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Terrapin Crossroads

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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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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New York City, New York
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458 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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308 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place! Phil Lesh either owns this place or just plays here all the time. There's always great bands playing here and Phil often is either dropping in to play with them or playing in his own band here what seems to be a few times a month. They are always covering Grateful Dead songs and the crowd... More 

Thank Jeremiah D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people and staff at Crossroads are a delight to be with. We enjoyed live music that was of course focussed on the Dead scene. This is a must do visit of a fan of the Dead. Most Grateful for the food, music and excellent staff.

Thank Pete A
San Rafael, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meals I've had--and we go occasionally during the year--are always delicious and fresh, and sharp and interestingly presented--the halibut and the steaks are exceptional, and the hors d'ouevers are all very tasty. A great additon to the culinary spots in Marin County, to be sure--and the music is GREAT!

Thank Dennis S
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I'm a Dead Head so of course I have to stop in occasionally. Some guy Phil or something owns it. Great music, and grounds. Bocce pits, and nice outdoor area. Can get a little pricey 7 bucks for I think its an 8 or 10 ounce beer, but I don't come here to throw them back, more for the tunes.... More 

Thank shakinthembones
Dallas, Texas
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182 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Phil Lesh pulled out all the stops when he opened Terrapin Crossroads, a haven for Deadheads and folks who want to enjoy great food while having fun. TC has it all...food & drink, real live music, water views, a killer deck with bocce courts, a playground for kids, and plenty of free parking. The Happy Hour was packed with locals... More 

Thank Jon from Dallas

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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?