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Best things to do in San Anselmo

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.

Ice Cream Shop
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“Heavenly organic ICE CREAM, with house-made waffle-cones and bowls! Try the Vanilla Honey Lavender--they'll tell you where the lavender came from. You get the idea. This place is just a postage-stamp, but on hot days, the line goes down the block! Not to be missed for connoisseurs!!! ”
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Italian Restaurant
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“A family favorite! Kid-friendly Italian fare that’s fun for the whole family. ”
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Mexican Restaurant
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“Latin Fusion and great atmosphere and bar. 1.3 miles from here. You can walk off the guacamole!”
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Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Another local favorite. Fine dining restaurant with top notch service. The Mediterranean food here is mouth-watering. Great wine too. ”
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Bar
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“Great cheap dinner! Excellent bratwurst and a solid tap. Mountain biker place to be!! Definitely a place to hang out at and one of the only places you can get food late at night.”
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Cafe
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“Eat breakfast or lunch in the restaurant, or bring home a delicious meal from their prepared food choices. Don’t miss the famous Chinese Chicken Salad!”
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Japanese Restaurant
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“Head up to Fairfax for some of the best Sushi in Marin. You can put your name in and grab a glass of wine down the street. I highly recommend!”
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Bakery
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“Local favorite. This little bakery can get pretty busy and while it’s a little pricey, their baked goods and breakfast\lunch food is pretty spectacular. Comforts is around the corner and is also very delicious! Downtown San Anselmo is also a really cute place to explore too and walk off your meal.. Check out Imagination park with the Indiana Jones and Yoda statues.”
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Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Owner from New Orleans, offers all the specialties--beignets, etc. If you've got the appetite, try the chicken waffles. Huge plate o' food!”
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Italian Restaurant
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“A Fairfax institution! Fradalezio’s uses locally sourced organic ingredients to prepare delicious Italian classics. ”
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Café
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“Excellent food, friendly service, romantic atmosphere. Just across Sir Francis Drake, so generally less crowded than the restaurants along Broadway and Bolinas Road. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“Huge menu and a fairfax favorite!! Great handcrafted drinks and wonderful people”
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Wine Bar
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“Cozy little wine bar with great food. Nice place for a more upscale night out. We like to go there for champagne and an appetizer or two. Only a block from the Casita! ”
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Brewery
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“Great Beer! Fun to hang out with friends and family. I love the fish Tacos.”
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Café
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“They have so many yummy options for breakfast & lunch and the baked goods are wonderful! They have gluten free options too! I recommend the gluten free focaccia!”
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Museum
“...Because Fairfax was the birthplace of Mountain Biking, and the whole history is here, from the invention of the bicycle right on through. Lots to learn about the role bicycles played in liberating women, and cyclists will love seeing the epic mountain bikes from the beginnings on.”
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