The Bay Area Restaurants

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  • 1. Fish

    $$ | Seafood

    Unsurprisingly, fish—specifically, fresh, sustainably caught fish—is the focus at this gleaming dockside fish house a mile north of downtown...Read More

  • 2. Hog Island Oyster Co. Marshall Oyster Farm & the Boat Oyster Bar

    $$$ | Seafood

    Take a short trek north on Highway 1 to the gritty mecca of Bay Area oysters—the Hog Island Marshall Oyster Farm. For a real culinary adventure...Read More

  • 3. Sam's Chowder House

    $$$ | Seafood

    This East Coast–style waterfront seafood joint may not be textbook Cape Cod, but that's okay—dine here, and you'll get the best of both coasts...Read More

  • 4. Sand Dollar Restaurant

    $$ | American

    Constructed from three barges that were floated over from Tiburon in the 1920s, this family-owned restaurant still attracts wayfarers from Muir...Read More

  • 5. Bar Bocce

    $$ | American

    Nothing elevates wood-fired food more than beachside tables and a blazing fire pit ... except maybe a game of bocce. Modern Californian cuisine...Read More

  • 6. Bridgeway Cafe

    $ | Café

    The view's the thing at this diner-café on the main drag across the road from the bay. People line up on weekends for great traditional breakfast...Read More

  • 7. Café Reyes

    $$ | Pizza

    Sunny patio seating, hand-tossed pizza, and organic local ingredients are the selling points of this laid-back café. The semi-industrial dining...Read More

  • 8. Caffe Acri

    $ | Café

    This Italian espresso bar and café at the end of the Tiburon Ferry dock is a sweet spot to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or lunch with a cup of...Read More

  • 9. Equator Coffees and Teas

    $ | Café

    This is the prime spot for a pick-me-up (and people-watching) over a picturesque view of downtown Mill Valley and Mt. Tam. The owners are as...Read More

  • 10. Guaymas

    $$ | Mexican

    This festive restaurant, steps from the ferry landing, has an expansive deck with a knockout view of the bay. The large open kitchen churns...Read More

  • 11. Le Garage

    $$$ | French

    Brittany-born Olivier Souvestre serves traditional French bistro fare in a relaxed, bay-side setting that feels more sidewalk café than the...Read More

  • 12. Luna Blu

    $$$ | Italian

    Friendly, informative staff serve Sicilian-inspired seafood in this lively sliver of an Italian restaurant just a stone's throw from the ferry...Read More

  • 13. New Morning Cafe

    $ | American

    Omelets, scrambles, and pancakes are served all day long at this homey triangular bay-side café with sunny outdoor seating. If you're past morning...Read More

  • 14. Parkside Cafe

    $$$ | American

    The Parkside is popular for its 1950s beachfront snack bar, but the adjoining café, coffee bar, marketplace, and bakery shouldn't be missed...Read More

  • 15. Sam's Anchor Cafe

    $$$ | American

    Open since 1920, this casual dockside restaurant, rife with plastic chairs and blue-checked oilcloths, is the town's most famous eatery. Most...Read More

  • 16. Servino Ristorante

    $$ | Italian

    This family-owned eatery specializes in southern Italian recipes including lobster agnolotti, seafood stew, pork sausage fondue, and pizza made...Read More

  • 17. The Caprice

    $$$ | American

    For more than 50 years this Tiburon landmark that overlooks the bay has been the place to come to mark special occasions with local wines and...Read More

  • 18. Venice Gourmet Deli & Pizza

    $ | Italian

    The Italian deli sandwiches, pizzas made daily, and a shop filled with gourmet delectables, wines, kitchenware, and local flavor here have enticed...Read More

  • 19. Haven

    $$$ | Jack London Square | American

    Daniel Patterson of San Francisco's revered Coi focuses on vegetables, whole-animal preparations, dishes to share, and great cocktails in this...Read More

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