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About Station House Cafe

Best known for great food, friendly service and gorgeous outdoor garden dining, the Station House Cafe, established in 1974, is situated amid the beauty and bounty of West Marin at the gateway to the Point Reyes National Seashore. With a long-standing emphasis on fresh and local, the menu features sustainable seafood; organic produce – some from the cafe’s own gardens – and Niman Ranch beef and lamb with classic American cuisine as the central theme. Music lovers will appreciate some of the Bay Area’s best musicians as they swing by to entertain in the Station House Lounge on Sunday afternoons. A private dining room is available for special events.

11180 Highway One
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner six days a week. Weekend brunch.
Closed Wednesdays.
Open 8am-3:30 and 5pm-9
Bar menu available from 3:30-5PM

Cross Street:
Mesa Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 663-1515

Website:
http://www.stationhousecafe.com/

Entertainment:
LIVE Music-Every Sunday at 5pm - no cover. For full calendar listing: www.stationhousecafe.com/music

Catering:
Planning a reunion on the beach? A break from the daily office routine? Delicious boxed lunches are available for groups to go - please order in advance.

We specialize in on-site weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions & family reunions. Our garden patio, private dining room, or entire facility are available for private celebrations.

Parking Details:
In addition to street parking, The Station House Cafe has a private lot located in the back of the building with access through a garden path to the dining room.

Public Transit:
West Marin Coach travels twice daily from Central Marin.

Executive Chef:
Wayne Pratt

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

Special Events & Promotions:
please visit our website at www.stationhousecafe.com/community

Station House Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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3.9

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3.8

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3.7

value

3.8

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (600)
Great for Outdoor Dining (596)
Great for Lunch (518)
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Kid-friendly (493)
Fit for Foodies (401)
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Good for Groups (346)
Vibrant Bar Scene (173)
Special Occasion (170)
Hot Spot (108)
Romantic (100)
Notable Wine List (50)
Casual (38)
Comfort Food (32)
Local Ingredients (26)
Scenic View (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Late-night Find (23)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Fun (19)
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Good Vegetarian Options (11)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2012

Everything about Stationhouse works well, but the noise from the band was intolerable, and I would never willingly go there on a Sunday night, when t

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2012

I had been to the Station House Cafe previously and had a really great meal and drink before hand. This time was a disappointment espec ially because I had raved to my husband about the restaurant. My oysters were wonderful. The salmon was overcooked. Drinks were OK. We went back for breakfast and were disappointed again with rubbery pancakes. I know it can be really good but I guess it is just inconsistent. I will try again because I have a very happy memory of the first dinner and also a good lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 8, 2012

We saw the review on Check Please, and were planning a getaway weekend to Inverness, so made a reservation at Station House for our first evening. Ambiance is friendly. On a Friday night, it was mostly locals, including dating couples, families, and regular patrons cruising through.

The fare combines local fresh ingredients in dishes that are creative, and also twists on comfort food staples. There is clearly something for everyone. Only complaint was the daily special, which was Cioppino. Salmon, shrimp, mussels, and half a dungeness crab in an aromatic broth that was wonderful. The crab, however, was soft and mushy, and not cracked, so it was a bit of a wrestle to eat it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 7, 2012

Awesome place. Anything from comfort foods to finely crafted dishes. Awesome personable service. Hopping bar that's a little more lively than the only other bar in town. Definitely the place to go in west marin.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2012

Must have been one of those days for the staff. To start we were given the worn caraffe of wine...ordered pinot and got a zinfandel. Server told us it was indeed a pinot and we were indeed given the right wine. So we ordered a second caraffe and boy oh boy were those two wine different. Salad was delivered after the entree do to poor kitchen timing and burger ordered without bun was delivered with a bun. The food was good and well prepared however the service was way off. Hope this was just a bad night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2012

Lively, warm and welcoming place! We hadn't eaten at the Station House Cafe for a few years and were happy to return. We enjoyed the ambiance and the music wafting in from the bar. Interesting seasonal choices on menu along with old standards. Enjoyed the cioppino and salmon was nicely prepared though accompanying veggies (favas and fingerling potatoes) were almost undercooked. Wait staff could not have been more accommodating, but wine we ordered was unavailable and server was not knowledgeable about other options.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 26, 2012

Had a reservation upon recommedation.
Drinks:
Had 2 cocktails- Uptown martini and Pomegranite Mojito. The martini was good- vodka was Hangar One. Mojito was a little sweet.
Service; Greeted promptly at the door by hostess. She retrieved us from the bar when ready.
Server was opininionated when asked about menu items. She recommended the Salmon, Osso Bucco and Veggie Burger ( if you like garlic). BBQ oysters to start, were delicious. The rest was forgettable. The salmon was very oily, not just the salmon but the sauce is was prepared in. The Bread pudding for dessert, was not all it was hyped up to be. I was craving it and I make it better at home. All in all, I am sorry I didn't go back to the Cafe down the street.

Not recommended

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2012

Service was horrible- food excellent, I may return again if in the area, wouldnt make the drive again just to go though

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Told they would have special brunch for Mother' Day - they didn't.
Waitress was great. Menu said "breakfast all day" - yes, 5 items egg, egg, lox/bagel, pancake. Syrup was an extra $1.25 I won't be back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2012

This place is perfect after a day on the beach. Food was great

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2012

Good, reasonably priced. Halibut was excellent, yellowtail not s much, flavorless.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2012

The food was fantastic! We have been several times and they are always excellent! Excellent, fresh seafood, the freshly baked popovers are to die for!! Service was fantastic!!! :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2012

I always love going to the Station. The quality of every aspect is always superior and consistent. The evening popovers are wonderful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2012

Always loved the place and finally decided we needed to go back. Was a great idea. Beautiful day, nice ride, nice town.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2012

Been coming here for years --since they changed their location on th Main Strreet. Food's remained first rate even as here are new dishes on the menu. Sea foods are always perfect, especialy the local oysters.

Best recommendation : I keep coming back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2012

We enjoyed the lovely garden for our dining experience. The waitress was attentive and made good recommendations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 8, 2012

The food and the service we're outstanding

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2012

This is one of our favorites places for special occasions. The specials are always very good but the main menu has some tasty dishes in case one of the specials jump out at you. The prices are fair and we like the ambiance - cosy with a touch of elegance

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2012

We started in the bar but it was too busy and noisy for conversing. So we dined outdoors in the patio. The weather was on the cool side but layered with warm jackets we were fine. The patio was ideal for our group's reunion. My blue-cheese burger was DELICIOUS! Others had cobb salads, fish & chips, veggie burger and they all seemed to enjoy their meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Came here for lunch on a recent trip to the Bay Area. All of the food, including the kids meals, was excellent. Fantastic oysters. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2012

I thought I had my order all planned - until I saw a hamburger being sallied past me to another patron. That did it! Well worth the change of mind.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2012

excellent quality and reasonable prices in a wonderful location

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2012

Nice casual dining experience. Beer, burger, salad, and fries. Prompt attentive service. Love the pop-overs.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2012

My fiance and I have been coming here for Valentines Day for the last 9 years. We came upon it on accident on Valentines Day in 2003 and had such a great time and enjoyed the food so much that we make the drive from Sacramento every year. The food never disappoints, and the pop overs and bread pudding are enough to always keep us coming back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2012

This cafe is located in downtown Pt.Reyes Station. It has your basic breakfasts, brunches and lunches. It is vibrant and energetic.
The food is basic diner/coffee shop food and it is good! It is great for pulled pork sandwiches, bacon and eggs, hamburgers, fries, you know the drill. My husband and I go there when we just want to get out of town, go for a drive, have a nice lunch and go for a walk out at Abbott's Lagoon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2012

Fun informal place with adequate food

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2012

They do oysters right, both oyster stew special and oyster po-boy were excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2012

We ate in the garden, as usual, and that is the really special thing about Station House. Listen to the birds, smell the flowers and think about the wild beauty all around at Point Reyes.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2012

The staff was very friendly and knoKnowledgeable regarding their menu. Since it is crab season and this we mentioned on their website, we were disappointed there was no crab to be offered on the menu. After our appetizer's and drinks arrived, our waitress forgot to bring my eight year old daughters drink. We had to ask for it. I ordered my skirt steak medium and it was more on the well done side. We also had to reminde our waitress for our side of vegetables and another drink after waiting paitently. The restaurant is nice, but the food is over priced for the quality. If they mention something is in season on their website, it should be offered on the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2012

The seafood was as fresh as can be. Everything was tasty. The service was prompt and the servers kind to children. The food came fast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2012

Always a good experience at the Station House Cafe!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2012

LOVED sitting on patio...had heaters throughout area. Howvwer, srvice was very slow-not enough servers for January 1. Food was good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2011

This is a cafe with reliable food. Felt a little rushed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2011

Wonderful popovers which are tradition. No smiles or tlc from hostess or waitress but ok service...more friendliness appreciated. Food disappointing in general.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2011

Food very good. Restaurant was very busy (Sat nite) and so service somewhat slow. Waitress helpful and prompt. Noise level terrible. We were surrounded on two sides by families with children. On one side a little girl who spoke non-stop and very loud. On the other, two kids, on of them a little girl who made loud trilling noises frequently with zero intervention by parents or staff. We managed to outlast both families and then the noise level diminished greatly as our comfort level rose. We'll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2011

We had a great lunch with a fantastic server. My two boys said it was the best burger they'd had in a long time. My sandwich was also wonderful.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2011

The mussel/clam fettucini has gone downhill.. not enough garlic, lemon juice, parmasean cheese.. it was bland. It was also not hot when served.

The oysters were wonderful. Friends loved the popovers. My salad was soggy.

My halibut dish was very bland and was definitely not worth $20. It should have been a delicious seared grilled dish.. instead it just tasted baked and the citrus beurre sauce was very bland. Also the portion was tiny but I didn't want anymore!

My husband enjoyed the fish and chips and I have to say that although I don't like eating beef, my friend said the skirt Neiman Ranch steak was excellent and the hamburgers were tasty too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 20, 2011

This was our first visit to Pt Reyes. We found your restaurant on-line.
The food was excellent. We enjoyed a very tastey dinner and breakfast!
Service was very good! We would like to come back!
The Brams

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2011

This was our first time here and had read yelp reviews prior. most reviews stated that food was good but service wasnt. we found that to be somewhat true and somewhat false. the service in the bar was terrible, but our service in the restaurant was great and the food was just as good. we will go back, we will just go elsewhere for a pre-dinner drink!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2011

The man in charge on Fri. was super. I forgot to ask his name. We so enjoyed our evening and meal, that we went back the next night. We didn't have a reservation, but we didn't have to wait too long to be seated. The same man was there seating people and checking in, and he was great. He made us feel so welcome.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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