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The Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern


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Built in the late 1800's, the Blue Heron is a beautiful, rustic restored tavern. The redwood finished dinning room features beef, chicken, the seafood we're famous for and vegetarian dishes. In the tavern the full menu is served including hearty pub food, beer, local wines and liquor. In the summer barbecued oysters by 'What the Shuck' are served on the outdoor garden patio on Sundays, along with live music. We are a favorite restaurant in Sonoma for folks visiting the Russian River area.
$10 - $18
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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All reviews oysters side salad burger fries best fish and chips excellent food full bar patrons faves bbqed pliny bun patio
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

And off we went to the Blue Heron.........great hand dipped beer battered fish!!! Good cole slaw as well. The steak was perfect. Calamari appetizer excellent. Too many good things on the menu!! Good waitress, neat and clean, just perfect! We'll be back being as we...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank candydawn
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

A unique place there is a nice bar where the locals like to meet , in that back is a cozy restaurant

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CarolynP1313
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Astounding ambience, food that never disappoints, free quality entertainment several days a week, reasonable prices and an upbeat, efficient staff make the Blue one of NorCal's true treasures. A rustic bar with terrific music most nights, an elegant dining room with postcard views and an...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sdgross
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Blue Heron several times while on vacation in Bodega Bay. The clam chowder is fantastic. I loved the fish sandwich as well. Great drinks and wine selection, too.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nolemomma
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Visiting from Colorado. We thoroughly enjoyed the beer battered salmon and the scallop bake. We loved the atmosphere and the staff was great! The clam chowder was wonderful as was the side salad loaded with goodies

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Fireplayce
Reviewed June 29, 2018

What a difference a year makes! Last July my husband and I had some of the best fish and chips we'd ever had at the Blue Heron. We returned a few weeks ago with family members ( having raved to them about our previous experience)...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank kitty29099
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We only had pints here, not food, but the selection was pretty good, including Racer IPA and Pliny the Elder on draft. Nice outdoor spaces and there was a band playing and a guy making oysters on the grill there. Great way to spend a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank andyw98
Reviewed June 15, 2018

At dinnertime we found ourselves among a good-sized crowd of local Warriors fans during an exciting game 3 of the NBA finals on the big-screen TV. It was a little noisy at times, but, hey, we're from the Bay Area so joined in the cheering....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sue L
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We recently visited for dinner. Both the bar and restaurant were busy and energetic. The ambiance is rustic and fitting with the location. The food was very good. We had burgers and fish dishes. Everyone agreed that food was very good. Unfortunately, the service was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank michaelbB1086LQ
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We were here for the Memorial Day event with the Fargo Brothers band outside on the patio. The barbecued oysters from "What the Shuck" oysters were excellent. The other meal items are more standard burgers, etc., but I noticed the garlic fries disappear from our...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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