Noyo Harbor Inn, Restaurant and Tavern

4.5
317 Reviews
$30 and under
European
Fresh wild caught fish and seafood delivered daily from the Harbor, delicate vegetables and herbs gathered from the Chef’s Garden and perfect pairings of wine, beer and cocktails makes the Noyo Harbor Inn Restaurant a place where each dish excites and delights!
Enjoy scenic views of the working Noyo Harbor from a spacious deck. Watch seals and otters swim past, birds flying overhead, and fishing vessels making their way back to the harbor.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 317 people are saying
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vipGreg
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Ambiance was wonderful

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AnnIe
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is lovely. The food is exceptional and it’s not very expensive. I’ve tried several items on the menu from breakfast meals to luncheon and starters. Everything has been good. For instance the eggs are light and the Brussels sprouts are a revelation.

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vipKimM
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our reservation was at 7 pm and we were seated immediately on the patio. They had nice heaters to make it comfortable and the ambience was nice. We ordered rack of lamb, surf and turf, New York steak, and cod special. All of the food was good with the exception of the filet mignon on the surf and turf. Very undercooked and was definitely not a filet cut. Chewy and almost rare. The biggest issue was the amount of time it took to get our food. Over an hour and our waitress appeared frazzled. We had two kids with us and they were losing it by the time our food came.

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vipDavidS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love their cocktail list and wine list. They have some different wines which is refreshing. So courteous and helpful with our dietary needs. Food took a bit, but the atmosphere was such a pleasant one it didn’t matter. Looking forward to returning.

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local
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Most brunch meals were good; Eggs Florentine w/ ham was "sloppy" ham slices could have been trimmed to size of dish and eggs were horribly overcooked.

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LauraR
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here to celebrate that we had finally listed my family home for sale. Last year, I lost my husband of 30+ years and then 6 months later almost to the date, I lost my beloved youngest son. It was heartbreaking go through all the things in the midst of such deep grief and sorrow and my boyfriend stayed with me every step of the way. I'm sharing this because in many ways, it parallels the experience that I had at this lovely restaurant. We sat down on the terrace and ordered Manhattans (which were fabulous), clam chowder (warm, comforting & deeply delicious) and 2 different fish entrees. Unfortunately, my boyfriend had an extreme allergic reaction to the clam chowder (the sudden onset of a shellfish allergy?) and one minute, he was celebrating with me and the next minute, he was slumped over unconscious in his chair. I can't tell you what it was like to see yet another person that I love like that. I immediately responded, talking him back to a conscious state, encouraging deep diaphragmatic belly breaths, dipping the napkin into ice water and placing it on his blazing neck and forehead. What happened next was nothing short of amazing, especially in the time of COVID. Diners at a nearby table came over to help as we encouraged my boyfriend to breathe deeply, rhythmically and stay with us. The waitress responded with Benadryl. Paramedics were called. The owner, a beautiful caring man, came to my table and asked me how he could help. The paramedics arrived. The owner said that I didn't need to worry about the bill and we went back and forth because I understand how restaurant owners have suffered financially during COVID. Then the restaurant owner did the most caring thing: he offered to drive to the hospital so I could follow behind since I was unfamiliar with the area. What a wonderful, responsive, caring man. What a great example of humans taking care of humans. I'd go back to his restaurant in a heartbeat.

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KathrynC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You don't need a special event to celebrate here. Great food, location, ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We were asked if it was a special occasion but server failed to follow up.
Order was misunderstood. Explanation of preparation was not adequate.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service and location we really liked it

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the area as a tribute to our father who passed away 2/20. It was one of his favorite areas and we had had a great weekend with family to honor him. The food was very good and we loved sitting outside and enjoying the sounds of the sea lions and the view. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food nice people

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My husband and brother in law both ordered the hamburger medium rare, they were both medium, and they felt they were dry, asked for extra sauce. The tacos were OK, but the Brussels Sprouts were excellent as always.

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vipCupertino
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Really disappointed in the meals here. Both meals were very poorly plated, with the main dish served on top of mashed potatoes which absorbed any sauce that was supposed to be on them. The sole meuniere seemed breaded (more than drenched in flour). Service poor as well. Received out glasses of wine, after our salads were completely eaten. Great location and view, but wouldn't go back.

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Eric
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Strong B- experience. Not great, but not bad. Too bad, as the prices were certainly on the great side.

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LeeAnnD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drink and service. Great varied menu, signature drinks and local wines and beer selection. The perfect location for a celebration or a quiet intimate dinner and every thing in between. We live in Fort Bragg and love the Happy Hour specials and sitting on the back deck and listening to the seal lions bark and watching the fishing boats come in. We take friends and family there for dinner...when we want to impress them on one of the millions of reasons we moved to the Mendocino Coast. We always recommend the Inn to friends coming into town for the place to stay and enjoy many fabulous meals. Bring a sun hat and a jacket, because you never know what the weather might be and you will not want to leave the patio! Enjoy.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and Lobster were wonderful…the seal was laud but authentic to its surroundings…our waitress was on time and not intrusive…wine and beer were excellent!!!

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SusanR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Bar service a little slow. Our appetizers arrived before the cocktails.

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dennisH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside ambiance, great food, no rush. Halibut and filet of sole was excellent. The talking sea lion was an added bonus. We will come back in the future for sure. My wife loved the salad and the sourdough bread was from San Francisco. Thanks

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Kitty
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Disappointed. Server ordered cod instead of salmon. Had to share my meal until salmon was cooked. Sad that service was not adequate.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Beautiful views, great food and service.

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JoanH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

all good one suggestion. The last time I ordered Farro Bowl the vegetables were cut much smaller and easier for me to eat than the large broccoli pieces and carrot slices.

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AlisaN
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was ok this time but better before. Excellent service!

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EricaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A simply gorgeous view of the Noyo Harbor for a delicious meal, friendly service and excellent value. I can't wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely find. A local recommended Noyo for brunch and we very much enjoyed our meal. We sat on the back patio and it was just lovely. We will be back.

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RobertR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views of the Noyo River from a stunning craftsman-style building, one is greeted warmly and given seating options. The service is immediate, friendly, and thoughtful. In addition to a remarkable menu, one gets the "daily specials." Beverage orders are taken quickly while one ponders the tasty choices of appetizers, meals, and entrees. It is a season menu with locally sourced items, including lots of seafood choices. The portions are extremely generous.

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GloriaY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the salmon with almond & vegetables, paired with Casa Azul, Reposado 80% tequila....absolutely mouth watering. Seaside restaurant is gorgeous as well. Will definitely visit again. Glo - SF

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Diana
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts were wonderful and so were the mashed potatoes with the scallops

Sitting outside was lovey and the outside heater worked grrau

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TonyaG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great. The bar service was slower than most places. It took quite awhile to get a drink after ordering it. That was the only negative

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vipPyl007
San Francisco
107 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice stay at the Noyo Harbor Inn and enjoyed our brunch the morning before departing. The food, service, and ambience were all very good. Our dinner reservation the night before was cancelled because they didn't have a chef that evening. The pandemic has caused all sorts of hiring problems in virtually all the restaurants in Ft. Bragg.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Flavor of dinner not stellar, brunch frittata superb

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TheJonea
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, had the Steak- it was cooked correctly. Mashed potatoes we’re probably golds, since they seemed heavy. My husband had the halibut and it was great. Location is a 5-

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KingOfKatz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Staff was excellent although service was a bit on the slow side, however, the views and ambiance made up for the delays. Bartender was comfortable making any cocktail not on their menu. The traditionally Mojito he made for me was perfect. Food was nicely presented and tasty. Only reason I didn't rate higher was because they didn't get my order correct (waitress error or kitchen?) and they had to re-prepare one of the sides.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Starting at the bar, it took nearly 10-minutes for the bartender to even acknowledge me. We were seated later than our reservation time, but were happily surprised to be seated outside. Service was slow, and we weren’t offered refills on our water until they brought the check. We weren’t able to get the attention of other wait staff to request refills either. The food was good, but none in our party expressed overwhelming awe. Overall we had a nice meal, but would probably not come back here for dinner. Lunch seems to be better.

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HeatherG
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food, nice ambiance, one of the best choices for a nice waterfront dining experience in Ft Bragg.

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vipOrganicbrat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous setting

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vipCharles
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice harbor view. Friendly people and good food. Took a noticeably long time to get our order, but I would go back

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cathyk
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

we were extremely disappointed. but most of all they seemed to be short staff and had workers from the hotel working in the restaurant. they were all seriously undertrained and had no clue how to work in a fine dining establishment. we actually saw 3 tables get up and leave. and a couple other tables complaining about the service. I guess we should have left as well. the food was way overpriced for the lack of quality.

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TheresaE
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great table overlooking the river; very kind servers; terrific food; great wine list; were seated at 5 PM, very quiet and serene, it got noisy later, just as we were finishing dessert, but that's good - it means people are coming to eat here; my only downer is the maitai was too smarmy and sweet at the bar - better to stick with the classic rendition; overall a superb evening.

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FBFoodie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the patio overlooking the Noyo River and the mooring basin. Sights included blue herons, harbor seals, fishing boats heading out as dusk turned to dark. Dinner was delicious! Grilled salmon, rack of lamb, gnocchi alfredo. Desserts were outstanding! Peach/raspberry cobbler, mocha layer cake. Super friendly servers. Busy restaurant but a very relaxed dining experience. By far the nicest restaurant in Fort Bragg. Perfect place for a special evening with family or friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good--- just waited over an hour to get served after being seated and putting in order.

FAQs

Noyo Harbor Inn, Restaurant and Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 961-8000.

Noyo Harbor Inn, Restaurant and Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.