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Best of the County - 2017



Do you have a favorite burger or martini in Marin? How about a best place to get a massage, mani-pedi or do some yoga? We have curated a list of our local favorites in five categories; food, drink, shopping, recreation and beauty. We would love to hear from you about which of these businesses you like best. The top choices in each section will be published in our August 2017 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, 2017.

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Best Food

1. Breakfast

Bayside Cafe — Sausalito
Breakers Cafe — Stinson Beach
Cibo — Sausalito
Fred's Place — Sausalito
Marvin's — Novato
MH Bread Butter — San Anselmo
Shoreline Coffee Shop — Mill Valley
Theresa & Johnny's — San Rafael
No opinion

2. Burgers

Belcampo Meat Co. — Larkspur
Buckeye Roadhouse — Mill Valley
Fast Food Francais — Sausalito
Joinery Beerhall and Rotisserie — Sausalito
M & G Burgers — Fairfax
Parkside Cafe — Stinson Beach
Perry's — Larkspur
Phyllis' Giant Burgers — Mill Valley / San Rafael
No opinion

3. Ice Cream

Double Rainbow — San Rafael
Fairfax Scoop — Fairfax
Honeymoon — Mill Valley
Posie — Larkspur
Silbermann's Ice Cream — Greenbrae / San Rafael
Three Twins Ice Cream — Fairfax
No opinion

4. Fish Tacos

Copita Tequileria y Comida — Sausalito
Green Chile Kitchen — San Rafael
Joe's Taco Lounge Mill Valley
LaVier Latin Fusion — San Rafael
Taco Jane's San Anselmo
The Siren Canteen — Stinson
No opinion

5. Wheat-Free Options

Amici's — San Rafael
Cafe del Soul — San Rafael / Mill Valley
FlourChylde — Novato
Good Earth — Fairfax / Mill Valley
Harmony Restaurant — Mill Valley
Lotus Cuisine of India — San Rafael / Mill Valley
Pizza Antica — Mill Valley
World Wrapps — Corte Madera
No opinion

6. Lunches $10 or Under

Amberjack Sushi — Mill Valley
Sol Food — San Rafael / Mill Valley
Falafel Hut — San Rafael
Harmony Restaurant — Mill Valley
Louie's Deli — Sausalito
Tam Tam Ramen — Mill Valley
No opinion

7. Outdoor Dining

Beso Bistro and Wine Bar — Novato
Fish — Sausalito
Playa — Mill Valley
Panama Hotel — San Rafael
Sam's Anchor Cafe — Tiburon
Sand Dollar Restaurant — Stinson
Servino — Tiburon
Terrapin Crossroads — San Rafael
No opinion

8. Pizza

Bar Bocce — Sausalito
Farmshop — Larkspur
Mulberry Street — San Rafael
Piatti — Mill Valley
Pizza Antica — Mill Valley
Pizzeria Picco — Larkspur
Tamalpie — Mill Valley
Waypoint Pizza — Tiburon
No opinion

9. Sushi

Robata — Mill Valley
Sakura Sushi — San Rafael
Sushi 69 — San Rafael
Sushi Ran — Sausalito
Sushi to Dai For — San Rafael
Village Sake — Fairfax
No opinion

10. Vegetarian Options

Avatar's — Sausalito/ Mill Valley
Burmatown — Larkspur
Cafe del Soul — Mill Valley / San Rafael
Davey Jones Deli — Sausalito
Le Garage — Sausalito
Thep Lela — Mill Valley
No opinion

 


Best Drinks

1. Margaritas

Casa Manana — San Rafael
Copita — Sausalito
El Paseo — Mill Valley
Marinitas — San Anselmo
Mi Pueblo — Novato
Playa — Mill Valley
Taco Jane's — San Anselmo
Tamal — Fairfax
No opinion

2. Martinis

Buckeye Roadhouse — Mill Valley
Bungalow 44 — Mill Valley
Farley Bar — Sausalito
Farmshop — Larkspur
Left Bank Brasserie — Larkspur
Piatti — Mill Valley
Sam's Anchor Cafe — Tiburon
Wildfox — Novato
No opinion

3. Wine Bar

123 Bolinas — Fairfax
Beso Bistro and Wine Bar — Novato
Couloir Wines — Tiburon
Tiburon Wine — Tiburon
Zinz Wine Bar — Corte Madera
No opinion

4. Dive Bar

2AM Club — Mill Valley
Mayflower — San Rafael
Old Western Saloon —  Point Reyes
Pete's 881 — San Rafael
Silver Peso — Larkspur
Smiley's Schooner Saloon — Bolinas
Smitty's — Sausalito
No opinion

5. Bar Dining

Barrel House — Sausalito
Buckeye Roadhouse — Mill Valley
Bungalow 44 — Mill Valley
Left Bank Brasserie — Larkspur
Perry's — Larkspur
Piatti — Mill Valley
Piazza D'angelo — Mill Valley
No opinion

6. Coffee

Cable Car Coffee — Mill Valley
Emporio Rulli — Larkspur
Equator Coffee — Larkspur / Mill Valley / San Rafael
Marin Coffee Roasters — San Anselmo / Novato
Red Whale Coffee — San Rafael
No opinion

7. Juice Shops

Bayside Cafe — Sausalito
Juice Alley — Corte Madera / Larkspur
Juice Girl — Mill Valley
The Plant Cafe Organic — Mill Valley
Urban Remedy — Larkspur / Mill Valley / San Rafael
Whole Foods — Mill Valley / San Rafael
No opinion

 


Best Recreation

1. Yoga

Marin Power Yoga — San Anselmo
NOW Yoga — Corte Madera
Red Dragon — Mill Valley / San Rafael
Some Like it Hot — Novato
Yogaworks — Larkspur / Mill Valley
No opinion

2. Bike Shops

Bicycle Odyssey — Sausalito
City Cycle Marin — Corte Madera
Fairfax Cyclery — Fairfax
Mike's Bikes — Sausalito
Pedego Electric Bikes — Tiburon
Tam Bikes — Mill Valley
The New Wheel Electric — Larkspur
Village Peddler — Larkspur
No opinion

3. Live Music

19 Broadway — Fairfax
HopMonk Tavern — Novato
Peri's — Fairfax
Rancho Nicasio — Nicasio
Sweetwater Music Hall — Mill Valley
Terrapin Crossroads — San Rafael
The Fenix — San Rafael
Throckmorton Theater — Mill Valley
No opinion

4. Dance Studios

Happy Feet — Mill Valley
Love2Dance — Novato
PAAM — Mill Valley
Roco Dance & Fitness — Mill Valley / Fairfax
Stage Dor — Sausalito
No opinion

5. Water Sports

101 SurfSports — San Rafael
Live Water Surf Shop — Stinson Beach
Proof Lab — Mill Valley
Sea Trek — Sausalito
No opinion

 


Best Beauty and Wellness

1. Hair Salon

Christopher's Salon — Tiburon
Cooper Alley — Larkspur
Miller and Mane — Mill Valley
Milvali Salon and Cosemetics — Mill Valley
NH2 Salon — Novato
Plum Salon — Corte Madera
No opinion

2. Spa - Facial

Cavallo Point Spa — Sausalito
Eva Claiborne — Tiburon
Evo Spa — Mill Valley
International Orange — Larkspur
Terese European Skin Care — San Rafael
No opinion

3. Spa - Massage

Bay Club — Corte Madera
Cavallo Point Spa — Sausalito
Evo Spa — Mill Valley
International Orange — Larkspur
Simply Inspired — Mill Valley
Soulstice Spa — Sausalito
No opinion

4. Mani - Pedi

Bella Rouge Nail — Kentfield
Champagne Salon — Tiburon
Dolls & Dandy Nail Lounge — Mill Valley
Fingers and Toes — San Rafael
Nails Number One — Sausalito
Rosemary Spa — Mill Valley
Three Sisters Nail Salon — San Rafael
No opinion

5. Health Hacks *Non-medical ways to be healthy

Conscious Drift — Fairfax
Cyrotherapy Wholebody Corte Madera — Corte Madera
Holistic Chinese Chair Massage — Novato
Infrared Spa Evo — Mill Valley
Infrared Spa Simply Inspired Spa — Mill Valley
Body Treat, IV Vitamin Therapy — Larkspur
Brrrrr Cryotherapy —  San Rafael
No opinion

 


Best Shopping

1. Gifts

Evo Spa — Mill Valley
Fig Garden — San Anselmo
Pollen + Wool — Mill Valley
Sausalito Ferry Co — Sausalito
Sausalito Stationary — Sausalito
Spirit Matters — Point Reyes Station
Terrestra — Mill Valley
Zuma — Point Reyes Station
No opinion

2. Women's Dress-it-up

Barcelino — Sausalito
Hello Gorgeous — Larkspur
Intermix — Larkspur
Lindisima Act 2 — Greenbrae
Paparazzi — Tiburon
Shoe Stories — Sausalito
No opinion

3. Men's Attire

Famous 4 — Mill Valley
Gene Hiller — Sausalito
Guideboat Company — Mill Valley
Tumbleweed — San Anselmo
Unionmade — Larkspur
Utility Goods — San Anselmo
No opinion

4. Women's Casual Boutiques

7 on Locust — Mill Valley
Bella Marin — San Rafael
Blanc — San Anselmo
Carolina — Mill Valley
Kismet — San Anselmo
Koze — Tiburon
Madison — Tiburon
Stick & Ball — Mill Valley
The Store — Mill Valley
Viva Diva — San Rafael
No opinion

5. Home Decor

Abode Marin — Larkspur
Christopher Home — Tiburon
Columbine — Corte Madera
Ruby Living Design — Mill Valley
Ruth Livingston — Tiburon
Summer House — Mill Valley
Sunrise Home — San Rafael
Via Diva — San Rafael
No opinion

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