Are you ready for a trip away from home but dread the thought of having to cook yet another meal for your family? The Russian River area is now open for visitors so you can get away into the Redwood forest, enjoy the scenic river, and visit nearby beaches. And that is all you will have to think about when you come, because our local restaurants and small businesses have adapted to the new way that we are enjoying restaurant food during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on for our list of family style Sonoma take out options in the western half of the county. For all the meals in between, Whole Foods in Sebastopol delivers to addresses in Guerneville.
Tilted Platter Cheese & Charcuterie Boards
Delivery Days: Monday through Saturday to Sonoma County
How to order: email Kerri at TiltedPlatter@gmail.com
Kerri is the creative mind behind Tilted Platter which is a small local business that has been meeting our serious snacking needs during the pandemic. Her platters are not just for snacking, though. They are a work of art and a 5 course meal all in one. She includes cheese, meat, veggies, fruit, and dessert all arranged together. She can make a platter for any kind of diet, including vegan. She will deliver directly to you, whether its at a house, a park, or a winery. Please order 3 days in advance. You can follow her on instagram at @tiltedplatter.
Hours: 9am – 6pm, closed Wednesdays
How to order: https://ilovepats.square.site or call (707) 604-4007
Pat’s is a restaurant in downtown Guerneville with a fantastic menu. They offer California style cuisine, and their dinner menu has a few korean inspired items thrown in. They just started offering a family meal called The KFC Board. It’s a family feast that includes their famous Korean Fried Chicken, Pat’s Mac N Cheese, Vanilla Slaw, and Fried PB&J.
Main Street Bistro & Cabaret
Hours: Fri-Sat-Sun 12 pm–9 pm. Mon-Thurs. 4pm – 9pm
How to order: call (707) 869-0501
Main Street Bistro is located in the heart of downtown Guerneville on Main Street. They have an enormous menu that is a mix of classy American and Italian food. For just $5 they will deliver from downtown Monte Rio to the Hacienda bridge, east of Guerneville. I like to order their pizza and they also offer a family size pasta meal.
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11:30 am – 9pm, Tue & Thur 4 pm – 9pm
How to order: call (707) 869-0651
Smart Pizza is a traditional pizza joint in downtown Guerneville. Their pizzas are generously topped with delicious classic toppings. The restaurant is locally owned, and their staff are very friendly. The locals rave about how good the pizza and service is at Smart Pizza.
Map: http: bit.ly/2OnKC3q
Hours: open for pick up Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm-7pm
How to order: backyardforestville.com/order-online-for-pickup
Backyard is a seasonal, sustainable restaurant in Forestville. It’s an easy stop to pick up dinner if you are making your way to the river via Highway 116 through Sebastopol. Every ingredient on their menu is sourced locally from Sonoma County. Their most popular take out item is the box of buttermilk fried chicken which comes with coleslaw, buttermilk biscuits & honey butter.
Hours: Fri-Sat-Sun 12pm–8 pm. Mon & Thurs. 5pm -8pm, Tues & Wed : Closed
How to order: call (707) 520-5017
Rio Cafe is located on Highway 116 between Guerneville and the ocean, across from Monte Rio Beach. If you are looking to pick up dinner on the way back to Guerneville from the Sonoma coast, then this is a great option for you. Local favorites from their menu are the meatloaf family meal, fried chicken and waffles, and the Rio Rotini Mac & Cheese. An order for 2 people can be enough to serve 4 people, especially if your +2 are kids.
Hours:Online Order Pickup Fridays 4-9pm
How to order: https://cazbakery.com/collections
Raymond’s Bakery is a favorite with visitors and locals alike. Located up in the forested hills of Cazadero, they are well known for their festive Friday nights of pizza and live music. For now, they are only doing Friday night take out. We love their pizza and sea salt sourdough bread. They also make desserts and salad!
Hours: Online Order Pickup 7 days per week 10am – 4pm. Delivery to Guerneville available for a fee.
How to order: bricoleurvineyards.com/wine-food-togo
Bricoleur Vineyards is a beautiful and sustainable winery in Windsor that also happens to offer artisan pasta and wine to go. They do the hard prep work, and you warm up the dinner at home. You can pick up the wine and food from the winery just about any time, or have it delivered. How about going for a wine tasting first, then bring the food home for dinner?