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Sand Dollar Restaurant

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3458 Highway 1 (Shoreline Hwy.), Stinson Beach, CA 94970
415.868.0434
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sat - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality usually costs money and this is no exception.

An approximately 30 minute wait for a largeish party on a Saturday night. Easy to get drinks while you wait. Bartender was attentive and remembered our drinks. Service was quick, food was very good. Only four stars due to price (~$50/per), otherwise it was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
FadeToBlack1004
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Clifton, New Jersey
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101 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped to eat at this really neat spot because it was highly recommended by family who lived in San Francisco. The atmosphere was excellent. A 3 piece smooth jazz group played during our stop. By the way, we had outdoor seating. The food was amazing.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An approximately 30 minute wait for a largeish party on a Saturday night. Easy to get drinks while you wait. Bartender was attentive and remembered our drinks. Service was quick, food was very good. Only four stars due to price (~$50/per), otherwise it was excellent.

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Cotati, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Sand Dollar is a classic at Stinson Beach and has been around a long time . Good for summer locals and travelers. Best is outside deck on side for lunch (heat lamps when fog rolls in) or also front porch for drinks from a full bar when it gets super busy.. Good food with plenty of side dishes or appetizers... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Small homely restaurant with delicious seafood - we had quite a few different items from the menu and found them all to be sumptuous. The Guinness on tap was a big plus for me... The prices were a bit high but worth it in the end. Shame it didn't have a beach view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great raw oysters, fish and chips, delicious swordfish! Very nice place with live music! Price were also excellent in lovely Stinson beach!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were both on a diet needing freshly prepared salads and entrees and found just what we wanted. Was an easy walk from the Sandpiper which was nice as well - no driving

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Gainesville, Georgia
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It's not on the beach and you have no water view but no worries, great clam chowder and fish tacos. Club sandwich was excellent as well.

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The atmosphere and layout of the restaurant was great and it what was expected for a place near the beach. Our group had dinner on a Tuesday night and the place was quite busy and had live music ( a plus).. The server was knowledgeable and helpful through out the meal. ( a plus).. The food however was not up... More 

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Was recommended this place by a friend, was told the best fish n chips ever! I do not agree, average piece of fish and served with French fries not chips (us Brits would know the difference). The place is very popular and feels more like a bar serving food than a restaurant serving drinks. It got very noisy as people... More 

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Brookings, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

wish we could pick tonight's dinner place all over again - we would not pick sand dollar. we arrived just after 5pm and they were out clams, salmon, prawns, ahi ahi, and scallops. and they were out of guiness draft, as well, as two other drafts ordered by neighboring tables. so, we ordered calamari and what we thought was safe,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3458 Highway 1 (Shoreline Hwy.), Stinson Beach, CA 94970
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Stinson Beach
  • Phone Number: 415.868.0434

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?