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“Amazing way to spend Friday nights”

Terrapin Crossroads
Ranked #4 of 261 Restaurants in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Terrapin Crossroads is a healthy down-home all-American eatery, taproom & lounge. We provide a comfortable, family-friendly environment, that merges music with food. We pride ourselves on our fresh, unique beer selection and a delicious and approachable menu. Terrapin Crossroads is a restaurant that celebrates the arts; and our kitchen staff showcases their passion for the culinary arts each day. We believe that our menu exhibits their passion through its creative, fresh and exciting choices. We love what we do, and every day we relish watching the joy people find in the surroundings here. Terrapin Crossroads will also host ongoing shows where Phil will invite his musician friends – both young and old – to play along with him in his various bands - Phil Lesh & Friends, West Coast Rambles, the Fellowship and the Terrapin All Stars.
Reviewed May 7, 2019

The atmosphere was amazing with live music and being on the patio was really nice! The ambiance was great to just have drinks, a few bites of something and just enjoy the night.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Thank andreeabadoiu
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

I almost never give a negative review, but once in a great while I do feel the are necessary. Visiting the area on vacation and seen this place was recommended by locals and we liked the look of the menu online. We showed up for our reservation and were seated upstairs in a area with some beautiful views. We quickly placed our order and from there it went downhill. The food was good no complaints there, however it became hard to eat cornbread with no water. We all drank our 8 oz of water almost bf our food arrived and never got more until after we had finished eating and I was able to grab someone and request more. We finished eating at 7:28, we were unable to get our check until 8:12. We just sat patiently with our 2 children for over 40minutes without a single stop by from the staff. Its worth noting a single server was serving 9 tables and 4 of those had over 6 ppl so maybe he needed some help. Either way this was a pitiful experience for the price and I would not reccomend it.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Trevor H
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Awesome food this April evening as we enjoyed a cover band. Buffalo Cauliflower and Brussels Sprout appetizers were plentiful AND flavorful! Enjoyed the beet salad, Brussels sprout salad and the Buddha bowl. Can’t say enough good things about about the flavor and the ambiance!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

We visited in the fall of 2016 when the legend himself got together with some of Bay Area’s finest musicians (Rob Barraco, Rob Eaton, Jeff Mattson of DSO, John Milo and the incredible Barry Sless) for a deep dive into the Dylan and the Dead era.

There was close to four hours of superlative live music in the sunny back lawn, and great craft beer.

As a lifelong, long distance, born-too-late fan of the grateful dead, this was as close as I could have gotten to the actually live experience. I’ll forever remember the sight of Phil, whose sound it really was what made the Dead stand apart for me when I first heard them, stand there a few yards away, face turned up ecstatic into the afternoon Marin County sun as the band segued into Terrapin Station from Shakedown Street (!).

TXR is a gift and if I did not live 8000 miles away, I would visit every week.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

Stopped in for a couple drinks recently on a night that Phil Lesh and others were playing. There were a few fans out in the parking lot waiting for the doors to open. Overall found drink prices high even though it was happy hour and the rest of the place is pretty average. Got to hear the band doing their sound check on the way out.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mgmvt
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