Located on the property at the Little River Inn, the restaurant is one of the must-visits while in Mendocino County. Chef Jason Azevedo brings a modern twist to the classic American-regional cuisine of the Little River Inn. The restaurant is built to serve guests every day – many Inn guests eat breakfast and dinner every day at the restaurant – so it showcases a wide range of seasonal and regional specialties, as well as accessible and traditional favorites.
There are a few favorites you won’t want to miss – and once you visit once, you’ll undoubtedly find yourself back at least a few more times, just to try the things you missed the first time around. The clam chowder is of special note – made with clams in shell, this has repeatedly been named one of the best clam chowders in the country by travel magazines.
Breakfast and brunch at the Little River Inn are not to be missed – but be sure to make a reservation in advance if you’re coming on the weekend, as the restaurant does fill up, and check to make sure breakfast is currently being served to non-guests at the Inn if you’re staying elsewhere. Try Ole’s hotcakes for an incredible treat inspired by the five-generation history of the Inn.
The main dining room here is beautiful, with garden views and an intimate feel. The wine list here is well-thought out and generously priced, and the cocktails are executed with a deft hand.