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“Good food, excellent service, music on weekends”
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Ranked #15 of 135 Restaurants in Novato
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ignacio Blvd.
Transit: Golden Gate Transit Ignacio Blvd Novato 49, 54, 70, 71, 80
Red Bluff, California
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Good food, excellent service, music on weekends”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went to Ricky's on Saturday June 14 for dinner and to see the Tracy Rose Trio. Booked our table through Open Table app and received a call from the restaurant asking if we preferred inside or outside. That was impressive. Usually we prefer to sit outside whenever possible, however, we were going there specifically to hear the music and chose to sit inside. It's a busy place, so it is a bit noisy. But not so much that it interferes with conversation at the table. The atmosphere of the dinning room is very pleasant. It has a warm and welcoming feeling. We were greeted at our table by the manager/owner? (Rickey himself, perhaps...) and had a nice brief conversation. Our server was attentive, as was the bus staff. The cocktails were well made - not watered down and not too stiff. The warm cornbread was delicious. The place was busy but our food came out in a timely manner, just as ordered and our steaks (tender and flavorful) done as requested. We'll go back even on non music nights.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank sandyanddick
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English first
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Yummy ribs, mac and cheese, and corn bread!”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had ribs w/mac and cheese and corn bread. The portion sizes were very generous and the flavor was yummy. The corn bread was fantastic!

Visited May 2014
Thank cooldoggirl
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Cupertino, California
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Friday Jazz R&B by the Pool”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We had heard of Phillip Percy Williams and his amazing voice. Well; Memorial Day weekend on a Friday we ventured out from Cupertino to hear the velvet voice and be entertained poolside at RIckey's and it was well worth the journey.

From the cocktails, food and entertainment the whole experience was just what we needed for an enjoyable evening. To say the least it was Magic.

Be sure to make a reservation as the pool deck was booked solid. I understand if it is too cool Mr. Williams sings in front of the fireplace.

Visited May 2014
Thank Valhala95014
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San Francisco
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159 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise in Novato”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

I have seen this place from the freeway for a decade not ever thinking I'd go there, but last Saturday we went there with friends after reading the great reviews, and what a surprise it was! The room is nicely appointed with nice wood furniture and a big fireplace. The menu is very versatile and with options for smaller plates at very reasonable prices. We had the filet mignon small plates, all very good, my husband had duck, also very good, we also tried the appetizers, crab cakes were excellent!, and so was the calamari. Nice live band playing soft jazz tunes was another plus feature. We will definitely go again; save the view the food quality and service is absolutely comparable to the Hilltop. I would just change the front door to something more welcoming...

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Plumesie
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Novato, California
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8 reviews
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“Local Good Food”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Good food. In addition to the regular menu they have "small plates". Plenty of food if your not starving when you go in.Be sure and ask for a Rickey's Supper Club card. Good for discounts and with the card there is no corkage charged if you bring your own wine.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank 1Robinson2_3
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