OLEMA, CALIFORNIAis a community that is located within the county of Marin, and though it occupies a relatively small area, there are a few attractions that bring people in, including some shopping areas, a couple of restaurants, and several lodging areas. The Bear Valley Visitor Center is located here, with is your starting point when you want to visit Point Reyes National Seashore. If you are coming into the 94950 zip code, take note of these bars and restaurants that are located in and around the area.
We always recommend Cowgirl Creamery in nearby Point Reyes Station, because no visit to the area would be complete without stopping here! They've got so many wonderful things that you can compile together to make a really great meal for yourself at home. We absolutely love their breads and cheeses, and they have homemade iced tea that is really worth a trip! They've got Blue Bottle Coffee here, and even those XOX Truffles that are all too hard to find. The service is really great, very friendly and helpful, and we just love coming here every time we are in the Olema area. You can find Cowgirl Creamery at 80 4th Street in nearby Point Reyes Station.
Osteria Stellina has gotten our recommendation in surrounding cities several times because we have always had such a pleasant dining experience there. Their menu is completely organic, and they've got wonderful wine bar selections that will really please even the most discriminating palates. Their seasonal offerings are just superb, and we can't think of a place that has a more relaxing and contemporary atmosphere. Any lunch or dinner here will be memorable and wonderful. The location of Osteria Stellina is at 11285 Highway 1 in Point Reyes Station.
Station House Cafe
We just had to give our recommendation to Station House Cafe in Point Reyes Station because they've got such an awesome variety of food here. It's all the kind of food that you would find at a great bar, like steaks, soups, and really great drinks, but then they've also got excellent breakfasts and seafood dishes too. They only use locally sourced organic produce, range-fed meats, and locally sourced fish here, so you know you are getting the best of the best. The location of Station House Cafe is at 11180 California 1 in nearby Point Reyes Station.
Pine Cone Diner
Pine Cone Diner is one of the coolest little spots in nearby Point Reyes Station, just one of those wonderful little diners where you can really kick back and relax and forget what year it is. Everything is so classic and old fashioned here. We love their breakfasts, including wonderful hashbrowns and really mouth watering biscuits. Their coffee is excellent too, and the gravy is just incredible. Though the menu consists of all the things you'd expect to find at a diner like this, once you have tasted the food you'll realize that it's much better than your standard diner fare. We just love it here. The location of Pine Cone Diner is at 60 4th Street in Point Reyes Station.
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Lagunitas Brewing Co is located just a stone's throw away from Olema, in nearby Petaluma. It's our go-to spot for the best craft brews and microbrews in the area, and we just love sitting in their wonderful beer garden while we drink them! This place is not designed for those that are new to microbrews. The menu simply lists the names with no descriptions. The staff is happy to help you out though! They've got wonderful pub food here so you're not just limited to the drinks. You'll be able to locate Lagunitas Brewing Company at 1280 North McDowell Boulevard in Petaluma.
Drake's Beach Cafe
Drake's Beach Cafe has been serving the Olema-Inverness area since the mid-seventies, and that really says something about the high quality of this great restaurant. We love coming here for their hamburgers, and that is part of what they are known for! They've also got oyster tacos that are really worth trying, especially if you're already a seafood lover, and on a cold day you will want to enjoy one of their hot cocoas or perhaps a wonderful hot coffee. We love the location near the beach too. The location of Drake's Beach Cafe is at 1 Drakes Beach Road in Inverness.
Hog Island Oyster
Hog Island Oyster is more of an attraction than a restaurant! This is the kind of place where you rent shucking gear to shuck your own oysters, or you can of course bring your own shucking gloves if you've got them! Reservations are highly recommended because the picnic tables fill up very quickly. It's really fun to bring your family and friends and have a large gathering here! One of the most unique experiences you can have in the San Francisco area, and located conveniently so near to Olema! The location of Hog Island Oyster is at 20215 California 1 in Marshall. Very highly recommended for a day of fun!
Thepmonggon Thai on the Bay - CLOSED
You have got to try Thepmonggon Thai on the Bay. This is one of the greatest places in the area to get Thai food, and they've got such a wild variety of it here that you simply will not find anywhere else. The oyster sampler is highly recommended, as are the angel wings, pad thai, and especially the pad thai with smoked pork! Wow, is it ever good. Their tom ka ga is also definitely worth ordering, and we wouldn't imagine starting off a meal without an appetizer of chicken satay! You can find Thepmonggon Thai on the Bay at 12938 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in nearby Inverness.
Vladimir's Czech Restaurant
If you have never had Czech food, it's about time that you give it a try at Vladimir's Czech Restaurant in nearby Inverness. We love the traditional and old fashioned atmosphere, very classic and comfortable. It seems to have retained all the same decor and charm from years past, and that's part of what we love so much about it. If you're like us and can appreciate that, you will really love it here too. Really excellent service, and an out of this world staff that really goes out of their way to make sure that you have a memorable meal. The location of Vladimir's Czech Restaurant is at 12785 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Inverness.
Manka's Inverness Lodge and Restaurant
If you are looking for a place to escape the ordinary, we would very highly recommend Manka's Inverness Lodge and Restaurant. Of course if you're not looking for lodging, you can just take advantage of their wonderful restaurant, and we do often! If you've been searching for a really great wild game restaurant, this could be the perfect place for you. Most of the menu consists of that, and it is excellent. If you want someplace rustic and comfortable, Manka's Inverness Lodge and Restaurant is it! You can find it at 30 Callendar Way in nearby Inverness.