Marin Magazine has been publishing its own ‘Best Of’ Marin issue in August for the past 11 years. For the 2019 edition, its editors “let you, the reader, tell us what you love the most in the county, and we opened up the ballots so readers could select any business or group they wanted in the categories of dining, entertainment, beauty, fitness and recreation, arts and entertainment, and shopping. Of these, dining and fitness and recreation drew the most voting; more than 1,000 votes were cast overall. To keep it fair for everyone, we’ve allowed a business to only win in one category. In the following pages, Christina Mueller gives colorful takes on what makes your picks the best in the county.”

Despite limiting each business to being able win only one category, Mill Valley was, as usual, seemingly ubiquitous among the winners.
Here’s a taste:

Arts & Entertainment

Best Art Gallery
Seager Gray Gallery
Best Comedy Venue
Throckmorton Theatre
Best Family Outing
Mountain Play
Best Live Music
Sweetwater Music Hall
Best Live Theater
Marin Theatre Company
Best Tourist Attraction
Muir Woods


Best Grocery Store
Good Earth Natural Foods
Best Steakhouse
​Buckeye Roadhouse
Best Takeout Dining
​Sol Food
Best Men’s Clothing

Fitness & Recreation

Best Fitness Studio
Best Surf Shop
Proof Lab
Best Online Fundraiser
Boon Supply