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Guerneville, California, is a charming and picturesque town situated on the banks of the Russian River. It’s a great destination for weekend getaways, outdoor activities, and live music. But Guerneville is also home to some fabulous restaurants that offer delicious food from all corners of the world. Whether you’re looking for Mexican, Italian, German, sushi, or soul food and BBQ, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings.

One of the best places in town is Main Street Bistro. This cozy gastro-pub has a variety of mouthwatering dishes like gourmet burgers and pizza. They also offer a great selection of wines and craft beer. Pat’s International is another great place to eat, with a classic diner menu for breakfast and international specialties for lunch and dinner.

If you’re looking for a unique experience, head to Timberline at the River in the iconic Buck’s building. This restaurant offers a variety of fresh dishes, including prime rib, salmon, and a nightly tapas menu in the bar. For authentic German food, make sure to check out BROT. Here you can enjoy traditional favorites like bratwurst and schnitzel and more unusual offerings such as käsespätzle.

Smart Pizza is another great spot for Italian cuisine. This family-friendly pizzeria offers freshly made pizza, pasta, and salads in a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re in the mood for sushi and burgers, Koala is the place to go. Here you can enjoy delicious Japanese dishes such as sashimi and tempura and also chow down on yummy burgers with house-made buns.

Another favorite spot is La Bodeguita, a cozy Mexican restaurant with friendly family staff, great food, and cold beer. Agriculture at Dawn Ranch is the perfect place for lunch or dinner if you’re looking for upscale farm-to-table fare. Saucy Mama’s Juke Joint is the spot for you if you want some soul food and BBQ. They offer a variety of smoked meats, sandwiches, sides, and desserts to satisfy your craving.

Boon Eat And Drink is another great option to try something unique. This Californian fusion restaurant offers an eclectic mix of flavors and dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Farmhand Deli has a great deck overlooking the river and serves up tasty sandwiches, soups, salads, tacos and more.

If you’re looking for a good meal in nearby Forestville, then Russian River Pub and Canetti Roadhouse Italiana are excellent options. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a relaxing atmosphere with good food and music, the Russian River Roadhouse in Rio Nido is definitely worth a visit.

Roger Coryell
Author: Roger Coryell

Roger is the Executive Director of California Community Voices