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Rickey's
Rickey's

Rickey's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://rickeysrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (415) 883-9477
  • 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: Garden Room: Beautiful banquet room with windows overlooking the pool and garden lawns.

    Rickey's: Warm and inviting space with wood trim and fireplace for cozy day time events.

    Garden Lawn: Outdoor event venue with magnolia, fruit and palmeto trees as well as flowering hyndrangeas
  • Private Party Contact: Tricia Harris (415) 883-5952 x568
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a contractor visit and begin the process for some home repairs and improvements and decided we desserved a dinner break. Happily Rick's had an open booth for us and we were whisked right in and seated. Nelson helped us with our wine and meal selections and he had our meal arriving at a comfortable pace. Sumptuous meal and the wine was a perfect pairing."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We dined on a Saturday evening. There was a great singer doing Frank Sinatra songs which added to the atmosphere. Out server and assistants were very attentive. Our drink were made well and our food was delicious. Of course the corn bread is yummy as well! We will go again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Some friends just moved to Navato and we decided to introduce them to the best restaurant in the area. Our friends loved it and the staff of Rickey's was all out to impress (or, to get their jobs done perfectly). We had a great experience."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "As happy customers of Rickeys and Inn Marin service was OFF 6/24/14. Hostess not cordial . Seated as per reservation, no one came to the table. Asked for water. Wait person was impatient to take our order. Salads finally served as a large party came for patio service . From then on things fell apart. Others nearby were served , left and our entrees did not come. I left the table to ask the hostess who didn't seem to care. Wait person came to ask for dessert order and was surprised that entrees were not served. Apology, "I had a big party outside". .Entrees finally served, but had to leave the table again to ask for knives. Off night? Regular male staff always nice, food great, beautiful room."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have been to Rickey's when they were very busy and other times when they have open tables. On every visit we found the staff attentive and very well coordinated. Just enjoying the service that seems so seamless, but is clearly coordinated, is worthy of our trip, but the combination of food, ambiance and attentiveness is a reward and much more enjoyable. We visited after a weekend that was personally hectic and found ourselves relaxing and calming down as we enjoyed our entire visit, wine, and meal."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We had dinner at Rickey's a few years ago. We thought that the service and the food was mediocre back then. We decided to give it another chance. Rickey's has not improved. 1.Soup of the day was extremely salty! 2.portions of the pre-fixed meal main course is NOT worth it. I ordered the NY steak with my pre-fixe meal. The size of the steak was less than half of a regular NY steak order compared to the table next to me who had the full piece. 3. no one come to ask how we liked the food or if we needed more bread or water. Maybe they are used to having old folks who just want a quick meal or it could be that the staff didn't receive training. Rickey's is the worst restaurant. We will not recommend it nor consider giving it another chance."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had been up in Oregon for a week and we had difficulties finding any place to,eat that we did not compare to Rickey's. That made us ready to get back to Rickey's as soon as we got home. It was every bit as good as we remembered! Nelson and the staff played the room like a grand concert and it was very enjoyable to be in the room again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Rickey's is a real gem of a restaurant. Last night we sat poolside. The pool was full of small children who were having such fun while their parents ate and/or had cocktails. The management does a good job of keeping the noise level and splashing down. They have a huge beautiful garden and last night a wedding was taking place which added to the entertainment. I had Caesar salad with salmon and a martini and my friend had beer and steak sandwich. There is a bar menu, bistro menu and regular menu so there's something for every taste. I have never had a bad meal here. I'll probably eat here again tonight. The service is good and the staff are always smiling, happy and helpful."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "this place has a very nice atmosphere .... every table is nice. Food is very good, consistently. Nice, friendly staff. Fixed price menu is a very good value."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We found the restaurant busy and there was seating on the patio with part of the staff support that service. We were seated inside by the manager, who greater us, seated us, and opened our wine, generously seeing to our comfort and interests. Our waitress was Katiana, who had waited on us at our last visit. It was rewarding to have her help us with her fun awareness and observations while not hovering or intruding. As busy as she was, there was not a hint of stress or issues from her. Nelson did stop by as well, making our visit even more enjoyable. It was a dinner visit that was rewarding in every sense. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Rickey's is tucked away so that I didn't even realize it was there. It's very nice inside. I understand there is poolside Jazz some weekends. Everyone in my party of four liked their food - tilapia, ribs, steak. I had a nice salmon fillet with potatoes and asparagus. The sauce was changed on request. Drinks were generous, service was very friendly, prices fair. Outside in the back, nice grounds to wander in. Overall, very pleasant."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Rickey's never fails to present good food, great service and friendly owner who is always checking to make sure everything is o.k. We ate poolside listening to live music, jazz, with a very talented singer, the small children splashing in the pool while their parents enjoyed dinner. We eat here at least once a week. Especially good are the Caesar salads, salmon and tuna."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We always enjoy our time at Rickeys if we sit inside or out everyone is especially welcoming and pleasant"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We come here for special occasions..Several times a year. The food is good and the price is appropriate. They do have a special 3 course meal - great for the calorie conscious and budged oriented ."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Rickey's is an excellent dining place. I appreciated the day-before phone call to confirm our dinner reservation and to ask for our seating preference (inside or outside [for live music]). We (5) were promptly seated inside--per our request. Loved both the corner booth and overall ambiance of the place. Our server was delightful! And, the wait staff was courteous and efficient. The food: great menu selections, just the right serving portions and every morsel...scrumptious. We're definitely going back to Rickey's in the future. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've been to Ricky's many times as I live in the neighborhood. My family and I always get a great meal and an even better dessert. It's our go to special occasion restaurant. I would recommend to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Have eaten there three times while on business trips. It is always a great meal and the wait staff is great."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "good food; mediocre service---- as i told the manager"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary and had a wonderful experience! The service was fantastic & so was the live music!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Weekends are fun with great live music. Check their schedule."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "For the price of the meal -- rib steak -- the portions were undersized and more like half-cuts."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014