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The William Tell House

American, Bar
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26955 Hwy 1, Tomales, CA
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very friendly and personable people run this place. Highly recommend! Home made cocktail sauce and bleu cheese dressing. Quirky atmosphere. Very enjoyable.

Thank Denise S
Marin County, California
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We had lunch here for the second time today, and the food is too good here to not write about. We live nearby in Marin County, and used to drive by historic William Tell House without knowing what a gem of eatery it is but no more! If you are driving out Highway 1 or in Marin/ Sonoma Counties, making... More 

1 Thank Epiphany1953
San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here during a coastal drive. Didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. Bar was crowded. Mostly locals. Staff very friendly. Food, especially the oysters, was great.

Thank SometimesFlyer
Chicago, Illinois
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806 reviews
594 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Easy street parking on local parallel street to Highway One. On a weekday be sure to check if restaurant is open, as days vary according to seasons. Great grilled oysters: I tried the "William Tell" ones, with garlic and parmesan cheese. I was thrilled with my T-bone lamp chops, delicious and tender, with great accompanying mixed vegetables. Service was attentive... More 

Thank MarshBruce
Sacramento, California
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We were here on Valentine's night and to be fair we did not have a reservation. It was very crowded so we were directed to the bar. The server was very busy. We ordered a Greek pizza to split. It was a half hour before the pizza arrived. It was a regular meat pizza. Having already waited a long time,... More 

Thank Honoria H
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We just stopped here for drinks and ended up having dinner at the bar. The bartender was fairly new but very engaging and friendly. Lots of locals stopped in during our stay and the bar filled to capacity a couple of times. We met the owner, an older gentleman formally from Greece. He shared his knowledge of the town and... More 

Thank Roy S
Rancho Cordova, California
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Ate here after getting to the coast for a 5 day camping trip. The restaurant was EMPTY on a Thursday night but our waitress was good and helpful. When my SIL took her napkin off the bread plate and we all saw the little pink blob of ABC gum we kinda laughed and just asked for a new place and... More 

Thank Duker20
Winnipeg, Canada
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We found this oasis after a full day of flying and while driving to our vacation spot we stumbled on this place. We ordered a meal lovers pizza and a salad. We were starving and the pizza and salad was exactly what we needed. Both were delicious. We returned for dinner to enjoy the William Tell Style Oysters, they were... More 

Thank James G
Modesto, CA
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Girlfriend's getaway in Tomales was highlighted with a wonderful dinner & great wine here. I'd come back just for the clam chowder. Excellent!

Thank elviraModesto
Santa Clarita, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. Bar on one side, full dinning room with outdoor patio on the other. Each has its own entrance and enough separation from the other that it's not a problem. Good, simple food in decent portions. Friendly staff.

Thank A11y_W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26955 Hwy 1, Tomales, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Tomales
  • Phone Number: 7078782403

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