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Dipsea Cafe

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American, Californian, Delicatessen, Diner
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200 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3605 (Tennessee Valley Rd)
415-381-0298
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good burger and beer and great location!

On our way to Muir Woods after a morning of showing the view spots to the visiting nephew. Hungry and not sure where to stop with a dog we spotted Dipsea as we entered Mill Valley. Location is great, along an inlet, nice wooden ped bridge nearby. Outdoor seating with maybe 10 tables and a huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
cantorpam
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Berkeley, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Elgin, Illinois
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were here for breakfast. Service was slow and basic breakfast food was unremarkable. The decor is pleasant with lots of nostalgia based items which made it homey.

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

On our way to Muir Woods after a morning of showing the view spots to the visiting nephew. Hungry and not sure where to stop with a dog we spotted Dipsea as we entered Mill Valley. Location is great, along an inlet, nice wooden ped bridge nearby. Outdoor seating with maybe 10 tables and a huge dining room. Waited on... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This place is so good! The beverages, the food, the diner atmosphere, its close to a beautiful water way and boardwalk! I love this cute place!! Friendly wait staff as well!!

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Oakley, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

OK, it's right on your way to Stinson or Muir beaches, so it's not really hidden. We go there as often as we can when we're on our way to the beach. Parkling is iffy, at best, as the lot is pretty small, but the food is above average and we really enjoy the 'hominess' of the restaurant. If you're... More 

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Bandon, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very popular cafe with the locals, making weekend parking and table waits iffy. Food quality and quantity is very good. Our experience included a very loud, Toddler Birthday Party at several adjacent tables!!

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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is the perfect place for breakfast but offers so much more. A well priced and varied menu for any meal

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Mill Valley, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I love this place. It's right on a walking path between Mill Valley and Sausalito and has the best breakfast/lunch/brunch menu. The omelettes are to die for, so much choice, but don't discount the pancakes, french toast and Benedicts. The decor is sunny, yellow and white. Old time kitsch festoon the walls and lovely old photographs of the area add... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went to this delightful restaurant for breakfast after driving over the Golden Gate Bridge and right before visiting Muir Woods. Food was great. Ambience was unique and fun. Deafly worth the drive no matter what. Free parking to boot!

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San Francisco
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A good place for well prepared comfort food. Generous portions. Not fancy and decor is basic, but food and service are first class. Parking is tight and be aware that the parking lot floods during heavy rain at high tide. It can be difficult to enter and exit the parking lot due to traffic on Highway 1, although the traffic... More 

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Pipestone, Minnesota, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful place to eat and relax after visiting Muir Woods. A little confusing to find the parking entrance. Large servings.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3605
    (Tennessee Valley Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-381-0298

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?