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Sand Dollar Restaurant

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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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and atmosphere are wonderful. It was supposedly built / started in 1921, which I can believe because the building is small, cozy, and very old looking. We split fish and chips. There were a tad too many fries, and they were just a bit above average in taste, but well cooked and natural tasting. The fish was perfectly cooked.... More 

Thank Austin B
Fort Worth, Texas
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245 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a meal here, just stopped in for a drink. Enjoyed meeting the locals. We were pleasantly surprised when two musicians showed up and played jazz for happy hour. A lovely rest stop!

Thank Lydia S
Lakeport, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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
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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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 27 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
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
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
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

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?