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Tomales Bay Oyster Co.

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15479 Highway One, Marshall, CA 94940
+1 415-663-1243
09:00 - 17:00
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Sherwood Park, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This short drive from San Francisco is well worth it. The staff are super friendly and the oysters are mouth wateringly delicious. This quaint little restaurant uses nothing but fresh ingredients and even smoke their oysters right on site. They used to give tours of the farm but are no longer allowed due to some questionable politics. While visiting you... More 

1 Thank Trevor P
Lafayette, California
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We drove around the bay to the main supply area that sells bulk oysters. If you like they do sells shucking gloves and knives and have ice for transport. Everyone was very friendly and they directed us up the road to the restaurant. we sat outside at the high tables with a beautiful view facing west. The service was quick... More 

2 Thank 27worldtraveler
San Francisco, California
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140 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I remember going here several times when their picnic tables and grill were still up and running. However, they have been forced to remove their tables and grill and now you'll have to order and take your oysters elsewhere. Nonetheless, this place was great! Too bad they no longer have the other items that made it worthwhile in visiting.

1 Thank wanderlust1979
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

This place was a great place to spend an an afternoon shucking, eating, drinking. However, from the website it looks like the tables and grills are no more. Haven't been myself to confirm but be warned!

Thank Kevin L
Austin, Texas
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265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Buy a bag of fresh oysters, lemon,sauce and shucking knives; BYOB for a great day outdoors. The picnic area is closed now but there are a few benches around and picnic areas nearby. There's plenty of interesting places nearby that you can drive on. We stopped at TOmales Bay Oyster Co. for an early lunch while on our way to... More 

Thank DMulan
Auburn, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This was a DESTINATION for oyster lovers. Having the only license to sell shucked oysters made it soooo easy to enjoy jars full of the delicacy. Through faulty and poorly sited science the Secretary of the Interior chose to close this wonderful business, a true loss for the family, the workers, the community, the tourists and oyster lovers around the... More 

1 Thank HORTI215
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Went here three days ago. If you like oysters you will love this place. This is as fresh as it gets short of harvesting your own and eating them that moment. This is not a restaurant. It is a oyster farm. Very rustic, right on the water and at the oyster farm. Bring sandwich stuff, whatever you like on your... More 

Thank omotors
Los Gatos
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Stopped on our way home from Mendocino. Very popular spot for the tourists but well run and efficient. Of course the oysters on the half shell were great but also try the clam chowder.

Thank RichMLosGatos
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

In the past this would have been a 5. Don't go here on a weekend unless you want to park in a ditch along narrow highway 1, pay $20 for a dozen so called medium oysters, deal with a circus environment, wait a couple of hours to find a place to sit, pay $5 per person to sit, and then... More 

Thank Erikjd1346
Watsonville, California
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330 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

This trip we stopped & picked up some fresh oysters to shuck & BBQ at our rental house. Amazing. Can be busy on weekend.

1 Thank Kerryloves2travel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15479 Highway One, Marshall, CA 94940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Marshall
  • Phone Number: +1 415-663-1243

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