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Sand Dollar Restaurant

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3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sat - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very disappointing about this place. - raw oysters $3 per piece! ($18 per half dozen), mignonette sauce is just vinegar without taste. - $28 cioppino has 3 small shrimps, 2 mussels, and some fish and a lot of onion with tomato sause over and under. Cold and total lack of taste.

Thank npisica
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The is the go to place in SB, great food, great people, in and outdoor seating, funky bar and occasional live music. What could be better in this gem of a town.

Thank James S
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We three were lunching during first day of extended motorcycle trip. Darn! Cannot recall name of our bartender/game show host/lion tame/Master of Ceremonies behind the bar! He was great. Made me a fan of Hornitos for my margaritas from here on. Great atmosphere and attitude. Food's good, too!

Thank kristy77a
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is good. Service was excellent. The fish tacos were very good. Not a bad wine list. Nice terrace, across the street from the beach. Can be busy.

Thank suzannegMontreal
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was raised in a number of boarding schools so I will not generally complain about food. But I had the worst pork chop ever a few nights ago in this place. It was tough. Looked like it had not been defrosted properly. The mashed potato was cold. The broccolini were OK. Service was so so. Waitress did not back... More 

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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is right on the world famous Highway 1 on the beautiful West Coast of California and I was expecting a touristy diner, but I was disappointed! The bartender and service staff were incredibly friendly and I felt like I was local! Food was good diner fare and the clam chowder with beer and Tobasco was excellent. Well worth the... More 

Thank michaelbD7785DX
Scottsdale, Arizona
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Not ever having stopped in, I expected a menu of burgers, fish & chips and basic cafe food. The menu was great though, with foods from mussels, clams, steaks, grilled fish, down to burgers and fish & chips. We ordered cocktails first and watch plates be served around us that were gorgeous, all foods looking well. My friend ordered shrimp... More 

Thank Mr_and_Bee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I hike often in Mt Tamapias and sometimes I will stop here and have there garlic fries and calamari.. Only because I can't get that kind of food in my area. They are reasonable on prices, food is good and when whether is good outside seating is the best.

Thank Fanchej
San Francisco, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have been to the Sand Dollar many times over the last ten years. We usually go when a sunny day is forecast, although a cool foggy one can be fun too. While the food is generally pretty good, it's not what keep us coming back. There is a certain feeling about the place that says kick back and relax.... More 

Thank Bill W
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100 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We picked a bad night. No oysters. We went there for oysters. What they did have were incessant flies buzzing all around our table. Food okay, nothing special. A bit pricey. Service was good. The music was a bit too loud. Unfortunately there are not many other choices in Stinson a Beach.

Thank deepchi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
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: 415.868.0434

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?