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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Yummy breakfast

We were hungry after a morning trip to the Muir Woods and read the reviews of Dipsea Cafe and headed straight there. The restaurant is large & bright. The owner greeted us and was very friendly. Waitstaff and locals clearly have relationships here - which is always a good sign that you've happened... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
dianak31
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charleston, sc
Good for:
  • Families with children
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San Jose, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went here for Mother's Day. 3 Seniors, 3 Adults, and 1 young gentleman. To a person we could not understand the high praise we had ready about before going. This was a destination restaurant for all of us each driving an hour to get there. Won't be doing that again. Nice venue, polite people and higher end pricing. Unfortunately the... More 

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charleston, sc
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were hungry after a morning trip to the Muir Woods and read the reviews of Dipsea Cafe and headed straight there. The restaurant is large & bright. The owner greeted us and was very friendly. Waitstaff and locals clearly have relationships here - which is always a good sign that you've happened upon a great spot! Our brunch was... More 

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newnan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food is good and helpings are generous; the outside seating is right on the salt marsh--beautiful! They are dog friendly. The coffee is delicious. It is a short walk to the Holiday Inn Express where we stayed. You can't go wrong for breakfast or lunch at the Dipsea Cafe. We didn't eat there for dinner so we can't speak... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Food is great. Good value and a nice view outside.The menu had lots of choices and a meeting room as well. Parking is out back. The staff was courteous and attentive. Appears family friendly.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Nice variety of food. Everyone ordered something different & it was all excellent. Staff was great. Prices were a bit high but you got so much food for the money. They have inside & outdoor dining overlooking a river. Restrooms were very nice as well.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Windows overlook an estuary with herons and other marsh birds. Inside, the decore is kitchy 30s -50s vintage scenes and logos. The breakfast / lunch menu offers a variety of choices. This time we tried the corned beef and eggs, and the Gravlax(lightly cured salmon) Eggs Benedict. Delicious!

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great breakfast in a busy & loud atmosphere. The food is really good! But remember that parking can be tricky.

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Elgin, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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118 reviews 118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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

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