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“Terrific meal” 5 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 #7 of 22 Restaurants in Mendocino
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lansing St.
Transit: Mendocino Transit Authority.
Mill Valley, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Terrific meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

As much as I love Mendocino, it's been a long, long time since I had food this good on the Mendocino Coast. The MacCallum House is a charming old home, built for Daisy MacCallum as a wedding gift from her parents. That warm feeling permeates the cozy atmosphere, both in the restaurant and the bar. Locals like to hang out in the bar, while tourists seem to prefer the more formal dining room. Both have great views and fireplaces; the menus differ slightly.

The food is very fresh; it felt like the dishes were inspired by that day's farmers' market. We started with a memorable heirloom tomato salad and a green salad. Then we enjoyed the fish tacos and the Nightly Noodles (pasta that changes daily) along with a side of their creamed corn. One dish was better than the next. Nothing was too rich. Even though we couldn't finish everything, we could not resist their peach crisp with almond butter ice cream. They must have made that ice cream in house because I have never had anything quite like it. Delicious on it's own, it was absolutely perfect with the peach crisp.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic gourmet dinner in beautiful surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Loved - the surroundings, the great service (our waiter was passionate and knowledgable about the menu), the delicious food (especially the desert where you could try a little bit of all the ice creams!)

Disliked - nothing - we had a great time!

Visited June 2013
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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Just spent two nights, but it was a very enjoyable stay. All of the employees are extremely friendly, helpful and fun. We spent some time talking to Evan, the Innkeeper in the evenings. He is very knowledgeable and had some good suggestions for sightseeing. The food is excellent, and the service superb. The only drawback for me is that they don't have valet service. It was difficult getting my bag up and down the stairs, although I must admit, I didn't ask...

  • Visited June 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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Yuba City, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Food, Excellent Decor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We had a wonderful table by the fireplace in one of the side dining rooms. It felt good to us as the coast was cold (60's) compared to the warm weather that we came from (80+). The waiter actually had the chef cook a special meal that was not on today's menue, because we asked. Food was excellent, service was excellent. Some prices on the menue seemed high, but we were very happy with our special dinner which we shared.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

For the past 3 years, the MacCallum House restaurant has been our Christmas night repast! The food is deliciously prepared and the wait staff outstanding. Arriving early for our reservations, we sat at the bar, and were served a tasty house "martini" that was to die for (and we are usually wine drinkers only)! We look forward to our dining adventure at the MacCallum House next year!

Visited December 2012
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