Mendocino Coast Glove Box Guide

Updates through April 2011

Many changes have occurred in visitor-serving businesses since our October 2003 edition. Here's the latest lowdown on new accommodations and changes, listed by town. The star (*) indicates our favorites. Accommodations that have closed are listed at the end.


  • Cove Azul replaced Cypress Bar & Grill.
  • Bones Roadhouse 884-1188 replaced Sandpiper.
  • Pizzas & Cream now in Guallala, too

Anchor Bay

  • Sea Sprite Restaurant 884-4567 replaced Fish Rock Cafe.
  • Mariachis replace Taqueria Briza del Mar

Point Arena

  • Pier Chowder House and Tap Room replaced Arena Cove Bar & Grill.
  • Pizza’s and Cream replaced Cozmic Pizza.
  • Rollerville Cafe 882-2077 replaced Old House Cafe.
  • Lighthouse Pointe Inn replaced Rollerville Junction.
  • New: Two Girls & a Grill, 194 Main, 882-2259.
  • New: Arena Rock Cafe, 240 Main, 882-3330.
  • New: Phoenix, 250 Main, 882-1619.

Little River

  • Auberge Mendocino replaced Rachel’s Inn; their toll-free number is 800-347-9252.
  • Cottages at Little River Cove replaced Fools Rush Inn.
  • Andiron Seaside Inn & Cabins replaced Pacific Mist Bungalows.
  • La Petite Rive, 937-4945, replaced Edge of the Earth.


  • Reed Manor is now part of the *MacCallum House Inn.
  • New: *Lighthouse Inn at Point Cabrillo 937-5033.
  • Frankie’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor replaced Lipinski’s Juice Joint.
  • Moody’s Organic Coffee Bar replaced Community Coffee & Cookie.


  • Caspar Inn is now serving dinner.
  • La Playa Restaurante Mexicana, 964-4074, moved to Fort Bragg at 542 N. Main.

Fort Bragg

  • Anchor Lodge Motel and *Silver’s at the Wharf (formerly the Wharf) have new contact info: 964-0569.
  • Living Light Inn replace Colonial Inn.
  • Travelodge replaced Chelsea Inn & Suites.
  • Heron’s by the Sea (now with breakfast as well as lunch/dinner) replaced Sharon’s by the Sea.
  • Fort Bragg Steak House, 962-0539, replaced Samraat.
  • Chapter & Moon now serves breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • *Viraporn’s Thai Cafe, 962-0717, moved to the Pine Beach Inn.
  • David’s Deli moved to the Boatyard Shopping Center (near Harvest Market).
  • New: *Fort Bragg Bakery (proprietor Chris Kump, formerly of Cafe Beaujolais), 360 N. Franklin, 964-7761: Pastries/breads/pizzas/desserts Wed-Sat 8:30-4
  • New: V’Canto (Italian Restaurant), 124 E. Laurel, 964-6844.
  • New: Taka’s Japanese Grill, 250-A N. Main, 964-5204.
  • New: *Cirino’s Sandwich Shop, 131 E. Laurel, 964-5493.
  • New: Living Light Deli (raw foods) in The Company Store, Main & Redwood streets, 964-2420.
  • New: Relish Hot Dogs, 260 N. Main, 962-0633.
  • New: Asian Buffet, 450 N. Franklin, 964-8938.
  • New: New Best Buffet, 760 S. Main, 961-1688.
  • New: La Costena (Mex), Chestnut & Main, 964-7931.

Also new: Fort Bragg’s new *C.V. Starr Community Center, 964-9446, 300 S. Lincoln at Maple, has a gorgeous new 21,000-square-foot Aquatic Center with two indoor pools, an 85-foot water slide and a lazy river. Also on the grounds: exercise rooms, party rooms, and an off-leash dog park. It replaced the antique pool at the old Recreation Center on Laurel Street. Check it out!


  • Newly refurbished Westport Hotel, 964-3688,, has 6 rooms in the $140-195 range, and serves dinner Friday and Saturday 5-9 pm, Sunday Brunch 10-2.

Anderson Valley

  • The Other Place has a new phone: 895-3979.
  • Alicia’s Mexican Restaurant, 895-3857, replaced Horn of Zeese.

Accommodations that have closed:

Gualala: The Old Milano Hotel, Oceansong Pacific Grill, The Food Company, Sandpiper Restaurant and Smokehouse Grill have closed. Pangaea Cafe closed, still catering 882-2664. Gualala Hotel Restaurant?

Point Arena: El Burrito Organic Taqueria closed.

Little River: Heritage House closed.

Mendocino: Cypress Cove closed. Rick’s of Mendocino closed.

Fort Bragg: Annie’s Jughandle Beach B&B Inn, Avalon House have closed. North Coast Sports Cafe, Main Street Diner have closed.

Anderson Valley: Sheep Dung Estates closed. Buckhorn Saloon, Lumberjack Pizza, Cafe Glad, Maggie Mae’s and Taqueria del Taco have closed.

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