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Theresa & Johnny's Comfort Food

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€€ - €€€
American, Cafe, Diner
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817 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
+1 415-259-0182
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very fast service. There was a bit of a wait to get in. Usual breakfast fare and great pancakes! Massive breakfast burrito if your appetite is big! Nothing fancy, but worth a stop. Prices reasonable.

Thank Amy K
San Rafael, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you don't mind waiting this place is great, The specials never fail to impress no matter how odd a combination my sound. Order it, you won't be sorry! Cash only

Thank Molly M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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230 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had lunch here on our way to San Francisco. The food was great, had a veggie omelet and sat at the counter which like the rest of this place would remind anyone of the 50's style diners with all the decor that covers the walls. I told my wife if I hadn't married her, this is what my bachelor apartment... More 

Thank Coder
San Rafael, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This place is a well kept secret of fourth street San Rafael. The servers have a very chill attitude, friendly and competent, they anticipate very well. The food is straight ahead great, especially breakfast...with unsual items , especially exotic pancake varieties. Of course, if you want a workman breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon, OJ and a cup of Joe, you... More 

Thank TravelingJFB
Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We stopped here for breakfast, en route from the Oakland airport to Guerneville. We enjoyed driving into San Rafael, 4th St is charming and so is Theresa & Johnny's. The menu provides a delicious selection of sweet and savory options and I had a hard time deciding, but ended up trying Johnny's Blackstone Benedict - a twist on the classic,... More 

Thank DreaDixon
San Rafael, California
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A tasty experience, nice servers, and if you would like to go, go early, and still be prepared to wait outside until a table is ready. A very small establishment that has made it's good name for good reason. Can be energetic and loud. We sense that servers on occasion feel the need to act the part of being oh... More 

Thank Carolyn M
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to have an authentic american breakfast. Great service and quality food. Order the banana pancakes for sharing. They're huge.

Thank Hernán R
Marin County, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

After hearing rave reviews about this restaurant I decided to try it out when I had family in town. The service was ok, they were busy so I cut them a little slack for that but the food was disappointing. One meal was a bbq burger that had everything we didn't want on it. I had eggs and potatoes. The... More 

Thank Lori J
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I had some special hash and grits and they were okay, and not special. The staff was very helpful and nice, but I have had much better food. It may have been what I ordered?

Thank Mike D
San Ramon, CA
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I've been a half dozen times or so. The food is great, the portions plentiful and the service is quick. What I really like about Theresa and Johnny's is that it walks the line between local greasy spoon and high end breakfast, the kind you typically would find in southern Marin. You know the kind, with grassfed this and locally-sourced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3223
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-259-0182

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