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Pine Cone Diner

American, Diner
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60 4th St., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
415-663-1536
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
We had to try it, given the range of reviews. Our experience was fine.

Given the mixed and strong range of opinions about this place, we had to try it out. Happy to say, it was quite fine. It's a basic, American, rather nice 'greasy spoon', breakfast place. My scrambled eggs were perfect, tasty sausage, the service was friendly, my latte was great (they even had Soy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
boscosq
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Silicon Valley
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Silicon Valley
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Given the mixed and strong range of opinions about this place, we had to try it out. Happy to say, it was quite fine. It's a basic, American, rather nice 'greasy spoon', breakfast place. My scrambled eggs were perfect, tasty sausage, the service was friendly, my latte was great (they even had Soy milk). Staff are hardworking. Decor is country... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Food was really disappointing. We had a fried oyster salad and a fried oyster sandwich. Oysters, the star of each entree, were soggy and limp. Salad was dressed with a virtually flavorless dressing; feta cheese in such a small amount it was barely noticeable. Service indifferent; price, high.

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Piedmont, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

These days many places that look like greasy-spoon throwbacks actually hide local gems with great cuisine. But in the case of the Pine Cone, it really is just a greasy-spoon throwback. I was there alone and ordered a bowl of chili as a light lunch. When it came, it was barely above room temperature so I asked that it be... More 

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Hilo, hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

They pride themselves on it, and it's true, but their food is as good as advertised. Fun decor, good hot dogs. I like their breakfast, too. Centrally located in downtown Point Reyes Station.

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Point Reyes Station, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Food is always good here. The corned beef is really good. Service lags pretty badly when they're busy and the servers/owner are lovely once they get to you but don't expect warm fuzzier when you go in. The food is always good though. Their shakes are soon good and servings are quite ample.

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Inverness, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The Pine Cone Diner is just that, a place where locals and visitors come for breakfast, brunch or lunch. My favorite offerings are the BLT, and the salmon burger. The BLT is the best I have had anywhere because the thick bacon is so special, with very little fat and lots of flavor. It is always served with a choice... More 

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danville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The first time we went to Pine Cone, we loved our food and couldn't wait to come back. This time however, our food was 'okay'. I had a buckwheat pancake which previously had been very good and this time was very wheaty, for lack of a better word. My husband got their egg sandwich for $12.95 (yikes!!) and it was... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We love the Pine Cone Diner in PRS. The food is always delicious and the staff makes me feel like a long lost relative coming in the door. It is hard to pick favorites on the menu, but the corned beef is incredible.

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My wife and I arrived hungry in Pt. Reyes Station after a long car ride and stumbled upon the Pine Cone Diner. It was a great find as we enjoyed a delicious lunch (soup and salad) in a classic diner. Service was fast and friendly with a good assortment on the menu. We'll certainly go again next time we are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you look for an authentic American experience just go there. The decoration is unique and the food is good (they even have great gluten free pancakes!)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60 4th St., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Point Reyes Station
  • Phone Number: 415-663-1536

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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