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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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“Just 10-15 minutes away, owned by the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh - live music almost every night, and great food! Can eat outside on warm nights near the water”
  • 80 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“Amazing Puerto Rican cuisine! A cult favorite amongst locals and visitors. Watch out for lines, though. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“China Camp State Park Loop is a 8.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. It has gorgeous bay views at a couple points and is well marked. This trail is used by both hikers and mountain bikers.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“I don’t know, maybe it’s the giant wheel of Parmesan that they bring around to each table, maybe it’s the wacky piano player and sing-along that goes on in the back room, but this place always makes me feel warm and cozy.”
  • 33 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
Ice Cream Shop
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“Simply the BEST homemade ice cream around!! In the warm evenings, there is always a line out the door! Take a quart home!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Upscale 'Pan-Latin' Cuisine in a unique environment. Many types of Tequila, great appetizers and wonderful salads, tacos, etc”
  • 29 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Wonderful upscale, but reasonably priced Mediterranean Cuisine in a beautiful environment for lunch or dinner. reservations recommended, especially on weekends ”
  • 26 locals recommend
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.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Are you up for seeing a movie ? I highly recommend this place. They have an amazing selection of independent films from around the world and newly released documentaries. Films you won't see anywhere else. I'm usually there about once a month! They also have great snacks. ”
  • 22 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
Cafe
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“Excellent local favorite with a Cafe and full Carry Out Dept. California Cuisine with an Asian flair. Excellent for breakfast or Lunch, Brunch on weekends...great house-baked scones, muffins, etc. Wander down San Anselmo Ave for the interesting shops.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Who would ever think that little Fairfax would have such a great sushi restaurant. But we do!”
  • 18 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
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Beignets for breakfast anyone? Or maybe a Shrimp PoBoy is more to your liking. This New Orleans style breakfast and one spot will leave you feeling happily seated.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Just 10-15 minutes away, owned by the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh - live music almost every night, and great food! Can eat outside on warm nights near the water”
  • 80 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“Amazing Puerto Rican cuisine! A cult favorite amongst locals and visitors. Watch out for lines, though. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“I don’t know, maybe it’s the giant wheel of Parmesan that they bring around to each table, maybe it’s the wacky piano player and sing-along that goes on in the back room, but this place always makes me feel warm and cozy.”
  • 33 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the avocado hummus and margaritas. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Upscale 'Pan-Latin' Cuisine in a unique environment. Many types of Tequila, great appetizers and wonderful salads, tacos, etc”
  • 29 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Wonderful upscale, but reasonably priced Mediterranean Cuisine in a beautiful environment for lunch or dinner. reservations recommended, especially on weekends ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
“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.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cafe
“Excellent local favorite with a Cafe and full Carry Out Dept. California Cuisine with an Asian flair. Excellent for breakfast or Lunch, Brunch on weekends...great house-baked scones, muffins, etc. Wander down San Anselmo Ave for the interesting shops.”
  • 25 locals recommend

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