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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 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.

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/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

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.

Rickey's Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Cozy (11)
Fun (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Romantic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The music was so awesome for New Years Eve celebration, and the service excellent. Leslie took good care of us!!

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year’s Eve so I’m guessing they just couldn’t handle the restaurant being busy?? It wasn’t even completely full. No crowd at the bar. We sat down just before 7pm and didn’t see our server until 7:18. We got our drinks a few minutes before dinner was served. Just overall disappointing on New Year’s Eve.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on a Saturday thinking that Sunday would be jammed. We ate at a relaxing pace and enjoyed every morsel. The service was superior.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was 0ur second time here and the experiences were like night and day. The first time things were perfect,this time it was almost unbearably noisy. The shrimp in the ciopino was seriously overcooked although the rest of it was delicious. The salad was under dressed and dry. And the poached pear although pretty on the plate was served a spoon which made it hard to eat. I had to ask for proper utensils to eat it also had to ask for coffee service as the waiter didn't offer . I recommend Rickeys for daily dinner but not for holidays .also the table arrangement made it hard for people with walkers and such to negotiate the room, also the holiday menu had no provisions for food allergies, my wife would have loved to have tried the Galette. But, she is allergic to shiitake mushrooms.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Since it was Christmas Eve and maybe not the best time to try someplace we haven’t been we may try again. But entrees were all over cooked and the rest of the meal was not anything special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Dined at Rickey's for Christmas Eve. Even though I had made reservations a month in advance, we were going to be seated in the lobby of the restaurant next to the door. After I suggested that they find a better table inside the actual dining room, we were seated. Server was friendly but not real attentive, which was most likely because of being under-staffed. I had to go to the bar myself to hunt down decent wine glasses. The entrees were fine (we all had beef), but a bit overpriced. And the menu for this night was somewhat limited. Not a place I would go back for a special occasion, but might go back and sit at the bar with appetizers.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Slow slow service, but it was Christmas Eve. Sometimes 20 minutes between courses. Hard with kids.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We enjoyed the festive holiday ambience and talented female vocalist entertaining with holiday tunes. Our server was warm, friendly, and accommodating. On the downside, a hamburger ordered medium had to be sent back after we discovered it was cooked extremely rare. My cocktail was out of balance and needed fixing. Our entrees were nothing special. Was the chef out of the kitchen? We're not sure.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The evening dinner was a Wonderful time to spend with my grand-daughter and her husband. It was a celebration of a new job for my grand-daughter. Her husband and I just love your lamb dishes and she loves your fish choices. Wine was great as well as the five choice dessert plate. Thank you again for a delightful evening, we will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We know that Ricky's has recently changed hands, but we were a little disappointed. We had asked to be moved from in front of the music and we were seated by the door (which was fine) but then we had to go and ask for a waiter. I had the small filet which was good but potatoes were very lumpy. We had a coupon for an appetizer and when we told our waiter, he just said he'd take it off our cards and walked away. That would have been fine if we were paying with cards, but we had cash. So we just deducted it from what we paid. Neither of us were impressed with the service.
We will be back at some point, but feel the new group needs to get it together a little bit more before we return. Good luck

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We were a party of 10 and our waiter Abraham was on top of things. Food was good and everyone was very friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We came early on what would be a busy night and we’re seated quickly. The banter was light and the service was excellent. Our meal was delicious and perfectly presented.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

3 had the prix fixe special menue and all were very happy. Unfortunately I had the Cobb salad with Dungeness crab. The crab smelled and tasted fishy, a bit old. And the waiter told me there was no salad dressing for shrimp louie (guess I should have asked for thousand island) Also, the water is not filtered and tastes awful if you're used to filtered water. Overall good, but for me, terribly disappointing this time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Have Nelson serve us and the staff buzzing about made us feel very much at ease. It was a very good visit with a wonderful meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have found our new Thanksgiving tradition. The food was delicious, the service was awesome and the price was beyond reasonable. I can't say enough about our experience.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good but service was spotty. Our appetizers arrived the same time as our entrees. Had to ask for refills on soft drinks.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music
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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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 (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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