Where to Eat: Corte Madera

While the borders between Corte Madera and Larkspur can be fuzzy for some, in this grouping we are sticking with the Corte Madera zip code, which in terms of restaurants means, from South to North: Zinz Wine Bar to Fieldwork Brewing, and West to East: Cafe Verde to Amy’s Drive Thru. The town’s name means “to chop the wood” in Spanish, and the restaurants there make ample of its namesake, whether it’s the fire-roasted pizzas at Boca Pizzeria or the tasty grilled meats at Pig in a Pickle. Beyond this there are no shortage of notable dining options, from perennial classics like Marin Joe’s, to the authentic Burmese eatery Burmatown, which even has a listing in the Michelin Guide.

Be sure to check each restaurant’s website or social pages to confirm its most current hours of operation and services.

Amy’s Drive Thru | Blue Barn Gourmet | Boca Pizzeria | Burmatown | Cafe Verde | Fieldwork Brewing | Il Fornaio | La Maison De La Reine | Marin Joe’s | Pacific Catch | Pig in a Pickle | RH Marin| The Counter | Veggie Grill | World WrappsZinz Wine Bar

Amy’s Drive Thru


Known for the salads, veggie burgers, and grilled cheese sandwiches, the organic fast food concept that originated in Santa Rosa is best experienced via the namesake drive thru but is just as fun to eat on the colorful, shaded patio. The burrito is even available gluten-free.

5839 Paradise Dr, 415.737.0655

Blue Barn Gourmet


The first Marin outpost of the S.F.-based eatery has proven very popular. The menu includes customizable salads, toasted sandwiches, soups and more, prepared with locally harvested produce and proteins. A group order takeout menu is available.

335 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.1104

Boca Pizzeria


The Italian-inspired pizzeria with a covered outdoor patio at The Village utilizes Northern California’s bounty of seasonal ingredients and showcases local microbreweries and wine country’s boutique varietals. The menu includes appetizers, salads of organic produce when available, pastas, local free-range poultry and meats, desserts and Neapolitan-style pizzas with house-made mozzarella. All to go bottles of wine are 50% off with pitchers of margaritas and Manhattans also available.

1544 Redwood Hwy, 415.924.3021

Burmatown Best of Marin County 2017


Though the menu remains largely the same (that tea leaf salad! Those bao!) at the new location down the street from the original, the addition of a grill boosts the menu with dishes like kalbi ribs or smoked salmon collars. A long bar on one side of the room serves wine and beer and the front windows slide open for easy access to a large patio.

18 Tamalpais Ave, 415.985.5060

Cafe Verde


This revamped cafe offers Neapolitan pizza, pasta, risotto, and salads nearly all day long. Enjoy any of these items inside or out on the patio along with local and international wines and beers.

502 Tamalpais Drive, 415.927.1060

Fieldwork Brewing


The latest outpost of the original Berkeley draft house features pizzas, salads and shareable bites (think crispy Brussels sprouts and meatballs) to round out the day’s list of fresh IPAs, pilsners and more.  

107 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.891.8273



With an emphasis on regional Mexican dishes and flavors sourced from family recipes, the menu is based on California seasonality and revolves around gluten-free masa. The daily-made tortillas are featured in dishes such as duck confit enchiladas, Dungeness crab tostadas, and chili-braised beef short ribs. There’s a full bar to boot and everything is easily enjoyed on their large, heated patio.

301 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.500.5145

Il Fornaio


Aside from pizzas and pastas, this upscale-Italian franchise serves a variety of salads and carb-free entrées.

223 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.4400

La Maison De La Reine


Dine on family-style Vietnamese fare in the Town Center. The crunchy cabbage chicken salad with peanuts, fresh spring rolls and pho options are popular picks.

346 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.0288

Marin Joe’s Best of Marin County 2015


A Marin mainstay for over 50 years, with a menu of soups, salads, seafood, mesquite-grilled or sautéed meats and a plethora of pasta options. To add to your dining experience, order the table-side prepared Caesar salad. Not looking for a meal? Enjoy a drink and hear local musicians at the well-known piano bar.

1585 Casa Buena Dr, 415.924.2081

Pacific Catch


The Pacific Rim–inspired restaurant has a family-friendly atmosphere. The menu, showcasing freshly caught seafood, includes tacos, poke, ceviche, sandwiches, salads, rice bowls, seasonal cocktails, and daily specials.

133 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.3474

Pig In A Pickle


Fresh and locally sourced brisket, pork, ribs, and chicken get star billing at this Town Center eatery. Sauces are crafted to represent various American barbecue regions, including Memphis and South Carolina. House-made pickles, buns, and sausages will keep you coming back.

341 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.891.3265

RH Marin


Ride up the golden-hued elevator to the top floor to a restaurant bedecked in RH style and linger over a shaved vegetable salad, a truffled grilled cheese sandwich on Panorama Bakery sourdough or a namesake RH Burger. This rooftop sunroom and outdoor lounge boasts glass ceilings and walls for an epic view of Mount Tam and a feeling of floating above it all.

1750 Redwood Highway at The Village, 628.266.2040

The Counter Best of Marin County 2018Best of Marin County 2015


Permanently closing July 31, 2022 Create your own salads and burgers using all-natural proteins including Angus beef, turkey, chicken, mahimahi, bison or the latest addition, the Impossible Burger. Additional gluten-free options (buns!) and a vegan veggie burger are available. The restaurant has patio seating, a kick-back vibe and a popular happy hour. Give the spiked milkshake a try.

201 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.924.7000

Veggie Grill Best of Marin County 2015


A fast-casual restaurant chain that celebrates all-things veg by offering a variety of hot sandwiches and burgers, entree salads, bowls, home-style plates, shareable sides, organic teas and house-made desserts prepared only with vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts.

147 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.945.8954

World Wrapps Best of Marin County 2017Best of Marin County 2018


Owners Keith Cox and Matt Blair have revamped this “fast food” joint to feature healthy and flavorful items like a Hawaiian poke wrap and a tahini tofu summer roll that’s vegan-friendly. Tropical-style housemade beverages include boba tea, mango lassi, and Vietnamese iced coffee.

208 Corte Madera Town Center, 415.927.3663

Zinz Wine Bar


Locals pop by the petite wine bar for its cozy, sophisticated atmosphere and an eclectic array of boutique wines, craft beer, and light appetizers. An expansive outdoor seating area is partially covered and heat lamps warm the quaint neighborhood space. They also host events and happy hours.

207 Corte Madera Ave, 415.927.9466