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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
- May 3, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Brynamman, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
14 helpful votes 14 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I figured this place wouldn't be fine dining, but I left wishing I'd just eaten trail mix in our hotel room for dinner instead. We ordered a salad, which contained many soggy and old leaves, and the pesto salmon pasta special. The fish was decent but obviously from Costco or Sysco (which made it extra hilarious that the server recommended... More

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Eugene, OR, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We ate here because it was convenient. I tried pasta primavera. The vegetables were al dente but pasta was soft with no garlic or any seasoning. Dessert was so boring we passed. The building is fun - old west cafe vibe, but the pasta was underwelming.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Just enjoyed an excellent dinner here. Clam chowder soup, followed by ribeye steak with veggies and garlic mashed potato. All beautifully cooked, fast service, in lovely dining hall. My complements to the chef. Just check which nights they are open. Food just as good as at Nick's Cove, but larger portions and not as expensive.

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