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Marin Joe's Restaurant

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1585 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1730
+1 415-924-2081
11:00 - 12:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri 11:00 - 12:30
Sat 17:00 - 12:30
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I have had dinner a couple of times the last month or so, we sat at the counter and watched the cooks prepare the meals, amazing everything is fresh meat cut right there huge hamburgers hand rolled and formed individually for each order. Everything taste great. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Tim H
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Although I'm a vegetarian I still love coming here. I love the old school atmosphere. It reminds me of restaurants I went to as a kid. Our favorite place to eat is at the counter where you can watch them cook. Also very good service. My hubby loves to eat meat of all kinds and has alway enjoyed his meal... More 

Thank Lori N
San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place has been popular since the 1960's Note: the decor has not changed since then... The  line out the door is not unusual. Friday night we noticed the place gets packed by The Regulars. The Bar is like Time Travel. Both decor and guests. + House Wine is $8.00 Our waiter grew up in SF and we all knew some... More 

Thank Page L
San Rafael, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

overcrowded, overpriced, decent food, but not exceptional...$34 for a basic cheeseburger & fries w/coke and coffee with pie for dessert. Add tip, and make it an even $40. I think that about says it all

Thank david a
Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you lived in the Bay Area 30 years or so ago, ate at one of the several Joe's locations, liked it, and would like to return, run, don;t walk, to Marin Joe's. Although the relocated Original Joe's in downtown SF is no longer up to the old standard, Marin Joe's continues the tradition with nothing changed but the prices.... More 

Thank GeezerEd
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Lots of fun action to watch if you sit at the counter. Wait staff is so very friendly! Prime rib was perfect.

Thank Caitlin T
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Used to live nearby and for years loved it. On a biz trip to SF and drove over for dinner last night......cocktail server tried to be funny but insulting. Salad with shrimp........watery and not fresh. $34 NY steak was small and tough as nails, warm (not hot) fries......"special spinach".......maybe from freezer and where was the "special"? Wife ordered veal, ok,... More 

Thank J.R.W.Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Finding good restaurants in Marin can be a challenge so on our last visit we went to Marin Joe's, a place I hadn't been to in probably 20 years. Being Saturday night and not having reservations, we took a chance on being able to get a table without having to wait an hour. We lucked out. We were seated at... More 

Thank overthehill79
Napa, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Since it is so popular I decided to give it a second chance. This time I ordered Eggplant Paragon. The Eggplant to way to hard like it was overcooked. The sauce was too watery. Before going I checked the website for prices and found out that they have not bothered to update to the higher prices. I still don't get... More 

Thank Napamel
Rohnert Park, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have been customers since 1954. I live farther away now but still venture to Marin Joe's when I don't want any surprises at dinner. Scallopini Sec is outstanding. Calamari Dore, also.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 12:30
17:00 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1585 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1730
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Corte Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 415-924-2081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?