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“Diamond in the Rough!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mendocino Cafe

Mendocino Cafe
10451 Lansing St, Mendocino, CA 95460
707-937-6141
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Ranked #8 of 22 Restaurants in Mendocino
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Coral Springs, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Diamond in the Rough!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

After experiencing two terrible restaurants in Mendocino/Fort Bragg we went in this little place to try for lunch. What a surprise! It was FANTASTIC!! (so it isn't all the restaurants in this area). The food was amazing! We were even looking at what other people were eating and thinking omg that looks so good! Service was perfect & friendly. Highly recommend this place!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yountville, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Mendocino Cafe' - Best on the North Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were loose on the streets with no hope of finding anything not selling antiques nor art - We only wanted food!

When they unlocked the door we were there. There ensued a meal that made up for everything else that had happened to us.

The last place in town - no kidding. It really is. And, in a way, the town of Mendocino saves the best for last...

Good Cooking, Good Management, Good Manners, Hidden Patio/Deck Area - a year later, I brought an Artist/Cartoonist friend down here from Ft. Bragg. (While the ladies were in a meeting up there.) He found what he needed and wanted and it was a TRIUMPH for us. The staff & owner were attentive and delighted to host him.

  • Visited July 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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Santa Rosa, Ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have been coming here for years and always have a great meal and drinks here. Everyone is friendly and it is just charming.

Visited March 2014
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Los Gatos, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner here. We had the clam chowder and seafood stew and they were both delicious. There were many interesting menu choices that we plan to try next time. The Thai wrap sounded very good.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salem, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“What a great stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Stopped for a mid-day lunch, and what a great find. Clam chowder as an appetizer, the best since we left new England. I had a chicken sandwich, deliciously prepared.
Everything was fresh. We split a bread pudding for desert. My wife doesn't even like bread pudding, but liked this. Exceptional.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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