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Saltwater Oyster Depot

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12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937-9736
+1 415-669-1244
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Costa Mesa, California
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tiny restaurant has the most incredible food. I'm not an oyster kind of person, and I thought their broiled oysters were really yummy! The menu is not large, but the quality was spot on. A tip for cold weather: the front door opens right into the dining area. There are space heaters, but the room is very cold. Expect... More 

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Thank goathill
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Food was good. The Oysters on the "left" coast as more expensive than on the "right" coast. Sweeter & smaller...but my husband liked them. The bowl of butternut squash was good...not a full bowl. We ordered a grilled cheese...and we waited..& waited! We asked the guy shining the Oysters if he could check on our sandwich. He came back and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A charming, small restaurant, check when it is open before you go, however. decent wine list, a limited menu of salads , entrees, and oysters, not cheap. the service , for such a small place, was not as organized as it could have been, and the kitchen ran out of things like bread, on a night where the place was... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great meal, great service. Fresh, farm to table produce. Good size portions, my mom and I shared the wonderful petrale sole and a great salad and a good dessert. Hopefully I can find my pics to add to the review. Comfy atmosphere that is not pretentious. I had a nice dry cider for a beverage. My new favorite Point Reyes... More 

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Thank Robin W
Ashland, Oregon
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284 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Arrived on a Thurs. eve. and was shown to a table in the back room, where there were no other diners, even though we passed several empty tables on the way there. Felt like we were being sent to the "kids table". Menu was prix fixe that evening, but we had been told when we made the reservation that we... More 

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Thank AlaskansinOR
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This local Inverness hangout came highly recommended by some very close friends so were embarrassed to report back to them how HORRIBLE our experience was. Don't be tempted by the location or quaintness of this place. Seriously, in all of our travels, I would rate Saltwater number 1 of the most rude staff ever encountered. Not just one of the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Saltwater is becoming a fine restaurant with a creative menu crafted from.local and organic food. The crab salad was awesome and the sticky toffee pudding was to die for. The seafood entrees were lovely and the wine list extensive. They keep getting better.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Saltwater is the perfect combination of fabulous local food and unpretentiousness (rare in these parts). Fresh oysters, locally-sourced food, friendly atmosphere, lovely restaurant, extensive and reasonably priced wine list, just a complete pleasure.

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Thank lauraphrazer
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this delicious oyster stop! Fresh oysters from the bay, salads, tacos - everything fresh and local. Also, don't miss the local IPA - best craft beer I had in California.

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Thank ABONDILE
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The place could easily be missed on the drive to Point Reyes but don't miss out on the wonderful service, great atmosphere and amazing food. I had the halibut and it was some of the best I have ever tasted.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937-9736
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +1 415-669-1244
Description
Saltwater is a neighborhood oyster bar, restaurant and wine shop that is rooted in its respect for sustainably managed farmlands, shellfish producing water bottoms and folks that are engaged in the thoughtful gathering of food.

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