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The William Tell House

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26955 Hwy 1, Tomales, CA
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11:00 am - 12:00 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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food & great service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
jupiterchik
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Sacramento, CA
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Sandy, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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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