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Dishes Bistro & Grill

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330 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933-3286
831-883-1207
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't bother!

Long story short I'm eating Fritos in my room after paying $175+ for a horrible dinner. Go see my yelp review for details. Avoid this place at all costs.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Mcatred
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Long story short I'm eating Fritos in my room after paying $175+ for a horrible dinner. Go see my yelp review for details. Avoid this place at all costs.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I have been here twice and cannot see how it has such high ratings. The first time we wanted to start with a dessert and hadn't decided if we wanted dinner or not, the restaurant was empty but they refused to serve us unless we were for sure going to order an entree, this in and of itself would not... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As locals we eat here many times a year. Whenever my wife or I need a sand dab fix, we head here. The service is friendly, there is a full bar, and the pasta with pesto is wonderul. The pizzas are also in a class above your normal pizza shops. You can also get a nice steak here. We have... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Staff was as friendly as the food was tasty. Lovely environment, high quality food and the manager was very personable. Well priced.

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Redding, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

BEWARE! Make sure you check your credit card receipt after visiting this place! I was charged an extra $4 on my credit card account. I have the actual receipt in hand. It looks like the owner (who waited on us) thought he deserved a larger tip! When actually, he was rather rude and gave us very poor service! I recommend... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

You don't usually expect to find a great restaurant tucked into an unassuming shopping area in a town near a former military base. The restaurant offers a wide variety of continental dishes (you can't narrow it down to a particular nationality), as well as drinks. Very laid back, not formal, but they focus on dining and providing an environment conducive... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

as we were just passing through Marina on a quick overnight stop didn't think we would find such a good place .We stayed at the Ramada and they recommended it and although first impressions weren't promising ,once inside the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the cooking made it a great recommendation .All the Mediterranean type food was... More 

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Mariposa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a funky little place in a strip mall. I wouldn't have chosen it myself, but the staff at our hotel recommended it. You're always at their mercy in a strange town. Anyway, movie posters on the walls, our tea was served out of a can, which made me laugh, but the food was delicious (a bit over priced).... More 

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San Clemente, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This restaurant was close to our hotel, Howard Johnson, so we were able to walk there. The bar tender & servers were friendly, the mojitos very yummy yet fairly priced, and the appetizer - bruschetta - was delicious! As a side note - they are closed Sunday so we only went there Saturday.

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Yucaipa, California
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18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We came to Dishes when the other place we wanted to eat was closed. The food was very good and the gentleman who waited on us, I believe he is the owner, was so friendly. We enjoyed our food and the conversation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933-3286
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marina
  • Phone Number: 831-883-1207

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?