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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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Mill Valley, California
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

In Mill Valley, everyone goes to the Dipsea. It's at the top of people's list when they want to go out for breakfast. It's like any diner. Food is good, but not great. Your cup of coffee never goes empty, and service is fast. I love the buttermilk pancakes. Hard to pass them up. Definitely check them out, but there... More 

Thank Rat-ta-too
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for breakfast with a crowd and very cool atmosphere. It's right on the bay. Beware that there are sometimes long lines, so make a reservation.

Thank Nancy B
Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dipsea cafe servers a very good breakfast, parking and traffic in the morning is an issue but it is worth it.

Thank GeneM_AZ
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok but service was terrible. Got there right at 7 but they didn't open doors until 10 after. Server was pissed off at the world. Good place to have a bite before a hike but don't expect much.

Thank S A
Taipei, Taiwan
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We reached Muir Woods National Monument in early morning to avoid parking shortage problem. After hours of walking in the woods and a cup of warm coffee at the Gift Shop, we were ready for leaving. While driving on Hwy 1 (Shoreline Hwy) leading to Hwy 101, we found the Dipsea Cafe by side of Coyote Creek. Plenty space for... More 

Thank Steve W
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Yep, they drape over the plate. And are absolutely not on anyone's diet. This is a place to eat if you are hungry and want to roll out feeling more than satisfied. Great for everyone with a hearty appetite for down home cooking. Right on the road to Mt Tam.

Thank KathieVee
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had an incredible breakfast here at the Dipsea Cafe. Great Service, lovely ambience, and an incredible Gravlax (smoked salmon) breakfast. I can't wait to go again!

Thank Annie A
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Yum! Yum! Don't pass up the biscuits which are the best I have ever eaten. And the buttermilk pancakes are fluffy and Devine. One is a meal. Always the first stop from the airport on the way to family.

Thank MeSoko
Mill Valley, California
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Fair choices of food and very convenient location if you are beginning your trip or coming back. Go north, south or West for the many pleasures of Northern California

Thank DocG35
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Keep your "Billionaires of the US" list handy, because the who's who of Marin County still gather here for breakfast. Unassuming people (save the occasional celebrity sighting), but very good and thorough breakfast menu. If you don't see it, they can create it to order. Parking can be a bit tight, but not impossible.

Thank Christian F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 15
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?