Marin Magazine Best of County

In no uncertain terms, Marin Magazine readers made one thing crystal clear in 2021: they love them some 94941. The magazine’s ‘Best Of’ Marin issue came out recently, and Mill Valley businesses raked in the honors across a host of categories.

That included Poet and/the Bench‘s win for Best Gifts, Margaret O’Leary getting tops for Best Women’s Clothing, Sofia Jewelry being honored for Best Jewelry, Woodlands Pet Food & Treats garnering Best Pet Store, Sloat nabbing Best Home & Garden Store in the Bay Area and Green Door Design getting Best Florist.

It also spanned myriad food-related honors, including multiple wins for Watershed and Buckeye Roadhouse. Our winners below. Full list of winners here. Congrats to all!

Best Women’s Clothing

Margaret O’Leary
14 Miller Ave.

Best Women’s Clothing

The Store
68 Throckmorton Ave.

Best Gifts

Poet and/the Bench
11 Throckmorton Ave.

Best Gifts

Makers Market
129 Miller Ave., Ste. 603

Best Eyewear

Wink Optics
70 Throckmorton Ave.

Best Eyewear

Marin Optometry
158 Throckmorton Ave.

Best Jewelry

Sofia Jewelry
80 Throckmorton Ave.

Best Jewelry

California Girl Jewelry
800 Redwood Hwy., #124

Best Pet Store

Woodlands Pet Food & Treats
701 Strawberry Village

Best Garden Store

Sloat Garden Center
657 E. Blithedale Ave.

Best Florist

Green Door Design
219 Flamingo Rd.

Best Architect

Sutton Suzuki Architects
39 Forrest St., #101

Best Garden Store

Green Jeans Garden Supply
690 Redwood Hwy.

Best Kitchen Design

356 Miller Ave.

Best Landscaping

Integrated Design Studios
227 Flamingo Rd.

Best Al Fresco &
Best Burger

129 Miller Ave.

Best Al Fresco

Hook Fish Co.
at Proof Lab Beer Garden
254 Shoreline Hwy.

Best Al Fresco

Bungalow 44
44 E. Blithedale Ave.

Best Bakery

Bootjack Wood Fired
17 Madrona St.

Best Bar & Grill &
Best Steakhouse

Buckeye Roadhouse
15 Shoreline Hwy.

Best Breakfast/Brunch

Shoreline Coffee Shop 
221 Shoreline Hwy.

Best Coffee Shop

Equator Coffees & Teas
2 Miller Ave.


Best Mexican

41 Throckmorton Ave.

Best Pizza

Tamalpie Pizza 
477 Miller Ave.

Best Women’s Haircut/Salon Services

AP Luxe Salon
250 E. Blithedale, Ste. C

Best Spa

Turning Point Spa
655 Redwood Hwy., Ste. 275


Best Med Spa

Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine
250 E. Blithedale, Ste. B

Best Cosmetic Dermatologist

Mill Valley Dermatology
655 Redwood Hwy.

Best Gym

The Club at Harbor Point
475 E. Strawberry Dr.

Best Pilates Studio

Body Kinetics Health Club & Spa
639 E. Blithedale Ave.

Best Personal Trainer
Jake and JT Peterson 
Studio Thirty, Mill Valley

Best Tutor

Bridge the Gap College Prep
105 Drake Ave, Sausalito

Best Live Music Venue

Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.

Best Children’s Theater & Best Comedy Venue

Throckmorton Theatre
142 Throckmorton Ave.

Best Live Theater & Best Children’s Theater

Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Ave.

As if that wasn’t enough love for Mill Valley businesses and organizations, the Pacific Sun also issued its own “Best of Marin 2021,” with both its team of writers and readers weighing in on the best of the best. The newspaper’s writers had fun with it, spotlighting Equator Coffees in Mill Valley as the Best Cappuccino After White Egret Watching in the Bothin Marsh.” They deemed HoneyGirl Beauty the “Best Salon To Recite ‘Pirates of the Carribean’ Quotes to Yourself While Getting a Brazilian,” the annual Sound Summit music festival on the top of Mt. Tam “Best View at a Music Festival,” and Vintage Wine & Spirits as “Best Place To Set Sail on a Sea of Wine.”

In the more traditional style of “best of” honors, readers said Sol Food is the “Best Covid Carry-Out,” “Best Latin American,” “Best Hot Sauce” and “Best Food Delivery,” Pelican Inn is the “Best Covid Lawn/Coast Picnic,” The Junction Beer Garden & Bottle Shop is “Best Craft Beer Selection In-House,” the 2am Club is “Best Dive Bar,” Bungalow 44 is “Best Fried Chicken,” Equator Coffees is “Best Local Coffee Roaster,” Rocco’s is “Best Pizza,” Gravity Tavern iss “Best Wine Tasting Room,” Oh, and the Mill Valley Dog Park is the “Best Dog Park” and the Dipsea Trail “Best Hiking Trail” (obviously).

Also, Woodlands Pet Food & Treats is the “Best Pet/Feed Store,” Tam High is the “Best Public School (K-12),” Bank of Marin is the “Best Consumer Bank” the “Best Business Bank,” Sofia Jewelry is the “Best Fine Jewelry Store,” Mill Valley Flowers is the “Best Florist,” Good Earth Natural Foods is the “Best Natural Foods Store,” The Redwoods is the “Best Senior Living Facility” and the “Best Assisted Living Facility,” B12 Love is the “Best Holistic Health Center,” Body Kinetics is the Best Health Club” and its co-owner John Hoeber Is the “Best Nutritionist,” Throckmorton Theatre has the “Best Comedy Night,” Mill Valley Film Festival is both the “Best Festival” and “Best Virtual Film Festival,” Marin Theatre Company is the “Best Virtual Performing Arts Company” and “Best Virtual Theater Company,” McCarthy Painting is the “Best Painting Contractor.” And Proof Lab – no surprise here – is the “Best Skate Shop” and “Best Surf Shop.” 

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