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Foodie Tour of Marin, CA

Oysters and beer outside the 
Marshall Store, on Tomales Bay.

Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Along Highway 1 north of San Francisco, T+L explores a foodie enclave with leisurely hikes, picnics, and an enticing California vibe.

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Inspired by: Culinary Exploration in Marin, CA — by Oliver Schwaner-Albright, Published Aug. 2009

Hotels (1)

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    Nick’s Cove & Cottages

    Just an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area restaurateur Pat Kuleto's 1930’s-era fishing lodge looks straight out of an Edward Hopper pa

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Restaurants (6)

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    Marshall Store & Oyster Bar

    This seafood shack perched on timber pylons offers a dining experience that’s low-key, the ultimate example of a certain kind of meal: unfussy, del

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    Drakes Beach Café

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    Tomales Bay Oyster Company

    Set directly on the shore of Tomales Bay, this oyster farm is located just 10 miles north of Point Reyes Station. Established in 1909, the company

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    Olema Inn & Restaurant

    Only a two-minute drive from the Point Reyes Visitor Center, the Olema Inn & Restaurant has a countryside feel that befits its history as an 1876 i

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    Hog Island Oyster Co

    The most famous of the Marshall oyster purveyors sells unshucked oysters—but unfortunately they charge $5 per person merely to sit at a picnic tabl

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    Manka's Inverness Lodge Restaurant

Activities (3)

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    Point Reyes National Seashore

    There’s no way to see all of Point Reyes National Seashore in one day. An elk preserve is located to the north; steep peaks are covered with pines

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    Drakes Bay Family Farms

    For brinier bivalves than those harvested in Tomales Bay, head to Point Reyes National Seashore, where oysters are exposed to the cold Pacific wate

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    Cowgirl Creamery

    Go to Cowgirl Cantina—a deli counter opened by Cowgirl Creamery—to put together a picnic for a hike through the national seashore. The converted ba

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