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Duarte's Tavern

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202 Stage Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060
+1 650-879-0464
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A cozy and historic familyowned bar/restaurant that is known for it´s artichoke soup. Well worth the detour.

Thank Valltomta
Walnut Creek, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place for casual dining in a really charming town. We did not find the food amazing but was still good and the wait staff are not that attentive. The homemade pies we thought were the best part!

Thank Shelly A
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teenage son and I both really enjoyed our lunch here after seeing the elephant seals at Ano Nuevo. The calamari was fine, but the real standouts were the cajun catfish sandwich and fries, the hamburger and the pies! I would go back for the ollalieberry pie alone, and my son loved the peach pie. The atmosphere is definitely "old... More 

Thank kragusa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Duarte's Tavern has the best artichoke soup and crab melt sandwich! I come here everytime we stay at the beach house on the Pacific Ocean. The service and food are both outstanding! A must place to eat at when you are in the area!

1 Thank ChicagoChristina
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Duarte's Tavern is an institution in historic Pescadero serving Portuguese influenced dishes since 1894. Renowned for artichoke omelettes, artichoke soup, and outstanding freshly made pies. Olallieberry pie here is truly sinful. Rustic decor, California coastal setting in quiet, quaint village. Never once disappointed in 40 years. Reservations recommended these days, especially weekends.

Thank basdgl
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Came here with a friend, and we split the artichoke soup and crap melt--totally delicious and easy to split. They are known for their Bloody Mary--it's a powerful drink (both in flavor and kick), so I feel like you need to try one if you can. A majority of their food is locally sourced (some grown in their own garden),... More 

Thank msaustinmills
Beaufort, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you despair that all the old California character is disappearing from the Bay Area, make your way to the San Mateo coast, pretty much unchanged for at least the last 50 years. Then find Pescadero and tuck into Duartes for half-and-half cream of artichoke and cream of green chile soup, the best hot sourdough, cracked crab and other seafood,... More 

Thank MLC801
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is something else, not standard menu. Very nice. Plates nicely served. And not too expensive. Looking forward to come back another time. Reservations needed during holidays

Thank Ivo L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stopped here (as advised by our guide book) for lunch en route to San Francisco. It's about a ten minute detour into the quaint little town. It's worth having a wander and taking some snaps! The tavern is lovely and old (by US standards) and has a great atmosphere. It did smell a bit like an old people's home... More 

Thank Natflash
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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216 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

A classic place to visit when being in the SF area. The tavern looks very traditional outside and inside and offers a lot of character. For an outsider it is also interesting to watch the locals. The creamy artichoke soup is delicious. Also the salads and the sandwiches.

Thank Lars U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 Stage Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pescadero
  • Phone Number: +1 650-879-0464

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