the dining room windows. Very peaceful and romantic setting. "Traveling the world one meal at a time..."

Visited February 2013
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Oakland, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A good dining experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Our family (3 adults, one teenager) has enjoyed two dinners here. On both occasions the food, service, and atmosphere were all very good.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Wonderful Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Really enjoyed our time here for Dinner - this was part of our weekend getaway staying at the Glendeven Inn and was a great restaurant. My wife and I shared the Beet Salad and Calamari appetizers - for Dinner, she had the Ciopinno and I had the Osso Bucco- both were excellent. And... although we were already stuffed, we had to try the Ollalieberry Cobbler- OMG so glad we did!!! Staff were very friendly - we felt like part of the community- would reccomend this place to anyone!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riverside, California
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542 reviews 542 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 171 cities Reviews in 171 cities
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
“NOT REALLY UPSCALE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you read the billing for this restaurant you would think it was top drawer. That is not the case. The dining room looks fancy, cloth table clothes and napkins, nice wine glasses etc. But you will soon find out that the don't hit the mark.

We made reservations on a Sunday night for seven. When we arrived they claimed that they had no record of the reservation, even though the receptionist was the same one that book the reservation in person only two hours before.

It took thirty (30) minutes to get our order taken. The food arrived thirty-five (35) minutes later. The dishes were luke warm at best, Portions were very small. Each meal cost around $40.00 with no alcohol or other beverages. Disappointing to say the least.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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