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Marin Joe's Restaurant

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Italian, American, International
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1585 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1730
415-924-2081
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Some things don't change and that's good.

Similar to the many "Original Joes" Marin's has a long counter that allows singles and couples watch the line grilling their meats and fish and, the Caesar salad is still made from scratch at your table. The menu is lengthy and the cooks will accommodate any special order. Most often you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
David M
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Corte Madera, California
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Corte Madera, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Similar to the many "Original Joes" Marin's has a long counter that allows singles and couples watch the line grilling their meats and fish and, the Caesar salad is still made from scratch at your table. The menu is lengthy and the cooks will accommodate any special order. Most often you will enjoy your old-school waiters who often have been... More 

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Thank David M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a long day in the city and just wanted to stop on our way back to Napa for some comfort food. We love the old school atmosphere and friendly staff. Ordered fresh with Quattro Formaggi which was amazing and the soup of the day. We truly were able to relax and unwind with some delicious cuisine. Also for... More 

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Thank Heather C
San Rafael
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my absolute favorite restaurants. It is (almost) always crowded. I love to sit at the counter and watch the cooks. I eat COW about 3-4 times/year and here I order GROUND SIRLOIN STEAK with double vegetables. They also have the BEST vegetables (sides of mushrooms, string beans, swiss chard usually). I've made a meal on the side veggies.... More 

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Thank DesignerG2016
Mill Valley, California
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place. A throwback to comfort eating. There are some really outstanding items on the menu but whatever you fancy you will find something to please. You can't make a reservation and you may have to wait, but have a cocktail while you do, it will be worth it. The caesar salad is made at your table, the... More 

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Thank RFW1943
Winchester, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A throw back to the old days of dinners,this is a must do Place to visit,good food excellent service inc valet parking,when we went the place was very busy and we were seated at the bar.A great place to watch the chefs and to get ur caesar slid made in front of you. Great experience

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Thank hantshawk
Napa, California, United States
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459 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At one time there were Joe's in San Francisco and Westlake. I believe that Marin Joe's is the last one still operating. This was my first time here and it brought back a lot of memories of the other two Joe's when I sat at the counter. It was very noisy and very busy which was the start of my... More 

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Thank Napamel
Benicia, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This place has the best Italian food in the San Francisco Bay Area as far as I am concerned. Often crowded, but worth the wait. Get there early, and avoid a long wait. Excellent seafood and steaks. Caesar salad made at your table with ample servings. Wait staff always on top of things. Great prawns Dore, lamb chops, sword fish,... More 

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Thank Barry B
allen, tx
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Went here with friends and found the place packed on a weeknight. Waited 20 minutes for a table. Our server was great but the food deplorable. No one got a good meal. After talking to people living in the area they are as puzzled as I am about the popularity of this place. How a place that serves such terrible... More 

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Thank thechipman
Chengdu, China
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Interesting crowd, always busy.....I love the spaghetti, kind of an old world place, it's been around forever

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Thank andrew w
Sonoma, California
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275 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This place is like going out to eat in 1950. It is iconic!. The food is great and the ambience is warming with the wood burning grill. All of the food is good: steaks, burgers, fish, and especially the grilled liver with bacon (an onions if you want). The wait staff is efficient and friendly. A great place not to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1585 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Corte Madera
  • Phone Number: 415-924-2081

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, International
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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