Rickey's
Rickey's

Rickey's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://rickeysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4158839477x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Bar Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 4:00pm – 9:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ken Drew
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Executive Chef Ken Drew would be delighted to work on a custom menu for your special event, or call Tricia Harris for a consultation or to request a Menu Package. Be a guest at your own event and let us take care of every detail.
  • Private Party Facilities: For your next Private Party, come to Rickey’s in Novato California – Marin County.
  • Private Party Contact: Tricia Harris 8886744857
  • Entertainment: Entertainment poolside during the Summer and indoors by the fire during the Fall & Winter. Please call or email us to be added to our mailing list or click on our events page for the latest jazz schedule or event listing http://www.rickeysrestaurant.com/events.htm
  • Special Events: Executive Chef Ken Drew would be delighted to work on a custom menu For your special event, or call Tricia Harris for a consultation or to request a Menu Package. Be a guest at your own event and let us take care of every detail.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ignacio Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Golden Gate Transit
    Ignacio Blvd Novato 49, 54, 70, 71, 80
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking in our private lot, additional parking located behind the restaurant.
A word from Rickey's
Rickey’s has re-opened with a new look but with the attitude and style of yesterday at heart. With an emphasis on community and a passion for serving up oldtime favorites, Rickey’s, once again, has become a local place to relax and enjoy warm old time ambiance and service.




Rickey’s serves flavorful American favorites such as smoked ribeye steak, seared Ahi & Scallops and seasonal cuisine. The affordable and comfortable cuisine focuses on only the freshest ingredients for exceptional flavors from the tremendous bounty of small local growers.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Rickey's reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)special occasion (24)great for outdoor dining (23)good for groups (22)romantic (20)kid-friendly (16)fit for foodies (16)great for brunch (7)late-night find (5)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • always a fun time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We always enjoy our time at Rickeys if we sit inside or out everyone is especially welcoming and pleasant
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again!!!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Rickey's is not very accommodating to their patrons. 1) I asked to be placed inside the main dining room because my elderly mother gets cold easily and had bad knees & has a difficult time walking distances. Their solution was to place us by the front door where people come in. Who wants to sit by the door and have everyone look in on you as you eat? 2) We sit outside by the pool & apparently, they allow people to swim during Brunch. There were two children who decided to jump into the pool, splashing water into our table, getting our stuff that was sitting on ground all wet. 3) They had a station for painting flower pots. When I asked for a paper towel, the girl tells us, "We don't have any paper towels" What a waste of $240.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mothers Day Dinner
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We got home late and decided to see if we could get in. We were given two times and took the earlier and left right away. The restaurant seated us in a quiet corner and quickly surrounded us with service and concern for our comfort. We loved the change and enjoyed our meal at a casual pace that was very relaxing even as the activity was high. Great job! Very rewarding and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3 dinners all were great
    duffy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Have eaten there three times while on business trips. It is always a great meal and the wait staff is great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's Rickey's
    t6362bVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    What else is there to say. Another great special occasion had by all at Rickey's. Nelson our server and bar manager Koti were fabulous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food; mediocre service
    MonsieurBongout1
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    good food; mediocre service---- as i told the manager
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, loud music
    Marlou
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We asked to be moved when we found out there was a small booth near the entry away from the dining room. The music was so loud we couldn't talk. Whatever happened to background music during dinner? The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a nice meal
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Good food, good service, nice time had. We ordered a bunch of appetizers which were all tasty and split the scallops dish which was perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner on Sunday Night
    Novato25
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Excellent service and food was very good; a little noisier than we would have liked. hostess should have told us about the entertainment and asked if we would prefer to sit in a quieter place
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good celebration
    Krupafan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Went to Rickey's and had a marvelous birthday celebration. Great food, good service, energetic atmosphere. Always a fun time, and the management is attentive to the needs of the patrons. Great food-selection was outstanding and the food perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful experience! The service was fantastic & so was the live music!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Snoopy
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food is good.they do take a long time to get back to your table to take orders.The music was a little loud
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food at reasonable prices
    SFJoeVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We ate the special 3 course meal and both of us were very pleased with our dishes and the way they were prepared. We did the three course meal for $24.95 and both of us liked our food. My only thumbs down was the portion of the salmon I ordered. It was tiny but after we finished we both agreed it was enough overall. I hope if you ordered the salmon off the menu you would get a much larger portion. But the fish was perfectly cooked not overdone which typically happens in a lot of restaurant kitchens.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday treat
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We invited a friend who was celebrating her birthday and she loved the whole experience. Nelson gave us prompt, warm service. The manager checked on us to ensure we were comfortable and happy. The complimentary birthday treat at the end was a generous surprise that Nelson happily presented. It was the perfect place to celebrate friends, food, fun and a birthday. A big thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service & noise
    localyokel
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We had to ask our server, more than once, for the bread we wanted instead of the cornbread. When the band started playing it was almost impossible to speak to each other because it was much too loud for the room!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Add Sparkle to your party
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This is a great place to have a celebration or a casual party. The staff is very attentive and respectful. We had Nelson's help and service to cap this top flight night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    For the price of the meal -- rib steak -- the portions were undersized and more like half-cuts.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre Theater Dinner at Rickey's
    Peter
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Rickey's is close to Novato Theater Company and is an excellent venue for pre-theater dining. The service is efficient, the food is healthy (both small portion and normal portion menus with added advantages like gluten free).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiters
    emal
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Not a usual problem but in this case waiter service was poor which appeared to be due to overwork. Sub waiter service was good. Consider reducing music volume.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty entrees
    CarolinNovato
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Our experience at Rickey's: friendly server, tasty entrees, delicious chocolate martini. The fried calamari was a bit tough; the sauces were good. The Caesar salad was quite ordinary, and the lettuce had that bagged lettuce taste. The Shrimp and Polenta entree with its flavorful wine sauce and chunky tomatoes, shallots and garlic was excellent. My husband had the Wagyu Beef and Black Truffle Ravioli, which he found very flavorful. To finish the meal, I had their chocolate martini, which was one of the best I have ever had. Overall, it was a good experience. We will return
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Saturday Night for Dinner out
    ReynaKelly
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Definitely make a reservation if you plan to dine on Friday or Saturday evening. Definitely have a cocktail at the bar! Don't be afraid to ask how something is prepared as the wait staff are more than happy to ask the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't Disappoint
    Skidfamily
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This has become our go to "last night back to college" dinner. Our daughter always requests we send her back to college with a dinner at Rickey's. The food and service is absolutely exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    KimberVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I forget that Rickeys is here, but everytime we go, we really enjoy the food and especially the smaller plates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty good...
    Annie
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Not the best, but definitely not the worst. Our waitress was absolutely wonderful - the food was good, but not outstanding. Honestly seemed a little expensive for what you get, but the environment was nice and lively. Looks like they have a good happy hour, which we may be back for, at some point.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highway 101 Heaven
    JonandChrissy
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    A neighborhood gem that we've passed time after time again. A well run family restaurant with a motel attached. Poolside dining optional. Live music Fridays, Saturdays, and, Sundays. Great Food and a Happy Hour to boot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Service was fantasic. Food portions perfect. Atmosphere very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Reward
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The restaraunt was busy early, perhaps becuase of the start of daylight saving time, but we had reservations with a wonderful booth waiting as we arrived. The evening proceeded at a very comfortable pace. The staff was a ballet of activity and so well coordinated that their work was complimentary and unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid stop!
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great atmosphere and food and with live music, very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another special occasion
    t6362bVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We had a wonderful time everything was excellent . It was my wife bday. Rickey's is our go to place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighbourhood restaurant
    VRAY
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Was an excellent place for dinner. We were expecting a regular restro bar atmosphere but the place had a fine dining feel to it with live music and our dinner was great. Would definitely come back again :)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find here in Novato.
    momof2too
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great find here in Novato. they have a great deal for dinner during the week and music on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Friday night is jazz music. Music too loud. Sitting across room and still could not talk to person next to you. Requested they turn amplifiers down and they did but not enough.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    KABS
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We ate at Rickeys many years back. We re-visited it again, twice now in the last few weeks. The service, food, ambience are all wonderful. Nice, pleasant ,employees. Charming dining area. Music on weekends! Good food.....served while still hot.....beautiful presentation. Glad that we are only an easy 20 min drive. Now my husband's favorite place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very noisy
    KentgirlVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The food and service were very good. But I went to hear the music which is difficult to hear over the din in the dining room. Would return to eat there but not to go for the music.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girlsnightout
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Weekends are fun with great live music. Check their schedule.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Rickey's
    Jack1938VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    The ambience is outstanding. Beamed high vaulted ceiling; stone faced fireplace. Excellent food and wait service. Very quiet. Had plenty of time to sit and enjoy meal as with others. Not rushed. Ordered from their fixed price dinner. Several excellent choices. A very nice evening out with a lady friend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely be returning
    Kipp
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We've been here twice now for dinner as a group of 4 and everything has always been great. They have a very nice 3-course dinner that includes a glass of wine for $24. We've had main course salads, steak, the hamburger, and the portabello mushroom dish. The bread pudding and creme brulee were delicious. One time when we were there, there was a singer. The singer was good, but it made it somewhat difficult to talk. When there's not live entertainment, it's a relatively quiet place. The service was attentive, but not overbearing (just the way I like it).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place to relax
    twojpsVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We are constantly impressed with the staff ang the excellent food. This place just does it right. Thank you to Mr Marshall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Six of us met for a very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Six of us met for a very enjoyable dinner. We all had the fixed prix meal which included soup or salad, an entree, dessert, and a glass of wine. We were all very happy with our meals, and the restaurant let us stay and visit until closing time. We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Birthday Spot
    Spikebella
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Took our son for his 28th birthday. There were 10 of us. The server, Nelson, was great. The three course menu was enjoyed by five of our party. They treated my son to a birthday surprise. Not expected; but greatly appreciated. Prices are great. Proportions great. No one left the table hungry or disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.