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“Great classic Italian”

Marin Joe's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Corte Madera
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife's father used to take her to eat here five decades ago, so they have a long tradition of cooking great food. Their hamburger on sourdough bread has more taste than any hamburger we have ever had. Caesar Salad made tableside is a classic with real flavors rather than bottled dressing. The minestrone soup has the classic flavors like soups simmered on the back burner of so many Italian grandma's stoves. Food is fresh, served hot and delicious. Service is very good. Use your GPS to get here as it's on a service road parallel to the freeway. The fried cream is sometimes still available and was a special dessert for my wife as a little girl.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Five of us decided to go to Marin Joe's for dinner. The place was jammed and we were told there was a forty minute wait. It was just a matter of luck that seats opened up at the counter within a few minutes, so we sat down. Here's the short version: The service was very good. Among the five of us, one ordered the gnocchi, one ordered the ravioli, and one ordered the scallops and all three were very pleased. Another of my colleagues ordered the veal scaloppini with a side of veggies and I ordered the veal piccata with a side of ravioli. The two of us agreed that the veal was dry and over-cooked. For a restaurant of this caliber, not cooking veal properly is inexcusable. On the positive side, our server did offer us another choice of entrees. I will return to the Marin Joe’s if I’m near Corte Madera, but I’ll be sure to order something other than veal.

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Thank Robert L
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Marin Joe's has been in business since I was in high school, many, many years ago! I always order prawns dore and it is always out of this world!

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Thank Fotobag
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

While in the Sausalito/Corte Madera area, be sure to eat at Marin Joes on Casa Buena, just south of the Paradise offramp, parallel to 101 on the west side. Been there since 1954 and busy every evening of the week! We were there on Thursday and either had to wait 20 minutes for a table or could sit at the counter. At the counter, we got quick service and we watched the cooks do their thing. We were totally entertained for the entire time. You won't be sorry there!

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

They serve a full menu but passing up the burger at lunch time should be a sin. Thick prime ground beef served with a thick slab of cheese on sourdough bread. Not a hamburger bun, or sliced bread, but a real sourdough roll. The best part is they cook the meat perfect, juicy with just the right amount of red for that full flavor. Served with thin fries it's a huge meal. In fact if you are not a big eater, the plate can easily be split between two people. This is a real find, a locals place that has been around forever.

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