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Top Choice Italian in Fort Bragg

Piaci Pub & Pizzeria

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

Glass Beach

Named for (what’s left of) the sea-polished glass in the sand, remnants of its days as a city dump, this beach is now part of MacKerricher State Park where visitors comb the sand for multicolored glass. Take the hea…
Vegan in Fort Bragg

Living Light Café

As an extension of the renowned Living Light Culinary Institute, one of the nation’s leading raw food schools, this bright cafe serves a tasty to-go menu that can rival cooked food at even some of the better restaur…
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 sopas, are consistentl…
Gardens in Fort Bragg

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

This gem of Northern California displays native flora, rhododendrons and heritage roses. The succulent display alone is amazing and the organic garden is harvested by volunteers to feed area residents in need. The s…
American in Fort Bragg

Mendo Bistro

This dining option gets packed with a young crowd on the weekend, offering a choose-your-own-adventure menu, where you select a meat, a preparation and an accompanying sauce from a litany of options. The loud, bustl…
Gallery in Fort Bragg

Northcoast Artists Gallery

An excellent local arts cooperative that has the useful Fort Bragg Gallery & Exhibition Guide, which directs you to other galleries around town. Openings are the first Fridays of the month. Antique and book stor…
Ice Cream in Fort Bragg

Cowlick's Handmade Ice Cream

Just great ice cream in fun flavors from classics like mocha almond fudge to the very unusual like candy cap mushroom (tastes like maple syrup but better), ginger or blackberry chocolate chunk. The sorbets (try the …
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 burgers and garlic fries that soak up the fantastic selection of handcrafted brews. A gr…
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.