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Little River Inn Dining Room

7901 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456
+1 707-937-5942
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cobbler” (21 reviews)
Closed Now
8:00 AM - 12:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7901 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We stayed at the hotel and opted to eat breakfast there both days.Their famous Swedish hotcakes lived up to the hype, and we loved the huevos rancheros. But avoid the scones as they were dry. At dinner, my husband enjoyed the Steak Diane, but my...More

Thank RealCABlonde
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely salmon dish over polenta and spinach. Best cobbler I have ever had. Go... it's good and the locals all hang here which is another good sign!

Thank Kathmandu11
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

As locals, we eat here about once a month and always enjoy the experience. Great staff, setting, delicious food and amazing view of the ocean from the bar

Thank Lrcoop
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Nice menu selection, but the food was mediocre. Service was slow. But our biggest complaint is the noise in the room. The ceiling should have baffles or something to spread out the sound. Too many people, too close, and we couldn't hear each other.

Thank Irene S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Generally good food....clam chowder is a delight.....mussels were killer.....sides of polenta and asparagus were excellent......chopped salad dull and unimaginative.......the night we visited the. Service was horrible.....our server took our order, brought our food, and never returned to ask any questions.....took 20 minutes t simply get...More

Thank la12sf1
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We were extremely disappointed in our meals. Both the salmon and filet mignon plates were COVERED with juices and sauces delivering a soggy mess. The filet was RAW and the Salmon overcooked and dry. The room was extremely warm. Our table was very small and...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Make a reservation if possible, very popular place. We had the 6:30 seating and watched the restaurant and bar (ocean viewing) Fill to capacity. Attentive service. Delicious petrale sole, wild boar goulash and steak entrees. We took our own wine. Parking close to entrance.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is 5 star dining at its best. The food is fresh, well prepared and served in a charming atmosphere. We liked the front little dining room, they called it the 'ocean view' instead of the garden dining room. It just has a few tables...More

Thank maryhadreas
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stayed overnight at a nearby hotel and had heard good things about this place so we went over for dinner. The food was good, the wait not so good, and the local red wine terrific. So a reasonably good experience was had by all.

Thank sateeshl2016
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Terrible service. Absolutely the worst. Food was good but it's hard to remember since we were treated so poorly. Should have left when no one would talk to us upon entering and we clearly didn't know the protocol, and truly who would?? Is the bar...More

Thank DSL010
LRInn, Owner at Little River Inn Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear DSLO10- I apologize for the experience you recently had in our restaurant. This has been the busiest summer in memory and there have been a couple of evenings when our staff was overwhelmed. More than anything, I am so sorry that you were not...More

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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.
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2 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, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7901 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456
    (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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