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Parkside Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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43 Arenal Aveune, Stinson Beach, CA
+1 415-868-1272
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food in a wonderful setting beside the beach. The food is absolutely terrific, great local ingredients and beautiful presentation. Crab cakes and ahi spring rolls are not to be missed. Can get crowded and you wait. Try their walk up window for coffee and pastries in the morning and take a stroll on the beach.

Thank Skip C
Greenbrae, California
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not a lot to choose from in Stinson, but this place is just fine. Cozy, friendly, very nice breakfast/brunch. We also got some takeout pizzas one evening and they were quite good.

Thank californian10
albany, ny
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just a bit north of San Francisco. We are here on a Sunday evening. No reservations. Food and beverages were good. They have a beautiful outdoor area but the flies pester you. We opted to eat inside. It is worth a stop if you are on Rte 1.

Thank Shamus780
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This restaurant was as good or any we ate at in San Fran. The make there own bread. My wife had the gnocchi and would not let me touch it! My fish tacos were light and I would probably eat them 5 days a week. The apple/strawberry crumble pie is amazing.

Thank Wesley Y
Northbridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a great little restaurant! Coming from MA we were surprised that they had the best New England Clam chowder we ever had. The bowl was loaded with large pieces of clams and top off with a spring of fresh parsley. Gourmet grilled cheese was very good with it. Cookies were expensive but very tasty. We ate inside to... More 

Thank optomdoc
Riverside, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A great little restaurant with a nice offering of fresh fish dishes. Service was a little slow, but the delicious food more than compensated, as we were not in any hurry. We were there on a Saturday night as were many others, so reservations are recommended.

Thank 395Travellers
San francisco
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

my nine-year-old daughter said it was the best breakfast she ever had. I had a breakfast burrito that was excellent.

Thank Kelliebeale
Maroochydore, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A busy little cafe with a great range of fresh and tasty food. Local beers on tap. Parking is at a premium.

Thank TheSquidie
Ojai, California
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I picked this spot in Stinson beach when I saw the garden. Turned out to be a great choice! Pleasant outdoor area, and delicious food. We had the asparagus bruschetta (broo-sketta) with pesto. YUM! Both of us had soup; my sweetie had clam chowder, and I had the kale-onion soup. I will say that one was very buttery and the... More 

Thank Elesem57
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

In two days, we ate three meals at the Parkside Cafe: two dinners and one breakfast. We tried three soups, a salad, spaghetti with seafood, the bruschetta, fish and chips and the French toast and waffles. Plus dessert one night. The beer and wine selection were good and the worst thing we ate were slightly undercooked french fries. We really... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Arenal Aveune, Stinson Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Stinson Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 415-868-1272

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