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Marin Joe's Restaurant

1585 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1730
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Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Corte Madera
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
Cuisines: Italian, Continental
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The decor is out of a time machine, think New Jersey 1968, but the food is excellent. You can watch the cooks work behind a counter expertly preparing fresh fish and steak. They do a great job with little fish like sand dabs and petrale, and the waiters do a fabulous job deboning your meal in front of you. For... More

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Monrovia, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I think I was in college, and in my 20's the first time I went to Marin Joes. I remember ordering a Italian sausage omelette, and remember great french bread. By my late 20's in the late 70's I was a regular, going to Marin Joe's, sitting at the counter, late at night, John's counter, after weekly or monthly theatre... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Love to stop in whenever I visit Marin. Friday's menu highlight is the seafood chowder that I never miss. The crusty sour dough bread and a cold beer (or glass of wine) compliment this well. And sitting at the counter watching the chefs at work putting out other favorites is a perfect way to spend an evening upon returning to... More

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Tiburon, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I love this place! It's hard for us to order anything besides the burger because we crave them so bad that we just have to go here and get one! They hand form them mixing in onions and garlic, grill them with a giant chunk of jack cheese and served on buttered grilled french bread with olives... More

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Eureka, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Marin Joe's is what S.F. used to be! Great food, reasonable prices, professional waiters and no frills. It is always packed because people appreciate "Old School" restaurants vs. the pretentious. Everything is great! The steaks, seafood and the wonderful Caesar salad made at you table. The burgers are a best buy! A real treat. Worth the wait!

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Redding, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I absolutely love this restaurant. I grew up in Marin and it was our family "Go-To" place. I still go whenever I get to Corte Madera. Spaghetti is fantastic. Love the Cheeseburger on French Bread Roll. Zabaliogne is to die for......

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I have been eating at this restaurant for over 50 years. We no longer live in Marin but we eat here whenever we visit. The food is outstanding and the service is wonderful. The atmosphere is very nice---very "old Marin"---most customers are locals who have been eating here for years. Be sure to visit if you come... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We often stop at Marin Joe's for a late dinner. Usually, we sit at the counter facing the cooks. It's a nice show. The menu doesn't change often, but offers an excellent selection. There are daily specials, usually fish. Service is courteous and, usually, very efficient. It's great fun to order a Caesar salad make at the table. The fish... More

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Corte Madera, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Local, friendly good Italian food! Best rack of Lamb and Prime Rib around, not to mention the Calamari Dore and it goes on and on. Ralph and Paul, the son's of Romano the owner are friendly and they are like family. I have been going to Joes for over 40 years and my kids are now eating there. 3rd Generation!... More

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Santa Monica, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Over the years of visiting family in Marin County, I have often dined at family's request and convenience at Marin Joe's. For as long as I remember, this place is always packed even though the food and service is at best average. This most recent visit was no exception ,Our server talked a much better game than he played--the food... More

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