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1825 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2786
+1 415-485-0870
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good51%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
7 Aug 2017
“Decent breakfast, but a long wait”
27 Dec 2016
“Open on Christmas Day”
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1825 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2786
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

My buddy and I were visiting Marin 47 years after we graduated. A lot of our old haunts are now closed or under new ownership, so we had breakfast at this IHOP. We had to wait maybe 20-30 minutes getting seated. There were plenty of...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We are tourists to the Muir Woods area and found this iHop open. It was packed with guests and it was definitely hoping. Hard to navigate through dining room with so many people - this is probably not the norm. My soup was room temp....More

Thank VegasBling
Reviewed 13 September 2016

open til midnight on weekends, this place is a throwback to the good old days, Sinatra playing in the background, jumbo pitchers of coffee. full stacks of pancakes, 3 types of non-maple syrup. cops on their lunch break. I usually order the burger and fries...More

Thank elvisjohnson
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Love going here. Not the healthiest of cuisines but awesome if that's the food you like to eat. Love the hash browns. My favorite is the crepes Swedish. Easy to swap and change menu.. Staff always friendly and efficient. Wait for food is quick even...More

Thank R0bNeville
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Found the IHOP while looking for a BBQ place. Decided that crepes were what my sweet tooth needed. The service was attentive and the food came out fresh and hot!. They Banana and Nutella crepes for desert also nice and fresh and hit the spot....More

Thank Royston S
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Back in the 80s, this was my first job, working as a busboy at this iHop. Now that I'm back in Marin, I went in for breakfast one morning. Everything tasted like it was out of a can or a bag. The pancakes had this...More

Thank SGersh
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at an IHOP. The plain pancakes were delicious and the eggs were done perfectly. Great service.

Thank Louis P
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Typical IHOP restaurant. Parking is an issue, and the waiting area was cramped; but, the service was good, and the manager set a great example by working hard helping the wait staff. Food was good, too.

Thank Nathan R
Reviewed 12 February 2016

decent food, decent service, but many places better in town for around same price...bonus that it's in walking distance for us

Thank david a
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Something has gone awry with this restaurant after it became an owner-franchise. I guess, the staff who run the place also own it. Prices have gone over the top and even applying the daily promos/specials, one feels nothing came or felt discounted and worth returning....More

Thank 99MD2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1825 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2786
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-485-0870
It occurs often to me that what travellers might occasionally want is a small place whee they can be comfortable...no fancy dress-up places nor waiting lines and major domo types standing gueard over seating. In my neighborhood is such a reastuarant, easily found at the west end of the main street. San Rafael is not necessarily "country-town America" but the elements are there...excellent coffee, consistantly satisfying meals and a manager who's comfortable in his job and so are the other members of his "crew". They serve quickly and happily and the prices are reasonable with specials for seniors. I love breakfasts at IHOP.
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