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Great Place to Walk

Park at one end of Grant and have a pleasant walk window shopping or other!! There are many... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Jeffrey V
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
San Rafael, California
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All reviews whole foods farmers market old timey window shopping nice area pleasant walk the main street mi pueblo antique shop both sides boutique shops book store restaurants bakery businesses grant gift
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Park at one end of Grant and have a pleasant walk window shopping or other!! There are many restruaants if a bite of food is needed, too.

Thank Jeffrey V
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

2  Thank MaryTheExplorer
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

2  Thank Coree C
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
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
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 ReneM2154
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
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
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
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

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Bobbi B
26 June 2015|
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.