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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
American Restaurant
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“A great place to stop after a trip--to the Wine Country, Muir Woods, Mount Tam or Sausalito--for a great cocktail and fabulous food. 1/3 of the seating is NOT reserved, so if you're willing to wait, you can always get a table. Not cheap.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Market
“The best natural food store and self serve restaurant. Everything here can be trusted as good for the earth and the human body.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Perfect, surfer's coffee shop with some of the best coffee in the Bay Area. Be ready to wait in line. You could also go to the Equator in downtown Mill Valley, but I like this location best.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“A old favorite breakfast and lunch place with many Greek food options. A good place to fuel up before exploring the Headlands or Mt Tamalpais state park.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“close local little hippie coffee shop. cheap, organic secret spot for good breakfasts! friendly.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Board Shop
“If you need a swim suit or active wear, check this place out first. Also, the coffee next door is the best in North America”
  • 16 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Best healthy and delicious delivery or quick food to grab on your way to the beach. Good kids menu as well. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Drugstore. Basic groceries like milk are much cheaper here than at Good Earth. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Biggest bike shop in town right on the bike path to Mill Valley and points north. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Great breakfast in an old school diner. Walking distance and the service is fast and friendly too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“I rarely eat out and when I do, this is it! Said by a savvy friend to be as good as any restaurant in San Francisco, right here in the 'hood.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Favorite sushi restaurant because they have the discipline to do it right! oooooossssaaaaahhh!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“Start at the Sausalito Ferry Terminal and meander along wetlands and waterways up to Mill Valley’s Bayfront Park along this popular multi-use path. You’ll pass everything from houseboats to herons. The wetlands help with the Bay’s water purification and flood protection and support food webs for Pacific herring and many waterbirds. Biking is the best way to enjoy the path if you want to explore its whole length. It’s an 8.4-mile round trip between Sausalito and Mill Valley.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Deli/Bodega
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“Fantastic sandwiches in a dockside little market. Grab some of the best sandwiches ever and go eat by the water. Very packable. These are not subway type sandwiches -seriously worth checking out.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“Locally-owned running shop with a big focus on trails. Stop in for SFRC-logoed clothes, last-minute run essentials, or just to say hi. Great advice is always free. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“A great place to stop after a trip--to the Wine Country, Muir Woods, Mount Tam or Sausalito--for a great cocktail and fabulous food. 1/3 of the seating is NOT reserved, so if you're willing to wait, you can always get a table. Not cheap.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Market
“The best natural food store and self serve restaurant. Everything here can be trusted as good for the earth and the human body.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
“A old favorite breakfast and lunch place with many Greek food options. A good place to fuel up before exploring the Headlands or Mt Tamalpais state park.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“close local little hippie coffee shop. cheap, organic secret spot for good breakfasts! friendly.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Best healthy and delicious delivery or quick food to grab on your way to the beach. Good kids menu as well. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great breakfast in an old school diner. Walking distance and the service is fast and friendly too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“I rarely eat out and when I do, this is it! Said by a savvy friend to be as good as any restaurant in San Francisco, right here in the 'hood.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Favorite sushi restaurant because they have the discipline to do it right! oooooossssaaaaahhh!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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