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Great Place to Walk

Park at one end of Grant and have a pleasant walk window shopping or other!! There are many... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Jeffrey V
Novato has festive summer events

Old Town Novato is a nice area for a relaxing meal. Others have covered this pretty well. If you go... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
San Rafael, California
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Spend a few hours wandering around this City and you'll see the old and new . There is restoration work doing up the old railway station a history museum showing times back to the original Settlers. On Grant Avenue there are many shop windows to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry2137
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Park at one end of Grant and have a pleasant walk window shopping or other!! There are many restruaants if a bite of food is needed, too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jeffrey V
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Old Town Novato is a nice area for a relaxing meal. Others have covered this pretty well. If you go when there are festivals or farmers markets it makes for a more interesting visit. It's very safe and clean, and you can generally park within...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank MaryTheExplorer
Reviewed April 1, 2018

I live here, work here, and then I drive to Petaluma to enjoy a vibrant downtown. Empty storefronts, dive bars, a half re-developed theater, it's painful to see. There have been several attempts by developers to develop the downtown area, and it really needs it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank coreec2015
Reviewed March 4, 2018

There are terrific restaurants and neat shops. I love the antique shops and wonderful book store. They have a Gluten Free bakery that is perfect in their selections.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Symmes345
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Old Town has got it all... except it hasn't. Given the state of the economy, the idiotic local government, and the horrendously greedy landowners, this town is just barely hanging on. Wow! Lights in the trees! Why not add clowns and strolling minstrels? But get...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 1000-Foot-Nixon
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Wonderful small town main street with several shops, cafes, restaurants, and local bakery. Don't be put off by the lack of parking. There are several public parking lots one street over by the city building.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ReneM2154
Reviewed October 14, 2017

To call this part of Novato "old" is adding a new definiton to the word. It is only old if we compare it to the sprawling prefab commercial outlets on the outside of town. Yes, there are some upscale restaurants, delis, and boutique shops but...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Ray V
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Don't bother, keep driving and go to Petaluma. One good restaurant, Grazei, one good bar, deBorbas and that's it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 798billb
Reviewed August 29, 2017

but I found a lot to like in Old Town Novato like visiting the thrift store and a wonderful antique shop, the Mi Pueblo Mexican restaurant and the Trek winery. I hope to review them separately.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DocChesapeake
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Bobbi B
June 26, 2015|
Response from terrywaldon | Reviewed this property |
Try Hilltop. Preferably in the bar during happy hour. Nice place, great view, and an outside patio if it is a nice day.