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Whipper Snapper

1613 4th St, Between F and G, San Rafael, CA 94901-2714
+1 415-256-1818
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (9 reviews)
“tapas” (4 reviews)
“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Latin, Caribbean, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1613 4th St, Between F and G, San Rafael, CA 94901-2714
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1 - 10 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 4 November 2017

This unprepossessing restaurant in San Rafael serves very good caribbean food, including fish tacos and jerk chicken, The portions are generous and prices are reasonable. Recommended.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I have been here many times. The food is consistently great. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and they have a cozy outside deck with plants (a banana tree) and colorful mosaics. The service is excellent and the chef/owner Bill is a really great guy...More

Thank johnwhitty
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Great food for a very good price. Whole food. Healthy and very tasty. I often ordered the fish tacos or the special. Never disappointed. Always a good choice.

Thank Leigha F
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Check out Whipper Snapper in west San Rafael for a delightful lunch or dinner that's not standard fare: think “Caribbean Tapas.” The interior decoration continues the Caribbean-theme colors with lots of matching whimsical art. The owner (Bill Higgins) is also the chef. Ambient music suits...More

Thank Les_Ismoore
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and I went to Whipper Snapper yesterday after having not gone for a couple years. Happily, it was just as good as we'd had before. :) She had the fish tacos, which she loves, and I had the Jamaican Jerk Chicken. It was...More

Thank Mikeford34
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and I were staying at the Marin Lodge and was looking for someplace interesting with good food. We found the Whipper Snapper restaurant on one of the locator apps. First of all, the restaurant is very quaint and you get a feeling like...More

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We were not very impressed with the restaurant. Although the service was friendly, the food lack any pizzazz. The cigars were a little oily, and the fish tacos were drowned in the sauce and cabbage they came in. The meat was also smothered in a...More

Thank SJRamz
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had heard about this place from Check, Please! and decided to try it out since we were in the area. I was a little surprised that it was mostly empty even though it was mid-week lunch time. Nonetheless we sat down and all three...More

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I'd been in once before with a large group and I do remember the food being good but we were so busy talking, I don't think I gave it the attention it deserved. Recently we dropped in for a late lunch: chicken skewers, ceviche, and...More

Thank Cyn C
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We saw this restaurant featured on Check Please-restaurants review show on KQED. We decided to try it and glad we did. Unpretentious comfortable interior easy parking. Greeted immediately and made to feel welcome. Menu offers small plates, salads and a few mains. We split a...More

Thank PPosin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Latin, Caribbean, Bar, Spanish, Pub, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1613 4th St, Between F and G, San Rafael, CA 94901-2714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-256-1818
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