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The William Tell House

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26955 Hwy 1, Tomales, CA
7078782403
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place for Dinner

Nice place. Bar on one side, full dinning room with outdoor patio on the other. Each has its own entrance and enough separation from the other that it's not a problem. Good, simple food in decent portions. Friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
A11y_W
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place. Bar on one side, full dinning room with outdoor patio on the other. Each has its own entrance and enough separation from the other that it's not a problem. Good, simple food in decent portions. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were driving up Rt.1 after a long day of sightseeing. Tired and hungry we passed several crowded restaurants before we stopped here. What a great surprise! The Calamari was outstanding, melt in you mouth good! The service was excellent and everyone was friendly and helpful. Very kid friendly!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

What an experience , we stumbled on this place and what a pleasant surprise, we ate delicious oysters at the bar, the staff and owner were friendly and shared the history of the place with us, the chef is a big man with a bigger heart who knows how to cook , I look forward to going back soon.

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Sacramento, CA
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 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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Yachats, Oregon
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26955 Hwy 1, Tomales, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Tomales
  • Phone Number: 7078782403

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?