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“Dreamy location, gracious staff, free music”

The Blue Heron Restaurant & Tavern
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 18
Cuisines: Pub
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Description: 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.
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I believe each of us should be opinionated, make our own minds up about everything and create our own personal reality.
From a personal view The Heron is almost a second home to me. It's neighborly, unpretentious and nurturing. Of course living 5 minutes away enhances the experience but I would certainly drive further to get there.
It's a throwback to another, more familial era, off the main road, surrounded by greenery on every level, comforting views, communal tables on the patio where you can meet your future best friends. Free music Sundays throughout the summer, early start-time, bring the dogs and kids and it's light enough when you leave to find your way home.
Tom the man in charge and his entire staff is gracious and hospitable You may dine indoors at the bar, in the spacious dining room or the tables out doors.
The kitchen aromas are mouthwatering (I love onion rings) and there are several good beers on tap.
Yeah, it gets noisy sometimes when the Giants are on TV and winning. There's room to dance outside, it's pooch-friendly and dress is whatever you feel like wearing. The forested backdrop is delicious, it's easy to find and the patrons are friendly and welcoming. BBQed oysters during summertime, Wednesday night Meatloaf and Lasagne specials for $11 or less and rudeness and hostility are never tolerated. One of my faves!

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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Full bar , beers on tap, tasty pub food, friendly service, and music often.

Food to-go is easily pickled up from the bar...

Thank cola1979
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Reviewed 2 January 2016

Had dinner twice in the Tavern section of the establishment. It's quite small & gets very crowded at night with the locals crowding in. Often there's a band playing loudly in the corner. Food was good both times. For families & larger groups there's a dining room.

Thank dutchpetra
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

The family stopped here for a casual lunch. Most had sandwiches which ere good and very generous. Also recommend the fish and chips. The batter was a little heavy but the fish was very fresh and tasty

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Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

The Blue Heron Restaurant is situated in the little town in Duncan Mills. On our way to the coast my husband have enjoyed the food. It can get busy on the weekends and they have limited dining tables so if you can enjoy a early dinner before the rush. The food is fresh and lovely. We enjoy the salmon for it is prepare perfectly moist with the perfect amount of garlic, salt, and acid. I have sever allergies and they were so kind to customize my order so I could safely eat and enjoy their wonderful food. The large windows open to beautiful redwood trees we so loved the view.

Thank luckytamera
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