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Benbow Inn Restaurant

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445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3616 (Formerly Benbow Inn)
+1 707-923-2124
08:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The dining room is lovely, food was delicious both at breakfast and dinner. Spotlessly clean, very friendly and capable staff. Desserts to DIE for. Dining room should keep doors between bar and dining room closed to maintain a suitable environment for both areas.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We ate here several times while staying at the KOA next door. Happy Hour is your best bet for the value - some food items are like half priced. The outside patio dining was super, live entertainment some nights. Food is very good, but somewhat pricey. Excellent service!

Thank Sam M
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Breakfast is not only delicious, but the service was excellent! The perfect finish to a memorable visit!

Thank CatPatz
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our dining room. We agree that all three of our meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner are delicious and well served. Our dining room and cocktail lounge are closed now for renovations and remodeling. Terrace Rooms are open for rental however the Historical Building is closed for the work mentioned. We will reopen the dining... More 

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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Dinner was ok but we were rushed and not told that we could get the bar menu too. Bartender very busy and not in the best mood but did ok for the amount of people he was serving. Breakfast the next morning was better and we were about the only ones there. A very cool place

Thank john g
Richmond, VA
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Dinner was excellent. It's a bit expensive but not outrageous. You do get what you pay for and I loved it. Breakfast was just as good.

Thank bloatedpig
Petaluma, California
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221 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We are staying at the Benbow Inn KOA for several days, so we had brunch this morning T the Benbow Inn with friends. I had a bagel with ham, my friend had the French toast and chicken sausages and our husbands had Eggs Benedict. Our meals were delicious. My friend and I each had a mimosa and the guts had... More 

Thank DroolieK
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stopped here because it was recommended by a couple of locals in the area. We felt that even though it was a wonderful old inn, it was to expensive for a quick lunch and we seem to be the only people around...

Thank TheSandyCrab
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our lunch menu and we hope the food was to your satisfaction. We are sorry you felt it "was to expensive for a quick lunch". Our prices are competitive to other similar restaurants in our northern California area and with new government regulations prices are only going to increase going forward. It is the... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Referred by friends & tried it out while staying at Benbow Inn campground. Disappointed in both. Had halibut cheek special, hadn't had halibut cheeks in years due to price, overcooked & sauces not great.

Thank BrentS853
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant and we are sorry you were not happy with our KOA campground or food at the Benbow Historic Inn. The Halibut Cheeks were a special and we have passed your comments on to our Chef in order for him to fix the overcooked fish and sauces. This type of input is very... More 

Spokane, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great food whether you are passing thru, or staying for an evening or two. It's a few hours' drive north of SFO on Hwy 101.

Thank Jon C
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

How nice for the hotel to offer a vegan menu-- we had 2 entrees, shared a salad, glass of wine, and dessert. Wonderful food & service, nice for a special occasion.

Thank Wade G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
American, International, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95542-3616 (Formerly Benbow Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Garberville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-923-2124

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?