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The Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern

1 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
+1 707-865-2261
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (7 reviews)
“oysters” (4 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
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Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
1 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
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Reviewed yesterday

We only had pints here, not food, but the selection was pretty good, including Racer IPA and Pliny the Elder on draft. Nice outdoor spaces and there was a band playing and a guy making oysters on the grill there. Great way to spend a...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

At dinnertime we found ourselves among a good-sized crowd of local Warriors fans during an exciting game 3 of the NBA finals on the big-screen TV. It was a little noisy at times, but, hey, we're from the Bay Area so joined in the cheering....More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited for dinner. Both the bar and restaurant were busy and energetic. The ambiance is rustic and fitting with the location. The food was very good. We had burgers and fish dishes. Everyone agreed that food was very good. Unfortunately, the service was...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for the Memorial Day event with the Fargo Brothers band outside on the patio. The barbecued oysters from "What the Shuck" oysters were excellent. The other meal items are more standard burgers, etc., but I noticed the garlic fries disappear from our...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 17 April 2018

My wife and I stopped in for dinner and we each had a burger (a perfect food) and were pleasantly surprised with a wonderful half pounder on a cibatta bun and plenty of bacon. We like our fries extra crunchy and they were happy to...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This restaurant, so very close to the Russian River, has a great menu and excellent food. They were very busy on this Friday night so the service was a little slow, but the wait, mellowed by an excellent martini, was worth it when we got...More

Thank murrayloomis
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on a Friday night and it was clearly the place to be. Live music, lots of locals, loud. Dave (hope we got the name right) the bartender did his best...busy but friendly and gave a generous pour. For us it was too loud...More

Thank gracebeavis
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Jenner and ate hear one evening. The bar has live music every other Wednesday. Some locals were were playing some great bluesy tunes. The food is not fancy but is very tasty. I had fish and chips (fries) which was very...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had lunch at the Blue Heron on a Saturday. I had the Fishwich and my husband had the Chicken bacon sandwich. The food was fresh and delicious. My fish was moist and perfectly fried. The side salad was loaded with goodies: interesting lettuces, dried...More

Thank drheathr
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Get the fish dishes. Local fish that is well cooked and presented. Service can be a little slow when it is crowded. Staff is very friendly. Oysters were excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$18
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Duncans Mills
  • Phone Number: +1 707-865-2261
  • E-mail
Built in the late 1800's, the Blue Heron is a beautiful, rustic restored tavern. The redwood finished dinning room features beef, chicken, the seafood we're famous for and vegetarian dishes. In the tavern the full menu is served including hearty pub food, beer, local wines and liquor. In the summer barbecued oysters by 'What the Shuck' are served on the outdoor garden patio on Sundays, along with live music. We are a favorite restaurant in Sonoma for folks visiting the Russian River area.
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