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Food and restaurants in San Rafael

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Owned by the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh - live music almost every night, and great food! Can eat outside on warm nights near the water”
  • 81 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“Amazing Puerto Rican cuisine! A cult favorite amongst locals and visitors. Watch out for lines, though. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the avocado hummus and margaritas. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Best Indian fare in Marin County. Buffet on weekdays! On warm nights, the motorized ceiling slides open for dining under the stars! ”
  • 17 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
Donut Shop
“The sea salt, Carmel incrusted buttermilk, handmade doughnut. What? yes, its true. But that depends on the day. You have to be flexible in your wants, but everything is yummmmy.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Delicious Italian restaurant that’s always hopping busy. Be sure to call ahead for reservations. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favorite brewery around. Their food is awesome. I love their pizza. Fun vibe and cute outdoor patio right on 4th st. in downtown San Rafael. There’s also another 2-3 more breweries in a two block radius downtown if you want to do a crawl.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Cafes

Bakery
“Great for lunch, sit outside or take out and bring home. Awesome for breakfast parties and good coffee too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Great, homemade cooking for breakfast / lunch with nice outside patio for sunny days.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing” “fresh-out-of-the-oven” breads, “the best scones ever” and “tantalizing” pastries (including vegan/gluten-free “goodies”) “tug at the heartstrings” at these individually run “hippie-dippie” bakeries; “there’s no decor” and only “limited” seating, but expect quick-moving “lines of people” queuing up for a cup of fair-trade “joe” and “generous slices” of daily vegetarian pizza that “never fails to be deliciously interesting.””
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“The perfect place for a quick bite- morning, noon or night! This is the place to fire up your laptop or meet a friend before catching a movie next door at the Rafael Theater. Soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts. Good vegan options.”
  • 10 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“If you're needing healthy fresh-squeezed veggie & fruit juices, wraps & coffee.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“The muffins are fantastic. Sandwiches are great too. The do close early, however, and muffins sell out quickly.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Big fan of Peet's coffee. You will be too if you like strong, flavorful coffee”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“Great for lunch, sit outside or take out and bring home. Awesome for breakfast parties and good coffee too!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“The sea salt, Carmel incrusted buttermilk, handmade doughnut. What? yes, its true. But that depends on the day. You have to be flexible in your wants, but everything is yummmmy.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“The have great breakfast and lunch, amazing baked goods. Their salads are delish.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing” “fresh-out-of-the-oven” breads, “the best scones ever” and “tantalizing” pastries (including vegan/gluten-free “goodies”) “tug at the heartstrings” at these individually run “hippie-dippie” bakeries; “there’s no decor” and only “limited” seating, but expect quick-moving “lines of people” queuing up for a cup of fair-trade “joe” and “generous slices” of daily vegetarian pizza that “never fails to be deliciously interesting.””
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“The muffins are fantastic. Sandwiches are great too. The do close early, however, and muffins sell out quickly.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends