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5 Great Seafood Restaurants

Mendocino County’s coastline is one of the most rugged and beautiful in the world, and long and storied fishing traditions have led to some of the finest seafood you’ll find in California.

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Noyo Harbor Inn

Noyo Harbor Inn is the only luxury hotel in the old coastal logging town of Fort Bragg, replete with spa, and their HarborView Bistro & Bar serves fresh seafood and other delights with a lovely view of the Noyo River.

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Located in the still-active fishing harbor of Fort Bragg, The Wharf connects visitors to the town’s past as a fishing-and-logging mecca but with an updated, modern twist. Look out over the ocean where your meal came from.

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Princess Seafood

For a truly unique seafood experience, try Princess Seafood, named after the 42-foot Seamaster hull that catches the fish you are about to eat, and captained and staffed entirely by women. Princess Seafood is a market, deli, and restaurant, and features live music on weekends.

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Sea Pal Cove Restaurant

For a more relaxed, low-key bite, try this rugged-but-right local favorite, where you can relax with an ice-cold, locally-brewed beer, enjoy some fish and chips, and watch the fishing boats sail in and out of the harbor.

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Gualala Seafood Shack

Word to the wise: don’t sleep on Mendocino’s South Coast, also known as its banana belt for the unseasonably sunny weather. In the little town of Gualala – as for pronunciation, opinions differ – this is a great casual stop for a local rockfish burrito or a crab Louie salad.

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