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Benbow Inn Restaurant

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American, International, Contemporary
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445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3616 (Formerly Benbow Inn)
+1 707-923-2124
08:00 - 21:30
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast is not only delicious, but the service was excellent! The perfect finish to a memorable visit!

Thank CatPatz
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner was ok but we were rushed and not told that we could get the bar menu too. Bartender very busy and not in the best mood but did ok for the amount of people he was serving. Breakfast the next morning was better and we were about the only ones there. A very cool place

Thank john g
Richmond, VA
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Dinner was excellent. It's a bit expensive but not outrageous. You do get what you pay for and I loved it. Breakfast was just as good.

Thank bloatedpig
Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We are staying at the Benbow Inn KOA for several days, so we had brunch this morning T the Benbow Inn with friends. I had a bagel with ham, my friend had the French toast and chicken sausages and our husbands had Eggs Benedict. Our meals were delicious. My friend and I each had a mimosa and the guts had... More 

Thank DroolieK
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stopped here because it was recommended by a couple of locals in the area. We felt that even though it was a wonderful old inn, it was to expensive for a quick lunch and we seem to be the only people around...

Thank TheSandyCrab
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our lunch menu and we hope the food was to your satisfaction. We are sorry you felt it "was to expensive for a quick lunch". Our prices are competitive to other similar restaurants in our northern California area and with new government regulations prices are only going to increase going forward. It is the... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Referred by friends & tried it out while staying at Benbow Inn campground. Disappointed in both. Had halibut cheek special, hadn't had halibut cheeks in years due to price, overcooked & sauces not great.

Thank Brent S
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant and we are sorry you were not happy with our KOA campground or food at the Benbow Historic Inn. The Halibut Cheeks were a special and we have passed your comments on to our Chef in order for him to fix the overcooked fish and sauces. This type of input is very... More 

Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great food whether you are passing thru, or staying for an evening or two. It's a few hours' drive north of SFO on Hwy 101.

Thank Jon C
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

How nice for the hotel to offer a vegan menu-- we had 2 entrees, shared a salad, glass of wine, and dessert. Wonderful food & service, nice for a special occasion.

Thank Wade G
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great experience. Best (and only?) fine dining in SoHum. Probably #3 or 4 best restaurant in the county. Eat here if you stay in the area or want to impress a date. Breakfast good, dinner great. Worth the expense if you can afford it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

2 eggs, chicken apple sausage, toast, and a very small amount of home potatoes/husband had eggs benedict, 2 OJ & 2 coffee: total with tip $55. Service was excellent though!

Thank keepitshort1
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that your food and service were excellent for your breakfast. Likewise we are sorry your felt that our prices were "expensive". Our food pricing is similiar to other Inn's in our region, specifically Mendocino and Ferndale. Other country Inn's like ours are charging the same pricing. That being said our prices are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
American, International, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3616 (Formerly Benbow Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Garberville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-923-2124

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?