4 Popular Marin Restaurants to Try for Alfresco Dining

Eating outside has been one of the few things we’ve been able to continue to enjoy during the pandemic, and now with summer around the corner, it’s a better time to dine al fresco than ever. Here are a few top places you shouldn’t miss out on.

Bungalow 44

Take Out has Never Felt So Good

Do you struggle with the pile up of takeout containers you intend to reuse, but never do? Us too. Dispatch Goods, an East Bay company that offers reusable containers to restaurants, just might be the answer. Launched in December 2019 at the Yelp headquarters, Dispatch Goods has expanded to the East Bay and San Francisco, and Bungalow 44 is the first restaurant to participate in Marin. Co-owner Peter Schumacher was a bit worried at first that the customers would not want to pay the extra $5 surcharge or clean out the containers, so to get the program started, they are only charging $2. “We believe it will catch on though, and our customers will appreciate it and maybe order even more from us,” Schumacher says. “We also want to help save the world, one step at a time. Takeout boxes have taken an enormous toll on the environment, especially since the pandemic.” Dispatch Goods follows the recommended protocol from the Health Department, which means washing everything twice and placing the clean containers into seals for redistribution.

Bungalow 44 is the first restaurant in Marin going zero waste! We have partnered with Dispatch Goods to package your to-go meals in reusable containers. Now you can make a difference too! Please specify reusable containers when ordering.

44 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 415.381.2500

Taco Jane’s

Taco Jane

Taco Jane’s Restaurant-Bar

Taco Jane’s is excited to announce their brand new outdoor patio extension. Celebrating 23 years and a vibrant neighborhood gem, they are well known for their local seafood tacos, black gold salsa and of course their award-winning margaritas. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week under the stars, where every day is like a vacation.

Taco Janes

21 Tamalpais Ave, San Anselmo, CA


Left Bank

Proudly Serving Marin Since 1994

Come dine al fresco with us on our beautiful patio or in our new parklet!

Left Bank

507 Magnolia Avenue | 415.927.3331 | #leftbankbrasserie

Cucina SA

Cucina SA

Cucina sa is happy to announce that we are open for lunch and dinner six days a week! Tuesday through Sunday- lunch is 11:30-3:00 p.m., with dinner going from 5:00- 8:30 p.m. Outside dining on our bridge and newly constructed parklet, and also indoor dining at 50% capacity per Marin County regulations. Hope that you can join us soon! Please call for larger parties or special requests.

510 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA