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Terrapin Crossroads

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100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901
+1 415-524-2773
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 21:30
Thu 16:00 - 09:30
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Anselmo, California
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrapin seems to get better as time goes on. One of my go-to spots for brunch combines a nice outdoor experience with excellent food and live music. The Brussel sprouts are fantastic as are the various egg dishes on the menu. It's really nice to unwind outside in the sun as the rainy season recedes. Great venue, nice people, good... More 

Thank BobFitz2012
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday brunch on a sunny day next to the canal. Watching boats go by, children play on the renovated park like area. Add a Bloody Mary and Eggs Benedict. Wow, how could it get any better ? Then it does - music starts at half past noon - for us Craig MacArthur, Scott Guberman, Brian Rashap & Danny Luehring entertained... More 

Thank Patrick D
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with a large group, the service was excellent and the food was great. They had a live band starting to play at the end of our meal. There was a nice atmosphere.

Thank Virginia H
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phil Lesh plays here almost every week accompanied by various other fine artistes. During our visit, there was Mr. Lesh with members of the Dark Star Orchestra and Moonalice performing two sets of music, each about 90 minutes long. As the sun set over the yacht club bathing the stage in golden light, the wind picked up and the band... More 

Thank theghoshwhowalks
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here before a performance in Marin for happy hour and a meal. We ordered one of the speciality cocktails, Jill's Chill and I don't think there was any tequilla in it. It barely filled the martini glass and had what looked like a dried orange in it. Not good. The food was ok. Food was ok, we ordered... More 

Thank Kathy F
New York City, New York
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462 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here for a family lunch. The kids had a great time, as there is a play area right in the restaurant, and we had an adjacent table. The food was good. The mini-raisin/apple muffins that were provided by the restaurant were incredibly good. The food is uniformly good, and there is frequently live music. Please make reservations. There... More 

Thank Staten_Islander
Manasquan, New Jersey
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310 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The live band sounded very Grateful Dead-like, and the volume was just right. We could hear the music, and still talk. There is an extensive menu. The pizza was just OK, and I would recommend something else. We really liked the Brussels sprouts appetizer. It had a wonderful vibe – go if you are in San Rafael.

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
Northern Mexico, Mexico
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My disclaimer is that I am a Deadhead by marriage.We met with friends on three separate occasions while visiting from out of town. One evening we ate in the back of the bar.There was virtually not enough light to read the menu.Would it be too much to have your wait staff carry a small flashlight?I had the fish and chips... More 

Thank happyM756XP
San Rafael, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Formerly, we went here just for the atmosphere, or with deadhead relatives from Chicago. We have been favorably impressed that this now qualifies as a good restaurant for the food, not just a cultural attraction.

Thank Martin R
San Rafael, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Terrapin is a fun lively place with a great play area for kids and live music most evenings and weekends. The food is nothing memorable, just decent. The drinks are tiny and not strong so I recommend sticking with wine or beer.

Thank F S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Valet Parking, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 09:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Yacht Club Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-524-2773
Terrapin Crossroads is a healthy down-home all-American eatery, taproom & lounge. We provide a comfortable, family-friendly environment, that merges music with food. We pride ourselves on our fresh, unique beer selection and a delicious and approachable menu.
Terrapin Crossroads is a restaurant that celebrates the arts; and our kitchen staff showcases their passion for the culinary arts each day. We believe that our menu exhibits their passion through its creative, fresh and exciting choices.
We love what we do, and every day we relish watching the joy people find in the surroundings here.

Terrapin Crossroads will also host ongoing shows where Phil will invite his musician friends – both young and old – to play along with him in his various bands - Phil Lesh & Friends, West Coast Rambles, the Fellowship and the Terrapin All Stars.

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