The Best Restaurants in Sonoma County

As far as wine country goes, some might say that Sonoma is Napa’s more low-key, down-to-earth little sister — dotted with small, charming, family-run wineries, relatively few of which command the tour-bus crowds and baller prices you’ll find in the Napa Valley proper. So it goes with the food scene as well: Sure, there are a couple of blowout, fine-dining tasting menu destinations in the region — which is starting to attract some big-name chefs, too — but for the most part, Sonoma County is defined by restaurants that tend to be more laid-back than that — little wine bars, hole-in-the-wall bistros, and all-day cafes.

There’s also more culinary diversity here than you might expect, so if visitors aren’t in the mood for straight-ahead Cal-French or Cal-Italian, they can also snag some great tacos, a plate of momos or shawarma, or an unpretentious deli sandwich. Here are 25 of Sonoma County’s most delicious destinations.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.