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Drake's Beach Cafe - CLOSED

1 Drakes Beach Road, Inverness, CA 94937
(415) 669-1297
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Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- May 26, 2013
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9 reviews from our community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The staff is very friendly but the menu is ridiculous. We paid 15 bucks for a children's grilled cheese and some garlic fries and that was the cheapest thing on the menu. the fries were good but the sandwich was bad, the cheese wasnt even melted. The only reason this place is in business is because it is the only... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I'd like to start off with something positive..the homemade cookies they sold were delicious..and the family who operated the restaurant was very nice. Unfortunately the food was disappointing. The clam chowder was not thick and creamy like a chowder should be but was more like a soup with was few small clams. And the fish and chips batter was not... More

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San Francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stopped here for a snack before exploring the beach. The folks running the counter looked overwhelmed, even though it wasn't that busy when we arrived. We had to ask for our drinks, which weren't given to us when we ordered. The garlic fries were greasy, and appeared to be made entirely of the dregs in the bottom of the... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

From the reviews I read here I really expected something more. It really just is sort of a fast food cafe, the athmosphere is more like a burger joint than a restaurant. The food is OK, nothing special, service is also ok. The salad that came with both lunches (burger and hot dog) had a _really_ strange dressing. Coffee was... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Go for a walk on the beach, and warm up with coffee, hot cocoa, tasty fish and chips, local oysters, or a burger. Nothing fancy but very tasty.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I liked the fish and chips with garlic added to the the fries. I didn't like as much the clam chowder since we couldn't find much clams and the broth was not thick and creamy but we did find plenty of potatoes, onions and carrots with watery buttery broth. I felt sorry for the two persons working there since they... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

While the restaurant is rustic, the food is actually good. The beach and views from the restaurant are stunning. Try this cafe for lunch, you won't be disappointed.

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Burlingame CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

We went here April 2009 for dinner - the standard burger joint turns into an incredible intimate restaurant. I think we had 4-5 courses starting with bread, olive oil and olives, and then smoked trout blini, english pea flan, blood orange salad,choice or lamb or scallops. Incredible. It is BYO wine because they can't have liquor due to it being... More

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St. Louis, MO
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142 reviews 142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

This was one of the highlights of our Fall 2008 vacation to the San Francisco area. After spending 4 days there, we started to tour the surrounding country -- going first to Point Reyes. While there we decided (well in advance) to have dinner at this restaurant. And what a great choice it was -- one of the most intimate,... More

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