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Balboa Cafe - Mill Valley

38 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-381-7321
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Ranked #25 of 88 Restaurants in Mill Valley
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sunnyside
Description: Located in the heart of Mill Valley, Balboa Cafe serves classic American bistro fare that is featured on our casual lunch, brunch and dinner menus prepared by Executive Chef Rick Edge. Diners can also choose from an extensive wine list and a terrific cocktail menu.
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This French/Italian style bistro, serves classic American cuisine and you won't be disappointed. Balboa Cafe have notable wine list, the quality of the food was good and the calamari was amazing! Nice place for a "Pit Stop" if you are exploring the Marin County.

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San Francisco
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I'm glad we have Balboa Cafe in Mill Valley. It just provides a consistently good place for an easy dinner, or quick bite after a movie. It may be a little pricey for some, but the burger is always good, and it's a good value. There's always a ball game playing on the TVs over the bar, and you almost... More

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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Discovered this restaurant with our Mill Valley friends and had a very nice time. Good service, excellent food. Attentive staff, very good menu. Would return regularly if it was nearer London

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The restaurant was one of those places that made you feel good to be there. Quaint but yet upscale. Food was very good and service was friendly and attentive. If we lived in that area, it would be one of our "go-to" spots.

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Santa Rosa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went for Dinner on a weeknight. The food was good, but for the prices they charge should have been better. I just ordered an appetizer of corn, soup and a chopped salad with beets, bacon, onions and blue cheese. The salad was covered in an acidic dressing which burned my mouth, the beets were diced so fine that you... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had lunch with a large group after a visit to Muir Woods. Service was great and the food was very good. I even got to have a couple scoops of ice cream for dessert! All in all, it was a nice meal with very good service.

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Love this place for an after work meet up with friends or even date night. Kid-friendly too (very accommodating). Nice atmosphere in downtown Mill Valley.

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Mill Valley, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Amazing Brunch here with the Bottomless mimosas, why go anywhere else? ;-) Great place to meet friends for drinks and bites or even dinner. Menu for dinner is a bit limited but the space doesn't ever fell TOO crowded like every where else in town! ~so that is the big bonus here. You can eat outside with your dog on... More

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california
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Dining here is a lovely experience overall. The service is exceptional and the food on par. The noise level could be improved and does affect the dining experience when the restaurant is particularly busy. I hesitate to recommend a specific dish because I've never had a bad one here. That said, if you haven't had a burger at Balboa Cafe,... More

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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Balboa Cafe would do us all a favor in Marin County if they just found someone who could actually run a restaurant. I went for my final time last night. After sitting for over 20 minutes and having the server - seemingly - purposely avoid our table, and not having drinks, water, bread, we just went to Vasco for... More

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Additional Information about Balboa Cafe - Mill Valley

Address: 38 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone Number: 415-381-7321
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American

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