Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Fort Bragg

Taka's Japanese Grill

Although it may look fairly run of the mill, this is an exceptional Japanese restaurant. The owner is a former grader at the Tokyo fish market so the quality is tops and he makes a weekly run to San Francisco to sou…
Top Choice Italian in Fort Bragg

Cucina Verona

A real-deal Italian restaurant with no-fail traditional dishes, plus a few with a Californian tweak, such as butternut-squash lasagne and artichoke bruschetta. The atmosphere is as comforting as the cuisine, with di…
Top Choice Italian in Fort Bragg

Piaci Pub & Pizzeria

Fort Bragg’s must-visit pizzeria is known for its sophisticated wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas as much as for its long list of microbrews. Try the ‘Gustoso’ – with chèvre, pesto and seasonal pears, all carefully orch…
Mexican in Fort Bragg

Los Gallitos

A packed hole-in-the-wall that serves the best Mexican on the coast. Chips are homemade, the guacamole is chunky and the dishes, from the fresh fish tacos to homemade pork tamales and generous soups, are consistentl…
Ice Cream in Fort Bragg

Cowlick's Handmade Ice Cream

Just great ice cream in fun flavors, from classics such as mocha almond fudge to the very unusual, such as candy cap mushroom (tastes like maple syrup but better), ginger or blackberry chocolate chunk. The sorbets (…
American in Fort Bragg

North Coast Brewing Company

Though thick, rare slabs of steak and a list of specials demonstrate that they take the food as seriously as the bevvies, it’s the burgers and garlic fries that soak up the fantastic selection of handcrafted brews. …
Cafe in Fort Bragg

Headlands Coffeehouse

The town’s best cafe is in the middle of the historic downtown, with high ceilings and lots of atmosphere. The menu gets raves for the Belgian waffles, homemade soups, veggie-friendly salads, panini and lasagna.
Market in Fort Bragg

Farmers Market

This is an above-average farmers market with an excellent array of fresh produce, plus breads, preserves and locally produced cheese.
Market in Fort Bragg

Harvest Market

One of the best grocery stores in town with a wide selection of organic produce available and conveniently long opening hours.
Californian in Fort Bragg

Silver's at the Wharf

Given its position, overlooking the docks, you would expect this to be a swanky oysters-and-champagne sort of place. Far from it. The decor is stuck in the '60s and the cuisine is well prepared but solidly tradition…