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Sand Dollar Restaurant

3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
+1 415-868-0434
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (21 reviews)
“crab cakes” (9 reviews)
“garlic fries” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove out of our way to eat dinner here as we had eaten at the Sand Dollar in the past. (Several years ago.) My husband and I both ordered Fish & Chips. The fish was ok, but the fries were terrible. WAY too much...More

1  Thank MelsColorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish I could give a negative five stars. The food and service are awful. The four of us came to celebrate an anniversary. Our food took forever and was terrible. Greasy unflavored fish and chips. Mussels not indicated as spicy that we're so spicy as...More

Thank Lsterry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't have a lot of options for food in Stinson Beach, but this place gives you quite a variety on its limited menu. We've been here at least once a year for the past three years and it seems to be hit and miss....More

Thank TheOpus
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Decent place to eat. The service was fairly quick and friendly. Prices are very high for the quality, quantity and type of food. Your choices are limited in Stinson Beach.

Thank RoySK35
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We wanted to have a quiet lunch Sunday afternoon on the patio of the Sand Dollar Restaurant. Because we wanted to move to another table because the life music in our back was too loud, the manger became aggressive and nicely asked us to leave...More

Thank 2014Christian54
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I've always loved stopping in at the Sand Dollar. It's a local hangout, but a nice place to enjoy crab cakes, people watch, and sip a glass of wine. Very friendly place and a perfect end to a day at the beach or hiking.

Thank Epicurean54
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We dined at the Sand Dollar after a long plane ride and even (what seemed like) longer journey over the coastal range from SFO. Having arrived in SFO in drizzle and fog, we were happy to get warmed up with chowder, oysters, fish and chips...More

Thank Grizingraz
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Food and atmosphere are wonderful. It was supposedly built / started in 1921, which I can believe because the building is small, cozy, and very old looking. We split fish and chips. There were a tad too many fries, and they were just a bit...More

1  Thank Austin B
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We didn't have a meal here, just stopped in for a drink. Enjoyed meeting the locals. We were pleasantly surprised when two musicians showed up and played jazz for happy hour. A lovely rest stop!

Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Ceasar salad has no ingredients that are used in a traditional Ceasar, I actually thought they brought the wrong salad. I tried the meals my friends ordered, Yuck. The staff were nice and i felt sorry for them, lousey meals mean lousey tips.

Thank Marta V
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5 September 2016|
Response from kristy77a | Reviewed this property |
Do I [... have take-out]? My association with the Sand Dollar is as a customer, a month ago. I recommend you telephone the restaurant directly with your query. Good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3458 Highway 1, Shoreline Hwy., Stinson Beach, CA 94970
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Stinson Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 415-868-0434
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