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hewn Aug 1, 2006 11:03 PM

I'm going to Point Reyes this weekend and have reservations at the Olema Inn for Saturday night supper - any recommendations there? Additionally, any good spots in Point Reyes Station for breakfast, supper, etc?

I vaguely remember a tiny, whitewashed hut on the side of a dusty road on the edge of Tomales Bay, where they sold BBQ oysters and bottles of beer and not much else, but I can't remember where that was. This place had an open porch where they cooked the oysters and a few tables inside and didn't have much else in terms of food or drink. I wish I could remember what it was called or where it was - this was 10 years ago, and the place was all by itself on a dusty, dry patch of road, in between the road and the water, not near anything else. ???

  1. Shirley U. Jest Aug 2, 2006 03:01 PM

    I ate lunch at the Station Restaurant.
    I'm a Floridian, and I thought I was eating the freshest, most delicious food for a small-touristy town. I don't think you could go wrong in this town as far as good food.

    Shirley

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      Marsha Aug 2, 2006 02:43 AM

      You describe "I vaguely remember a tiny, whitewashed hut on the side of a dusty road on the edge of Tomales Bay, where they sold BBQ oysters and bottles of beer and not much else, but I can't remember where that was. This place had an open porch where they cooked the oysters and a few tables inside and didn't have much else in terms of food or drink." It could be Tony's, which I believe still exists, or it could be another place a bit north of Tony's that I think is now gone; we used to go there for barbecued oysters and they had a very very old collie dog that sort of wandered around and checked everyone out. That was the first time I had barbecued oysters, and I fell in love with them. I've had them at Tony's as well, and they are good there.

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        AJL Aug 2, 2006 01:58 AM

        I believe you are talking about Tony's in Marshall. They have all types of seafood, but are known for their bbq oysters. Actually, Rancho Nicasio has bbq oysters and many other items on their menu, but you are thinking about Tony's.

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          gordon wing Aug 2, 2006 03:33 AM

          My experience at Tony's is that the BBQ oysters are by far the best thing on their menu. If you want more - wait and go into Pt. Reyes Station - love the Pine Cone Diner or try the Station House Cafe/Restaurant (think that's the name - on the South End of town) - or drive a bit further and enjoy the Olema Inn.

        2. coolbean98 Aug 2, 2006 01:04 AM

          "I vaguely remember a tiny, whitewashed hut on the side of a dusty road on the edge of Tomales Bay, where they sold BBQ oysters and bottles of beer and not much else, but I can't remember where that was. This place had an open porch where they cooked the oysters and a few tables inside and didn't have much else in terms of food or drink."

          That sounds to me almost exactly like Johnson's Oyster Farm except that's on Drakes Estero and not Tomales Bay. If it's not Johnson's, perhaps you're thinking of Hog Island or Tomales Bay Oyster Co?

          Johnson's Oyster Farm:
          http://biz.marin.org/biz_org.cfm?OrgID=3453

          Hog Island:
          http://www.hogislandoysters.com/v2/

          Tomales Bay:
          http://www.tomalesbayoysters.com/

          Also, the restaurant at Olema Inn (I think it's Olema Inn...it's the one right at the intersection of Sir Francis Drake and Hwy 1, next to the convenience store) has pretty decent BBQ oysters, if you don't feel like running all the way up to Tomales Bay (although you should because we were camping there last weekend and it was gorgeous!)

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          1. re: coolbean98
            Melanie Wong Aug 2, 2006 01:09 AM

            Johnson's is now Drake's Bay Oyster Farm. And, it sells raw oysters but doesn't cook on site any more. It does have a bbq stand in Santa Rosa on Saturdays - here's my post.
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/313828

            http://www.drakesbayfamilyfarms.com/

          2. Robert Lauriston Aug 2, 2006 12:43 AM

            Manka's.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/30780
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/45146
            http://www.mankas.com

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              Chubby Aug 2, 2006 12:10 AM

              Breakfast at the Pinecone Diner, then shopping for a picnic lunch across the street at Tomales Bay Foods (with Cowgirl Creamery cheese)

              http://www.bunrab.com/yummychow/Revie...

              1. hewn Aug 1, 2006 11:37 PM

                That sounds great - I'll go, definitely!

                1. hhc Aug 1, 2006 11:13 PM

                  The Marshall Store, Marshall. My old report here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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