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Dipsea Cafe

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200 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3605 (Tennessee Valley Rd)
+1 415-381-0298
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Naas, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our visit to Dipsea Cafe. We both had an excellent "cup" of porridge to start with (only served before 11). Then eggs and fries followed. Delicious! And all the while, the most perfect mug of coffee kept being topped up!

Thank DeaglanOB
Glencoe, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute restaurant with great food! We always love going for breakfast when we are in town! Good variety on the menu.

Thank MaryAnn R
Mill Valley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you order the pancakes, be sure to be hungry first. They are a meal by themselves. The café is named after the Dipsea trail from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. The café is lined with pictures from the footrace that takes place every June. 2017 will be my 50th running of the Dipsea Race.

Thank dipseavet
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best pancakes I've had in a while. The link sausage was not what Im used to. The link sausage isn't bad but just different. The eggs were great and so was the home fries. Id go again.

Thank LawdawgBR
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Had their "famous pancakes" blueberry variety. Very large cakes and very good. Not a bargain but worth it for a family treat.

Thank William K
Overland Park, Kansas
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The fish and chips are really good. I also had a mango pancake which was exceptional. The location of the restaurant is right on the creek and it does not look great when you pull up, but it is quite nice inside. Lots of old pictures and ads.

Thank DaisyPatch1970
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The exterior is drab in my opinion, but the food is great! Stopped in for breakfast and had eggs Benedict which was done perfectly and steak and eggs. Everything was really good. Giving it 3 stars because they were understaffed and a bit rude. Paid $50 for our two meals, a cup of coffee, and a glass of orange juice.

Thank Rose T
Bridgend south Wales U.K
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stopped by the river, & found this café. It is quite big inside, & has outdoor seating area where you can bring your dog. A nice choice of food & lots to choose from. Waiting staff were good, didn't have to wait to long either. I had pulled pork sandwich & fries, very tasty. My husband had turkey & cheese... More 

Thank worldtripper2001
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Huge menu with friendly service. Enjoy some breakfast items and a lunch special. Place was full of locals and seems like a great place to go after a hike.

Thank scott s
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Saturday morning before a great hike we stopped for breakfast. We were early and got a table right away. Very attentive service! Lots to choose from on the menu. We had the vegetable frittata and the Dipsea special special. Everything was good, but the biscuits really stood out. Prices were reasonable. Fun decor. We always find an excuse to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $15
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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: +1 415-381-0298

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