Princess Seafood - Noyo Harbor, Ft. Bragg, CA

(a copy of my HO post)

Thanksgiving was a lovely weekend on the coast, and we had 2 occasions for one of my favorite lunches, almost anyplace.

Princess Seafood is the restaurant offshoot of a women-owned and operated fishing boat. The seafood counter is down near the front of the harbor. It used to also be the restaurant but they got to take over a bar space at the mouth to give them more room.

The menu is fresh fish, grilled in plate or taco form, and fresh crab. They DO NOT HAVE A DEEP FRYER. They are emphatic about this point. No fish and chips. No fries. No hush puppies.


The crab roll is a French roll grilled with some garlic butter and piled with at least a quarter lb of fresh crab with the lightest touch of mayo and a couple slices of tomato. Comes w/ Kettle chips, slaw, or potato salad.

The cup is a small crab/lobster bisque and is toasty and ocean-y and absolutely delicious.

Half dozen oysters with a nice light mignonette. The partner’s beer is Boont Amber Ale by Anderson Valley Brewing, Boonville.

The scenery ain’t too shabby either.

Should you find yourself out on the Mendocino coast, this place is worth going out of your way for. All the thumbs, legs, claws and shells way way up.


looks good, wish this place was open when i was up there. ended up doing a bang bang at sea pal and noyo.

It’s some of the best food in town, honestly, and a decent QPR, too. Check out the link. They have a reasonably functional website, and they answer their phone like civilized people during business hours, so you can always call and check.

If you’re sick of sea things, Piaci Pizza up in town has great pies and an ample selection of local area beers.