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Sand Dollar Restaurant

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3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
+1 415-868-0434
10:30 - 21:00
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Sat - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
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Kingston, Jamaica
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Small homely restaurant with delicious seafood - we had quite a few different items from the menu and found them all to be sumptuous. The Guinness on tap was a big plus for me... The prices were a bit high but worth it in the end. Shame it didn't have a beach view.

Thank BrandNewMachine
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Great raw oysters, fish and chips, delicious swordfish! Very nice place with live music! Price were also excellent in lovely Stinson beach!

Thank Maria A
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We were both on a diet needing freshly prepared salads and entrees and found just what we wanted. Was an easy walk from the Sandpiper which was nice as well - no driving

1 Thank Raymond C
Gainesville, Georgia
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

It's not on the beach and you have no water view but no worries, great clam chowder and fish tacos. Club sandwich was excellent as well.

San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

The atmosphere and layout of the restaurant was great and it what was expected for a place near the beach. Our group had dinner on a Tuesday night and the place was quite busy and had live music ( a plus).. The server was knowledgeable and helpful through out the meal. ( a plus).. The food however was not up... More 

2 Thank Ernesto C
Upminster, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Was recommended this place by a friend, was told the best fish n chips ever! I do not agree, average piece of fish and served with French fries not chips (us Brits would know the difference). The place is very popular and feels more like a bar serving food than a restaurant serving drinks. It got very noisy as people... More 

Thank markallanwainwright
Brookings, Oregon
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375 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014

wish we could pick tonight's dinner place all over again - we would not pick sand dollar. we arrived just after 5pm and they were out clams, salmon, prawns, ahi ahi, and scallops. and they were out of guiness draft, as well, as two other drafts ordered by neighboring tables. so, we ordered calamari and what we thought was safe,... More 

4 Thank dmc50
San Rafael, California
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304 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

When you want food and a drink at a reasonable price and late night activity, this is the place. Weather permitting, outdoor seating is a must. Rustic beachy, but fun.

Thank Thomas B
Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Wow! It has been a long time since I could not eat a meal. The petite steak was susposed to be medium rare - it was well done and hard to cut with sharp knife. They Pinot noir was thin (horrible) and way over priced. They were over booked, over crowded and under staffed. I only took a couple of... More 

5 Thank Laurin L
San Francisco
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1,162 reviews
555 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

Fish and chips looked amazing but weren't. Fish was oddly tough end chewy, and a bit flavorless. Chips (fries) were not especially fresh. Cocktail sauce had a gelatinous texture. Tarter sauce was basically mayonnaise. Waitress was great. Price was high.

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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, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Stinson Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 415-868-0434

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