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Dipsea Cafe

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200 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3605 (Tennessee Valley Rd)
+1 415-381-0298
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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San Rafael
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lines are out the door at this incredible place for breakfast and lunch. At times hard to find parking in their lot it's so crowded. Food is basic American fare and served in large quantities. Just love coming here.

Thank Merbers
San Francisco
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is such a great place next to one of the most beautiful landscapes in the U.S. Great place for after a hiking morning, or a run at Mt. Tam or to take a break in a bike ride. People that works there, friendly, nice, always attentive to your breakfast desires. They got everything for everyone, great food, great pancakes... More 

Thank pedroo416
Madera, California
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend we were visiting told us about this wonderful place that we just had to try. It has a wonderful farmhouse theme that is decorated with so many interesting things. The food was just great and was reasonably priced. A good thumbs up if you are in the area.

Thank John B
Mill Valley, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grab an outdoor table and watch the kayakers go by! This is one of our favorite breakfast places on a sunny day, after hiking. Consistently good over the 20 plus years we've been going.

Thank jwarnersanfrancisco
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

met by an extremely rude hostess who took met us looking grumpy - took me to my table and i was told there was a 1 hour limit to sitting at the table, then i had to leave. food was disgusting - sent back the first dish that came - huevos rancheros - was totally water-logged and soupy! - coffee... More 

Thank Max M
Naas, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We loved our visit to Dipsea Cafe. We both had an excellent "cup" of porridge to start with (only served before 11). Then eggs and fries followed. Delicious! And all the while, the most perfect mug of coffee kept being topped up!

Thank DeaglanOB
Glencoe, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Cute restaurant with great food! We always love going for breakfast when we are in town! Good variety on the menu.

Thank MaryAnn R
Mill Valley, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you order the pancakes, be sure to be hungry first. They are a meal by themselves. The café is named after the Dipsea trail from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach. The café is lined with pictures from the footrace that takes place every June. 2017 will be my 50th running of the Dipsea Race.

Thank dipseavet
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Best pancakes I've had in a while. The link sausage was not what Im used to. The link sausage isn't bad but just different. The eggs were great and so was the home fries. Id go again.

Thank LawdawgBR
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Had their "famous pancakes" blueberry variety. Very large cakes and very good. Not a bargain but worth it for a family treat.

Thank William K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 15
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3605
    (Tennessee Valley Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-381-0298

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