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The Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern

1 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
+1 707-865-2261
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
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1 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Blue Heron several times while on vacation in Bodega Bay. The clam chowder is fantastic. I loved the fish sandwich as well. Great drinks and wine selection, too.

Thank nolemomma
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Visiting from Colorado. We thoroughly enjoyed the beer battered salmon and the scallop bake. We loved the atmosphere and the staff was great! The clam chowder was wonderful as was the side salad loaded with goodies

Thank Fireplayce
Reviewed 30 June 2018

What a difference a year makes! Last July my husband and I had some of the best fish and chips we'd ever had at the Blue Heron. We returned a few weeks ago with family members ( having raved to them about our previous experience)...More

Thank kitty29099
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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 15 June 2018

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 10 June 2018 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 28 May 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 18
Bar, American, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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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
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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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