Best Oyster Bars in and around Mill Valley: A Seafood Lover's Guide

Indulge in Mill Valley's coastal charm at its finest oyster bars. From waterfront gems to rustic hideaways, these culinary havens promise a taste of the ocean's bounty. As your Mill Valley realtors, Team Brody ensures you're never far from these culinary delights. Discover the flavors of the sea at these must-visit oyster bars near Mill Valley:


The Trident, Sausalito


Nestled along the Sausalito waterfront, The Trident offers stunning views of the bay paired with an extensive oyster selection. Whether you're a seasoned oyster enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this iconic spot promises an unforgettable dining experience. Try their brunch on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00am – 2:30pm and savor the briny goodness of freshly shucked oysters while soaking in the laid-back atmosphere of this beloved establishment.


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Fish., Sausalito


Tucked away in the harbor, Fish. began as a trip to a bait and tackle shop called "Caruso's" back in 2002 and has since transformed into a hidden gem known for its sustainable/traceable seafood and laid-back atmosphere. Their rotating oyster selection highlights the best of local flavors, making it a favorite among seafood aficionados. You can even bring your furry friends to enjoy the dog-friendly patio! Don't miss their happy hour specials for unbeatable deals on oysters and drinks.


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Hog Island Oyster Co., Larkspur


Just minutes from Mill Valley, Hog Island Oyster Co. offers a farm-to-table experience like no other. Situated in the historic Marin Country Mart, this bustling oyster bar serves up plump, briny oysters sourced directly from their nearby farm. Grab a seat at the communal picnic tables and enjoy oysters served on the half shell or grilled to perfection. Immerse yourself in the family and dog-friendly atmosphere as you mingle with locals and fellow seafood lovers alike. Check out their weekly happy hour, Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.


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Saltwater Oyster Depot, Inverness


Venture out of Mill Valley for the day to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore at Saltwater Oyster Depot. This cozy spot specializes in sustainably sourced oysters, ensuring a guilt-free indulgence in the flavors of the sea. Sit at the raw bar and watch as expert shuckers prepare your oysters with precision and care. Pair your oysters with a glass of local wine and take in the breathtaking views of the bay. Just be sure to check their lunch hours and pop-up schedule online before you go!


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Nick's Cove, Marshall


Located directly West from Mill Valley along the shores of Tomales Bay, Nick's Cove offers a quintessential California oyster experience. With freshly harvested oysters served alongside local wines, it's the perfect spot to unwind and savor the coastal ambiance. Another dog-friendly restaurant, bring the pup and sit at the historic bar to chat with the friendly staff as you indulge in a selection of oysters from the bay. You and the whole family (including dogs!) can even stay overnight in one of their waterfront cottages - sign us up!


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Tomales Bay Oyster Company, Marshall


Get hands-on at the iconic Tomales Bay Oyster Company, where you can shuck your own oysters for a truly immersive culinary adventure. Situated on the shores of Tomales Bay, this rustic spot offers picnic tables where you can enjoy your freshly shucked treasures. Bring your own supplies or purchase them on-site for a true DIY experience. This one is a local’s favorite, don’t be surprised when you see folks back in Mill Valley sporting hats and t-shirts from California’s oldest continuously run shellfish farm.


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Bungalow 44, Mill Valley


While not solely an oyster bar, Bungalow 55's seafood offerings include delectable oysters served with all the fixings. Located in the heart of Mill Valley, you won’t need to travel far to enjoy this “just-up-the-street, just-around-the-corner, come-as-you-are and make-yourself-comfortable, local Mill Valley joint”. Sit on the outdoor patio and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere as you sample an array of seafood delicacies. With its cozy ambiance and friendly staff, Bungalow 55 is the perfect spot for a casual seafood dinner with friends and family. Be sure to stop by their happy hours Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 6pm for $1 Marin Miyagi Oysters! 


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Stillwater, Fairfax


With a seasonal menu highlighting fresh flavors, Stillwater often features oysters alongside its carefully curated wine selection. Situated just North of Mill Valley, it's the perfect spot to indulge in seafood delights after a day of exploring the town. With its warm ambiance, dog-friendly patio, and impeccable service, Stillwater promises a dining experience to remember.


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The list of Beth Brody and Julie Upton’s favorite local spots to indulge in Mill Valley's vibrant seafood scene is just the beginning! With our deep-rooted knowledge of real estate in the area, let Team Brody guide you to your dream home near these culinary hotspots. Experience the essence of coastal living in Mill Valley, where every day brings you closer to the flavors of the sea.

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