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Old Town Novato

Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
+1 415-897-7707
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Novato has festive summer events

Old Town Novato is a nice area for a relaxing meal. Others have covered this pretty well. If you go... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
MaryTheExplorer
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San Rafael, California
It's slowly developing...VERY slowly

I live here, work here, and then I drive to Petaluma to enjoy a vibrant downtown. Empty... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Coree C
,
Novato, California
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Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
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+1 415-897-7707
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Old Town Novato is a nice area for a relaxing meal. Others have covered this pretty well. If you go when there are festivals or farmers markets it makes for a more interesting visit. It's very safe and clean, and you can generally park within...More

Thank MaryTheExplorer
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I live here, work here, and then I drive to Petaluma to enjoy a vibrant downtown. Empty storefronts, dive bars, a half re-developed theater, it's painful to see. There have been several attempts by developers to develop the downtown area, and it really needs it...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There are terrific restaurants and neat shops. I love the antique shops and wonderful book store. They have a Gluten Free bakery that is perfect in their selections.

Thank Symmes345
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Old Town has got it all... except it hasn't. Given the state of the economy, the idiotic local government, and the horrendously greedy landowners, this town is just barely hanging on. Wow! Lights in the trees! Why not add clowns and strolling minstrels? But get...More

Thank 1000-Foot-Nixon
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Wonderful small town main street with several shops, cafes, restaurants, and local bakery. Don't be put off by the lack of parking. There are several public parking lots one street over by the city building.

Thank Rene M
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

To call this part of Novato "old" is adding a new definiton to the word. It is only old if we compare it to the sprawling prefab commercial outlets on the outside of town. Yes, there are some upscale restaurants, delis, and boutique shops but...More

Thank Ray V
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Don't bother, keep driving and go to Petaluma. One good restaurant, Grazei, one good bar, deBorbas and that's it.

Thank bill b
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

but I found a lot to like in Old Town Novato like visiting the thrift store and a wonderful antique shop, the Mi Pueblo Mexican restaurant and the Trek winery. I hope to review them separately.

Thank DocChesapeake
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The old town area is a small stretch of older shops, restaurants and bar that has a mixture of older businesses that have been there for a long time and some new and interesting businesses mixed in. There is an art painting studio that looked...More

Thank Wyldecamp
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

It is a nice place now...with tree lined streets and outdoor restaurants...Restored and looking great!

Thank Tom F
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Bobbi B
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Response from terrywaldon | Reviewed this property |
Try Hilltop. Preferably in the bar during happy hour. Nice place, great view, and an outside patio if it is a nice day.
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