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Best of the County 2023

From top Thai restaurants and must-shop jewelry stores to standout spin classes and the best venues for live music it’s all here in our 2023 Marin Magazine Best of the County. Jump to a section below:

Arts & Entertainment | Beauty | Dining | Fitness & Sports | Home & Design | Philanthropy | Services | Shopping

Looking to see what the community chose as the best of the best? We asked and you voted! Here are all of the Readers’ Choice Best of the County Winners for 2023.

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Arts & Entertainment

Below is our 2023 Best of the County selections for the best art galleries, children’s museums, comedy venues, community events, film festivals, music festival, live music venues, museums and community theater, including our Reader’s Choice Winners.

Best Comedy Venues in Marin

They say laughter is the best medicine, and we prescribe comedy. Stay healthy at the best comedy venues in Marin County.

The Best Film Festivals in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best film festivals.

Best Live Music Venues in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best live music venue.

The Best Museums in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best museum.

Best Art Galleries in Marin County

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best art galleries.

The Best Music Festivals in Marin County

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best music festivals.

Best Children’s Museum in Marin County

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best children’s museum.

The Best Community Events in Marin County

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best community event.

Beauty

Below is our 2023 Best of the County selections for the best barber shops, cosmetic dermatologists, facials, salon services, massage, med spas, nail salons and spas , including our Reader’s Choice Winners.

The Best Spas in Marin

Have an indulgent afternoon and let the stress melt away at one of Marin Magazine’s 2023 Best of Marin County Spa picks.

Best Nail Salon in Marin

For Marin Magazine‘s 2023 Best of Marin County Nail Salon picks see below.

Best Massage in Marin County

Nothing cures sore muscles like a long massage. Here are our picks for top spots to get a massage in Marin.

The Best Barbershops in Marin

Look for that special stylist? Here are the best barbershops in Marin.

Best Facial in Marin County

For a relaxing experience that’s sure to leave your face glowing, look no further than the best doctors and spas in Marin County.

Best Cosmetic Dermatologist in Marin

Cosmetic surgeons have flocked to the Bay Area over the years, providing the finest of care to Marin County and offering a wide variety of specialities. Here are our favorites.

Best Hair Salons in Marin

Between color and cut, treatments and products, there’s a lot that goes into choosing the hair salon you trust. Here are our favorites in Marin.

Best Med Spa in Marin

For those not interested in intensive cosmetic surgery, a med spa is the right way to go.

Dining

Below is our 2023 Best of the County selections for the best alfesco dining, bakeries, bar dining, dive bars, bbq, breakfasts, breweries, burgers, Chinese food, coffee shops, fine dining, frozen desserts, Indian food, Italian food, Latin American food, Mexican food, Middle Eastern food, new restaurants, pizza, ramen, sandwiches, seafood, steakhouses, sushi, Thai food and vegan/vegetarian food, including our Reader’s Choice Winners.

The Best Coffee and Coffee Shops in Marin

Here’s where to find your new favorite coffee shop in Marin.

The Best New Restaurants in Marin

Curious about the best new restaurants in Marin? Here are our picks of 2023.

Best Sandwiches in Marin County

Nothing quite beats a classic sandwich. Here are the best places in Marin County.

Best Ice Cream in Marin

Ice cream makes the best refreshing treat on a hot day, partner in binging your favorite show, or ending to a delicious dinner out on the town. Here are the best spots in Marin

Best Seafood in Marin

Whether you prefer a perfectly broiled pink salmon, shrimp cocktail, oysters, or another ocean-originating dish these are the best seafood restaurants in Marin.

The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Marin County

When we think of a steakhouse, we may picture a juicy red steak charred to perfection and paired with a big, bold red wine.

Best Al Fresco Dining in Marin

The word “Al Fresco” originates in Italy and directly translates to “in the cool”. Here are the best Al Fresco Dining spots in Marin.

Where to Find the Best Sushi in Marin

Made from fresh fish, veggies, and rice, sushi is one of our favorite Japanese delicacies. Here are our go to sushi restaurants in Marin.

The Best Places in Marin to Get Vegetarian and Vegan Food

Here is our guide to the best vegan and vegetarian places Marin County.

The Best Fine Dining in Marin

Here is our guide to the top rated fine dining restaurants in Marin.

Where to Get the Best Indian Food in Marin

Here is our guide to the best Indian restaurants in Marin.

Best Italian Restaurants in Marin

Here is our guide to the best Italian in Marin.

Where to Get the Best Pizza in Marin County

Deciding the place is the hardest part; We’ve made it easy as pie. From thin crust wonders to traditional Neapolitan, this is your guide to pizza in Marin.

Where to Find the Best Ramen in Marin

Good ramen is easy; great ramen is hard. Here are a few places that make the cut.

The Best Chinese Food Restaurants in Marin

Savor the flavors and tastes from different regions of China at these Marin restaurants.

Best Bar Dining in Marin

Bring a friend, group, or send a solo outing to enjoy a cocktails, beers, and wine at one of our favorite bars in Marin

Best Dive Bars in Marin

Here are our favorite Marin dive bars from south to north, ending with a West Marin bar that is one of the oldest in the state.

The Best Breakfasts in Marin County

Whether its old fashioned eggs and bacon or gourmet pastries, breakfast is big in Marin.

Where to Get Marin’s Best Brews

There are more well-crafted brew in Marin than ever and Marin beer brands are getting creative. Here’s what’s hot this March

Marin’s Top Bakeries: The Best Places to Get Your Carb Fix

That leaves only one question that needs answering: which town in the county boasts the best croissant or batard?

Where to Find the Best Burgers in Marin County

When you’re craving a burger nothing else will suffice. Here are the best burger spots in Marin.

The Best Mexican Food in Marin County

Here is our guide to the best Mexican food in Marin.

The Best Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Food in Marin

Here are our favorite Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants in Marin.

The Best Latin American Food in Marin

Here are our favorite Latin American picks in Marin.

The Best Thai Restaurants in Marin

Here is our guide to the best Thai Food restaurants in Marin.

Where to Go for the Best BBQ in Marin

Discover the best places for good grills in Marin.

Fitness & Sports

Below is our 2023 Best of the County selections for the best fitness classes, gyms, health and wellness coach, personal trainers, pilates studios, spin studios and yoga studios, including our Reader’s Choice Winners.

Best Pilates Studio in Marin

Looking to tone, strengthen, and sweat, we’ve got you covered. Check out the Best Pilates classes in Marin.

The Best Gyms in Marin

There’s no need to wait for New Year to start your fitness journey. Whether into weight lifting, pilates, or cycling, these are the best gyms in Marin to help you get moving.

Best Yoga Studio in Marin

Relax, destress, strengthen, and tone at one of our top pick Yoga Studios in Marin.

The Best Personal Trainers in Marin

A good personal trainer helps you reach your fitness goals with the exercise that is tailored to your needs. Here are our favorite personal trainers in Marin.

The Best Fitness Classes in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best fitness class.

The Best Health and Wellness Coaches in Marin

There are few better places than Marin to revitalize yourself; mind, body, and soul. Here are some people who can help you do that.

Best Spin Studio in Marin County

For your cardio fix, stationary bike workouts get your heart pumping. Here are the best spin studios in Marin.

Home & Design

Below is our 2023 Best of the County selections for the best architects, builders, electricians, flooring, plumbers, home organization companies, interior designers, kitchen designers, nurseries, landscape designers, movers, painters and solar services,  including our Reader’s Choice Winners.

The Best Builders in Marin

Just moved into a house with the world’s ugliest kitchen tiles? Suspicious structural issues in the basement? Or just need to rebuild from the ground up? Here are Marin’s best builders.

Best Movers in Marin

Nobody likes to deal with the stress and fuss of moving house, but fortunately Marin has some amazing movers that are here to help.

Best Lighting Services in Marin

Here is our guide to best electricians and lighting providers in Marin. 

Best Kitchen Design in Marin

Arguably the kitchen is the most important room in the house. Make sure yours fits your needs with Marin’s best kitchen designers.

The Best Landscape Designers in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best landscape design.

Best Handyman & Plumber in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best handyman and plumber.

Best Interior Designer in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best interior designer.

Best Nursery in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best nursery.

Best Architect in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best architect.

Best Home Organization Company in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best home organization company.

The Best Home Painters in Marin

From a fresh coat of paint on your house to an entire office building re-work, Marin painters have your back. 

Best Solar Service in Marin

Here are our favorite solar services in Marin County

Best Flooring in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best flooring.

Philanthropy

Below is our 2023 Best of the County selections for the best animal care, annual gala, arts nonprofit, community services, disability care, educational nonprofit, elder services, environmental nonprofit, family services, food and security nonprofit, fundraising event and youth services, including our Reader’s Choice Winners.

The Best Annual Galas in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best annual gala.

Best Community Services in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best community services.

Best Elder Services in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best elder services.

The Best Animal Care Organizations in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best animal care.

The Best Arts Nonprofits in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best arts nonprofit.

The Best Disability Care Services in Marin

For those suffering from a disability or who have a family member struggling with one, you’re probably going to need assistance.

The Best Food Insecurity Nonprofits in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best food insecurity nonprofit.

The Best Environmental Nonprofits in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best environmental nonprofits.

Best Family Services in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best family services.

The Best Fundraising Events in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best fundraising event.

Best Youth Services in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best youth services.

The Best Educational Nonprofits in Marin

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best educational nonprofit.

Services

Below is our 2023 Best of the County selections for the best auto repair, caterers, chiropractor, florists, funeral homes, jewelry repair, photographers and tutors, including our Reader’s Choice Winners.

Best Florists in Marin County

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best florists.

The Best Funeral Homes in Marin

When it’s time to lay a loved one to rest, these funeral homes are professional, experienced, and supportive through every step of the process.

Best Chiropractors in Marin County

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best chiropractors.

The Best Tutors in Marin County

Have a student that needs some help? Here’s our guide to where to find the best local tutors.

Best Auto Repair in Marin County

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best auto repair.

The Best Photographers in Marin County

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best photographer.

Best Caterers in Marin County

Our guide to where to find Marin’s best caterers.

Best Jewelry Repair in Marin

For all your last minute jewelry repairs or longed for upgrades, your search is over. Here are our favorite spots in Marin.

Shopping

Below is our 2023 Best of the County selections for the best bike shops, bookstores, bridal shops, cannabis dispensaries/delivery, consignment/thrift stores, eye wear, gifts, home furnishing/accessories, jewelry stores, kid’s clothing, men’s clothing, pet stores, surf shops, toy stores and women’s clothing, including our Reader’s Choice Winners.

Best Pet Store in Marin

We all know dogs and cats can’t get jobs, so it’s up to us, the lucky pet owners, to buy only the best for our pets. Here are our favorite pet stores in Marin.

The Best Bike Shops in Marin

The stunning mountain roads that run through all of Marin County are oh-so tempting to any cycling enthusiast.

The Best Consignment Shops in Marin

Next time you go shopping, consider one of these incredible Marin consignment stores instead of a chain store at the local mall.

The Best Eyewear Stores in Marin

For flattering frames and perfect prescriptions, look no further than Marin County for the best eyewear picks.

The Best Gift Stores in Marin

Looking for the perfect surprise for a special someone? We’ve got you covered. Here are the best Gift Stores in Marin County.

The Best Jewelry Stores in Marin

Who hasn’t desired a big, blingy diamond at some point in their life? Here are Marin Magazine‘s 2023 Best of Marin County jewelry stores.

Best Toy Stores in Marin

Kids’ birthday parties are an event. No matter what, you’re going to need to get that perfect toy, and you’re going to want something that’ll last and bring joy to your child — or to your new niece or nephew! For Marin Magazine‘s 2023 Best of Marin County Toy Store picks see below.

Best Bridal Shop in Marin

For Marin Magazine‘s 2023 Best of Marin County Bridal Shop picks see below.

The Best Women’s Clothing Stores in Marin

With dozens of boutiques in every corner of the county, we’ve selected some of the best. Here are our favorite women’s clothing store in Marin.

Best Cannabis Dispensary and Delivery in Marin

Whatever you’re looking for, whether it’s pain relief, therapeutic assistance, or simply a good time.

Best Bookstores in Marin

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book, no matter which genre you prefer or what age range you enjoy. Here are the best bookstores in Marin.

Best Surf Shop in Marin

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to surf, Marin is the place to do it. Here are the best surf shops in the county.

Best Kids Stores in Marin

Want to make sure your kid has comfy, long-lasting clothes? Marin children’s stores have got you covered.

Best Home Furnishing Store in Marin

Looking to re-vamp your living spaces? Here are the best home furnishing stores in Marin.

Best Men’s Clothing in Marin County

Who says men can’t be stylish, too? Check out Marin Magazine‘s 2023 Best of Marin County Men’s Clothing picks.