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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“For a nice dinner out, we highly recommend this restaurant. They make fresh risotto of the day every half hour. If you would like a slightly more casual feel, the pizzeria next door is excellent but is small and does not take reservations.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Apple Store I bought my lap top there. Super helpful and walk- in appointments for problem-solving not a problem.”
  • 31 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The onion soup, the pate, the cone of pomme frites, the hamburger, the steak tartare, the fondue, the trout almondine, the niçoise and lyonnaise salads, the beef bourguignon, the profiteroles! Great bar scene with both early and late happy hours. Patio is perfect when the weather is nice. Continuous service during that lull between lunch and dinner everywhere else. We love that we can grab a bite at 3:30pm!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the avocado hummus and margaritas. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Ferry that takes you to the heart of San Francisco, runs all day, 7 days a week”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Incredible pastries. (The almond croissant!) Great lunch too. They now make packaged goods. And have numerous locations. If the Larkspur Landing store is too crowded for you, try the one on Magnolia. It's also quite close. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Marin Country Mart is chock full of delicious food options, including a regular farmers market and weekend food trucks. Live music on occasion (their outdoor summer jazz concerts are great!). In addition to the charming smaller stuff, you'll also find 24 hour fitness and Bed, Bath & Beyond. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“You can take the ferry to the city by catching it at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Groceries, drugstore, lots of great shops and restaurants. Farmer's Market here every Wednesday 1:00-5:00 all year around.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“The have great breakfast and lunch, amazing baked goods. Their salads are delish.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“A European style pasticceria (and wine bar) in historic downtown Larkspur serving Italian style pastries, gelato, sandwiches, soups and wine. And, of course, espresso, cappuccino, etc. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Our local dive bar. Great big square bar with the bartenders in the middle, several pool tables, great diverse crowd from 21 to 81, and Janis Joplin’s piano in the corner. (She used to live here in Larkspur).”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Housed in an old Victorian in the midst of a redwood grove, Perry's is a Bay Area staple. Eclectic menu, lively bar scene (with TVs playing sports) and their iconic blue checked tablecloths. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Our local movie theatre shows a repertory of popular and indie movies as well the Met HD Opera, the National Theatre of London, the Bolshoi Ballet, documentaries of great composers and many film festivals. The popcorn is made with coconut oil and topped with real butter. Beer and wine are served. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The best way to get to and from the city! Drops you off in the center of the financial district and a great way to make a day trip in SF.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Bustling spot with skylights and plants lures locals with breakfast & lunch comfort-food favorites.>>THIS IS ONE OF KATHLEEN’S HANDPICKED VEGAN OPTIONS* —— * Complete list of Kathleen’s handpicked Vegan Options - - My Thai II Restaurant - Novato: 811 Grant Ave, Novato, CA - My Thai Restaurant - San Rafael: 1230 4th St, San Rafael, CA  - Lotus Cuisine on 4th Street- San Rafael- BEST vegan Indian food in Bay Area - The Plant Organic Cafe- Mill Valley, Strawberry Center right off the freeway - Half Day Cafe- Kentfield- great tofu scramble in a big old barn - Good Earth grocery store- Fairfax- all organic grocery, great hot bar!”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“For a nice dinner out, we highly recommend this restaurant. They make fresh risotto of the day every half hour. If you would like a slightly more casual feel, the pizzeria next door is excellent but is small and does not take reservations.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Apple Store I bought my lap top there. Super helpful and walk- in appointments for problem-solving not a problem.”
  • 31 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“The onion soup, the pate, the cone of pomme frites, the hamburger, the steak tartare, the fondue, the trout almondine, the niçoise and lyonnaise salads, the beef bourguignon, the profiteroles! Great bar scene with both early and late happy hours. Patio is perfect when the weather is nice. Continuous service during that lull between lunch and dinner everywhere else. We love that we can grab a bite at 3:30pm!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the avocado hummus and margaritas. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Housed in an old Victorian in the midst of a redwood grove, Perry's is a Bay Area staple. Eclectic menu, lively bar scene (with TVs playing sports) and their iconic blue checked tablecloths. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Bustling spot with skylights and plants lures locals with breakfast & lunch comfort-food favorites.>>THIS IS ONE OF KATHLEEN’S HANDPICKED VEGAN OPTIONS* —— * Complete list of Kathleen’s handpicked Vegan Options - - My Thai II Restaurant - Novato: 811 Grant Ave, Novato, CA - My Thai Restaurant - San Rafael: 1230 4th St, San Rafael, CA  - Lotus Cuisine on 4th Street- San Rafael- BEST vegan Indian food in Bay Area - The Plant Organic Cafe- Mill Valley, Strawberry Center right off the freeway - Half Day Cafe- Kentfield- great tofu scramble in a big old barn - Good Earth grocery store- Fairfax- all organic grocery, great hot bar!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Eat delicious pizza at the pizzeria or go next door (need a reservation) for their fine dining - and absolutely wonderful food - experience!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Old American fashion sure value brasserie type of restaurant. Reservation recommended or eat at the bar.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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