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Marin -Hamburger/Pub-Bar Food

mustardgirl Dec 3, 2008 05:54 PM

Looking for a suggestion for a good bar-pub hambuger chioce in Marin- Not Marin Brewing Co

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  1. Sarah RE: mustardgirl Dec 3, 2008 06:01 PM

    You're in luck -- Balboa Cafe in MV opened up recently! Alternatively there's the Flatiron in SR...

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      Waterboy RE: Sarah Dec 4, 2008 05:06 PM

      Gavin Newsom's place? If as good as San Francisco, worth a go.

      Did they merge with the Plumpjack??

      I gotta get out more.

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        rworange RE: Waterboy Dec 10, 2008 09:21 PM

        Yeah, they have something to do with Plumpjack.

        This was a recent post by someone really, really unhappy with the Mill Valley Balboa

        I've read similar reports elsewhere on the web from other unhappy diners there.

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      pininex RE: mustardgirl Dec 3, 2008 09:30 PM

      Iron Springs in Fairfax makes a good burger and has some great beers.

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        Waterboy RE: pininex Dec 4, 2008 05:04 PM

        You have me hooked - check the 2008 gold medal, World Beer Cup: Sless’ Stimultating Stout.

        Whataya think?

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        ducky RE: mustardgirl Dec 4, 2008 09:49 AM

        Finnegan's in Novato. Voted "best burger in Marin", and I agree. Nice atmosphere, good service. And if you want something sweet afterward, there's a Powell's next door.

        1. Civil Bear RE: mustardgirl Dec 4, 2008 11:52 AM

          There is also Moylan's in Novato, but it is a bit of a MBC clone.

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            Waterboy RE: Civil Bear Dec 4, 2008 04:58 PM

            Excellent beer - much better than hoppy MBC - diff brewmasters and beers.

            Food? Unless hammered or desperate, look elsewhere....

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            ducky RE: mustardgirl Dec 5, 2008 11:46 AM

            One other thought for San Anselmo. Heidi Krahling (of Insalata) took over the Eat restaurant (formerly Ted's Bar) on Sir Francis Drake a month or two ago. It's supposed to have casual pub food. Not sure if it's open yet.

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              Mick Ruthven RE: ducky Dec 6, 2008 06:30 AM

              The IJ said it was to be a Latin restaurant opening in early 2009. Has anyone been by there to see what's going on?


            2. Senor Popusa RE: mustardgirl Dec 5, 2008 05:19 PM

              The best burger I have had in the area is at Farley Bar at the Cavallo Point resort in Fort Baker / Sausalito. No beers on tap, but plenty of bottle choices.

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                OldTimer RE: mustardgirl Dec 6, 2008 12:35 PM

                Panama Hotel has a pretty good burger...$14.00, but its 1/2 lb and with bacon, cheese and fries. My favorite is Boca Steakhouse in Ignacio. Duck fat fries, too.

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                  Giselle RE: mustardgirl Dec 11, 2008 06:41 PM

                  I like Pier 15 on Harbor in San Rafael. Turn at the Mazda dealership. On a nice day you can sit outdoors or there is the traditional bar with some poor animal heads on the wall. I do want to try Farley Bar but that is way upscale compared to Pier 15

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