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Old Town Novato

Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
+1 415-897-7707
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Nail Salons! Empty storefronts! Awful bar! Vague fashion!

Old Town has got it all... except it hasn't. Given the state of the economy, the idiotic local... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
1000-Foot-Nixon
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Point Reyes Station, California
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Wonderful small town main street with several shops, cafes, restaurants, and local bakery. Don't be... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Rene M
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Grant Avenue, Novato, CA
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+1 415-897-7707
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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

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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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Reviewed 7 July 2017

The Old Town section of Novato is really fun to visit. A really wide variety of shops including restaurants, clothing stores, a great shoe store (Mara's), gift stores, things for your home, a paint store, an antique store, a saw shop, a book store, ice...More

Thank lifeisgoodAdele
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Novato is a great city. The Old Town is cute and I love the events the City of Novato does such as the Antique cars and the Music and Wine Festival. You should come visit!

Thank AzoTina
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

There are a few great stores and lots of good restaurants. It's not a place for a full afternoon of random shopping as there are a lot of speciality shops such as bikes, soccer, sweets, but there is a great bookstore that could keep you...More

Thank MJRoyalAOak
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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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