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Best things to do in Novato

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Brewery
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“Enjoyable and casual. The food is good, and there is lots of live music of all kinds.”
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Bakery
“ Pricing: $ Ambience: Super casual Food: Expertly crafted baked goods, beautiful salads, soups and sandwiches. Everything here is sooo yummy. ”
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Pub
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“Finnegan’s Marin, an American bar and grill meets Irish pub in downtown Novato, is North Marin’s gathering place. Awarded Best Bar/Restaurant & Bar in Marin by the Pacific Sun, Finnegan’s offers wonderful food, a full bar, and a community oriented nightlife.”
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Restaurant
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“You MUST get here really early if coming on the weekends, or the wait can be 45 minutes-1 hour! Might as well head over to Bacon right down the street on Grant Ave. ”
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Bar
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“Classic American dishes. Full bar that offers handcrafted cocktails, Napa Valley wines, and draft beer, seating inside and outside. Great for family and a date night.”
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Shopping Mall
“Over 50 stores and restaurants, including Costco, Target, Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, Gymboree, Justice, Old Navy, DSW, Nordstrom Rack, Men's Wearhouse, SushiHolic, and Starbucks. Website: www.shopvintageoaks.com”
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Movie Theatre
“Go online to reserve your seats in their new theater with luxury recliners. ”
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Restaurant
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“Italian specialties like pizza and pasta, along with soups, salads, and other classic American entrees. Full bar. Indoor/outdoor seating”
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Park
“It's the highest mountain in Novato, and just happens to be very close by. Even though you can walk there, I suggest driving to the trailhead so you'll have more energy for exploring.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“They have everything you need and then some. Big supermarket just blocks from the unit”
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Bar
“Pricing: $$$ Ambience: casual Food: authentic Japanese and fresh sushi The sushi here is so fresh with a wide variety of fish. ”
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Grocery Store
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“The newer and larger of the two nearby Safeway stores. Take 101 North to Nave Dr./Hamilton and then the frontage road northbound. Safeway is just past the Courtyard Marriott and so are lots of other stores and restaurants. ”
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Restaurant
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“This is your world class burrito destination, and don't mess around, get the Super Burrito. Insane :—]”
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American Restaurant
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“Californian fare & drinks served in a scenic hilltop restaurant with a lounge/bar & patio. Great bar scene, has a fireplace and a outdoor patio with great views.”
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Restaurant
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“Local brewery, enjoy some of the county's best brews and some great food too”
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Restaurant
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“Grazie Restaurant is a family-owned, Italian-themed eatery locate in downtown Novato. Grazie Restaurant is a beloved breakfast spot for many Novato locals, and always worth a stroll down Grant Avenue to visit. While the menu is filled with traditional favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Grazie’s goes the extra mile with contemporary touches like Paleo eggs benedict at breakfast, and extensive Paleo, gluten-free and vegan-friendly options throughout the restaurant’s extensive menus. You can unleash your inner chef at Grazie’s with options to create your own omelet, pasta and panini dishes, or simply select a well-composed entree, knowing you’re in the safe hands of an establishment that brings family-owned pride to everything that comes from the kitchen and the service that comes with it.”
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