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Pick of the Week: Finnegan's Marin

Finnegan’s Marin, located at 877 Grant Avenue, is a popular family-friendly Irish pub and grill in the heart of Old Town Novato. Since opening in 2006, this venue has been a local favorite where patrons gather for good food, a happening bar scene with live entertainment, and warm Old-World ambience. Proprietor Henry Hautau fashioned the business after his grandfather’s New Jersey pub by the same name, and has continued the down-home, community oriented vibe that he grew to love there. Open 365 days a year, the restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily and hearty breakfast fare on the weekends.

Customers regularly congregate at the pub’s beautifully designed full bar for spirited conversation and the chance to watch their favorite sports teams on the four HD TV screens. The nightly Happy Hour from 3:00pm-6:00pm is one of Marin’s best and features discounted drinks, a great bar food menu, and an extensive selection of draught and bottled beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and Irish Whiskeys. Enjoy great music and dancing on Saturday nights at no cover charge (ever!).

The restaurant’s diverse lunch & dinner menu offers popular pub-style starters like Potato Irish Nachos and Fiery Smoke House Wings, as well as more sophisticated fare like Brie Double Cream Cheese & Roasted Garlic with tomato chutney & crostini. Entrees run the gambit from traditional salads, flatbread pizzas, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and specialty pasta, to Irish favorites like Shepherd’s Pie, Dublin Pot Roast, Corned Beef, and Finnegan’s Famous Guinness Beer Battered Fish & Chips. A fresh Catch of the Day and huge grilled steaks round out the selections. Kids 12 and under eat free from the Little Leprechaun menu every Sunday from 5:00pm-10:00pm with the purchase of one adult entree per child.

Weekend Brunch starts at 10:00am and features an assortment of hearty breakfast benedicts, omelets, scrambles, pancakes and more along with .99 cent Mimosas!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Finnegan’s where the fun starts on Saturday, March 15th with one of the best Grateful Dead Tribute Bands around, followed on Sunday by traditional Irish music performed by the Pure Drops from 8:00-10:00pm. For a complete entertainment list, check Finnegan’s calendar or call 415-899-1516 for more information.

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Bubba six pack March 12, 2014 at 10:10 PM
I went looking for that Indian restaurant that had a buffet, couldn't find it, and stubbled into this place. The guy at front looked friendly, and I switched gears and got a table. I ordered a shepherd's pie lunch special and it was great. It's now my favorite Indian restaurant.
Bubba six pack March 13, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Stumbled. Cocktails and autocorrect don't mix well.
Sharon Moretti March 13, 2014 at 08:53 PM
August 2012 we invited family to a birthday dinner at Finnegan's. They lived in Mill Valley, we in Santa Rosa, but for years Finnegan's has been our favorite gathering spot. After dinner we walked along beautiful small-town Grant Ave. and decided we would move to Novato, which we did a month later. We've watched the World Series at Finnegan's, celebrated other birthdays at Finnegan's, and, last Christmas, spent the day at the beach and then enjoyed our holiday dinner at Finnegan's. It's just the best fun place ever!
Al Nymous March 14, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Yeah, you do need to be constantly sauced to live in novato.. So that would make sense.
D. Cook March 14, 2014 at 01:06 AM
Sharon what a great comment! Glad you moved to Novato!

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