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

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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 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
Fun and sun and real bar

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Dee S
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Cotati, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Cotati, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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24 reviews
17 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.

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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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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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 29 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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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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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San Rafael, California
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294 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When you want food and a drink at a reasonable price and late night activity, this is the place. Weather permitting, outdoor seating is a must. Rustic beachy, but fun.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Wow! It has been a long time since I could not eat a meal. The petite steak was susposed to be medium rare - it was well done and hard to cut with sharp knife. They Pinot noir was thin (horrible) and way over priced. They were over booked, over crowded and under staffed. I only took a couple of... More 

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Additional Information about Sand Dollar Restaurant

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

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?