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About 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 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.

250 Entrada Drive
Novato, CA 94949
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Ignacio Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 883-9477

Website:
http://rickeysrestaurant.com/

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

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking in our private lot, additional parking located behind the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Golden Gate Transit
Ignacio Blvd Novato 49, 54, 70, 71, 80

Executive Chef:
Harold Solomon

Private Party Facilities:
For your next Private Party, come to Rickey’s in Novato California – Marin County.

Private Party Contact:
Kelly Celli: (888) 674-4857

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Specials

Happy Hour 4pm - 6pm at Rickey's Bar

Tuesdays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $25.95

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

50% Off All Wines

Sundays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour 4pm - 6pm at Rickey's Bar

Tuesdays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

Discounted Pricing for all Beer Selections, House Wine, Well Cocktails and Well Specialty drinks. Food menu with 10 Selections all $7.50 or less. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Aug 29, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Tuesdays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $25.95

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $25.95. Excludes Tax and Tip. Glass of House Wine or Non Alchoholic Beverage, 4 choices each course. Special valid Aug 29, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

50% Off All Wines

Sundays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

50% Off All Wines. Excludes Tax and Tip. Sip an awesome bottle of wine by the fire or poolside. Full and 1/2 size. Special valid Aug 29, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Sundays from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Rickey's Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Live Music (17)
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Special Occasion (16)
Casual (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

I've always loved Ricky's. John started with a broken down hotel and created a great place to stay and a great local restaurant. John-best of luck to you in your retirement!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

As always, we had a great time with our friends. We meet at Rickey's every so often as it is in the middle between Rohnert Park and Mill Valley. We have always been very pleased with the menu and our waitress this time was more than good; she was excellent, as were all four of our meals. We two women had the snapper Vera Cruz on the small plates - yummy and plenty to eat. The two men had the flat iron steaks with the clam chowder and a crème brulee for dessert. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We came early and we were seated in a great booth. We had a great Cabernet as the dining room filled. The pace was perfect ant the foods was sumptuous and beautifully presented. Such a rewarding experience.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great service, friendly, atmosphere, music, great food. Open areas for seating,

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Was seated at the front door and service took over 20 min which we had to prompt for our drink and appetizer orders. There was live music going on but couldn’t see whatsoever with curtains.

Most likely will not return

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Rickey’s is a great place for a get together for friends. One of our part of six had a birthday and we used the occasion to celebrate with friends. The music, service food and location are great. We are regular visitors.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went in early, seated right away, totally ignored by waitstaff though not busy, so we left after 10 minutes.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was excellent. Service was great. Would definitely go back to this restaurant. It was a very pleasant experience. Their blood orange martini was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We Just moved to Novato and this was our first date night here and it was a great choice. Very pleased. Filet could have been cooked longer. It was RARE!! Ordered medium cooked and should of sent it back but I really didn’t want to bother anyone or ruin the mood setting!! I would definitely return 👍🏼

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

At always, the experience was wonderful. Good food, good prices, excellent service. We will definitely return!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I always enjoy Rickey’s. Price fix menu is my favorite and makes a dinner out reasonable.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had planned a dinner in Sonoma with friends, but the decent Firestorm changed our plans. This was a wonderful, welcoming best recovery option and we loved it!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I had dinner at Rickey's to celebrate a birthday for a friend because wanted to listen to the live jazz. Live jazz was very good and the singer came to our table which was delightful. Pomegranate martinis were not that good as the martinis were somewhat watered down and at $10 a cocktail they should be better. Service was very slow and although we had stated to the waiter that we would like to have a glass of wine with dinner he never asked before the meal if we would like to order wine. The salmon and rack of lamb was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We really enjoyed going to Rickey's. We were pleasantly greeted and sat down at our table quickly. The food was very good. We will come back

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Rickey's is a lovely space and has a great dining ambiance. I always go there when in the area. Food is fresh and well prepared though not haute cuisine, still fine dining. I love the great home made cornbread

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We had been traveling for the week and most of the weekend, and we had a chance to have a celebration at this masterful restaurant, so we got home early just for the worthy meal. We were happy to see the regular staff was back at their stations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Rickey's never disappoints. We love to patronize this establishment because of their notable community involvement but it certainly helps that the food is delicious and the service is great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went there for a Saturday evening with friends. The place was very full and we had reserved a booth. The general noise level was very loud and with the jazz music going full blast it was difficult to hold a conversation. Happy we did not have a table close to the music, even though we live Jazz.
The food was excellent, yes, we will go back again but not over the weekend when entertainment is loud.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had an outstanding time at Ricky's for my friend's birthday. We all chose the pork ribs with cole slaw and bacon mac and cheese, wow! So good, too much to eat, but we did. For desert we shared 3 different deserts: cream brûlée, gelato and fresh berries. If I had to choose one, it would be the cream brûlée, but they were all great. The live jazz music was a fun plus, if occasionally too loud. All in all a great evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The server was excellent!! In all fairness I think I just ordered wrong, so I will be back to try an actual entree! I ordered the mix green salad as a starter with the vinaigrette, very good and as my entree I chose the small plate, it was the portobella mushroom with a balsamic vinaigrette and vegetables. For me it was too much vinegar (tart) and needed something to go with it, maybe a brown rice or some kind of starch...I wouldn't order it even as an appetizer..not a good selection or menu choice! Anyway...I will try it again, my husband had the steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus, he loved it and it looked pretty! I don't have any pictures of the food, but it was all presented well!! It was my birthday and they brought me a molten chocolate cake (cupcake size) with a side of vanilla (looked homemade) ice cream, and a strawberry in whip cream...to die for!! Happy B-day was written around the edge of the cake in chocolate sauce! Live music is played on Friday and Saturday nights.....hard to hear to talk, but it was fun!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had time at home to celebrate my birthday and there’s just not a better place to enjoy some great food and celebrate special occasions. Or meal was beautifully presented and so very well prepared.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Was good ... celebrating daughter's birthday...they surprised her with a birthday dessert and surprised us by charging us for it...it would have been better if they had asked if we wanted a birthday dessert for $$ rather than bringing it without our consent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Nice restaurant- good food- good service and good atmosphere. Great drink menu as well!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Rickey's is attached to the Marin Inn making it super convenient while staying there. We were very pleasantly surprised by the extensive menu and wine selections, the friendly service and the live music. We would definitely out of our way to dine there again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were two couples having dinner together and really enjoyed the evening. The food was awesome, service was terrific and the ambiance was outstanding. The music in the background really added to the experience. Good times, good times...

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Stayed at inn Marin. Rickey's restaurant is on site. Great/quick service. Very reasonable prices and perfectly prepared foods. More tganwilling to make adjustments to menus. Nicely appointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

This is the place to enjoy and celebrate birthdays and it was mine, so even better!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

After a week of traveling, this was an excellent "Welcome Home!"

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had been to Rickey's many times, but this experience served to take it off our list. First, they refused to serve us at the specific table that we had reserved because their server preferred to confine himself to their large separate dining area. My wife ordered a salad as her main course, and after seeing that salad served to another in our party, we asked to change her entree. We met with direct resistance--"the kitchen has already prepared the salad"--and we were charged for the cancelled salad in addition to her entree. My meal of filet was served with onion rings made the day before and with cold and lumpy mashed potatoes and cold green beans. The glass of Merlot with came with my prix fixe meal was undrinkable and had to be sent back. Need I say more? Don't go there. It is no wonder that it was practically empty on a Sunday evening.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We arrived at the dinner hour and got right to our table. Nelson did his typical superior service and the staff made sure we we will cared for.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had a lovely dinner with friends,
Very comfortable and good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

It was a busy night and the dining room nad the pool area was busy. Leslie helped us and she took the time to talk and get our ides. We had been shopping and had to celebrate a big buy. Rickey's was perfect.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I made the reservation by e-mail. I specified in our group there were 2 birthdays. The two birthdays did not get recognized. I eat dinner there quite often with another friend or two so I am very disappointed that the birthdays were not recognized.

Marie Lazzari

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Celebrated 2 Bday dinners w nice corner table by the pool. Prompt attentive friendly service w food items for all ages : 6-80s, crab cakes yum. Lamb chop, steaks , awesome dessert tray of molten lava cake, bread pudding cake and other bday treats!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

After too much traveling, we came home and wanted to celebrate. Rickey's was perfect for our homecoming party.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We were at dinner (with a reservation) for a family celebration, and this included a young child and some elderly. Service people should know that it is best not to keep children and the elderly waiting too long, but that really does go for everybody of any age.
The restaurant was NOT crowded. So we saw no reason for us to seem invisible to the staff for almost 30 minutes. And then our food took a VERY long time to arrive.
back-up . . . . . When the waiter final came, I asked asked if there were any specials, he said there were but he would have to go and find out what they were. What ??? How could he not know the specials ??
Bottom line: service was consistently terrible for the whole meal. When I apologized, the manger seemed sympathetic, but did nothing.
We could not recommend this dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We celebrated a birthday. There were 6 of us and we all enjoyed our food. The service was a little slow but I think that was the kitchen. We will go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Nice atmosphere and the food was excellent. They have smaller entrées if you don't have a big appetite. Their small filet mignons were so good. Cooked perfectly to everyone's liking. Could do without the broccolini though. Their corn bread was so good I saved a piece for desert. The desert menu looked good but I did not have any - next time.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

How wonderful to see Nelson back in the middle of the dining room! Our meal was just a bit better and our visit was made better with his attention and service. It was our anniversary dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed every morsel.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

As always Rickey's was terrific.... the crab cakes are wonderful

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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