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The William Tell House

26955 Hwy 1, Tomales, CA
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Tomales
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
Sacramento, CA
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great time at William Tell House on a Wednesday night with 10 family members. Marcos,the owner, was our host & server, he was short staffed at the last minute. He is a delightful man who is full of stories & history of this very old pub\restaurant. He has renovated the dining area, keeping the bar original. Very nicely done -... More 

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Sandy, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I used to live a few miles from here on Pepper rd. We used to go here quite often for the prime rib dinners. Best cut of meat ever! It's a huge slab at least an inch thick! Wonderful place to bring the family or friends. Great local hangout also at the bar. This place is over 100 years old.... More 

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New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a quaint little place on your way to Point Reyes.The oysters are outstanding and the beer is nice and cold.If you are in the area,don't miss this place

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Kensington, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

My family is from the area, so we've eaten here about a half dozen times. Cozy place, with nice small town service. Last visit the food was much better than a year before. I had plump, fried shrimp and my wife had local fresh raw oysters. This is oyster and cow country and it is their speciality.

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a spare night between Lake Tahoe and Carmel and thought we would try the PCH north of San Francisco. We followed our noses and ended up in Tomales, having been taken by the look of the hotel there, The Continental Inn. They recommended this restaurant, literally 30 feet away. What a find. One walks through a really traditional... More 

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Brynamman, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Made welcome from the moment we stepped thru the door. Locals seemed like old friends within a very short time. We had T Bone and it was cooked to perfection. Love to visit again.

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Sausalito, CA
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A real local pub atmosphere. We played dice games and had a great time. Food is ok but not special. Friendly hosts

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Selby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My partner and I chose the William Tell House quite by random while out on a road-trip exploring Highway 1 out of San Fran. It looked friendly and inviting, and so it proved to be. It's two for one - with a restaurant on one side of the ground floor and a bar along the rest. The bar is friendly... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We were staying at the Continental Inn in Tomales. The William Tell House had been closed for a bit but our luck was good and they opened the day we arrived. We had dinner there alone in dinning room. My hamburger was over the top and his steak was perfect. Will go back for sure. PS: Bakery across the street... More 

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New York City, New York
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113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Not fancy, but it carries a real Western feel. A good place to pull in for a beer after a day on the water or a long bike ride.

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Additional Information about The William Tell House

Address: 26955 Hwy 1, Tomales, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tomales
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: American

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