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Dipsea Cafe

200 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3605
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Ranked #17 of 88 restaurants in Mill Valley
Price range: $15 - $15
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen, Californian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Tennessee Valley Rd
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89 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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Eureka, cA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited this classic twice on a recent trip. Walked over from the Holiday Inn Express with our dachshund to find out that dogs are invited with guests on the outside umbrella lined deck seating. Nice view to start and great, clean food with plenty of options for healthy fare. The grilled ahi salad was a perfect twist on a nicoise.... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Popped in here with the 7, 5 and 3 year olds. Very friendly service, great kids burger, tasty chicken pot pie. Great little find.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Clean, bright, cheerful, with many variations on the classic american breakfast menu, and fluffy delicious pancakes.

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Lyon, France
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had brunch here last week after a morning in the city. I ordered the veggie benedict which was more than met my expectations! The orange juice was great, fresh squeezed. My friends also enjoyed their meals. This a a great place for comfort food that is good, reasonably priced, and not fussy.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We tried a blueberry waffle with mango and coconut and an omelette with shrimp, pepporcinis, kalamata olives, and onions. Both were the morning specials, and both were very delicious! They have a nice area to sit outside where you can bring your dog to dine with you. Very civilized. :) There were a lot of great menu options, plenty to... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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193 reviews 193 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

On a trip t SF we returned to this quaint cafe and were delighted to see that it was still serving quality food with a great atmosphere. The baby spinach salad is wonderful. Whatever day it is the soup of the day is good. there is outside seating. the parking lot is in the rear and hard to get into... More

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Sacramento, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My husband and I came here with my mother to fuel up for a long and active day in the City. We were told breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so they say. We checked out Trip Advisor for the area and saw this posting. So, Mama and I got the Dipsea Special, the traditional meat and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

My choice was biscuits with sausage gravy and eggs, potato's. My gravy did not seem homemade after reading this was the winner of the Marin newspaper. Service was just ok. Typical California non verbal just wait staff. I still like Barefoot Cafe in Fairfax Ca.

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Mill Valley, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Dipsea is a solid stop for breakfast, lunch or (three nights a week) dinner. Everyone loves their breakfast, but I tend to come for lunch myself. The service is competent and friendly. The food is good but not outstanding. The place is large and can accommodate big groups. The location is convenient going to/from Mt. Tam, Muir Woods or... More

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Truckee, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is my go to place after a long run on the Coastal Trail. The service is wonderful and everything on the menu is super. The prices are reasonable and the portions are huge. I dream about their pancakes....

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