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The Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern

1 Steelhead Blvd, Duncans Mills, CA 95430
+1 707-865-2261
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“salmon” (7 reviews)
“green salad” (2 reviews)
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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

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Pixelpanderer
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a gem in the area, lively tavern with great live music and Pliny on tap. My favorite on the menu is the salmon fish and chips or the ahi salad. Prices are good and they have Pliny on tap! Also really enjoy that...More

Thank Idlecpu
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This place was recommended by a neighbor of the house we were renting. If you're in the mood for good fish and chips, this is the place! Not only do they have "cod" fish and chips but "salmon" fish and chips. The salmon was delicious!...More

1  Thank Laurawoo
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Dirty tables. dirty utensils, glasses with lipstick, overall low marks for sanitation and cleanliness. Food is average pub fare. We will avoid in the future. Try nearby Cape Fear Cafe instead.

1  Thank Roger C
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Started with a nice fresh salad with fresh ground pepper by our waitress. Attentive service in a rustic setting. A tad high price wise but everything near the coast is that way! Everything was cooked right but could have used a bit more seasoning.

Thank Chiefly1
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Blue Heron is a nice Tavern, with a small restaurant. They have pretty good vegetarian burgers and make good Long Island Ice tea, other then that their a good place to kick back listen to live local artists perform concerts while you relax drink...More

Thank kinkykatzzco
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Bar was full with live music patrons so we went into the dining room which was much quieter. We ordered the special which was delivered quickly and tasted great. there was a cowboy in spurs sitting at the next table...very colorful place. Love it!

Thank Gail B
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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
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 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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