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, ethnic cuisine, or gourmet farm-to-table deliciousness, you’ll find it here.

Here are a few of Guerneville’s favorite dining options.

Trillium Winebar & Taproom

The menu at Trillium Winebar & Taproom features oysters, small plates, house-baked breads, and tasting boards with domestic charcuterie and a diverse choice of local and imported cheeses. You’ll find local brews on tap and a premium, changing wine list from the region and around the world, with a special emphasis on biodynamic-grown grapes.

Piknik Town Market

Piknik Town Market reflects the charm of its surrounding natural beauty, providing visitors and locals a place to eat, socialize and shop. It’s a distinct space in Guerneville that serves seasonal, West Coast European inspired fare along with baked goods, grab-and-go items, and eco-friendly gifts. Don’t forget to try the biscuits!

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Three people enjoying food and wine at restaurant table.
boon eat + drink, Guerneville

Chef and owner Crista Luedtke whips up seasonal menus using local ingredients and offers 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.

Road Trip

This new restaurant from the chefs at boon eat + drink, is a fun take on global street food and favorites. From DIY deviled eggs with sturgeon caviar to empanadas, Texas barbecue flatbread, street dogs, and coconut green curry, tasty dishes treat your tastebuds to an excellent food adventure. The refreshing drink menu offers worldly beers, wine, and cocktails.

Saucy Mama’s Soul Food

Stop in for dinner, and you’ll find scrumptious, southern-style cuisine prepared with local meat and produce, like Cajun chicken, crispy catfish, and BBQ ribs, as well as desserts such as peach cobbler or pecan pie. Saucy Mama’s is also popular for delicious full-service catering.

Nimble & Finn’s Handmade Ice Cream

Pies on display next to ice cream case in restored Guerneville Bank Club building.
Nimble & Finn’s Handmade Ice Cream, Guerneville

Taste ice cream crafted with seasonal ingredients, organic dairy, and additions such as house-made cakes, jams, and candies. You’ll be delighted to find flavors inspired by classics, along with truly unique and crave-able creations.

Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar

A longtime local favorite, the Main Street Bistro & Piano Bar 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, Guerneville

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 contemporary Sonoma County flair. Serving lunch and dinner, dishes feature hand-prepared and locally sourced ingredients. The dining room on the second floor includes seating with large panoramic windows and a view of downtown.

For ideas about what to do in the area, read 7 Fun Things to Do in Guerneville, Wine Tasting in Guerneville, and Guide to the Russian River Resort Area.

For even more dining options, check our listings of Sonoma County Restaurants.

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