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Whipper Snapper

1613 4th St, Between F and G, San Rafael, CA 94901-2714
+1 415-256-1818
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“snapper” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (3 reviews)
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Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
1613 4th St, Between F and G, San Rafael, CA 94901-2714
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and I went to Whipper Snapper yesterday after having not gone for a couple years. Happily, it was just as good as we'd had before. :) She had the fish tacos, which she loves, and I had the Jamaican Jerk Chicken. It was...More

Thank Mikeford34
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My wife and I were staying at the Marin Lodge and was looking for someplace interesting with good food. We found the Whipper Snapper restaurant on one of the locator apps. First of all, the restaurant is very quaint and you get a feeling like...More

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were not very impressed with the restaurant. Although the service was friendly, the food lack any pizzazz. The cigars were a little oily, and the fish tacos were drowned in the sauce and cabbage they came in. The meat was also smothered in a...More

Thank SJRamz
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had heard about this place from Check, Please! and decided to try it out since we were in the area. I was a little surprised that it was mostly empty even though it was mid-week lunch time. Nonetheless we sat down and all three...More

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I'd been in once before with a large group and I do remember the food being good but we were so busy talking, I don't think I gave it the attention it deserved. Recently we dropped in for a late lunch: chicken skewers, ceviche, and...More

Thank Cyn C
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We saw this restaurant featured on Check Please-restaurants review show on KQED. We decided to try it and glad we did. Unpretentious comfortable interior easy parking. Greeted immediately and made to feel welcome. Menu offers small plates, salads and a few mains. We split a...More

Thank PPosin
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Whipper Snapper is intimate, homey, mellow and fun! Sangria or wine with tapas choices to keep you chatting for hours. The salads were abundant and delicious. We liked the outdoor patio, there is a nice bar and indoor seating looked simple and had big tables...More

Thank Margi F
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Family Style Caribbean restaurant serving freshly made tapas by the owner & chef Bill. Try the tasty home made Sangria goes super well with most meals. Clean - easy parking - small patio Highly recommended

1  Thank carlosg358
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Good food; great Sangria. A place to bring friends. Nice but small outdoor space. Parking eases after 5 p.m. Some unusual dishes. Everyone is eager to please and to accomodate.

Thank gary t
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This is our first time eating at this vibrant with a Caribbean/Latin deco. Foods are descent and flavorful, we had three of the tapas from the menu. Staff and owner Bill are friendly and nice! Their most popular dish is the Fish Tacos, we will...More

Thank S K T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Latin, Caribbean, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1613 4th St, Between F and G, San Rafael, CA 94901-2714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-256-1818
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