It’s a lovely Mother’s Day, a little cool maybe, but still lovely in Marin. So, take your mom, or someone’s mom, out for a drive along our gorgeous Marin County coastline north on Highway 1, up to almost the northernmost point along Tomales Bay, and have lunch or an afternoon snack or cocktails at Nick’s Cove, in Marshall.
Even though it’s likely to be chilly along the water, Nick’s Cove has a roaring fireplace and a snug dining room with a wall of glass overlooking the water. If you wear warm clothes, try sitting in the indoor/outdoor room. They’ve got great seafood, with both typical and more creative dishes. Last time I was there, the local Rock Cod with chips was exceptionally fresh and delicious.
There’s another fun way to eat there. They’ve got a pier that stretches way out into the water, and at the end is the “Boat Shack” with tables, a telephone and a menu. You can sit out there, phone your order into the main restaurant using the telephone, and they’ll call you when it’s ready so you can come and take it out to the Boat Shack. They’re not legally allowed to take it out to you. Or, you can order at the bar, have a drink while you wait for it to be prepared, and take it with you to the Boat Shack. Alcohol is fine out there, too.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Where: 23240 Highway 1, Marshall, CA 94940 (map)
Hours: Sat – Sun Breakfast from 8:00 a.m.
Lunch Daily from 11:00
Dinner Daily from 4:00
Phone: 415.663.1033 or 866.63.NICKS