Hopland (formerly Sanel) is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. It is located on the west bank of the Russian River 13 miles (21 km) south-southeast of Ukiah, at an elevation of 502 feet (153 m). The population was 756 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Hopland
4.5 based on 113 reviews
We were here about 3 years ago for lunch, and made it back through Hopland this year in time for a breakfast stop. Same simple, welcoming atmosphere, same friendly service, same great food.
My wife went to basics- eggs over hard and bacon. The eggs were done just right, and the bacon was nice, thick, lean strips. Nothing was greasy. I had a spicy sausage scramble that included peppers and nice, spicy sausages, which was also delicious. Rich, smooth coffee served in those white diner mugs that just seem to make coffee taste better...
Our waitress says the café has been there about 80 years. Hopefully they'll be there 80 more!
4.5 based on 3 reviews
I enjoy a good cup of coffee. I roast my beans etc.
My wife and I stopped in to get a coffee fix. WOW! I had a pour over, which just nailed it. Everything was in the right balance.
My wife's latte was beautiful, and had the right everything.
The price is a little steep, but paying anything for terrible coffee is expensive too.
4.5 based on 76 reviews
Overwhelmingly mediocre. And no fries. WTH?
Went here with some co-workers who said it used to be good.
Very limited menu, and they "politely decline" substitutions/alterations to their dishes. Luckily, I had pizza before we went here.
The burgers were more onions than burger, and comments included, "needs more flavor," "too many onions," "where's the beef?," and "dry."
The salads must have been good, as they went fast.
I ordered a crème brulee. On the plus side, the top was nice and crusty. Unfortunately, this was the shallowest crème brulee I have ever seen. The top was almost as thick as what was underneath. A rip off at $6.00, and quite mediocre in taste.
Service was okay. A bit slow, but quick with water refills.
Waiter had ironic mustache, but was friendly, and even apologetic about the menu.
They sell burgers, but no fries? No chips, no onion rings, nothing.
Color me unimpressed and unlikely to return.
4 based on 19 reviews
Quaint and rustic store front connected to an old hops barn. Walls lined with patterned tin. I've seen this on the ceiling, but never on the wall, very interesting. Jennifer, our bartender, made us feel immediately welcome, shared an old photo, not much has changed.
Excellent variety of beers and what looked to be a new menu. The burgers came highly recommended, and we felt obliged to have them. The burgers were well prepared. Came with crisp greens, lightly dressed. Sat outside in pleasant surroundings - nice time of year to be here.
Excellent lunch or dinner stop. Friendly, good eats and excellent beer. We'll be back.
4 based on 18 reviews
Attached to a gas station, I was unsure what to expect but was greatly surprised. They offer a wide selection of entrees and it is obviously a place the locals know, as people were coming and going the whole time we were there.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
We ordered sliders (3) with fries, baby kale Caesar salad, roasted shishito peppers and the Reuben. The attention to detail and the perfect balance of every dish was amazing. We also had a lovely local chardonnay. It's a friendly place with a slightly upscale, but not pretentious feel. During our visit there were families with very young children, others with teenagers, and older retired couples. The space is open and comfortable, even with tables all full, we could talk and enjoy our own conversation. Order at the back counter or the bar, then the servers bring your food and drinks. We had plenty of food, and took some home. Although we only had wine, they have a complete bar and we saw some lovely drinks drifting past our table.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Rock Seas just opened in the small town of Hopland, CA, (Pop. 800) about two hours north of San Francisco in Mendocino County. It is located in a small house on the main drag and so space is at a premium. The Saturday night we went, the place was packed but we had made a reservation. We were seated at a small table for two near a window. This place is long and narrow. The tables are all crafted from wood - mostly burls - and are shaped to accommodate the space. Our table was about 19 inches wide and 3 feet long, so we felt we were quite far from each other and the noise level made it almost impossible to converse. Across a narrow aisle was the bar, with about 10 stools and many people were eating there. Behind the bar is an open space to see into the kitchen. At the front of the restaurant are one large table with room for 6, and two smaller tables with room for 3. There are a couple of other two-fers along the side we were on and a table for three in the back. The walls are deep red with black trim and have a number of mosaics hung along them. All the tables and mosaics were created by owner Roxie. One serious problem: the bar stools both inside and along the front porch are those awful tractor seats. Absolute torture. I don't know why restauranteurs continue to think they are fun. Now, for the food. Overall, very good. The menu has a Share menu, and then a Salad section. Then Main. Then A La Carte. We ordered the Caesar salad, composed style and enough for two with a big anchovy flavor but only one or two small shavings of parmesan. We had the macaroni and cheese off the share menu and it was a meal in itself. A huge bowl of mac and cheese made with Gruyere and very tasty. The only drawback for me was that it had both smokey bacon chunks AND crawfish. The bacon drowned out the taste of the crawfish and overpowered the whole thing. The special that night was venison on mashed potatoes with a side of vegetables. The meat was rare, tender and very tasty. The potatoes were a bit gluey but OK. I don't remember the vegetable. My husband had the duck breast with a mix of quinoa and veggies. The duck was a bit overcooked and I noticed he didn't eat the grains and veggies. I had the flourless chocolate cake which was a delicious slab of chocolate fudge. This place serves only beer and wine and while their beer menu is quite extensive, their wine menu is very limited, expensive and with one or two exceptions very mediocre. They have a $10 corkage fee so bring your own wine. The atmosphere was busy and vibrant, clearly people were there to meet and greet and have fun and while it wasn't the best dinner I've ever had I did feel like I was in with the in crowd.
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