Kathleen's Guidebook for San Rafael & Marin County

Kathleen
Kathleen
Kathleen's Guidebook for San Rafael & Marin County

Food Scene

This is my favorite Thai restaurant in Marin, and it's just 4 minutes from my house! Excellent food and service, you can't go wrong here.
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My Thai Restaurant
1230 4th Street
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This is my favorite Thai restaurant in Marin, and it's just 4 minutes from my house! Excellent food and service, you can't go wrong here.
One of the best Indian Restaurants in the Bay Area, hands-down. My local favorite. A warm, bright, cozy place with excellent service and lots of vegan & gluten-free items! Very close by. NOTE- it can get crowded on weekend nights!
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Lotus Cuisine of India
704 4th Street
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One of the best Indian Restaurants in the Bay Area, hands-down. My local favorite. A warm, bright, cozy place with excellent service and lots of vegan & gluten-free items! Very close by. NOTE- it can get crowded on weekend nights!
One of Marin's most popular spots- always a line out the door. Yummy Puerto Rican food for under $10-20, dep. on what you order (vegan/vegetarian + meat). Share tables, vibrant, youthful, urban feel. Take out option right next door if you want to avoid the wait. Very close to the house! One of the only restaurants in this county that is open LATE!
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Sol Food
901 Lincoln Avenue
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One of Marin's most popular spots- always a line out the door. Yummy Puerto Rican food for under $10-20, dep. on what you order (vegan/vegetarian + meat). Share tables, vibrant, youthful, urban feel. Take out option right next door if you want to avoid the wait. Very close to the house! One of the only restaurants in this county that is open LATE!
Best breakfast in Marin, 10 mins drive! A huge, cool converted barn with high ceilings & patio seating. Be prepared for a short wait to be seated, but it's worth it. Tofu scramble, delicious pastries.
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Half Day Cafe
848 College Avenue
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Best breakfast in Marin, 10 mins drive! A huge, cool converted barn with high ceilings & patio seating. Be prepared for a short wait to be seated, but it's worth it. Tofu scramble, delicious pastries.
Il Davide is a delicious Italian restaurant with an elegant dining room and outdoor patio seating when it is warm. Find it on A Street in downtown San Rafael, minutes away!
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Il Davide
901 A Street
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Il Davide is a delicious Italian restaurant with an elegant dining room and outdoor patio seating when it is warm. Find it on A Street in downtown San Rafael, minutes away!
Terrapin Crossroads is a restaurant and nightclub owned by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, so there is always live music being played. Feel like enjoying a leisurely weekend brunch? Sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, plus live music. Check their website for the schedule to see who is playing the weekend brunch.
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Terrapin Crossroads
100 Yacht Club Drive
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Terrapin Crossroads is a restaurant and nightclub owned by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, so there is always live music being played. Feel like enjoying a leisurely weekend brunch? Sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, plus live music. Check their website for the schedule to see who is playing the weekend brunch.
This spacious cafe is right downtown next to the Rafael Theater- minutes away- and it is a great place to work on your laptop or grab a simple, healthy meal. Various soups, salads & mediterranean options. Limited breakfast and dessert options.
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Aroma Cafe
1122 4th Street
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This spacious cafe is right downtown next to the Rafael Theater- minutes away- and it is a great place to work on your laptop or grab a simple, healthy meal. Various soups, salads & mediterranean options. Limited breakfast and dessert options.
This is the closest full-scale grocery store to the house- just minutes away. They have cheaper prices & a much broader selection than little Andy's neighborhood market that is blocks away. They have a decent amount of quality organic produce and other grocery items.
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United Markets
100 Red Hill Avenue
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This is the closest full-scale grocery store to the house- just minutes away. They have cheaper prices & a much broader selection than little Andy's neighborhood market that is blocks away. They have a decent amount of quality organic produce and other grocery items.
Good Earth has a fabulous hot bar and salad bar if you are looking to grab a quick and healthy meal on your way to the beaches of West Marin! Grocery shopping here is really expensive, but they do boast an all-organic store. Lots of outdoor seating, a smoothie bar, yummy vegan cheeses, etc. It is a locally-owned place similar to Whole Foods in terms of labeling (Gluten-Free and Vegan), but you will definitely pay more to shop here (though the hot and salad bars are reasonable). This store is the mecca for conscious, non-GMO, down-to-earth shoppers of the hippie persuasion!
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Good Earth Natural Foods
720 Center Boulevard
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Good Earth has a fabulous hot bar and salad bar if you are looking to grab a quick and healthy meal on your way to the beaches of West Marin! Grocery shopping here is really expensive, but they do boast an all-organic store. Lots of outdoor seating, a smoothie bar, yummy vegan cheeses, etc. It is a locally-owned place similar to Whole Foods in terms of labeling (Gluten-Free and Vegan), but you will definitely pay more to shop here (though the hot and salad bars are reasonable). This store is the mecca for conscious, non-GMO, down-to-earth shoppers of the hippie persuasion!
Taco Janes is a yummy casual place with limited outdoor seating that makes a mean fish taco, with a delicious house-made mole sauce. A fun meal after hiking!
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Taco Jane's Restaurant & Tequila Bar
21 Tamalpais Avenue
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Taco Janes is a yummy casual place with limited outdoor seating that makes a mean fish taco, with a delicious house-made mole sauce. A fun meal after hiking!
Craving a yummy latte and gluten free donuts or muffins? This new neighborhood cafe has the best coffee in San Rafael. The owners are locals, and the locals love this place!
Pink Owl Coffee
1816 2nd Street
Craving a yummy latte and gluten free donuts or muffins? This new neighborhood cafe has the best coffee in San Rafael. The owners are locals, and the locals love this place!
This cozy spot has delicious food, and a nice outdoor patio in front, thanks to the pandemic.
LaVier Latin Fusion Restaurant
1025 C St
This cozy spot has delicious food, and a nice outdoor patio in front, thanks to the pandemic.
Delicious Burmese food, with outdoor seating now because of the pandemic.
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Burmatown
60 Corte Madera Ave
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Delicious Burmese food, with outdoor seating now because of the pandemic.
Looking for a nicer Mexican restaurant with outdoor seating? Flores is the place.
Flores
301 Corte Madera Town Center
Looking for a nicer Mexican restaurant with outdoor seating? Flores is the place.
Truly yummy food, with vegan options! Casual ambiance. Outdoor patio.
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Más Masa
31 Bolinas Rd
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Truly yummy food, with vegan options! Casual ambiance. Outdoor patio.

Essentials

For health conscious guests, you can shop at Whole Foods, less than 10 mins drive away. Smoothies, coffee bar, plus a salad and hot bar make this great for lunch on the run.
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Whole Foods Market
340 3rd Street
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For health conscious guests, you can shop at Whole Foods, less than 10 mins drive away. Smoothies, coffee bar, plus a salad and hot bar make this great for lunch on the run.
Walk 2 short blocks to the neighborhood store! Nice outdoor seating. Get your basics here, not real vegan-friendly, but they do offer coffee, various side salads/hot items, fresh pizzas & sandwiches.
Andy's Sun Valley Market
2202 Fifth Avenue
Walk 2 short blocks to the neighborhood store! Nice outdoor seating. Get your basics here, not real vegan-friendly, but they do offer coffee, various side salads/hot items, fresh pizzas & sandwiches.