Fort Bragg Restaurants

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Best Rated Restaurants in Fort Bragg

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    EGGHEADS: EGGS EGGS EGGS!

    by GypsyLightChaser Updated Jun 6, 2005

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    EggHeads Cafe

    Step back into the Land Of OZ in this small cafe. Old photos of the Wizard of Oz on the walls makes this a charming place to dine.
    Get there early as there are line's out in the street waiting to get in.

    Favorite Dish: The Eggs Benedict with a champagne Hollidase Sauce! You have to try it!
    Crab Omlette is out of this world
    Every thing is good but they are know for this delicious breakfast..lunch item.

    You will be back after biting into this menue

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    Thai Food and California Cusine: NIT'S CAFE

    by GypsyLightChaser Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Nit's Cafe

    Fantastic! Small and cozy on main street, Fresh Roses on the table. Clean and friendly staff.

    Vegan, Seafood, Chicken, Beef
    Hearty Meals! Large Portions

    You must try it.

    LUNCH 11:30 - 3:00
    DINNER 5:30-9:00

    Favorite Dish: Shrimp, rice, vegtables, pineapple, piled high in half a pineapple. Their Coconut soup with tender slices of chicken breast is out of this world. 1 Bowl will feed two.

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    LAUREL DELI AND DESSERTS: A BITE TO EAT

    by GypsyLightChaser Written Mar 30, 2005

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    Deli

    The Laurel Deli has fantastic sandwiches, lunches and desserts. The locals love the blackberry cobbler. Large portions and located next to the skunk train depot. Inside there is a small shopping mall with lots of goodies.

    Make sure you get there before 2pm as they close early.

    Favorite Dish: Black Berry Cobbler

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    Laurel Deli: DELI

    by GypsyLightChaser Written Jun 5, 2005

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    LAUREL DELI

    The Laurel Deli has fantastic sandwiches, lunches and desserts. The locals love the blackberry cobbler. Large portions and located next to the skunk train depot. Inside there is a small shopping mall with lots of goodies.

    Make sure you get there before 2pm as they close early.

    Favorite Dish: Fresh black berry cobbler
    Latte's, potatoe salad

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    North Coast Sports Cafe: Family Fare and Sports Matches

    by Rixie Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Feeling peckish? This cafe offers hamburgers, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and surprising perks like homemade French fries, at a reasonable cost.

    It's a good place to take children: there's a $4.95 kids' menu.

    And if Dad just can't stand to miss the playoffs, he can zip into the adjacent sports bar for a quick peek.

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    Cafe 1: Great, Organic Take on Traditional Foods

    by WulfstanTraveller Written Jun 28, 2007

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    Cafe 1, Fort Bragg

    Cafe 1 is a great local diner-type restaurant with a wonderful triwst on standard American fare like pancakes, eggs, turkey, etc. It's primarily a breakfast-and-lunch place but apparently has dinners on Thursday-Saturday as well.

    It has an emphasis on organic foods and nautral ingredients, and it has very good cooking. They use lots of vegetables and real maple syrup for their pancakes, which can be hard to find even at great breakfast places.

    I've only had breakfast here, so I cannot specifically describe the other meals, but this is certainly a top choice for breakfast.

    It's also a good place to take kids.

    Favorite Dish: The Window Plate for breakfast is great, with eggs and lots of different vegetables on top of sourdough bread with "Hippy Sauce." I don't know what is in the sauce, but it's great, being light but flavourful.

    The breakfast sandwich is also delicious and pancakes are good with real maple syrup.

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    Egghead's: Best breakfast in Ft. bragg!

    by sean420 Written Apr 9, 2007

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    We ate there on a Tuesday morning and were promptly seated and brought coffee and orders taken. About 10 minutes later our breakfasts arrived. I had the "munchkin madness" which consisted of two english muffins topped with spinach, poached eggs and salsa. It was delicious! By the time we were leaving the restaurant was quite crowded with people lined up outside.

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    Cowlick's: Great Ice Cream

    by WulfstanTraveller Updated Jul 18, 2006

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    Cowlick's, Fort Bragg

    Cowlick's is a great local ice cream place making its own ice cream. Unfortunatelty, this is something of a rarity these days and although I love living where I do, I miss having the good local ice cream parlours that I was able to enjoy when I lived and worked in the Sacramento area. Anyway, Cowlick's is one of the few in the Sonoma-Mendocino area of California and it's very good.

    I stop here every time I'm in the region since it's over 100 miles from my home and I never want to miss it.

    Favorite Dish: Great vanilla, black walnut (not too sweet) and chocolate (good chocolate ice cream is divine, but exceedingly rare). Their ginger ice cream is out of this world, being nicely gingery but not too much so, and being quite creamy, too. They have wonderful blackberry-chocolate chunk, and excellent oreo-cookie ice cream, too. Their peanut-butter ice cream (I forget the name) is also great.

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    Dog Friendly Resturants

    by GypsyLightChaser Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Cafe One, Fort Bragg

    Homestyle Cafe, Fort Bragg (Great Food)

    Laurel Deli (next to the Skunk Train)

    Piaci Pub and Pizzeria, Fort Bragg

    Lu's Kitchen, Mendocino

    Mendo Burgers, Mendocino

    Mendocino Bakery and Cafe Mendocino (ymmummy)

    Favorite Dish: Home Sytle Cafe has great breakfast! Home Style just like its name.

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    I love the Mendocino Brewing...

    by politigal Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    I love the Mendocino Brewing Company. It is Fort Bragg. It isn't the pub food you might expect from a brewery, but sophisticated cuisine and a nice wine list of local Mendo county wines.

    Favorite Dish: Please do yourself a favor and indulge in some oysters on the half-shell. I know you guys already think I'm a hopeless romantic for getting all sappy over the whole engagement thing, so I'm just going to go with it. They are grown locally down Hwy One. a ways in Point Reyes and they are superb with a glass of (what else) California Champagne.

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  • The North Coast Brewing...

    by lygchicana Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The North Coast Brewing Company, 444 North Main St., Ft. Bragg, (707)964-7910, Cioppino an' a pint a ale: a $20 spot.
    Mendo Bistro, upstairs from the Company Store, 301 N. Main St., (707)964-4974, sample their Sweet Potatoe(Camote) Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce and Spiced Pecans, with a nice Cab set you back $75-a C note for 2.
    The Old Coast Hotel, 101 N. Franklin St., bar & restaurant. Dinner served Thurs. thru Mon., lunch Fri. thru Sun. House specialty: scrumpdillyumptous Shellfish Cioppino(like an old, crusty Italian nonno would lovingly brew) with fresh crab, prawns, purple mussels and buttery clams, a bargain with a carafe of hearty Burgundy for a smiling Ben Franklin!

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    Carine's Fish Grotto: Avoid this Place Like the Plague

    by atufft Updated Feb 22, 2012
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    Fort Bragg's Noyo River Waterfront has a reputation as a magnet for tourists much like Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco and Monterey, and so it's not surprising that it's difficult to find seafood restaurants that are particularly good in value. But, in California down right rip-off restaurants usually fail because word gets around, and high real-estate and rent prices being what they are, don't allow unpopular restaurants to survive for long. In Fort Bragg, we have unfortunately a chronic problem restaurant right on the Fort Bragg waterfront, which for the life of me I can't figure out how they are allowed to continue. This place after all is a place that targets unsuspecting tourists hungry for seafood, then delivers horrible food at an astronomical price.

    After reading my extensive remarks, see the ratings of other customers in the Yelp link below. This place is a real gem. Fort Bragg Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce need to push this place out of business on the waterfront to save the city's overall reputation.

    Now, we are not simply talking about old fashioned deep fried versus more healthy and inspiring treatment of fish in the California cuisine, although if you are looking for the latter, forget it; it's not here. In any case, the deep fried issue is a common challenge for restaurants that cater to families and tourists from the midwest and south of the USA where palates for fish are finicky.

    What is unique about Carine's Fish Grotto is the family management's apparent ability to make suckers of their patrons. Although the restaurant is likely to be empty, the staff are quick to help seat anyone who walks through the door to a formica table covered with a red and white checked plastic table cloth. This begins the game.

    A listless young adult adult takes the order, showing no interest whatsoever to explain the astronomically high menu prices, catch of the day, nor the preparation of the food at this establishment. The menu shows the fresh crab and catch of the day either "market price" or $25- to $30 dinner prices--ridiculous pricing for this place. Looking around at the room decor, even I wasn't stupid enough to fall for these entres. My gut told me this was a rip off. So I looked for something cheap.

    The entertainment won't stop there however. Grandma then trots out, trying to project a harmless image of an old pushy Italian mother, trying to offer you her best. In reality, she has some lousy leftovers or soup she needs to get rid off. Her goal is to project family charm, distracting customers from the real game of bait and switch.

    By the time the food is brought to the table, the guest is likely to be disappointed if they know anything at all about seafood because there is precious little seafood to enjoy. Most of the ingredients are fillers of one sort or another. At the end of the meal, grandma wants the guest to check themselves out at the register. Whereas the front door window has all sorts of bank card logos, the countertop screams CASH ONLY. The final insult is an unitemized tally with is double or triple what the meal is worth.

    Favorite Dish: There is NOTHING worth eating on this menu. I went for the cheapest item, an $18- crab sandwich served with sliced tomato, onion, and pile of French Fries. The crab was old and heavily mixed with mayonnaise, which was also smeared in generous portions on the plain bun.

    My wife chose a similarly priced crab cake salad, which was a tiny deep fried mixture of who knows what--there certainly wasn't much crab in it. The salad greens were OK, but for the price, a lot more should have been on her plate.

    The old Italian grandma pushed a lousy clam chowder, which was almost entirely a white cream sauce with precious few flecks of clam, and even less clam flavor. The clams were almost certainly canned, not fresh, but the price was for fresh.

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    Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant: Highest Food Ratings from Zagat Survey

    by jannyb Updated Sep 29, 2011
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    RESTAURANT IS CLOSED...With its warm, redwood-paneled dining room and its superb food and service, the Rendezvous provides one of the Mendocino Coast's finest dining experiences. It focuses on Country-French cuisine and has been rated #1 for food in Mendocino County by the 2006-2009 (tied in 2009) Zagat Surveys of San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants. The Rendezvous has been described as "unpretentious, yet sophisticated" by Sunset Magazine. Its ambiance is one of rustic elegance. The Rendezvous is also a B&B, and has 6 cozy inn rooms. Its dinner chef cooks and serves a full breakfast to inn guests.

    Favorite Dish: Can't decide!

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    Eggheads: The best breakfast place ever!

    by Whiskeyguy Written Nov 25, 2007

    When thinking about breakfast in Fort Bragg, don't miss Eggheads. It's seafood breakfasts are amazing, mixing crab and other seafoods with traditional dishes such as omelletes. After eating here you would definately be returning, and I always make it a point to stop in when visiting the Fort Bragg area.

    Favorite Dish: The crab omelletes are amazing, and you definately cannot go wrong with them.

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    The Wharf: Mediocre food but great view

    by StAlphonzo Updated Oct 14, 2006

    We had been traveling in our trailer for over a week at this point and wanted to splurge a little and this restaurant was recommended by the staff at the local trailer park. The food here was nothing special -- seemed geared toward the silver haired crowd. Very bland and uninspiring. I had the Petrale Sole which tasted like it was dredged in plain breadcrumbs, lightly salted and quickly pan-seared. The rice accompaniment had no flavor and the veggies were overcooked. The whole dish was prepared as if a diabetic was eating. To add insult to injury this place is not inexpensive. Each of our meals was over $20 per plate. Service was just OK but the view is fantastic. Mediocre food + just OK service + high price = Thumbs down.

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