On recent vacation to Southern Mendo, went here on a cool, crisp sunny summer day for lunch with my family. Had the most wonderful SIMPLY salad topped with the freshest Salmon imaginable, a vinegarette dressing of some sort on top. Waitress knew about gluten-free dining and gave out their little gifl/coloring kit to our daughter who was thrilled. Everyone happy, the chowder was good. No complaints heard. Beautiful bar, I mean a gorgeous old bar. And lots and lots of beer on tap and bottles. Fairly crowded at lunch. Prices? OK for being a virtual monopoly on this type of seafood house in these isolated parts. OK now, so we went back couple nights later for dinner- maybe 2 tables full of customers, same menu, fresh Salmon. Service- marginal, with several staffers gabbing away at a nearby table- there is nothing worse than being subjected to staff personal conversations. Worst part- the fresh salmon was cooked OK (I think), but absolutely ruined by a seeming half gallon of tomatoey sauce, absolutely destroying any semblence of fresh local Chinook salmon flavor. A literal bad taste in my mouth all night, and did not sit well at all. Prices are higher and probably too high for this type of meal at dinner. So, a negative dinner experience following that decent lunch experience. As someone else just noted- so much potential in such a classic setting. But likely will not return. I would however recommend this place to micro brew fans, as the setting and selection is top notch.
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