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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 41
    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
Forget the view---good food!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Michael S
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Gainesville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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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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34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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SF Bay Area
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158 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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137 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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San Francisco
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300 reviews 300 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Fish and chips looked amazing but weren't. Fish was oddly tough end chewy, and a bit flavorless. Chips (fries) were not especially fresh. Cocktail sauce had a gelatinous texture. Tarter sauce was basically mayonnaise. Waitress was great. Price was high.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After a day of wrestling with the waves at Stinson Beach, we were famished and came upon the only restaurant open at the time.With no shaded tables left, we chose to sit on the patio anyway. Sitting outside was lovely, even though it is next to the street. Being by the sea, we expected some amazing seafood. I ordered fish... More 

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37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

On our short visit to the area we stopped in to The Sand Dollar for a bite to eat and a beverage. There was nothing that really appealed to us on the menu, both selection and cost so we had a beverage after our long drive. Beer was $6 each. We felt we were being gouged. If you want to... 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: 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?