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Lunch on a *weekday* in Marin County

tristan Sep 5, 2007 02:02 PM

We are heading up highway 101 on a Thursday, and I'm looking for somewhere good to have lunch.

Preferably not too far off 101, although we're willing to detour a bit for good chow.

Sadly, Pizzeria Picco is not open for lunch during the week, only on weekdays.

Would rather have something fairly casual, which lets out many of the places I have seen on this board (and anyway, most of them aren't open for lunch). Any kind of cuisine would be fine, could be as simple as burrito, pizza, burger, or whatever.

The key idea is that it has to be open for *lunch* on a *Thursday*.

Many thanks.

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  1. Husky Sep 5, 2007 05:07 PM

    Sol Food on 4th Street in San Rafael.

    Sol Food Puerto Rican Cuisine
    732 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901

    1. Sarah Sep 5, 2007 05:46 PM

      Right off 101 in Mill Valley's Strawberry Shopping Center, there's Pizza Antica, quite sleek but casual -- then you can pick up some dessert/snacks right across the courtyard at the Boulangerie.

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        Giselle Sep 5, 2007 06:22 PM

        Pier 15 ( owners from Mommas in Wash Sq) It is on the frontage road( next to 101 as you pass through San Rafael going North. Look for harbor drive( near Mazda dealership)
        Lots of fun food and you can sit outside. Or a little further north take San Pedro Rd east to Chalet Basque where you can also sit outdoors.

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          Pammel Sep 6, 2007 07:41 AM

          Buckeye's Road House is open for lunch and is located within sight of 101 in Mill Valley. Also Yankee Pier in Larkspur is open for lunch every day.

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            Kevin B Sep 6, 2007 08:13 AM

            Royal Frank's doors still open?

            The b-b-q mussels @ Buckeye are something I crave. Not really a quick spot though if that's what you're looking for.

            There's a well above average Taqueria under the freeway on 4th St. in San Rafael (4th & Heatherton or Lincoln maybe.)

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            1. re: Kevin B
              Husky Sep 6, 2007 08:22 AM

              >>There's a well above average Taqueria under the freeway on 4th St. in San Rafael (4th & Heatherton or Lincoln maybe.)<<
              True...excellent tacos al pastor.

              Taqueria San Jose
              615 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901

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              michparent Sep 6, 2007 11:22 AM

              Sushi Ran in Sausalito - www.sushiran.com

              1. SeattleJim Sep 6, 2007 11:28 AM

                Try the half day cafe in Kentfield.

                Half Day Cafe
                848 College Ave, Kentfield, CA 94904

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