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Address: Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
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My great grandparents built two of the buildings in Old Town in the 1920's and 1933 which are still there and look quite similar to the original building. Almost all of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Novato, California
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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Novato's downtown offers a variety of shopping and some of the best Thai, Indian, Mexican, and All-American restaurants in all of Marin County, CA. I enjoy supporting many of the small businesses. There is the cutest Toy Store named Five Little Monkeys, a consignment store where I have been able to sell a few pieces from my closet, a cleaners,... More 

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Novato, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Parking is an issue. There are some very nice cafes and bars and shops. Keep in mind it is only a few blocks long

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Was there for the street fair. Old town blocked off and dozens of vendors, crafts, wine and beer, all sorts of goodies. Wonder day and fun experience.

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Novato, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Some cute shops and several really good restaurants, but Old Town Novato is just a couple of blocks along the eastern end of Grant Street. On Tuesdays from 4 - 8 pm, there's a really nice farmers' market on the western end of Grant Street which is blocked off for pedestrian-only access.

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My great grandparents built two of the buildings in Old Town in the 1920's and 1933 which are still there and look quite similar to the original building. Almost all of the buildings have a real history which is pretty interesting. Variety of shops with unique stuff. The only down side is the lack of parking. It is quite a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Old town doesn't have much to draw tourists. There are a couple of restaurants, some specialty shops and a McDonalds. Highlights would be Mi Pueblo restaurant, the new Smash Burger and Perry's Deli.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Novato. Old Town, neither old nor Quaint. Thera are a few restaurants and shops within a few blocks but not a destination. Spend a couple of hours here and a few bucks to show support to local business surrounded by sprawl. Great job ruining a nice town,

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

They embrace their heritage by keeping their old town alive. Many of the shops here have been around forever and still keep their old timey look. The selection of businesses drive this neighborhood. I love it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Not like many "old town" areas. A little more downmarket than many, but nicely verdant and with a healthy variety of stores. Not at all "touristy," which we appreciated.

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live in Novato and shop here frequently. There are nice women's clothing boutiques, specialty gift shops, restaurants, a great bakery, and antique/consignment shops. There is a nice jewelers and other services. The area is basically one street (Grant), about five level blocks. Parking is free and usually available. It is great for walking and perusing, for gift shopping, for... More 

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