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Libby's Restaurant

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8651 Highway 128, Philo, CA 95466-9458
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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415 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ate dinner here with a friend. It is a small place in Philo that you might not necessarily know what it is or stop at. Someone recommended it and we were not disappointed. The chips and salsa were fresh and tasty. They had a decent selection of beer and local wine. We selected beer to go with the spicy... More 

Thank Jim_atl
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247 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are limited choices for food in the Anderson Valley, and Libby's is one of them. Housed in a simple building in front of a small trailer park, Libby's has a limited, albeit good, menu, with friendly service, truly massive portions and low prices given the volume -- and quality. OK, it's not a Michelin* restaurant. Still, it does the... More 

Thank Film G
San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Came here on the recommendation of some locals. Nothing fancy. Just a blue collar place serving good authentic food. The Carnitas are awesome. So are the enchiladas with mole sauce. Their fresh salsa and chips are great too. Great find and would highly recommend.

Thank SometimesFlyer
Garden Valley, California
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179 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Not that the food was bad, but very mediocre. Food was very mild, would have loved some heat somewhere. Even the Pico de Gallo was very bland. Nice cold Beer. Won't be back

Thank Vickinbobyo
Camptonville, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We like Mexican, we do, but this was inedible! It may be that we just don't do super spicy that well. There were diners there that obviously were return customers. It also was pricey, especially considering we couldn't eat it!

Thank ckinne11
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We stopped in here for a quick lunch in between wine tastings and were very glad we did. The carne asada tacos and the carnitas were delicious, and the fresh salsa was tasty. Rumor has it that the owners of Libby's are retiring after this season, so I'm glad we were able to stop in before this little gem is... More 

Thank travel_monkey426
Providence, Rhode Island
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is Mexican, not tourist Mexican. So it's tasty, well prepared, and enjoyable and the price is very reasonable. It's a locals restaurant, and its quality and character is why it has survived through many slow tourist off-seasons.

Thank RavensFriend
St. Louis, MO
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250 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant per the recommendations of our driver. Great food - definitely a casual restaurant and was perfect for lunch. Large portions perfect for sharing. Vegetarian burrito was awesome for a Friday during lent. Hubby said the carnitas were excellent! Would certainly return.

Thank Januarybride01
Burbank, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I was told this restaurant was very good, so although I wanted something a little more upscale, I thought I'd try it. First disappointment - a $9 corkage fee for a cafe where you have to walk to the register to pay (a la Denny's), is over priced. Second disappointment - I had the carnitas al pastor, and they were... More 

Thank SafetyMadam
Bristol, Connecticut
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

If you are here on the weekend come early or make a reservation. Libby's is one of very few restaurants in Philo. Family owned and operated service is casual, and the burritos huge, perfectly spiced and just enough to eat. The house made tortilla chips are addictive. Great for eat in or take out.

Thank Jody18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8651 Highway 128, Philo, CA 95466-9458
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Philo
  • Phone Number: 707-895-2646

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?