An overhead shot of five fresh oysters with a lemon

Best Seafood in Mendocino

Located right on the coast, you can expect to find some great seafood in the Northern California town of Mendocino. From local oysters to Dungeness crab, seafood lovers will enjoy exploring all that the Pacific Ocean has to offer while visiting our boutique Mendocino hotel. Next time you're on a lark to Mendocino, enjoy these recommendations for the best seafood in Mendocino.

Wild Fish | 7750 N. Highway 1, Little River | (707) 937-3055

Just south of Mendocino, Wild Fish sits on the Mendocino Headlands overlooking the ocean. Like many hidden gems in the area, Wild Fish isn't much to look at from the outside, but is well worth a visit. Tucked behind the post office and gas station, this restaurant sources all of its seafood locally, from oysters to fin fish, and of course Dungeness crab in the winter and spring. Seafood lovers will be in heaven with the chef's creative preparations and commitment to sourcing local. Be sure to make a reservation, as the restaurant's 10 tables fill up fast.

Mendocino Crab, Wine & Beer Festival Dinner | 822 Stewart Street, Fort Bragg

If it's Dungeness crab you're after, the 10-day Crab, Wine & Beer Festival is for you. From January 18th through 27th you'll find special dinners, wine tastings, and crab cook-offs. The special Cipollini Dinner is one of the festival's highlights, serving a seafood stew full of local crabs, fish, and shrimp. Great events are happening all around Mendocino County, so view the festival brochure to plan your trip.

Cafe Beaujolais | 961 Ukiah Street, Mendocino | (707) 937-5614

This downtown Mendocino restaurant is well-known for its commitment to using local and organic food. The seafood here is no exception, sourced locally and artfully prepared. Local Dungeness crab is always featured heavily when it's in season, from crab pizza to crab pasta dishes. Located within walking distance of our boutique Mendocino hotel, this is a local favorite where you can enjoy some of the best seafood in Mendocino.