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The William Tell House

26955 Hwy 1, Tomales, CA
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Tomales
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 18, 2014
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New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here late to get a bite because they were open. Absolutely loved the steak, melted in my mouth. My son had to fight me off to finnish his fish and chips and my wife love the dirty bird sandwich. Definitely a must try. I'm guessing those with bad reviews caught them at there busiest. Smaller places like this are... More

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Paonia, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This restaurant was great stop for a car load of weary hungry travelers. The food was YUMMY and the service was good. The fish and chips were especially good and the "Dirty Bird" (chicken sandwich) was SO delish!

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