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Sand Dollar Restaurant

3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
+1 415-868-0434
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish tacos” (21 reviews)
“crab cakes” (9 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
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1 - 10 of 167 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Why anyone bothers with this place when Inverness and Point Reyes Station -- about 30 minutes away -- have far better restaurants is beyond explanation. Food is bland and overpriced. Inside is a bit rundown and dominated by the bar. Outside seating can be chilly...More

Thank kev1438
Reviewed July 29, 2017

If you are on the scenic highway to Stinson Beach you gotta stop by for some Monterey Calamari ! Delicious !

Thank sunseeker1309
Reviewed July 5, 2017

We drove out of our way to eat dinner here as we had eaten at the Sand Dollar in the past. (Several years ago.) My husband and I both ordered Fish & Chips. The fish was ok, but the fries were terrible. WAY too much...More

2  Thank MelsColorado
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Wish I could give a negative five stars. The food and service are awful. The four of us came to celebrate an anniversary. Our food took forever and was terrible. Greasy unflavored fish and chips. Mussels not indicated as spicy that we're so spicy as...More

1  Thank Lsterry
Reviewed June 19, 2017

You don't have a lot of options for food in Stinson Beach, but this place gives you quite a variety on its limited menu. We've been here at least once a year for the past three years and it seems to be hit and miss....More

Thank TheOpus
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Decent place to eat. The service was fairly quick and friendly. Prices are very high for the quality, quantity and type of food. Your choices are limited in Stinson Beach.

Thank RoySK35
Reviewed June 6, 2017

We wanted to have a quiet lunch Sunday afternoon on the patio of the Sand Dollar Restaurant. Because we wanted to move to another table because the life music in our back was too loud, the manger became aggressive and nicely asked us to leave...More

1  Thank 2014Christian54
Reviewed May 18, 2017

I've always loved stopping in at the Sand Dollar. It's a local hangout, but a nice place to enjoy crab cakes, people watch, and sip a glass of wine. Very friendly place and a perfect end to a day at the beach or hiking.

Thank Epicurean54
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

We dined at the Sand Dollar after a long plane ride and even (what seemed like) longer journey over the coastal range from SFO. Having arrived in SFO in drizzle and fog, we were happy to get warmed up with chowder, oysters, fish and chips...More

Thank Grizingraz
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Food and atmosphere are wonderful. It was supposedly built / started in 1921, which I can believe because the building is small, cozy, and very old looking. We split fish and chips. There were a tad too many fries, and they were just a bit...More

1  Thank Austin B
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September 4, 2016|
Response from kristy77a | Reviewed this property |
Do I [... have take-out]? My association with the Sand Dollar is as a customer, a month ago. I recommend you telephone the restaurant directly with your query. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Stinson Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 415-868-0434
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