The Mendocino Cafe has an eclectic menu of international cuisine and a deck seating area that welcomes dogs. Choose from delicious options like steamed mussels, hot Thai salad, crab cake sandwiches, fish tacos, and stout-braised pot roast, plus a quality wine selection to complement the meal. Open daily 11am to 9pm.


BringFido Traveler Rating

The Mendocino Cafe has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 in 672 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • Aug. 8, 2019
    Beautiful Place To Have Lunch

    The atmosphere is relaxed and the outside deck is perfect to bring Fido 🐶

  • More than a year ago
    absolutely our favorite

    When we stumbled across this place we didn’t expect anything special. But believe me it was incredible. They brought our pug amazing organic chicken without even asking. Big bowl of water for her and our food was so amazing my husband wanted to come back every lunch and dinner we were in town.

  • More than a year ago
    nice brunch

    We stopped in Mendocino with our small dog and walked the entire town looking for dog friendly space. The brunch was delicious and the outdoor patio with heaters and doggie water bowls was very nice. Definitely recommend

  • More than a year ago
    great food local wines and super dog friendly

    This restaurant was really nice. The people were very accepting oft dogs and there were dog water bowls scattered throughout the patio.y dogs were very calm and happy. I got the Brazilian fish stew and it was great!

  • More than a year ago
    great food and beautiful outside dining

    The food was great and perfectly spiced, not overpriced for the quality. But it was more dog tolerant than dog friendly, Kate had to drink our water out of our glasses. Waiters seemed almost afraid of her and she is a very friendly happy lab

  • More than a year ago
    Great food, friendly atmosphere

    We were at The Mendocino Cafe in summer 2012 and it was the one of the only dog friendly eateries we were able to locate in the town of Mendocino. It was worth the searching though. The outside patio area is dog friendly and they had water bowls available for our two dining companions. The people food is great, can be a little pricey (approx. $20+/person) but not too bad . They don't have anything on the menu specifically for dogs but the waitress said they could cook up a chicken breast. We decided to pass on that but appreciated the offer. We would (will) go here again and recommend it to anyone dining out with their canine friends.

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