Below is a list of smaller eateries in Marin, by town from south to north, that I consider to be The Real Deal meaning that fresh, whole ingredients are used and authenticity and gratification are top priority. Whether you live here or are a first time visitor, I hope the next time you’re on the road and hungry, you find this list helpful in locating a great meal.
This compilation is just a start and at this point is by no means comprehensive. It focuses primarily on casual restaurants that are moderately priced, and I plan to contact each of them to try to establish a true deal if you mention The Real Deal Marin. In addition, I will be adding more detailed information about each. For now, you can hover on the logo for the restaurant link.
Please feel free to comment or email if you have something to add about a particular restaurant or if you have a neighborhood gem you would like me to include.