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Parkside Cafe

43 Arenal Aveune, Stinson Beach, CA
+1 415-868-1272
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (23 reviews)
“cod tacos” (3 reviews)
“burger” (33 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
43 Arenal Aveune, Stinson Beach, CA
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect place after a day at the beach to get a good meal! Everything on the menu looks good and our burgers and salad were excellent. We bought a walnut raison bread at their market and it was the best bread we had! We tried...More

Thank Patricia Odette B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We ate here with 9 people and well after the noon lunch hour, I.e. circa 2 pm. Everyone ordered items from the menu with no changes or substitutions. The prices seemed quite high, from an $8 beer to a $22 hamburger. The fish and chips...More

1  Thank Grizingraz
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Do you recall Jack Nicholson in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest (after the lobotomy)? Our waiter was less in tune. Got our order wrong 3 times, failed to split our bill as requested, when fixed, split the bills as if we were one lesbian...More

1  Thank Ecarlberg
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here before and had pleasant experiences. But not TODAY. Poor service, NO hustle, order incorrect without apology. Uncooked veggie burger. Good coffee but had to beg for a refill. And a $17 burger - are you KIDDING ME?!!! Yes, it was busy but...More

2  Thank Dave T
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Food and location is excellent however service is slow, especially if you happen to be a solo traveler. Best to get there early morn on spring and summer weekends, especially if you're there by yourself and want a table.

Thank jane s
Reviewed 26 April 2017

After a wonderful walk on Stinson Beach, we discovered Parkside Cafe and Marketplace, this was a wonderful find and will be going back soon. again. Next time we will have some of their Home Baked Pies O.M.G. they looked so wonderful. Everything looked so good...More

Thank DiamondJim3
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Close to Stinson beach. Very good food and a very pleasant owner! Dog friendly outdoor dining! I would stop here again!

Thank loriwoodsansohn
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great little casual and cozy restaurant next to the beach. We took some friends there, at their request, and were not disappointed. We had steaks and seafood dinners, all of which were excellent. The entrees all came with lots of veggies or salad greens. The...More

Thank susie1107
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stopped by after hiking Got fish and chips for $24. the fish was very oily the French fries were dry and a week old (if not older) The prices are like fine dining restaurant The quality of food is like VERY BAD fast food I...More

1  Thank martinale
Reviewed 10 April 2017

big outside area which is dog friendly. Also has inside restaurant. Great pancakes and breakfast, fresh smoothies and decent coffee. No view of the beach but still a great place to eat in the sun.

Thank BelGal
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Patricia C C
We are trying to book at dinner at the room adjacent to the cafe and neither John Gilbert or his wife Maxine will return calls. We're having a very small (8 people) wedding on October 22nd and would like to have a family dinner there. Anyone have a suggestion. Thank you, Pat Cole
29 April 2016|
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Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Pat, I have no suggestions. I booked our dinner at the restaurant. Did you specify the date and details in your phone message? That should get a response. Gary
Is it dog friendly?
6 March 2015|
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Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure the outside patio is dog friendly...seems everyone there had dogs!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 43 Arenal Aveune, Stinson Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Stinson Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 415-868-1272
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