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The Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern

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1 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
+1 707-865-2261
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“salmon” (7 reviews)
“greek salad” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
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1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem in the area, lively tavern with great live music and Pliny on tap. My favorite on the menu is the salmon fish and chips or the ahi salad. Prices are good and they have Pliny on tap! Also really enjoy that...More

Thank Idlecpu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was recommended by a neighbor of the house we were renting. If you're in the mood for good fish and chips, this is the place! Not only do they have "cod" fish and chips but "salmon" fish and chips. The salmon was delicious!...More

Thank Laurawoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dirty tables. dirty utensils, glasses with lipstick, overall low marks for sanitation and cleanliness. Food is average pub fare. We will avoid in the future. Try nearby Cape Fear Cafe instead.

Thank Roger C
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Started with a nice fresh salad with fresh ground pepper by our waitress. Attentive service in a rustic setting. A tad high price wise but everything near the coast is that way! Everything was cooked right but could have used a bit more seasoning.

Thank Chiefly1
Reviewed February 10, 2017

The Blue Heron is a nice Tavern, with a small restaurant. They have pretty good vegetarian burgers and make good Long Island Ice tea, other then that their a good place to kick back listen to live local artists perform concerts while you relax drink...More

Thank kinkykatzzco
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Bar was full with live music patrons so we went into the dining room which was much quieter. We ordered the special which was delivered quickly and tasted great. there was a cowboy in spurs sitting at the next table...very colorful place. Love it!

Thank Gail B
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had dinner here on Saturday night and we were extremely happy with the food. One person had the steak dinner ($22) who said it was cooked perfectly, one had the baby back pork ribs ($18) and it was outrageously delicious and tender, and my friend...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Waitress had an entertaining dry/disinterested style. Good portions, the Ahi salad was superb. Ribs looked great & fish and chips fresh

Thank mikebeck2016
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a hamburger, but when the super friendly waitress told us the night's special was prime rib and huge we decided to split this instead. It was a small roast and perfectly cooked to medium. The meal included a wonderful Caesar salad, loaded...More

Thank jra7750SoCal
Reviewed April 29, 2016

I believe each of us should be opinionated, make our own minds up about everything and create our own personal reality. From a personal view The Heron is almost a second home to me. It's neighborly, unpretentious and nurturing. Of course living 5 minutes away...More

Thank sdgross
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $18
Cuisine
American, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Duncans Mills
  • Phone Number: +1 707-865-2261
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Description
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.
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