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Address: Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
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Novato's Grant Avenue

A stroll along Grant Avenue provides wonderful choices for gift shopping or special treats for yourself. The wide choices for restaurants offer great meals for all ages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Novato, California
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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The new restaurants and stores that have come to Grant Avenue provide wonderful shopping and a wide variety of eats. Whatever your palate happens to be craving (food or otherwise), you can find a delicious treat sure to satisfy.

Thank Donell E
Novato, California
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a great place to live, but there's not much for tourists to see or do in Novato. Old town has some good restaurants, a few eclectic shops, but that's about it. This is not a town for attractions. But if you are staying here, the food is good everywhere in Novato.

1 Thank Michael H
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great All-American Downtown... If you live in The City or out in the woods then come to Old Town Novato. Shopping of all kinds, Restaurants of every flavor, Services of every kind - a great little place to visit - Glad I live here!

Thank Richard B
Novato, California
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

A stroll along Grant Avenue provides wonderful choices for gift shopping or special treats for yourself. The wide choices for restaurants offer great meals for all ages.

Thank olmare
Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Good little Novato has done what too few cities have done - preserved the old time authenticity of their town. Plus they've repurposed old buildings into functioning shops, boutiques and restaurants. Wonderful to see urban renewal which preserves history. Enjoy! ...

Thank David B L
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This was an interesting little area with a lot of little shops and restaurants. It was fairly easy to find a place to park when we went there. I enjoyed it, but just don't expect too much.

Thank mrliterature
Novato, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It's slowly improving! Hoping when the theater gets fixed up next year we will have a thriving Old Town! Love Finnegan's for Tuesday trivia, Powell's for candy, lots of cute gift shops to browse, Batik Indian restaurant is great, omg Flourchylde Bakery is AMAZING and then there's Whole Foods......

Thank Sharon G
Sechelt, Canada
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

High praise for the citizens of Novato and their elected Council. They've created a great business core without destroying the authentic Americana small town ambience.

Thank hockeye44
Novato, California
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

What a quaint area of the downtown. Fabulous restaurants and boutiques shops. Parking can be limited along the boulevard, but the side streets and several larger lots accommodate the old town area well. It's a great place for a romantic meal and stroll, a cocktail with friends or just for desert. Family friendly too ! 1 ! Powell's is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My friends and I love to come to Old Town for shopping,(lots of great boutiques) lunch, and just strolling around town. Next year the Novato Theater will be open! Everyone is looking forward to finally have our theater back. There are lots of great restaurants as well. My hairdresser is located in Old Town also

Thank 798dianaj

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