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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Apple Store I bought my lap top there. Super helpful and walk- in appointments for problem-solving not a problem.”
  • 32 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
American Restaurant
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“Great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the avocado hummus and margaritas. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Ferry that takes you to the heart of San Francisco, runs all day, 7 days a week”
  • 22 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“You can take the ferry to the city by catching it at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great for lunch, sit outside or take out and bring home. Awesome for breakfast parties and good coffee too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Check the schedule and leave your car on this side of the bridge. The fast ferry to SF is a beautiful 30 minute journey across the Bay. With the Marin Country Mart on this side, and The San Francisco Ferry Building on the other side, the Larkspur Ferry is an easy alternative to the busy Sausalito Ferry.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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Indie Movie Theatre
“Our local movie theatre shows a repertory of popular and indie movies as well the Met HD Opera, the National Theatre of London, the Bolshoi Ballet, documentaries of great composers and many film festivals. The popcorn is made with coconut oil and topped with real butter. Beer and wine are served. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Our local dive bar. Great big square bar with the bartenders in the middle, several pool tables, great diverse crowd from 21 to 81, and Janis Joplin’s piano in the corner. (She used to live here in Larkspur).”
  • 15 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
Shopping Mall
“Groceries, drugstore, lots of great shops and restaurants. Farmer's Market here every Wednesday 1:00-5:00 all year around.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good local spot set in a historic house next to the Larkspur creek. Good for casual dining on the patio or inside. Local tip: half price burger night is Tuesday and its not listed anywhere on menus, just ask for it like a local ($7)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is very close to the Palmhouse and a great place with lots of good restaurant options, a small farmers market on Saturday and food trucks on Sundays too.”
  • 22 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
Bakery
“The have great breakfast and lunch, amazing baked goods. Their salads are delish.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“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.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Apple Store I bought my lap top there. Super helpful and walk- in appointments for problem-solving not a problem.”
  • 32 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“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
American Restaurant
“Great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the avocado hummus and margaritas. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“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
“Good local spot set in a historic house next to the Larkspur creek. Good for casual dining on the patio or inside. Local tip: half price burger night is Tuesday and its not listed anywhere on menus, just ask for it like a local ($7)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“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
Italian Restaurant
“Old American fashion sure value brasserie type of restaurant. Reservation recommended or eat at the bar.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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