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World-Class Cuisine


One-of-a-Kind Views


We are currently offering takeout and curbside pickup for our restaurant. You can call us at 707.937.5942 to place an order or inquire about nightly specials, and can pick up inside or have it delivered to your car (special parking is available).


Whether it’s our renowned Swedish hotcakes, delightful Benedicts, or locally-crafted thick-cut Roundman’s bacon, breakfast and brunch at the Little River Inn offers something for everyone.

Breakfast is served Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Champagne Brunch is Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


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.

Dinner is served nightly from 6pm, 7 days a week.
Reservations are strongly recommended.

Whale Watch Bar

The bar’s character says a lot about the inn itself. Welcoming. Unpretentious. Relaxed. For those who wish to complement the view with dinner we offer a complete bar menu offering lighter fare.

Food is served starting at 4 pm Monday – Saturday and starting at 1pm on Sundays. First come, first served.

Room Service

Our room service menu offers you the option of enjoying fine dining without leaving the comfort of your room. If you prefer not to see and be seen you may have your meal delivered for private dining during the usual restaurant hours.


With a menu of kid-favorites, crayons, and a staff that loves families, we pride ourselves on being one of the most child-friendly dining options on the coast.

Chef Marc Dym

Five star chef Marc Dym was named Executive Chef at Little River Inn in 2006, after Marc and Cally (who is the fifth-generation Innkeeper) were married. Dym brings a modern twist to the classic American-regional cuisine of Little River Inn, garnering high Zagat ratings, including the Top Food Ranking for the entire country in 2012. Prior to moving to the Mendocino Coast in 1998, Dym toured the global restaurant scene from Texas and Pennsylvania to Antigua and Zurich. His last stop before the Mendocino Coast was the posh Ritz Restaurant in Newport Beach. A chance to escape the presses of city living lured him to this secluded stretch of the northern California coastline, which he now calls home.

Little River Inn Update

Following the shelter-in-place directive issued by the County of Mendocino, the Little River Inn is now closed to all hotel stays and dining.

Our golf course remains open, adhering to social distancing protocols. Locals looking to get outdoors can call (707) 937-5667 to inquire about tee times.

We look forward to welcoming you back when this current crisis is behind us!