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Rickey's

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872 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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 old-time 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 Marinated & Grilled Flat Iron, 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(415) 883-9477
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Harold Solomon
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Private party facilities
For your next Private Party, come to Rickey’s in Novato California – Marin County.
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Private party contact
Kelly Celli: (888) 674-4857
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Catering
Executive Chef Harold Solomon would be delighted to work on a custom menu for your special event, or call Liat Pardini for a consultation or to request a Menu Package. Be a guest at your own event and let us take care of every detail.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ignacio Blvd.
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Parking details
Plenty of parking in our private lot, additional parking located behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
Golden Gate Transit
Ignacio Blvd Novato 49, 54, 70, 71, 80
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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
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Special events & promotions
Executive Chef Harold Solomon would be delighted to work on a custom menu For your special event, or call Kate Tuthill for a consultation or to request a Menu Package. Be a guest at your own event and let us take care of every detail.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 872 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were in town and decided to have dinner here before ending our day. It was a great choice. We were warmly greeted and taken to our table. From our salads to our dessert, the meal was worthy and sumptuous. Best of all was the Service! Thank you Nelson!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It is always rewarding to settle into out table along the wall and have some familiar faces helping us enjoy our dinner. I had their special veal chop and loved it! While we missed Nelson, Glenn did his best to make sure our meal was everything we expected.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The three course dinner menu special was a great value, we liked the choices and the food was well prepared and tasted delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great hidden gem. My wife and I have celebrated 10 of our 13 anniversaries here.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

So too bad - the food was excellent - it was Mother’s Day - we all liked what we ordered, we liked the decor, but the service was terrible!!! We were seated right away, at a nice booth, got water and cornbread right away, then sat... and sat... and it was not that busy. There was a 3 course menu option that we weren’t told until the waiter FINALLY showed up and told us wasn’t available to order that night - we had to order drinks and food at the same time - then someone else delivered the food, and the waiter just disappeared - never checked to see if we had gotten anything and how it was - he forgot my son’s side order - we didn’t order dessert or coffee because we figured it would take forever. Too bad. The hostess, the people who poured water and cleared were great, but neither the waiter or even the mgr who was running around ever checked on us. We won’t go back. Too bad; the food was really good.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We have eating at this restaurant multiple times while we are traveling through the area. The food and service has always been excellent so mothers day was a real disappointment. The filet mignon was ordered medium rare and it came out well done. We requested potatoes instead of mashed potatoes since we can't have the milk or cream and the re-fire came out with mashed potatoes. really disappointing considering how good it was on previous occasions.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We love Rickeys but it was confusing on Mother's Day. We sit down and they give use menus with the 3 course Sunday Dinner Menu. However, right when we are about to order the waiter says we can no longer order the 3 course meal and he will get in trouble if we do. Why didn't they remove them from the menu? Why did the waiter confirm when we first sat that the menu was available? The waiter rarely came to check on us.

Cocktails were amazing. Food was fantastic. Kids loved the pool. Wait staff and communication left alot to be desired.

Just make sure to check your bill before you pay they always add extra things. Also check your credit card charge amount before you sign, they seem to always charge wrong amount.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The price was ridiculously high for the quality of food and ambiance. Also I got sick immediately after eating there. I spoke with a friend who went to the same event and she also felt that the price was too high and food was so-so. Had to wait a long time for the check and no one ever checked on us. Really disappointed and kind of ruined my mother's day.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good restaurant. Waiter was writing in his own tips which is not acceptable and against dining etiquette in general and placed patrons in an awkward position. Buffet was good. Service ok. Overpriced for a buffet. Will not recommend.

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The last few times we went to Ricky's they have a gnat problem. So its very disconcerting slapping at gnats and hoping they don't land on your food. When they solve that problem the place is great. MAKE RICKY'S GREAT AGAIN.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We had another great meal and fun time together; however, the live music was too loud and we couldn't hear each other talk. We told our waiter and it quieted down a bit, but not enough.. We will definitely come back but maybe not on a live music night...

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We had our minds set on our dinners - until we heard to specials. The meals were spectacular! The staff was superior and the restaurant was very welcoming.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Overall it was not a terrible experience, the menu indicated that the baby back ribs slow roasted. It turns out there boiled and had very little flavor. The macaroni and cheese wasn’t what I expected the sauce was a bit chalky. The cornbread was quite good as was the service.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We stopped at the Inn Marin overnight from a grueling trip from Palm Desert to Portland.. We needed to be in Marin and we have a dog so this was the best choice and we were basically stuck with Rickys... We were a little apprehensive about Ricky's because other reviewers alluded to the new ownership as being a negative. However, we were very impressed with the whole experience.. We had a great table, wonderful service and the food was very good. I would absolutely recommend it... (at least at this point in time)

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We were seated at a table which turned out to be too close to the band that was setting up. By the time we realized it, other tables were full. Waiter was distracted, part of my meal came out cold. Have had much better experience in the past. This one was not good at all

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We arrived right on time and waited for our guest. Our waiter, Nelson , helped us with ideas and our orders. The meal was presented beautifully and the pace and service were great! First class.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We love it here. Nelson and the rest of the staff are awesome! Great food in a warm and comfortable place.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Our waitress was excellent. New owners don't have music on Friday evenings anymore. BIG Mistake. You buy a place that works - you don't start changing everything right away. Waitress also mentioned there would be changes to the menu. New Owners - BE CAREFUL! You could very easily ruin a good thing....

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We always enjoy meals at Rickey's(They even hosted our wedding rehearsal dinner.) and our experience on Tuesday was consistent with our previous experiences. Lady D and the Tramps provided wonderful ambiance. Our waiter Jefferson was friendly and attentive. There was cornbread, of course. For an appetizer, we shared jalapeño prawns. I had the small portion scallops and my husband, fettuccini with salmon. Both were very tasty. We'll definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Found out that Rickey’s was recently sold to a corporation, and you can already tell it is losing the small town Novato feel. Heaters weren’t working and nothing was done to at least try to get them running. They lowered the kids menu age to 10 and younger when the meals still cost $10 or more. You go to Rickey’s so the kids can swim and you can hang out with friends. Forcing a small child or order off the adult menu when the prices are $20 or more is crazy. And the quality of food doesn’t warrant it. There should be a different menu for the pool just for this reason. And when someone orders a martini, fill the drink to the rim or don’t charge so much for it. I feel that Rickey’s has gone down hill.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Crab Cakes, Bacon Filet and Lamb chops were awesome! Service was impeccable water glasses never empty! We look forward to our next visit

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

There were eight of us celebrating my husband's birthday. Half of us had the ribs, which were on the dry side. The other half had the raviolis, which were excellent. At the end of the meal, the group wanted the check to be split between two people, but we were told that the check could not be split. That seemed strange since the tip would be larger if the check were split.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Never acknowledged my wife's birthday. Food and service were OK. Also, added tip to bill without notification_not acceptable.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

How great to be home on a Sunday and to be able to have a relaxing beautiful dinner with their amazing team, lead my Nelson, who waited on us. Such a privilege.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always solid, always delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Rickey’s has become MY Marin steakhouse!! Their filet is sheer perfection!! Husband ADORES the scallops!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We had been traveling and missed having a grand meal with this very professional staff. How great to catch up on life and relax at Rickey’s again.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Greeted warmly when we arrived. I had requested a booth and that was exactly where we were seated. Leslie our server was anxious to see we had a great experience. The service was very good and our water and bread were brought in a timely manner. Good homemade corn bread with sweet butter. A very nice change for the usual French bread. I really appreciate the special menu Rickey’s has on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Not big servings but 3 nice size courses. Didn’t feel rushed and we enjoyed the great food and service. I would definitely go back again.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good food as usual, good music from Swingset, slow service.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very poor service, the waiter seemed to think that he could ignore us because they had a forced gratuity due to our party size. We saw the bus boy more than the waiter. Food was mediocre.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food could have been better. Menu looks great, but the flavors and portion sizes are not acceptable. Prices are too high based upon modest portion sizes. Our waiter kept disappearing and we had to catch bussers in order to locate the waiter. We expected an excellent experience and we were disappointed. We’re done there.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We have gone to Rickey's on several occasions. Food & Service has been good. This night food was good service was bad. The time for the waiter to take our order was much too long. We had to ask staff to remove our empty cocktail glasses and empty plates. It was quite obvious our waiter was more concern with talking to the hostess than attending to his work stations.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great local place with good ambiance and good value for money and predictable quality food. One of our favorites.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My second visit - really enjoyed first time but on this quiet Thursday night the service was slow and the food variable. My penne pasta bolognese was very ordinary. The pasta might have been from a packet. The sauce on my wife’s portobello mushroom seemed slightly burnt. Our sons’ ravioli and burger were both good. All in all, somewhat disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I was invited to go see the band, very enjoyable evening. The music was great the food was nice although the petite fillet was about the size of a lifesaver.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

So happy to have gluten free choices. Very serious condition for some people that have Celiac. Hope Chief's work on keeping gluten free dishes separate from foods that do have gluten.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The restaurant is under new management but the menu has been the same since I began going to Rickey’s. Menu needs some changes.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were at Rickey's twice last week. Both times were last minute decisions. The hostess did a wonderful job of getting us a booth on both occasions. We had our great grandson (5 yrs) the 2nd time. Jorge was our waiter both times. The service was excellent, as was the food. We hope that the new owners will continue the Rickey's traditions of small plate menus, Rickey's supper club cards, and the three item fixe price menu. In our opinion, Rickey's is one of the best restaurants in Marin County.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Had a very enjoyable dinner at Ricky's. Food was very good and priced well.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We have been busy and distracted and traveling and we even expected to be traveling today, when that was changed by one week. Having the weekend home gave us the option of treating ourselves to a warm and tasty dinner for two at a remarkable restaurant. Rickey’s was our first choice. Having the best waiter and staff that we know waiting on us made the chive especially rewarding,

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