Pier Chowder House & Tap Room

Pier Chowder House & Tap Room is 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. 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, Visa and MC accepted, open daily for lunch and dinner. Click here to view their dinner menu.

Bird Cafe & Supper Club

Located at 190 Main Street in downtown Point Arena, the much acclaimed Bird Cafe is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Chef Aaron Peters prepares magical dishes from produce, meats and seafood provided from local purveyors. You wont want to miss Friday Oyster night whether in the dining room or in the adjoining cocktail bar. Click here for the Bird Cafe's website.


Uneda Pizza

Jill and Rob Hunter are former owners of Pangaea, which was for over a decade, a culinary mecca for the Mendocino Coast. Hell, even the Bay area - it was that good! Now they operate a pizza parlor at Arena Cove, just a two-minute walk from the Coast Guard House. Open every day except Tuesday. Click here to see their website.

Anchor Bay Thai Kitchen

Care for a spring roll or some curry? Try this excellent restaurant 10 miles south of the Coast Guard House.

FAQ's: Hours: Tue, Sat-Sun 12 pm - 8:30 pm Wed-Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm  Accepts Credit Cards: Yes  Delivery: No Take-out: Yes  Waiter Service: Yes  Outdoor Seating: Yes  Alcohol: Beer & Wine.  Click here to see their website.

Trinks Cafe

Everything Trinks does, it does to perfection. The caring owners and staff will make you feel welcome from the moment you enter. It's open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday, in addition to being open for special dinners on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Click here to see their website.


St. Orres

St. Orres is an interesting redwood structure reminiscent of a Russian orthodox onion dome. It features quirky food presentations focusing on wild game and fish, with some offerings for vegetarians. Price fixed menu, no credit cards accepted. Just north of Gualala, 15-minute drive, open all week. Click here to see a sample menu.

Bridget Dolans


Bridget Dolan's features Bangers and Mash and Guinness on tap in Elk. Open for dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. every day except Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here to view a menu.

Ledford House

Ledford House provides a Mediterranean style menu with the crashing surf below. This restaurant has an enviable view and a comfortable dining environment. It is a good choice for those planning a day trip to Mendocino and wishing to dine early before returning to the inn. We love the lamb and duck dishes and appetizers of warm beet salad. The Ledford House has a full bar and excellent wine selection. In Albion, 40 minutes away, open Wednesday through Sunday, Visa and MasterCard accepted. Click here to view their menu.