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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Café
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“Good coffee drinks & fine home made baked goods with blue water views. Lunch also served. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Outstanding cuisine ($$$) in the dining room plus scrumptous small plates ($$) in the bar/ cocktail lounge. The whole building is turn-of-the century Russian architecture & worth the evening. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sometimes after a long day of hiking, exploring and drinking wine all you want is to cozy up and enjoy some pizza. Upper Crust will do just the trick! Locally owned for many years this is a local favorite.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“This hotel is 110+ yrs old. It's located right on Hwy One, East side. Friendly restaurant staff will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will enjoy American foods! It has a full bar, and it's a gathering place for locals and tourists. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“New management, fabulous views where the Gualala River enters the Pacific. Day light and sun sets are good times to visit. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Tasty food at a reasonable price, with awesome ocean views. Full service bar with excellent pours and the price is right! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Now knows as Patty's Tacos, this is a local favorite almost at the north edge of downtown Gualala. You know this place is patronized by locals when they don't even display the prices of the food they serve. And don't you make the mistake of judging the quality of food by the prices. Expect to be delighted by the flavors and the lip-smacking assortment of Salsas. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“As far as Gualala restaurants go, this one's pretty solid. In absolute terms, it's very blah. But remember, this is Gualala, not Mendocino. Not vegetarian friendly, but a decent assortment of seafood.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“Stock up on local vegetables from hyper local providers. Oz Farm, Pelican Bread, and great local providers. Seasonal May - ??. Saturday mornings 930-1230pm.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fish tacos - from the folks who run Trinks Cafe in town. Usually made with local cod.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a solid Taco place right in the heart of Gualala and very easy to miss even as you walk by it. The joint is frequented by locals and serves hearty tamales, fajitas, tacos, chile verdes accompanied by a decent variety of salsas and beverages like the horchata, agua frescas and Jarittos. Grab a dozen frozen tamales as a backup meal for days you are feeling lazy.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It was Shoreline Restaurant, but now called "SANDBAR" It is an ocean front restaurant with great views of the Pacific Ocean and Gualala river. Modern design....a big fireplace..a nice full bar. Great meals too. About 7~10 min. drive from our guesthouse. ”
  • 1 local recommends