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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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Sat - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The is the go to place in SB, great food, great people, in and outdoor seating, funky bar and occasional live music. What could be better in this gem of a town.

Thank James S
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We three were lunching during first day of extended motorcycle trip. Darn! Cannot recall name of our bartender/game show host/lion tame/Master of Ceremonies behind the bar! He was great. Made me a fan of Hornitos for my margaritas from here on. Great atmosphere and attitude. Food's good, too!

Thank kristy77a
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The food here is good. Service was excellent. The fish tacos were very good. Not a bad wine list. Nice terrace, across the street from the beach. Can be busy.

Thank suzannegMontreal
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I was raised in a number of boarding schools so I will not generally complain about food. But I had the worst pork chop ever a few nights ago in this place. It was tough. Looked like it had not been defrosted properly. The mashed potato was cold. The broccolini were OK. Service was so so. Waitress did not back... More 

1 Thank leong1234
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is right on the world famous Highway 1 on the beautiful West Coast of California and I was expecting a touristy diner, but I was disappointed! The bartender and service staff were incredibly friendly and I felt like I was local! Food was good diner fare and the clam chowder with beer and Tobasco was excellent. Well worth the... More 

Thank michaelbD7785DX
Scottsdale, Arizona
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Not ever having stopped in, I expected a menu of burgers, fish & chips and basic cafe food. The menu was great though, with foods from mussels, clams, steaks, grilled fish, down to burgers and fish & chips. We ordered cocktails first and watch plates be served around us that were gorgeous, all foods looking well. My friend ordered shrimp... More 

Thank Anna R
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I hike often in Mt Tamapias and sometimes I will stop here and have there garlic fries and calamari.. Only because I can't get that kind of food in my area. They are reasonable on prices, food is good and when whether is good outside seating is the best.

Thank Fanchej
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We have been to the Sand Dollar many times over the last ten years. We usually go when a sunny day is forecast, although a cool foggy one can be fun too. While the food is generally pretty good, it's not what keep us coming back. There is a certain feeling about the place that says kick back and relax.... More 

Thank Bill W
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231 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We picked a bad night. No oysters. We went there for oysters. What they did have were incessant flies buzzing all around our table. Food okay, nothing special. A bit pricey. Service was good. The music was a bit too loud. Unfortunately there are not many other choices in Stinson a Beach.

Thank deepchi
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Casual dining with a patio. Friendly staff. Good location in town. Unfortunately they were out of oysters but we found some up in Pt Reyes, another cute town that's nearby.

Thank Sally d

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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, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?