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Marin Joe's Restaurant

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1585 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1730
415-924-2081
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Today
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
a classic in Marin

One of the oldest restaurants in Marin and still kicking. For a classic old school family style meal Joe’s is a must. Go for the grill and a cocktail.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
italianwinestyle
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Perugia, Italy
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were visiting the area and took a chance, not knowing the restaurant. Glad we did. They were busy for a Wednesday night, so we sat at the counter. Our waiter was older but attentive to all our needs. The three of us ordered pasta dishes and quickly got our orders. The food was great, and as a added bonus... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One of the oldest restaurants in Marin and still kicking. For a classic old school family style meal Joe’s is a must. Go for the grill and a cocktail.

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Larkspur, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I arrived at the hostess desk at 5:55 pm on a Saturday (last night) and were welcomed by the hostess and told that the wait would be 30 minutes. She encouraged us to have a drink in the lounge while we waited. Wow! What a throwback! I am sure that the place looks exactly as it did... More 

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Austin, Texas
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198 reviews 198 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I ate here as a solo diner in January 2015. Although it was only 6pm, the parking lot was already packed. Entering the place, I felt like I was in an old-school coffee shop. There is a dining room with booths and tables as well as a counter. I was directed to sit at the counter since I was a... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My most recent visit to Marin Joe's was disappointing. Our waiter was surly and inattentive. I can handle a little sass, but we waited forever to give our drink order, then our food order, then our dessert order and then to get the check. Honestly, he could not have been more unengaged with us. This place is not cheap...so for... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

My family have been going to this restaurant for over 35 years. The menu has a lot of variety, which pleases every appetite. Comfort food at its best! The decor is dated, but it adds to the feeling of warmth and familiarity- it's like visiting your favorite relatives. It's the kind of restaurant where you invariably encounter a familiar face,... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have been frequenting Marin Joe's for the past 25 years and it is always the same quality every time I go - that's not easy to achieve! Whenever I want the best steak in Marin, some great piano music, or feel like a cocktail in a Frank Sinatra setting this is the place I go. It's cozy, the staff... More 

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Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Folks, I've been coming here since I was a kid in the 60's. Back then I thought this was the most sophisticated place on the earth! And I still Love It! Are you up for old school? Chef's with white paper hats? Naugahyde booths? A real piano bar! I mean a baby grand with a special bar rim and stools... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been coming here for years. The food and service is always consistent. The bar can be a little busy at times.

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Salem, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Went in for a drink. Asked about dinner and the pushed us into the resturant out of the bar. Then we're shoved menus in our hand and rush rush order. Then I ordered a burger well done. Had to send it back cause it was bloody. Got it back and still not done. Very expensive for the service and food... 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, Continental
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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