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Sand Dollar Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
+1 415-868-0434
10:30 - 21:00
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Lakeport, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ceasar salad has no ingredients that are used in a traditional Ceasar, I actually thought they brought the wrong salad. I tried the meals my friends ordered, Yuck. The staff were nice and i felt sorry for them, lousey meals mean lousey tips.

Thank Marta V
San Anselmo, California
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place in the afternoon and evening after a day at the beach. Always a satisfying experience for the family. The kids generally stick to the burgers, my wife and I like the fish tacos and salads, and everyone enjoys the garlic fries as the evening sun shines. Looking forward to getting back to Stinson as the rain... More 

Thank BobFitz2012
Mill Valley, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We love this quaint little restaurant! Great food, and service. The live music is always wonderful to hear as well. I don't recommend sitting near the kitchen as the door is frequently swinging to allow wait staff to come and go from the kitchen.

Thank kregan007
Winchester, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The Sand Dollar Restaurant is very good for seafood, drinks and place to rest after a long hike just off the Dipsea trail. My seafood stew was good but not a large portion. Same complaint for the glass of wine - very small. Although I didn't have it, the grilled shrimp with grits looked delicious. Overall very good quality and... More 

Thank Namepicker
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Finally, a real gem where food was absolutely exquisite and almost as deliciously price at under $25 for a completely delectable main course. Fun, unintrusive live music and quirky ship's salon decor. Highly recommend!

Thank Jennifer C
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had an enjoyable evening with live Jazz music. A varied menu good atmosphere and service. The down side was that the food was quite overpriced.

Thank Lincoln A
Stinson Beach, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was a nice meal off of the daily specials menu. They were nice local, seasonal, and fresh ingredients.

Thank Tauni M
Nordkirchen, Germany
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We are on vacation in Marine Area and would visit also the Sand Dollar after 26 years. Good location close to the beach, get directly a table without reservation. Really sunny weather and only a few people on deck, but that's changed after 15 minutes and the deck was full of guest. Get the oysters grill with garlic - wow,... More 

Thank Mike R
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have been here several times after a hike, day at the beach or just a stop on a highway 1 drive. So after a DipSea trail hike, we decided to stop here for lunch. We ordered Bloody Mary's (which have never been a disappointment) and BBQ'd Oysters to start. Oysters were good. Our spicy Shrimp salads came out afterwards... More 

Thank AfoleyFiesta
Ulm, Germany
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A very nice hotel and quite expensive. I had a burger and it was good and tasty. Service in general was ok, but one waitress was not willing to help me directly and asked me to go to another colleague of her. I expect that she asks her colleague to come to my table so that I don't have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Stinson Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 415-868-0434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?