Blackened salmon on top of white beans and greens at Boon Eat + Drink in Sonoma County
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Where to Eat: Guerneville Restaurants

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Stretched lazily along the Russian River in western Sonoma County, the charmingly rustic (and sometimes quirky) town of Guerneville offers a highly diverse restaurant scene. Whether you're seeking burgers, pizza, American classics, ethnic cuisine, or farm-to-table gourmet deliciousness, you'll find it here. Here's a quick overview of a few of Guerneville's dining options.

Betty Spaghetti 

This casual, family-friendly eatery offers the best of Italian comfort food made with fresh California ingredients, and most of the items are made in house, like the marinara sauce and the spicy sausages.

Big Bottom Market 

Two men smile and sit at the table that looks out front of the restaurant in Sonoma County
Big Bottom Market

With a gourmet grocery and upscale deli complete with curated wines, this has become a cherished community hangout for local musicians and artists, too. The market focuses on breakfast and lunch, plus wines by the glass.

boon eat + drink 

Chef and owner Crista Luedtke whips up seasonal menus using local ingredients and local wines and beer from the Russian River area. The setting is sleek and urban-chic with just two dozen seats and a mural of dogs catching Frisbees, in honor of "Boon," Luedtke's rescue pup.

BROT modern german

Delicious food from above on a wood table in Sonoma County
BROT modern german

Also from restauranteur Christa Luedtke, enjoy delicious German classics done with western Sonoma County style in a warm Bavarian atmosphere. The lunch and dinner menus include selections like Bavarian pretzels, potato pancakes, white asparagus salad, pork schnitzel, broasted chicken with bread dumplings, sauerbraten, and flammkuchen (Alsatian pizza).

Chili Pies Baking Co. 

A mural n the Bank Ckub and pies on the counter can be found in Sonoma County
Chile Pies Baking Co.
When you're ready for dessert or a sweet snack, this place in the historic Guerneville Bank Club offers delicious sweet pies (made from scratch daily) and ice cream.

Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar 

A longtime local favorite, the Bistro features classics like thick crust pizza, pot roast, lasagna, and meatball hoagies alongside live Celtic music and weekend cabaret dinners.

Stumptown Brewery

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Stumptown Brewery

Kick back and enjoy this microbrewery's classic pub menu, with items like garlic fries, burgers, brisket, and pulled pork sandwiches. The microbrewery makes small batches of different beers on a rotating basis, and has several other regional beers on tap.

Timberline Restaurant

Discover "Rustic Cabin Cuisine," a unique style of traditional comfort food with a contemporary Sonoma County flair, featuring local flavors and locally-sourced ingredients, and all hand prepared. The dining room on the second floor includes seating by large panoramic windows with a view of downtown. Ideal for lunch or dinner.

Pro Tip: For even more dining options, check our listings of Sonoma County Restaurants. And for ideas about what to do in the area, read 5 Fun Things to Do in Guerneville, Wine Tasting in Guerneville, and Guide to the Russian River Resort Area