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Best of the County — 2018

Do you have a favorite pizza place or happy hour spot in Marin? How about a top choice for live music or late-night dining? We have curated a list of our local favorites in four categories: food, drink, and new this year, day play and night play. We would love to hear from you about which of these businesses or outdoor experiences you like best. The top choices in each section will be published in our August 2018 Best of the County issue. In appreciation for your participation, we will add your name to a monthly drawing for $100 to a local restaurant. Winners will be contacted via email.

Survey ends May 31, 2018.

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Best Food

1. Breakfast

Fred's Place — Sausalito
Shoreline Coffee Shop — Mill Valley
Ponsford's Place — San Rafael
Parkside Cafe — Stinson Beach
Cibo — Sausalito
Theresa and Johnny's Comfort Food — San Rafael
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

2. Salad

Joe's Taco Lounge (Tofu Tostada) — Mill Valley
World Wrapps (Tahini Tofu Salad) — Corte Madera
Beso Bistro and Wine Bar (Blackened Salmon Salad) — Novato
Cafe del Soul (Sunshine Salad) — Mill Valley / San Rafael
Comforts (Chinese Chicken Salad) — San Anselmo
Harmony Restaurant (Chinese Chicken Salad) — Mill Valley
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

3. Soup

Avatar's (Kala's Dahl) — Sausalito
Kitti's Place (Seafood Noodle Soup) — Sausalito
Pho Viet (Brisket and Beef Pho) — San Rafael
Playa (Chicken Tortilla Soup) — Mill Valley
Saltwater Oyster Depot (Oyster Stew) — Inverness
Hog Island Oyster Co. (Manila Clam Chowder) — Marshall
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

4. Pizza

Tamalpie — Mill Valley
Pizza Antica — Mill Valley
Pizza Molina — Mill Valley
Poggio — Sausalito
Picco — Larkspur
Lo Coco's — San Rafael
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

5. Burger

El Paseo — Mill Valley
Buckeye Roadhouse — Mill Valley
L'Appart Resto — San Anselmo
Gott's Roadside — Greenbrae
The Counter — Corte Madera
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

 


Best Drinks

1. Morning Jolt

Good Earth Natural Foods, Green Tea Chai — Mill Valley / Fairfax
Bayside Cafe, The Hulk — Sausalito
Equator Coffee & Teas, Drip Coffee — Mill Valley
Philz Coffee, Philtered Soul — Corte Madera
Bovine Bakery, Chai Latte — West Marin
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

2. Bar Dining

Madcap — San Anselmo
Mill Valley Beerworks — Mill Valley
Farmshop — Larkspur
Pig in a Pickle — Corte Madera
Marin Brewing Company — Larkspur
Farley Bar — Sausalito
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

3. Happy Hour

Hilltop 1892 — Novato
Piatti — Mill Valley
Frantoio — Mill Valley
Perry's on Magnolia — Larskpur
Sand Dollar Restaurant — Stinson Beach
Marinitas — San Anselmo
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

 


Best Night Play

1. Live Music

Terrapin Crossroads — San Rafael
Sweetwater Music Hall — Mill Valley
19 Broadway Nightclub — Fairfax
HopMonk Tavern — Novato
Rancho Nicasio — Nicasio
Sausalito Cruising Club — Sausalito
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

2. Dine Past Nine

Pete's 881 Club — San Rafael
Sol Food — Mill Valley / San Rafael
Spinnaker — Sausalito
In-N-Out Burger — Mill Valley / Novato
Finnegan's Marin — Novato
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

3. Book Smart

Book Passage — Corte Madera / Sausalito
Copperfield's Books — San Rafael
MPSF Speaker Series — San Rafael
The Depot — Mill Valley
Point Reyes Books — West Marin
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

4. Moonlight Adventures

Moonlight Kayak and SUP / Seatrek/Onboard SUP — Sausalito
Moonlight Hikes, Friends of Mt. Tam — San Rafael
Marin Moonlight Run — Novato
Bioluminescence Point Reyes Blue Waters — West Marin
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

 


Best Day Play

1. Get Outdoors (Olympic-style Activities)

Archery; Northwoods Bowmen's Club and Archery Range — Novato
Sailing; Sailing Education Adventures — San Rafael
Rowing; Marin Rowing Association — Larkspur
Swimming; North Bay Aquatics — Various Locations
Golf; Peacock Gap — San Rafael
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

2. Camping

Angel Island — Angel Island
China Camp — San Rafael
Steep Ravine — Stinson Beach
Pantoll, Mt. Tam — Mill Valley
Samuel P. Taylor — Lagunitas
Wildcat Campground — West Marin
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

3. Beaches

Agate Beach
Bolinas Beach
Heart's Desire
Limantour Beach
Muir Beach
Stinson Beach
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

4. Marin Day-Date-Dos

Fish at Horseshoe Cove — Sausalito
Take the Angel Island Ferry — Tiburon
Enjoy Seaplane Adventures — Sausalito
Stop at Tomales Deli + Cafe then stroll, Dillon Beach — West Marin
Hike Mt. Tam, end up at Mountain Home Inn for a drink — Mill Valley
Let us know your favorite:
No opinion

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