Restaurants Near Abalone Bay
Restaurants in The Sea Ranch and neighboring communities of Mendonoma offer a wonderful selection of dining experiences and food options including artisanal baked goods, local handcrafted gelato made from local organic jersey cow milk, local artisanal cheese, wine, jams and much more. Dishes in many of the area’s restaurants are crafted using local produce, freshly caught local fish, wild mushrooms, and wild game. All restaurants are great family venues. For those of you desiring more international flavors you’ll find Mexican and Thai restaurants, as well as good ol’ pizza.
Map of Mendonoma Restaurants
Located on this Google map are a selection of the listed Mendonoma Restaurants described below.
Restaurants in Sea Ranch
Internationally-inspired California cuisine that emphasizes the freshest local ingredients. Seasonal menus and daily specials are offered. Seating in the main dining room or in the solarium have exquisite views. Noteworthy are the romantic views of Black Point Cove which are sure to make dining memorable. When staying in Sea Ranch check their calendar of special events including WineMakers Dinners and Holiday Dining. We love the WineMaker Dinners that showcase regional offerings at special events throughout the year, hosted by local winemakers and brewmasters with spectacular oceanfront dining. And we’re sure you will too!
Be sure to call for reservations (frequently used for wedding parties and may have special hours or be closed).
60 Sea Walk Dr |Sea Ranch, CA 95497 | (707) 785-2371 | Breakfast 7-11; All Dining 11:30-9
Restaurants in Stewarts Point
– Also managed by TwoFish Baking Company offers not only the famous bakery treats of TwoFish Bakery, but also sandwiches, pizzas in the corner store and brew establishment. Not hungry? Then discover a small selection of sundries, and delightful locally made treasures.
The Sea Ranch Friday Pizza Night traditionally held at TwoFish Bakery is now held at the Stewarts Point Store. No reservations available for dining in the restaurant located upstairs.
Located south of Sea Ranch at the corner of Highway 1 and Skaggs Springs Road.
Restaurants in Timber Cove (17.5 miles South of Abalone Bay)
Re-opened after extensive remodeling July 2016, this location provides an exceptional Sonoma coastal cuisine dining experience with panoramic Pacific Ocean views. Noteworthy of the location is the Bufano Peace Statue Monument located next to the hotel and restaurant. Nearby stops include Fort Ross State Historic Park 1 mile away and Flowers Vineyard and Winery 4 miles away.
The Coast Kitchen offers organic, seasonal fare with clean, crisp presentations served amidst stunning ocean views. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days per week, Coast Kitchen offers a delectable menu featuring dishes sourced from local vendors and wine pairings from predominantly Sonoma-based vineyards. Dine in the intimate indoor dining room or outdoor patio overlooking the fire pit. Either one features a romantic, cozy atmosphere.
The Hirsch Room is Timber Cove’s very own exclusive dining room, the perfect fit for private gatherings and events. Their 12-foot dining table is handmade by a local craftsman from a single redwood tree, with endless ocean views in the most distinguished room of our resort. The Hirsch Room is the ideal setting for a private party of up to 13 guests or a luxurious meeting space for your next corporate retreat.
Coast Kitchen daily:
Timber Cove Inn, 21780 CA-1, Jenner, CA 95450 | (707) 847-3231
Restaurants in Gualala (7 miles north of Abalone Bay)
Gualala Hotel, Restaurant & Saloon recently was recently sold. Established in 1903, this gem on the Northern California coastline returned to service between February 2015- June 2016. We look forward to its new owners and management’s opening announcement.
39301 South Highway One, Gualala, CA 95445 | (707) 884-3441
Authentic local Mexican Food. The location is small in size (about 5 tables inside and a couple outside) but big in food. Located behind Jay Bakers hardware near the northern end of Gualala. Taco Tuesdays are great – 99¢ tacos!
38820 South Highway One | Gualala, CA 95445| (707) 884-1789
Specializes in pizza slices to go, sandwiches, desserts, pastries, ice cream, coffee, and a wide variety of Mexican dishes. Located inside the mall next to Gualala Super Market.
39225 South Highway One, Gualala, CA 95445 | (707) 884-4055 | Daily: 6:00 am-7 pm
Locally Handcrafted Small Batch Artisan Gelato and Cheese. Available at the Surf Market ~ Black Point Grill at Sea Ranch Lodge ~ Trinks Cafe ~ Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen. Join them at the Gelato Cart on Saturdays (Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Pazzo Marco Gelato Cart at Surf Market
North Coast Cuisine made from and fresh local ingredients including freshly caught fish, wild game, and wild mushrooms wonderfully prepared by owner Rosemary Campiformio. St. Orres is a favorite restaurant of ours-perfect for that special occasion. It’s unique architecture whisks you back in time to the 18oos when Russian fur trappers and traders inhabited the area. The Seaside Bar offers tapas (little plates) and unique cocktails great unique mojitos! This is where the locals hang out. Musical entertainment is frequently offered in the bar and lounge area. Check their website for more information on dates and artists. Located north of Gualala proper.
36601 South Highway One, Gualala, CA | (707) 884-3303
Wonderful family run cafe that offers specialty sandwiches, homemade desserts , gourmet coffee, locally handcrafted Pazzo Marco Gelato. Open daily for breakfast and lunch (Monday- Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. to 4p.m.). Dinners are available Wednesdays and Fridays 5-8pm. Dinner program varies day to day, and usually depends on what is available from local vendors (check the website to see what dishes will be offered). Seating inside and outside with views of the estuary.
39140 South Highway One, Gualala, CA 95445 | (707) 884-1713 | Mon-Sat: 7:00 am- 5:00 pm, Sun: 8:00 am-4:00pm
Located in Cypress Village Center, this is a favorite of local residents. Great views accompany American fare. The pool table and bar makes it a fun place to hang out with friends.
International cuisine on Thursday night, locally-curated world class Jazz music events Friday night, punctuated by a casual catch-up with friends and community Saturday. Always check the events calendar.
MendoViné 39145 South Highway One, Gualala, CA 95445 | 707-896-2650 | Hours: Th-Sun 6-9PM
Restaurants in Anchor Bay (10 miles north of Abalone Bay)
Authentic Thai Cuisine, some Vegan, Gluten Free. This restaurant is located in the Anchor Bay Village just north of the town of Gualala on the south Mendocino coast just five minutes north of the Sonoma county line in the Village of Anchor Bay. They specialize in exotic flavors and aromas of Thai cuisine using fresh local organic ingredients whenever possible.
Note cash only, credit cards are not accepted.
35517 California 1, Gualala, California | (707) 884-4141 | Tuesday – Sunday, Lunch: 12:00-3:00 | Dinner: 5:00-9:00
Serving a very wide variety of traditional Mexican cuisine , though they will make hamburgers too.
35501 CA Highway South, Anchor Bay, CA 95445 | (707) 884-1735 |Open: Mon, Wed- Sunday 11am-8:30pm. Closed Tuesday.
This darling coffee and tea shop is owned by Torry and Amanda J Olsen in beautiful Anchor Bay. This location has historically been a community gathering place located in Anchor Bay Village when it was known as the Blue Canoe until it’s original owners retired. Today White Cap continues to be a source of excellent coffee, tea, ice cream and pastries. The list of their offerings covers two very large blackboards and includes all of the regular and irregular offerings of any respectable coffeehouse. You can sit inside or outside in the enclosed garden and you can bring your own book or read one of theirs. Owned and operated by locals it is also a great place to find out what is going on in the area.
35501 CA-1, Gualala, CA 95445 | (707) 884-1800 | Opened: Tue Wed, Thurs- 6 am -3:30 pm. Fri. and Sat. 6 am-6:00 pm. Closed Tuesday.6:30.
Restaurants in Point Arena (21 miles North of Abalone Bay)
New to Point Arena is Bird Cafe and Supper Club.
Word on the street is it has pretty good food offerings with a small but good local wine list. They may be working out some kinks as a start up.. but looks promising. If you go be sure to give us your report!
Looking for a great place to enjoy dinner and movie? Try Uneeda Eat right next door to Point Arena’s historic movie theater. Owners Jill and Rob Hunter offer a daily changing menu of fresh locally sourced ingredients. They describe their food as “bold and rustic California cuisine with Euro-Asian elements.” It’s truly excellent!
Due to it’s small location, reservations are strongly recommended. Small tables for parties of 2 are along a back wall bench and within the room. There are a few tables for four. We have sampled their duck plate, rabbit plate and steak plate. DELICIOUS!
Beginning March 2016 they will be serving pizza made in their newly installed wood burning pizza oven.
A word to the wise
- They show old movies on the wall that may affect your dining pleasure. Shown on our visit was the Incredible Shrinking Man. As our food was served up an oversized spider was about to dine on the hero. The good news – he got a way and we had a great meal timed perfectly to scoot next door for a movie.
- There are no hamburgers served on their diner menu- to the chagrin of our son. But he’ll be back for Pizza!
- Bring cash or your checkbook. Credit cards are not accepted. Meals range from $20 -$30. Salads range from $10- $15
Located: 790 Port Rd/Point Arena Pier, Point Arena, CA 95468
Call (707) 882-1960
A seafood house in a casual atmosphere with an awe-inspiring view of the lively activities at Arena Cove. Get the literal bird’s eye view of the pier, the fishing boats and jagged cliffs plunging into the sea as you dine on fresh seafood, some caught locally that day, or enjoy entrees from the grill. It’s the perfect location to celebrate Fourth of July with a dinner and front row seating for the fireworks shot right in front of the restaurant. The Chowder House has a local wine list and 31 brews on tap. Every day finds colorful locals and visitors alike relaxing at the historic 100-year-old bar or gazing at the Pacific on the deck. Located at Arena Cove, a 2-minute walk. Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Waiter Service and Outdoor Seating.
Franny’s offer an endless melange of baked goods, both sweet and savory, for breakfast, lunch and of course, dessert, all of which are made at the bakery every morning. Donut Fridays promise a new donut every Friday morning, announced via their Facebook Page. They make their own chocolates, such as our salt caramels, truffles and pate de fruit, in addition to carrying a colorful range of candies from all our favorite companies. They serve Uncommon Grounds coffee and Espresso from Berkeley and Harney & Sons tea and chai, and an alarming amount of people seem to be addicted to their spicy Mexican mochas! Since our shop is so small, all items are carry-out. Franny’s also offers monthly brunches throughout the spring and summer, as well as birthday cakes and wedding cakes by special order.
Purchases are by cash or check only.
213 Main Street, Point Arena, CA 95468 | (707) 882-2500 |Open Wed.-Sat. 8 am- 4pm
Family run cafe—come enjoy our homestyle food! Breakfast & lunch served daily.
Dinner served Friday through Sunday.
Tues-Thurs, 8am-2pm, Fri-Sun, 8am-8pm
Hwy 1 N at Lighthouse Rd,Point Arena, CA 95468, |(707) 882-207 | Open: Tues-Thurs, 8am-2pm, Fri-Sun, 8am-8pm
Breakfast served all day, tasty lunches, nightly dinner specials, and tantalizing desserts to satisfy your taste buds, you will always go home feeling like a winner! Relax in the cozy dining area or join the gang at the bar. Enjoy a glass of delicious beer,or wine and never miss a beat of your favorite sports on our large flat screens televisions. Minors are now welcome in the River Grill before 9PM. Must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
22215 Windy Hollow Rd, Point Arena, CA 95468 | (707) 882-2077 | Open: 9am-11 pm
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