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Little River Inn Dining Room

7901 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9500
+1 707-937-5942
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
18:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
7901 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9500
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is warm and charming. Watch the sunset in the cozy, popular bar. The salmon was good, but the pureed spinach was strange with unpleasant texture. Excellent service.

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a treat to dine in a place where you know you’ll get amazing food with spot on service. Stars of the night were the salmon and the shellacked scallops. Service was attentive, helpful and well paced.

Thank Blaine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a birthday dinner. Had reservations for 7pm, but we got hungry and went earlier. They were very accommodating and we got a table by the window with a view of the ocean. Service was excellent and our waitress, Jennifer or Jen (?),...More

Thank TrevsLaLa
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We came here for both breakfast and dinner, though we were staying elsewhere in Mendocino. The atmosphere was casual and lively, and the service was excellent. Although it was busy on both occasions, the food was very good, and we didn't have to wait long....More

Thank Judy B
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The staff were very friendly even owners treated everybody even their employees with respect the food is excellent there

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The Dining Room at the Little River Inn was our choice for celebrating two birthdays at our table. Husband had a very strange mussel dish which were stuffed, friend had a lamb shank, another the sole, and I had the “sugo “ which was pasta...More

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 29 November 2017

After staying in Mendocino we drove down to the Little River Inn for breakfast. Our timing was perfect as a table opened up by the window, with an ocean view. Coffee was welcome and delicious. A very complete menu made the choices had but Ham...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Had late lunch so wanted small dinner and their bar menu was just right. Good wine and beer choices. Friendly staff.

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 5 November 2017

3 couples dined here in October while staying at Little River Inn. We were taken care of each night by the host and the food was excellent. Would highly recommend this place to dine.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Was staying at an inn down the road and they recommended this spot for dinner. If you can, sit at the bar. It overlooks the ocean with great sunset view, Was there on a Tuesday which is Mexican nite....very good burrito and margarita! Huge portions,...More

Thank dylan52
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Questions & Answers
1 May 2017|
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Response from Ray B | Reviewed this property |
Billionaires Bacon Recipe, "Ingredients: 1 lb. bacon 1 1⁄2 cups light brown sugar" Enjoy!
9 April 2017|
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Response from L A | Reviewed this property |
Just call them and make the reservation.
Karen W
3 April 2016|
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Response from hollisJ_dr | Reviewed this property |
Dog have a special "waiting area" near front entrance where they can stay leashed while owners dine. Water bowls & treats provided. Very nice! We were not staying there & had our dog wait out front where we could see him... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 10:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7901 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9500
    (Little River Airport Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Little River
  • Phone Number: +1 707-937-5942
  • E-mail
Family hospitality meets fine cuisine at this landmark coastal resort. Looking out upon magnificent ocean and garden views, the Little River Inn Restaurant is well known for its comfortable atmosphere and enticing fresh local fare. Executive Chef Marc Dym creates dishes that are at once familiar and modern, while the friendliest staff on the coast makes you feel like part of the family.
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