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Dipsea Cafe

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200 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3605 (Tennessee Valley Rd)
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Varied and delicious brunch fare, cheerful atmosphere, nice range of Greek choices, as well as other favorites

Thank Kavana R
Mill Valley, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for a huge breakfast before heading off to the beach or hiking. Good food, and generous helpings. Well prepared espresso drinks. Noisy usually. Parking lot in back. Popular with locals.

Thank carbon60
Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I stopped for lunch after she got off at the wrong exit and couldn't find the restaurant she had in mind. As it turns out, we each had a good burger, without bun as requested, in pleasant surroundings. We ate indoors, but there is a lovely outdoor patio overlooking the waterway. If memory serves, it was full... More 

Thank Adele H
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Another classic diner that gets it right. Large serves of well presented meals. We returned a second time and remained impressed. It's a bit of a locals hangout which is a good sign. Great breakfasts.

Thank ScambusterSZ
Orange County, California
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here recently while visiting Marin. Prices here are quite expensive for very basic food . 30$ including tip for one tea, one oj and two bowls of basic oatmeal. I think that's quite high!

Thank ohchad
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked here from our hotel for a bit of lunch after being on Muir Beach. Good menu reasonably priced. 1 refill on soft drinks, everything from soup and sarnies to full on meals. Quick service. Nice outdoor seating area. Lots of parking at rear if needed.

Thank E H
Mckinney, TX
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138 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in for a late lunch. Entire family enjoyed each dish. Greek food to saffron pasta. They do utilize the local fresh seafood. Not cheap. Easy parking.

Thank DougGleaner
Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast was delicious. Service was excellent. Plenty of choices. It's just off 101 and on your way to Muir Woods, beaches, and a coastal drive. They kind of have the market cornered because we didn't see other restaurants as convenient. Compared to prices we pay back home, the Dipsea charges significantly more; we attributed that to where we were as... More 

Thank keigrant
Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This well used breakfast place has a great menu that is basically a Comfort Food Bible. I have never been disappointed with my order, either in how long it took to arrive, to presentation to how yummy it was. I love and recommend the Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes, a healthier version of the old fashioned standby. The cottage fries yhat... More 

Thank Michele E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dipsea is truly a place to visit and eat, especially breakfast. The cafe is nothing fancy but very inviting and cozy. It is a "stone's throw" from the Pacific Ocean, if you can throw a stone over the impending mountains between the ocean and the restaurant. The menu is full of delightful breakfast treats that is a difficult decision to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $15
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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: 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?