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Old Town Novato

Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
+1 415-897-7707
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Keep Driving

Don't bother, keep driving and go to Petaluma. One good restaurant, Grazei, one good bar, deBorbas... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bill b
Novato, California
via mobile
Maybe not a tourist draw...

but I found a lot to like in Old Town Novato like visiting the thrift store and a wonderful antique... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Suffolk, Virginia
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Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
+1 415-897-7707
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't bother, keep driving and go to Petaluma. One good restaurant, Grazei, one good bar, deBorbas and that's it.

Thank bill b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

but I found a lot to like in Old Town Novato like visiting the thrift store and a wonderful antique shop, the Mi Pueblo Mexican restaurant and the Trek winery. I hope to review them separately.

Thank DocChesapeake
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The old town area is a small stretch of older shops, restaurants and bar that has a mixture of older businesses that have been there for a long time and some new and interesting businesses mixed in. There is an art painting studio that looked...More

Thank Wyldecamp
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It is a nice place now...with tree lined streets and outdoor restaurants...Restored and looking great!

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The Old Town section of Novato is really fun to visit. A really wide variety of shops including restaurants, clothing stores, a great shoe store (Mara's), gift stores, things for your home, a paint store, an antique store, a saw shop, a book store, ice...More

Thank lifeisgoodAdele
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Novato is a great city. The Old Town is cute and I love the events the City of Novato does such as the Antique cars and the Music and Wine Festival. You should come visit!

Thank AzoTina
Reviewed 24 May 2017

There are a few great stores and lots of good restaurants. It's not a place for a full afternoon of random shopping as there are a lot of speciality shops such as bikes, soccer, sweets, but there is a great bookstore that could keep you...More

Thank MJRoyalAOak
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Whenever heading to downtown or Old Town Novato, get there before 11:30 due to the lunch crowd and parking. There are quite a few good restaurants and cafes to choose from in old town: Batika Indian restaurant, Masa's Japanese, Grazia, Italian, Las Guitarris to name...More

Thank tripper45
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Very nice walking with shops and stops for about 3 blocks. We ate twice in strip malls before discovering this lovely area. Plenty of free parking on a Saturday at noon.

Thank cedar4604
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing came in at night the day before skiing. Took time with my son and ser him up witj some nice equipment. Bought some nice socks.

Thank Steve K
Nearby Restaurants
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.24 km away
Rustic Bakery
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.03 km away
La Hacienda Taqueria
54 reviews
.02 km away
Mi Pueblo
50 reviews
.47 km away
Nearby Attractions
Trek Winery
36 reviews
.50 km away
Hamilton Field History Museum
36 reviews
7.81 km away
The Space Station Museum
27 reviews
5.34 km away
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Bobbi B
26 June 2015|
Response from terrywaldon | Reviewed this property |
Try Hilltop. Preferably in the bar during happy hour. Nice place, great view, and an outside patio if it is a nice day.