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Sand Dollar Restaurant

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food good wine.

Nice place with a good bar ander friendly people. A bit of a local house. The food is good. The wine too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Yolande V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Nice place with a good bar ander friendly people. A bit of a local house. The food is good. The wine too.

Thank Yolande V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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257 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had a very nice dinner here on a recent visit to Stinson Beach. Outside dining available and nice bar inside for drinks. Lots of local flavor.

Thank beerstl
Bay Area, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Spent a week at Stinson in September - great getaway. Celebrated a birthday here with friends and was delightfully surprised. Food was good - I had scallops (perfectly prepared), and friends had steamed clams (loved it) and a fish and chips. Seems to be frequented by locals - always a good sign. Full bar. Staff was attentive and welcoming. Witnessed... More 

Thank Momsfav
Oakland, California
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94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Love this little place in Stinson Beach. Food is very good, locally sourced and reasonable. The wait staff is young and friendly. Very casual atmosphere. Outside when it's sunny, and inside when it's rainy. Both are great

Thank LWD62
Chalons-en-Champagne, France
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Great clam chowder and delicious fresh fish and chips. We had lunch outside after a scenic drive on highway 1 before heading to the beach. The staff was nice and available and the food was good. A great way to start a vacation. Un clam chowder délicieux et un fish and chips croustillant à l'extérieur etfondant à souhait à l'intérieur.... More 

Thank Madpup3
Clifton, New Jersey
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108 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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.

Thank Rich41
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank FadeToBlack1004
Cotati, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

1 Thank Dee S
Kingston, Jamaica
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank BrandNewMachine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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!

Thank Maria A

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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, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic


Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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