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Dipsea Cafe

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American, Diner, Delicatessen, Californian
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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, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
A hidden Gem!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Steve F
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Oakley, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oakley, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Dipsea is iconic. No pretentious food served here. Just a traditional breakfast/brunch/lunch menu with generous portions and fresh ingredients. Big buttermilk biscuits. Orange juice is fresh squeezed....making for dynamite Mimosas. Coffee refilled often. Glossy, house-made gravlax (not lox!) my favorite. Used to have an awesome Hangtown Fry omelette with local oysters, bacon and smoked mozzarella. My friend favors the Chorizo... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I been over a hundred times and it's always good with friendly service. The weekday "The usual" is the best deal for breakfast. Get the biscuit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite to eat. The wait staff was quick and helpful. The French dip was great and breakfast looked great from other tables. The place has a lot of charm and history.

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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, Diner, Delicatessen, Californian

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