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Tomales Bay Oyster Co.

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15479 Highway One, Marshall, CA 94940
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This place was a great place to spend an an afternoon shucking, eating, drinking. However, from the website it looks like the tables and grills are no more. Haven't been myself to confirm but be warned!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a great place to spend an an afternoon shucking, eating, drinking. However, from the website it looks like the tables and grills are no more. Haven't been myself to confirm but be warned!

Thank Kevin L
Austin, Texas
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Buy a bag of fresh oysters, lemon,sauce and shucking knives; BYOB for a great day outdoors. The picnic area is closed now but there are a few benches around and picnic areas nearby. There's plenty of interesting places nearby that you can drive on. We stopped at TOmales Bay Oyster Co. for an early lunch while on our way to... More 

Thank DMulan
Auburn, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This was a DESTINATION for oyster lovers. Having the only license to sell shucked oysters made it soooo easy to enjoy jars full of the delicacy. Through faulty and poorly sited science the Secretary of the Interior chose to close this wonderful business, a true loss for the family, the workers, the community, the tourists and oyster lovers around the... More 

1 Thank HORTI215
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went here three days ago. If you like oysters you will love this place. This is as fresh as it gets short of harvesting your own and eating them that moment. This is not a restaurant. It is a oyster farm. Very rustic, right on the water and at the oyster farm. Bring sandwich stuff, whatever you like on your... More 

Thank omotors
Los Gatos
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Stopped on our way home from Mendocino. Very popular spot for the tourists but well run and efficient. Of course the oysters on the half shell were great but also try the clam chowder.

Thank RichMLosGatos
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

In the past this would have been a 5. Don't go here on a weekend unless you want to park in a ditch along narrow highway 1, pay $20 for a dozen so called medium oysters, deal with a circus environment, wait a couple of hours to find a place to sit, pay $5 per person to sit, and then... More 

Thank Erikjd1346
Watsonville, California
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191 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This trip we stopped & picked up some fresh oysters to shuck & BBQ at our rental house. Amazing. Can be busy on weekend.

1 Thank Kerryloves2travel
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Always great...weekends busy. Never had a bad oyster. Bring your own drinks they don't sell beer. Good service.

Thank sdnative2014
San Francisco, California
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have this debate about great seafood in and around San Francisco, so this is a favorite of mine. I came here with a group of 5. (Tip #1: Carpool! Parking is limited and tight. Side story: I'm still getting over seeing a family man "gently" swipe the left bumper of my parked car when he tried squeezing his van... More 

Thank acuteanglechang
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Best oysters ever. Have never had oysters "right out of the water" like that before. Our only problem is that we didn't realize we should have bought supplies so we could have a had a real picnic. Oh well, next time. It was still amazing. We bought a bag of "medium" oysters, which to me seemed like they were extra... More 

Thank Ken H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15479 Highway One, Marshall, CA 94940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Marshall
  • Phone Number: 415.663.1243

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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