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Balboa Cafe - Mill Valley

4.4
931 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Located in the heart of Mill Valley, Balboa Cafe serves classic American bistro fare that is featured on our casual lunch, brunch and dinner menus. Diners can also choose from an extensive wine list and a terrific cocktail menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 381-7321
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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Private party contact
Kara Mibach: (415) 381-7321
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Catering
We offer catering services for off-site events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our experienced catering staff will work closely with you to create a memorable event for you and your guests whether in the comfort of your own home, the convenience of your office or staged in a specific venue. Services include: full service off-site catering, experienced catering staff, full service bar, event planning, rental coordination.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sunnyside
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Parking details
Street parking available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 931 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a great date night. This was our first time to Balboa and we will be back

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Scott (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

Our stakes were undercooked and we were comped a bottle of wine. Oh well.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

they have a real issue with fruit flies - terrible

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vipTrBr (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Went for brunch, we tried burger and Crowe madame..both were wonderful. Service was attentive, great spot for weekend brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

It was freezing in there to the pint that at every table Simone was wearing a down jacket..that is he second time in a few weeks I️ have been there and was freeing both times..ruined the lunch:(

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Balboa Café is always a consistently great experience. Service is always really excellent, and the food presentation is polished but not pretentious. Have and will come here often without hesitation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a great experience. Service is wonderful.

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vipMediorcre (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on December 19, 2017

We go to the Balboa fairly often because we love their Monday fried chicken special. And it is convenient because we live close by. But beyond the fried chicken it is just another over priced Marin restaurant with decent but not exceptional food, nice ambience, and expensive wine.

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ACMV (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on December 4, 2017

I'm a big fan of Balboa and have been going for years. My recent experience was disappointing as the service was sub par. We had to wait 10 minutes just to get water and the server was late checking in and the overall experience was frustrating. I'm hopeful it's just a one time issue versus a new normal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

Really enjoyed out meal--menu was a bit limited but everything we had was tasty and well presented.

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