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Balboa Cafe - Mill Valley

38 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Ranked #26 of 88 Restaurants in Mill Valley
Price range: $20 - $40
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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Martinez, California, United States
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126 reviews 126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on the Friday after Christmas. The joint was fairly packed but our party of 3 was promptly seated near the bar. Our waiter was very friendly and visited at just the right frequency. The beer selection was modest but adequate. The usual domestic and import suspects, and a few locals. All three of us were quite... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My family and I visited Mill Vallley I early December and ate both lunch and dinner at Balboa. Good food for lunch...great soup... But best part was excellent and friendly server. He offered lots of good information outside of food advice. Dinner was nice. We needed a table for 8. Instead of saying "no way!" The hostess checked out the... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food is great. The service is excellent. I prefer the waiter Mark, who is always so friendly and makes the meal that much more fun. He remembers my family when we come in and always goes out of his way to say at least a few words, even if we are not in his station. I also particularly enjoy... More 

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Corte Madera, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Food is fine, but nothing too special. Pretty people, so good for those inclined to people watch! Gets LOUD at happy hour time! Nice little outdoor seating area when weather permits. Accepts Open Table reservations. BRUNCH is a good bet here!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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