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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“For a nice dinner out, we highly recommend this restaurant. They make fresh risotto of the day every half hour. If you would like a slightly more casual feel, the pizzeria next door is excellent but is small and does not take reservations.”
  • 44 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The onion soup, the pate, the cone of pomme frites, the hamburger, the steak tartare, the fondue, the trout almondine, the niçoise and lyonnaise salads, the beef bourguignon, the profiteroles! Great bar scene with both early and late happy hours. Patio is perfect when the weather is nice. Continuous service during that lull between lunch and dinner everywhere else. We love that we can grab a bite at 3:30pm!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Bustling spot with skylights and plants lures locals with breakfast & lunch comfort-food favorites.>>THIS IS ONE OF KATHLEEN’S HANDPICKED VEGAN OPTIONS* —— * Complete list of Kathleen’s handpicked Vegan Options - - My Thai II Restaurant - Novato: 811 Grant Ave, Novato, CA - My Thai Restaurant - San Rafael: 1230 4th St, San Rafael, CA  - Lotus Cuisine on 4th Street- San Rafael- BEST vegan Indian food in Bay Area - The Plant Organic Cafe- Mill Valley, Strawberry Center right off the freeway - Half Day Cafe- Kentfield- great tofu scramble in a big old barn - Good Earth grocery store- Fairfax- all organic grocery, great hot bar!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great bar scene with a good happy hour. Comfort food - meatloaf, burgers, ahi tuna burger, potato skins. Indoor and outdoor seating options.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Eat delicious pizza at the pizzeria or go next door (need a reservation) for their fine dining - and absolutely wonderful food - experience!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“Great, homemade cooking for breakfast / lunch with nice outside patio for sunny days.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“My family has been going here from the beginning. They have kept the same staff which is impressive. It’s our favorite breakfast and lunch spot in town. The huevas rancheros and the BLAT (bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) are my favorites, but the whole menu is stellar. Both indoor and back patio seating.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Hands down the best Thai in Southern Marin. We eat here at least once a week. Sit on the porch when weather is nice. You can also do take out.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Wonderful food - no reservations but you can walk to the wine bar and they will text you when your table is ready.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“I always order their plate of al pastor pork with refried beans, rice, salad tortillas and guacamole. Then I load up on their condiments-4 kinds of fresh salsa, jalapeños and hot carrots, and cooling radishes. Their burritos are massive. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“great happy hour drinks and food specials 3-6 outdoor heated dining, excellent food”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Marche is our favorite restaurant in Marin. In business almost 20 years and have offered farm to table ingredients since day one. French inspired California cuisine with a remarkable wine list with California and old-world wines. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Located in the Bon Air Shopping Center. A local favorite with a great deep dish pizza and a wide selections of beers on tap.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best pizza around, and they deliver! Sourdough crust and a wide variety of fresh, high-quality ingredients.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Casual seafood place. Also has burgers etc. Love the lobster roll and soups.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the best restaurant in the county. I once sat next to Robin Williams while dining here. It is unbelievably delicious! Such a beautiful place!”
  • 3 locals recommend