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“If you aren't local, be prepared to wait.”

The William Tell House
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Tomales
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We went over Labour Day Weekend so expected it to be a little busy and the bar was quite full when we went in. Only went in for drinks and probably a good job we didn't want food as we could have been there all day. Staff were greeting other customers entering by name and it soon became clear that service was in order of how well the bar staff knew you! I was at the point of walking out when we finally got served and even though the service was poor, the local beer was good. Needless to say though I didn't bother ordering another.

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

There aren't any frills here, but the food was solid, enjoyable, and reasonably priced. Service was friendly and the atmosphere down-to-earth and welcoming. If you're in the Tomales area, it's a great place to go for dinner.

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Reviewed November 17, 2011

If you are looking for a rating for the food, then this review will be of no help as my wife and I did not eat here. Food service was available at the bar, but we never set foot inside the restaurant. As it went neither of us wanted to pull ourselves away from the $5 pints of local brews, the same brews that would be almost twice as much down in LA. We literally closed the place down that night. Thankfully all we had to do was walk next door to our rooms. Beyond the good cheap beer, the whole evening we spent there was great. Our bartender was the perfect host even going as far as introducing us to the rest of the patrons who were all friendly and very welcoming. You never quite know what your are going to get from a locals watering hole and bad experiences are not uncommon. We both felt very much at home and as I said, closed the place down that night. It was a great bar and would definitely stop back in for a pint or four the next time through tomales.

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Thank freekarma
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

We stayed next door (The Continental Inn..which was great) and wandered in after a long day. The bar was busy....but the dining room was tellingly slow. Ordered the Prime Rib weekend special...how can they mess that up? Partner had soup and salad.
Both soups were inedible, heavily salted and tasting days old. The salad...old head lettuce..was covered in "dressings". The viniagrette was vinegar only, the blue cheese dressing was awful. "Prime Rib' arrived, just a low grade (cutter) standing rib roast, with a small underdone potato and veggies of fair condition. As bad a meal as I've had in any restaurant in years. Visit one of the many fine seafood restaurants within driving distance instead, no matter how tired you are!

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Thank Sammy G
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