San Rafael

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San Rafael - Western Boat & Tackle - Crab sandwiches, clam chowder, cooked crab, live lobster, fish, wine & bait

by rworange 13 years ago

Sorry for all the posts, but I'm trying to wrap things up and given my New Year's resolution, ironically I couldn't drive a half a mile today without stumbling across something interesting. So ...

From Miami to San Rafael

by taiga 5 years ago

Much respect to Sol and El Chevere, but looking to eat something simple, stylish, and West Coast from Terra Linda to Mill Valley.

Dim Sum in San Rafael

by Sharuf 17 years ago

Speaking of dim sum - you can get it for cheap in a no-frills, no ambience restaurant in Marin. I eat there whenever I get the craving, which is frequently. House of Lee 887 Fourth St. San Raf...

El Chevere, new Cuban restaurant in San Rafael

by TerriL 6 years ago

Has anyone been yet? They apparently opened last week. Restaurant's location is on 4th near E, in the spot that Om used to occupy. I won't get a chance to swing by until next week at the earliest, ...

San Rafael: Brazil Marin – Enjoying a caipirinha, feijoada, knockout cheese bread and live music on a sunny plaza … and when she eats there, each time she eats there, she goes "a-a-ah!”

by rworange 10 years ago

…. How can she tell you she loves it … On my first visit, the baseball-sized cheese bread was just out of the oven. They said in Brazil cheese bread is larger and meant to be enjoyed as a mornin...

Picante (San Rafael)

by Malcolm Ruthven 5 years ago

Picante in San Rafael is a quite good Taqueria. I wrote about the fish tacos a while ago and today had the Picante Salad with Chicken ($8.00). The salad was fine, benefiting from some of the hot sa...

Favorite Indian or Persian in San Rafael area for dinner

by sonomajom 5 years ago

Suggestions for Iranian or Indian restaurant for dinner this mid week. I'd like it to be somewhere that stays open til about 9 thanks

Anyone been to Fenix in San Rafael?

by Malcolm Ruthven 6 years ago

Fenix is a new-ish food-music venue in downtown San Rafael. Regarding the food, yelp reviews run from very good, to poor with small portions and high prices. http://fenixlive.com

What's good in San Rafael?

by OliverB 5 years ago

I always eat at Sol but I'm looking for some other suggestions... My wife and I are meeting friends there on Sunday and then we'll most likely visit the FLW Marin Center and hang out at China Camp ...

Lunch at Bangkoi Thai Express in San Rafael

by Malcolm Ruthven 7 years ago

Bangkok Thai Express has been in downtown San Rafael for 21 years. It had been a long time since I had been there so I stopped for lunch yesterday. It's a very pleasant and tasteful family-run plac...

Anyone been to the new El Tazumal in San Rafael?

by Malcolm Ruthven 6 years ago

According to a very short IJ article, it's Salvadoran with the same owner as the El Tazumal in San Pablo, and whose brother owns the one in Richmond. Cuisine from El Salvador and Mexico and some sp...

Major fail at Mi Pueblo in San Rafael

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 6 years ago

Went to the Mi Pueblo in San Rafael for some shopping and decided to get dinner to take home. After waiting in a 7 person line for over 15 minutes, I waited another 40 minutes for my burrito. I c...

Anyone been to Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael?

by Malcolm Ruthven 7 years ago

Terrapin Crossroads opened in March but I just now read about it. Replacing the venerable Seafood Peddler off Francisco Blvd East, it's owed by Grateful Dead rocker Phil Lesh with food by chef Chri...

Ice Queen at the Marin San Rafael Sunday Farmer's Market

Dave MP
by Dave MP 6 years ago

I was in Marin on Sunday and went to the Civic Center Marin Farmer's Market for the first time ever. Apparently it's the 3rd biggest farmer's market in California (what's #1 and #2?) Anyway, I w...

San Rafael Farmer's Market Open on Easter?

by babyfork 6 years ago

Is the San Rafael Civic Center Farmer's Market open on Easter Sunday? I went to their website and it said open Sundays year-round, but I just thought it might be closed for Easter.

Surprisingly good lunch - Terra Linda [San Rafael]

by Sarah 7 years ago

Since Educardo's was packed, we went down a block to Joe's Cafe. What a difference from our last visit -- new paint job and furniture arrangement. Most importantly the food! The Filet of Sole Me...

Vin Antico in San Rafael

by kai27 12 years ago

Any thoughts on Vin Antico in San Rafael? What's good on the menu??

Big informal brunch TOMORROW between San Rafael and Petaluma

by Truffle Dog 7 years ago

I have been asked to arrange a brunch venue for tomorrow morning for a large party (20-40 people), potentially up to 40 people. Ideal would be a venue that was big enough to accommodate a party po...

Ropa Vieja Cuban Lunch Special at Mikey’s in San Rafael (and ex-Mambo’s Cafe chef found)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 years ago

After reading the rec by “DezzerSF” http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/750728#6106603 for Cuban lunch specials at Mikey’s, I slid into this very nice upholstered booth the very next day. http://www....