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“Ask to be seated in the Bar area for a lovely view.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of MacCallum House Restaurant

MacCallum House Restaurant
45020 Albion Street, MacCallum House Inn, Mendocino, CA 95460
800-609-0492
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Ranked #8 of 22 Restaurants in Mendocino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lansing St.
Transit: Mendocino Transit Authority.
Folsom, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ask to be seated in the Bar area for a lovely view.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Wanted to order the Rack of Lamb but decided against it because it would require 30 minutes to prepare -- so plan to stay awhile if that's what you're hungry for. My shrimp cocktail was quite tasty and the shrimp were large enough to require deveining but they weren't. The daily Pasta dish this night featured at least a dozen clams in their shells in a light sauce poured over (not tossed with...) an overcooked and stuck-together mass of pasta. This restaurant receives raves so I may have just visited on an off-night...

Visited March 2013
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plumas co.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We just spent 4 nights at the MacCallum House and enjoyed a lovely breakfast every morning. Our dinner was off the Cafe menu and I must say that the wild caught shrimp cocktail was very good and I am not a big fan of shrimp. I also had the fried chicken(another food I never have) and it was most enjoyable paired with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The oysters??? Tiny. I would be embarrassed to serve them, especially for the price. The other appetizers looked very good and everything is prepared as you would expect from a fine restaurant. The service and wait staff were excellent and the atmosphere is perfect for this quaint little town.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mill Valley, California
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89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
“A lovely spot...a table on the veranda!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Delightful to get a table on the enclosed patio for dinner. No reservations taken for this area of the restaurant. Perfectly huge and delicious salad, flatbread and special pasta. Friendly Josh clearly enjoys his work as a server. Memorable, casual and a place we shall return to....

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Minneapolis
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45 restaurant reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Should Be Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Would you think that a restaurant by the ocean should have the freshest seafood? You would think so, but our experience did not affirm that assumption. We visited on a Wednesday night in March. The bartender produced amazing drinks--he certainly didn't stint on the spirits. Our table was ready within minutes of the reserved time. From this point, things took a less hopeful direction. The oysters apparently had been sitting around for a while. We sent them back. The scallops were okay, not great, nothing amazing. The salad came with a slip of paper tucked into it. The dessert, however, was very good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Martinez, California, United States
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“Sunday hours”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We just recently were up in Mendocino for a girls weekend. We woke up Sunday morning and had a beautiful hike on the coast. It was nearing 11:00 and we were feeling hungry. Remembering a wonderful dinner at the McCallum House years ago, we thought it would be a great idea to wander over to the McCallum for Sunday Brunch. We arrived at 11:15 am and was told " We quit serving at 11:00". I was stunned! Who on earth stops serving Sunday Brunch at 11:00am? Most Brunch places stop around 2:00pm!!!
Needless to say, the Goodlife Cafe was open and we had a fabulous spread for a very reasonable price....

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