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“Good Food”

Sand Dollar Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Stuart, Florida
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

After walking through Muir Woods we traveled on to Stinson beach and stopped for some lunch. We decided to try the Sand Dollar Restaurant and sat outside on the deck. I had the club sandwich and my husband had the burger which hit the spot after the mornings hike. The staff was pleasant and quick.

  • Visited May 2012
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san francisco
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190 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Stinson Beach - hikes and restaurants”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

I like to do the Stinson Beach - Mt Tam hikes by starting in Stinson Beach. My favorite is to park early in Stinson Beach and head up the Matt Davis trail. By the time the weather is warming up you will be through the steep part and headed up some gradual ridges to the Pan Toll campground.

Grab a drink and maybe some trail mix and you can start back down to Stinson via the Steep Ravine Trail which is glorious. We went in May and there were still waterfalls and lush ferns. The oxygen content in the air is amazing.

Catch the Dipsea into Stinson and then have your lunch. The Sand Dollar is Ok, not great but after a long hike it feels just fine. Try the lobster bisque.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank costaricagregg
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Boulder, Colorado
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287 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“A real gem. We went twice it was so good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

If you are in the Muir Woods/Stinson Beach area, this is a VG restaurant.

The decor is very nice. Service is very good. We did have a bit of a challenge on the second visit when the server was likely Eastern European, but we worked through it.

Food was excellent. On both visits I had the Fish and Chips. ( the chips are french fries..and they are VG) They were incredibly consistent. My wife had the calamari on the first visit and the fish tacos on the second.

I highly recommend Sand Dollar.

  • Visited April 2012
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1 Thank LorenzoLorenzo
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fresh fish, great staff, wonderful atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

There aren't many places in Stinson, let alone in the off months. However that doesn't mean that your settling. This place is great. Fresh seafood, courteous staff, outside dining (should you choose) beautiful bar, and light clean atmosphere. Price wasn't bad either, especially given that the drive down would preclude most people from going elsewhere, they could price gouge, but they don't.

Great experience, worth your time and money spent, give it a try!

Visited April 2011
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1 Thank Richard D
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Ashland, Oregon
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect salmon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

Authentic place where everyone knew each other and all the locals eat. Our dinners were superb - fresh, perfectly grilled fish. Try the chocolate explosion desert, or whatever it's called. Very good.

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank RoguePrince
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