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Parkside Cafe

43 Arenal Aveune, Stinson Beach, CA
+1 415-868-1272
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (36 reviews)
“french fries” (8 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Arenal Aveune, Stinson Beach, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful french toast with different toppings which should not be skipped, especially the fruit compote. But pancakes are like anchors in the stomach. Bacon overcooked. Then again orange juice and espresso drinks fine. You get the idea. Hit and miss.

Thank kev1438
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By the beach, parking behind the cafe available, fast service, best clam chowder, delicious french fries and BLT.

Thank i-Lagalag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet and cozy beachside cafe, very nice atmosphere, relaxing, informal and quaint Good food, but a bit pricey (18$ a burger or 20$ a salad) They have a large outside seating area in addition to the inside dining Service is fast and efficient The parking...More

Thank BlueBoyTX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the day touring around Muir Woods to Point Reyes. Needed to grab a quick lunch. Found a spot at the Stinson Beach parking lot and was able to walk to Parkside. They have multiple places to eat (marketplace, snack shack etc). I ate at...More

Thank LMcKinney27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just grabbed two chocolate / vanilla swirls in a cone for National Ice Cream Day, so can't really say much about the rest of the food here. In our short visit, the service was good! Love how close and convenient it is to the...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is one of my regular spots to end a day of hiking or biking. It is filled with people all the time, so you may have to wait. The only regular complaint is the bathroom- there is only one inside- the staff is too...More

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped on the way north to grab breakfast. The menu is comprehensive and the dishes are really well made. Great ambience with mix of locals and people coming up from San Francisco plus a few proper tourists like us. Granola was delicious!

Thank yef70
Reviewed 6 July 2017

On our way to Mendocino we started looking for a restaurant and found Parkside Cafe. My husband had a ham and cheese omelette and said it was one of the best omlette's he has eaten. The restaurant had such a variety of food for breakfast...More

Thank nelsondg
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here three times in our four day visit. Twice for coffee and pastries and once for dinner. The pastries are on par with Paris and baked fresh daily. The donuts and galettes are superb. Super friendly service. We had dinner and it was...More

Thank Lsterry
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

2nd visit... we ordered a pizza and coffees to take to the beach with us( first visit we only got coffee)stepped outside to wait. Checked out the gift shop and then asked one of the waiters where the restroom was, in a snooty voice she...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Questions & Answers
Patricia C C
29 April 2016|
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Response from Gary L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, Pat, I have no suggestions. I booked our dinner at the restaurant. Did you specify the date and details in your phone message? That should get a response. Gary
6 March 2015|
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Response from Richard T | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure the outside patio is dog friendly...seems everyone there had dogs!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Arenal Aveune, Stinson Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Stinson Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 415-868-1272
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