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“Dinner and Breakfast”

Benbow Inn Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Garberville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Dinner - very few people at 8:30 pm- but I saw it as a blessing!

Breakfast portions are HUGE- You have to try the Oatmeal.

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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Fine looking place, characterful public spaces, welcoming fire...but slightly pokey rooms...London hotel size, for those who have been. Dinner for two came in at about $100, the steaks were excellent, the service nondescript, rather as if the staff and management aren't working as a team. Breakfast was badly done, in the land of exceptional service to have to wait several minutes for your first cup of coffee is not acceptable, plates were cold, eggs over cooked...too much of an attempt to be classy, not enough to serve a good meal...

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1  Thank Darrellcocup
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Most staff pleasant but quite focused on tips. Pleased they seemed involved with a party, wished we had been informed. Well kept grounds and hotel generally. Although had to ask to have cobwebs removed from room. No tv or radio in room, wifi sporadic and not strong.

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1  Thank Larryarn
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Our 4th trip to the Benbow Inn (3 nights) and the first in 20 years (see a review under hotels).
We are foodies and we look for good places wherever we go. Thus although the Benbow Inn is the best place around, we did try one other restaurant for dinner and one other cafe for breakfast (see reviews for the Mateel Cafe and the Eel River Cafe).
The former useless; the latter just fine.
That's a prelude to saying that we had dinner two nights at the Benbow and breakfast twice there. We were driving around at lunchtime.
The chef makes an effort; has experience. Tough when you are in a remote place and perhaps cannot judge how many will actually arrive for dinner. Dinner: main courses are rather good; there is fresh fish; it's not brillant. The prices are San Francisco/LA prices but that's fairly standard for even more ordinary stuff in non-metropolitan California. Extensive wine list; much of it too pricey. Breakfast: Good, interesting and standard stuff. Prices are totally out of line by the time you get to the bottom line. Try the Eel River Cafe in town for an excellent, reasonable breakfast.
Service overall is very spotty. Friendly but you'd better have patience.

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2  Thank nurealam
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had a lovely dinner on the patio. We started with freshly baked buns and a lovely olive tapenade. I ordered the filet mignon with blue cheese and an gratin potatoes. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Hubby had one of the chicken dinners again again enjoyed it. The wait staff was extremely helpful in selecting a Sonoma white wine. GREAT choice. We had breakfast in the dining room before leaving. Only three other couples there. The French toast was tasty however the coffee in the dining room very weak... Overall, great dinner service, morning just ok.

Thank Lambie06
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