Food & Drink in San Anselmo

$15 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Beer at Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co

Multiple Locations

House-brewed beers complement vegetarian, seafood, and specialty pizzas topped with Brazilian-style chicken or marinated shrimp

$20 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take-Home Bottle for Each at Mountain View Winery (Up to 74% Off)

Mountain View Winery

San Rafael

In a brand-new tasting room, guests leisurely sample a selection of wines, learn about the winery, and take home a bottle of wine each

$69.98 $21

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Mexican Food and Drinks for Dinner at Los Agaves (44% Off)

Los Agaves

San Rafael

Classic Mexican dishes, including enchiladas de mole, served in a fun-loving eatery that hosts drag shows and karaoke

$40 $23

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$25 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Taj of Marin

Taj of Marin

San Rafael

Menu of authentic Indian cuisine includes many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options; antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken and lamb

$40 $25

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Gaspare's Pizzeria Ristorante Bar

Gaspare's Pizzeria Ristorante Bar

San Rafael

27 different specialty pizzas at restaurant with homemade cheesecake and tiramisu, extensive menu of Italian entrees, and full bar

$20 $12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Cakes, Cookies, and Baked Goods at A Piece of Cake and Confections

A Piece of Cake and Confections

Multiple Locations

Handmade baked goods and confections such as egg nog pies, chocolate truffles, and dark chocolate mousse cupcakes

$20 $12

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Five-Hour BBQ Pitmaster Class for One or Two from Big Jim's BBQ (Up to 66% Off)

Big Jim's BBQ

Multiple Locations

In five-hour classes, with supplies included, students master grill & barbecue smoking techniques before eating the fruits of their labor

$240 $85

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$10 for $20 Worth of Thai Food at Tub Tim Thai Restaurant

Tub Tim Thai Restaurant

Corte Madera

Lunch and dinner menus offer classic Thai noodles, curries, and barbecue

$20 $10

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Pizza, Salads, and Subs at Extreme Pizza (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Extreme Pizza

Mill Valley

Creative pizzas house unconventional toppings, such as four types of cheese, roasted walnuts, and fresh sage; subs include chicken pesto

$20 $11

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Italian Food at Dario's Pizza Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Dario's Pizza Restaurant

Sausalito

28 different pizza combinations, hand-rolled gnocchi, and other classic Italian dishes tantalize taste buds in bright, rustic eatery

$20 $11

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$56 for Dinner for Two with Apps, Entrees, Dessert, and Wine at Tiburon Tavern (Up to $126 Value)

Tiburon Tavern

Tiburon

Share appetizers such as kale caesar salad, followed by NY strip steak or seasonal pasta; includes dessert and bottle of wine

$126 $56

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Nepalese Cuisine for Two for Dine-In or Take-Out at Taste of the Himalayas (50% Off)

Taste of the Himalayas - Sausalito

Sausalito

Nepalese cuisine with Indian and Tibetan spices alongside an assortment of organic, Californian ingredients

$20 $10

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Italian Dinner with Complimentary Wine for Two or Four at Chianti Cucina (Up to 53% Off)

Chianti Cucina

Novato

Innovative Italian food crafted from housemade recipes and served amid a warm ambiance, from the wine rack down to the stone fireplace

$50 $28

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Homestyle Diner Food for Two or Four at Sukie's Country Kitchen (Up to 40% Off)

Sukie's Country Kitchen

San Pablo

Chefs drizzle their signature country gravy on biscuits, chicken-fried steak, and hash browns or cook up eggs and sandwiches to order

$24 $15.50

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$36 for Italian Dining at La Strada ($50 Value)

La Strada

San Pablo

As you peruse the detailed menu, take in the elegant, rustic room that resembles an secret garden

$50 $36

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$17 for $30 Toward Sushi and Steakhouse Cuisine at Gio's Steak and Sushi Restaurant

Gio's Steak and Sushi Restaurant

Hilltop Mall

Tender steaks and handcrafted sushi rolls

$30 $17

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Rodizion Lunch or Dinner for Two at Pikanha's Brazilian Steak House (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Pikanha's Brazilian Steak House

Point Richmond

All-you-can-eat servings of beef picanha, leg of lamb, roasted pork, and other slow-cooked meats presented in traditional rodizio style

$39.98 $22

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$12 for $20 Worth of Chinese Dinner for Two at Bei Jing Restaurant

Bei Jing Restaurant

Point Richmond

Classic Chinese dishes roast duck and tea-smoked duck, Mongolian beef and lamb, mu shu, and fried rice

$20 $12

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Sushi Meal for Two with a Nigiri Combo or Two Special Rolls and House Sake at Taki Sushi (Up to 49% Off)

Taki Sushi

Richmond Annex

Sushi chefs with more than 30 years combined experience compose a menu that includes sashimi and nearly 20 special rolls

$28 $15

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43% for Two-Course Italian Dinner for Two at Ristorante Due Rose (Up to $68.48 Total Value)

Ristorante Due Rose

Pinole

Two courses of rustic, pan-regional Italian home cooking include options with homemade pasta and house-baked bread

$68.48 $39

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Italian Dinner at Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Colombini Italian Cafe Bistro

Downtown

Enjoy a selection of Italian dishes full of fresh ingredients, such as penne gorgonzola, pork tenderloin scallopini, and calzones

$40 $24

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$4 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off Your Total In Store Purchase Of Selected Wines at Enoteca Vino Nostro/Italian Wine Shop

Enoteca Vino Nostro

San Francisco

For $4, receive a coupon for 15% off your total in-store purchase of selected wines.

$4

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$4 Buys You a Coupon for 25% Off A Lunch Bill For 2 People at Bonanza Restaurant

Bonanza Restaurant

Bayview

For $4, receive a coupon for 25% off a lunch bill for 2 people

$4

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bar. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bar

Potrero

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

$45 $29

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$59 for a Five-Course Seasonal Tasting Menu for Two at Radio Africa & Kitchen ($100 Value)

Radio Africa & Kitchen

Bayview

Long-time chef brings together Ethiopian, African, and Mediterranean influences to a seasonal menu

$100 $59

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$10 for "Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy" Show at The Shelton Theater (Up to $20 Value)

The Shelton Theater

Shelton Theater

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Ever-changing roster of stand-up comics promises laughs

$20 $10

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$55 for a Seafood Meal for Two at Sinbad's Pier 2 Restaurant (Up to $109.75 Value)

Sinbad's Pier 2 Restaurant

The Embarcadero

Take in beautiful bay views while spooning up chowder, diving into entrees such as swordfish and clam linguini, and splitting dessert

$109.75 $55

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$40 for $70 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

Tsunami Sushi Mission Bay

San Francisco

Warm and raw seafood bites, creative veggie rolls, and bento plates at a cozy, oak-lined sushi and sake bar

$70 $40

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Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Ounce Smoothie at Sidewalk Juice (41% Off)

Sidewalk Juice

Multiple Locations

More than 100 different juice, smoothie, and kombucha combinations made fresh to order and packed with rejuvenating nutrients

$5.50 $3.25

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Crab Meal for Two or Four at Fishermen's Grotto (Up to 53% Off)

Fishermen's Grotto

Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach/Telegraph Hill

Restaurant serves whole Dungeness crabs, salads or chowder, and dessert at a Fisherman’s Wharf landmark

$100.90 $49

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Dungeness-Crab Dinner for Two, Four, or Six with Dessert at Capurro's (Up to 56% Off)

Capurro's

Fisherman's Wharf

Soup, salad, or helpings of pasta accompany two entire dungeness crabs with housemade desserts to finish; ideal for holiday get-togethers

$87.90 $45

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$17 for $33 Worth of Delivered Organic Produce from Farm Fresh To You

Farm Fresh To You

Inner Richmond

Delivered Organic Produce

$33 $17

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Papa John's

Papa John's - San Francisco

Multiple Locations

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

$20 $12

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Cobb's Monthly "Local Comedian" Showcase for Two at Cobb's Comedy Club (Up to 60% Off)

Cobb's Monthly "Local Comedian" Showcase

Cobb's Comedy Club

Comedy fans catch the next rising star as revered comedy club puts local comedians in the spotlight in monthly showcases

$25 $10

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Gelato Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Mini Cannolis at Caffe Dolci

Caffe Dolci

Multiple Locations

Lauded Italian dessert café offers tastings of gelato, which comes in more than two dozen flavors, along with mini cannolis to take home

$9.75

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Mexican Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer, Entrees, and Dessert at Regalito Rosticeria (Up to 48% Off)

Regalito Rosticeria

Mission Dolores

Chefs in open kitchen roast free-range chicken, slow-roast citrus-marinated pork shoulder, and mix delicious guacamole

$55.50 $29

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Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 58% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge’s winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$100 $42

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$35 for a Healthy Meal for Two for Dine-In or Takeout at Darn Good Food ($43.90 Value)

Darn Good Food

Financial District

Healthy, globally inspired dishes devised by a chef and a dietitian range from un-fried chicken sandwiches to miso-glazed salmon filets

$43.90 $35

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Italian Cuisine at Volare Trattoria (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Volare Trattoria

Chinatown

Glasses of Italian and Californian wine complement Sicilian-inspired entees such as crab cioppino and veal scaloppini

$84.90 $39

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Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, Valid Weekends or Weekdays at Dino & Santino's (Up to 50% Off)

Dino & Santino's

Pacific Heights

Italian-Greek menu includes clams and garlic pizza, braised short ribs, and house-made fried donuts drizzled in honey

$40 $20

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One- or Two-Day Healthy, Gourmet Meal Plan for One or Two People at Lite Bite

Lite Bite

Pacific Heights

Pick up three, healthy, ready-to-eat meals, such as turkey lasagna or barbecue chicken, and one snack per day

$29.50 $28

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Contemporary American Food for Dinner or Brunch at Oola Restaurant & Bar (Up to 44% Off)

Oola Restaurant & Bar

SoMa

Dinner entrees such as Swedish meatballs, pan-seared salmon, and rib eye steak; hearty brunch plates from oysters to eggs and ribs

$50 $28

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$16 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Sliders for Lunch from Slider Shack

Slider Shack

South Beach

Toasted Hawaiian buns cradle grass-fed beef, chicken fried in panko, and pork slow roasted for a minimum of 15 hours

$30 $16

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Japanese Dinner, Lunch, or Crab Dinner for Two at 2G Japanese Brasserie (Up to 46% Off)

2G Japanese Brasserie

Civic Center

Izakaya-style restaurant serves fresh sushi, entrees such as chicken teriyaki and sake-marinated sea bass, and whole live crabs

$50 $27

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Two or Three Dozen Mini Cupcakes at Mission Minis (Up to 50% Off)

Mission Minis

Mission

Bite-size cupcakes in flavors such as Peanut Butter Kiss, Swiss Almond Coconut, Vegan Banana Maple, and many more

$24 $12

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$25 for $50 Towards Brunch for Two or More at The Pink Elephant

The Pink Elephant

South Beach

Bar and lounge serves up brunch classics and bottomless mimosas with 20+ different fresh fruit varieties on weekends

$50 $24

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$33 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of American Comfort Food and Drinks at Butter ($75 Total Value)

Butter

SoMa

Tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers warm up tasters for fried mac ‘n’ cheese, twinkies, and deep-fried PB&J

$25 $11

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Pub Food for Two or Four at Kezar Pub (Up to 42% Off)

Kezar Pub

The Haight

Across from the 49ers’ old stadium, guests watch sports while dining on burgers, wings, and Irish pub food such as bangers ‘n’ mash

$30 $18

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Mediterranean Food for Two or Four at Goood Frikin Chicken (Up to 42% Off)

Goood Frikin Chicken

Mission

Chefs marinate chicken in herbs before roasting or grilling it, as well as prepare falafel sandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes

$30 $19

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$12 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Sliders and Craft Beer at Sliderbar

Sliderbar

Multiple Locations

Gourmet sliders assembled from all-natural beef, chicken, pork, and vegetarian served alongside a wide array of craft beers on tap

$20 $12

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Mediterranean Brunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Melody (Up to 47% Off)

Melody

Bernal Heights

Enjoy Mediterranean classics such as falafel wraps and lamb musakaa, or classic brunch dishes

$30 $18

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$49 for a Fondue Meal with Wine for Up to Four at Melt! ($72 Value)

Melt!

North Beach

Neighborhood eatery with European flair invites diners to indulge in fondue dishes & rustic sandwiches amid intimate café with weekly music

$72 $49

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$12 for $20 Worth of Middle-Eastern Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Truly Mediterranean

Truly Mediterranean

Mission Dolores

Try shawarma and falafel lauded by reviewers and national publications, all are served in generous portions

$20 $12

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Arabian Nights Restaurant (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Mission

Romantic restaurant recalls the Mediterranean with beaded wall sconces and traditional Lebanese dishes

$30 $18

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Mexican Food at Mango's Taqueria & Cantina (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Mango's Taqueria & Cantina

Fisherman's Wharf

Jalisco-style Mexican food such as marinated pork tacos, burritos with housemade mango sauce, fajitas, and guacamole made tableside

$40 $20

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Italian Food for Two or Four or More at Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano (Up to 34% Off)

Colosseo Ristorante & Bar Italiano

North Beach

Regional Italian dishes such as salmon risotto, penne pasta with smoked pancetta, gnocchi baked in gorgonzola sauce, and margherita pizza

$40 $27

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Pub Crawl Admission for One, Two, or Four from Pub Crawl San Francisco (Up to 49% Off)

Pub Crawl San Francisco

Multiple Locations

Knowledgable guides lead guests to four San Francisco hot spots to enjoy free drinks and admission, party favors, and drink specials

$18 $10

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Gourmet Chocolate and Sweets at The San Francisco Chocolate Factory (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

The San Francisco Chocolate Co.

SoMa

Customers can choose from a multitude of all-natural, gourmet chocolate products including organic and rainforest-certified items

$20 $10

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$20 for $40 Worth of Pan-Asian Food and Drinks at Infusion Lounge

Infusion Lounge

Downtown

Tea-scented coconut ribs, red-curry shrimp, and a robust list of beer, wine, and cocktails; complimentary entry to dance club

$40 $20

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$10 for $25 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Kennedy’s Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

Kennedy's Irish Pub & Indian Curry House

North Beach

Multicultural pub serves Indian favorites such as chicken tikka masala and lamb sagwala alongside 200 beers and local wines

$25 $10

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Three-Course Prix Fixe Steakhouse Dinner at Izzy’s Steaks & Chops in Marina

Izzy's Steaks & Chops

Marina

Prix fixe steakhouse dinner with salad or soup, fresh fish or thick steak, two sides, and a decadent dessert

$36.95

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$25 Buys You a Coupon for 0% Off Catering at Taqueria Vallarta

Taqueria Vallarta

Multiple Locations

For $25, receive a coupon for 20% off catering

$25

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$16 for a Punch Card for $30 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Drinks, and Other Treats at Rockit Swirl

Rockit Swirl

Glen Park

Self-serve frozen yogurt with a wide variety of toppings, plus gelato, smoothies, tapioca drinks, and savory snacks

$30 $16

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$15 for $30 Worth of Egyptian Cuisine at Al-Masri

Al-Masri

Outer Richmond

Chefs season traditional Egyptian recipes in atmosphere inspired by King Tut's royal tomb alongside belly-dance performances.

$30 $15

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Crab Plates for Two or Two Dozen Oysters and Two Drinks at Craw Station (Up to 41% Off)

Craw Station

Inner Sunset

Crab plates spiced with lemon butter, garlic, and/or Cajun seasonings with choice of spice level; feast of fresh oysters on the half shell

$75.98 $45

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$25 for a Sampler Pack of 24 Mini Cupcakes at Cups and Cakes ($50 Value)

Cups and Cakes

SoMa

Bakers choose a sampler pack of 24 mini-cupcakes, each made from scratch based on the owner's daring ethos of experimentation

$50 $25

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$30 for $60 Worth of Indian and Pakistani Cuisine for Six or More at Naan -N- Curry

Naan-N-Curry

Downtown

Chefs enlist clay oven to cook authentic Indian & Pakistani lamb, chicken & seafood dishes & six types of naan bread in colorful eatery

$60 $30

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Thai Cuisine at Osha Thai Restaurant & Bar, Union Street Location (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Osha Thai Restaurant & Bar

Union St

Thai cuisine made from local ingredients, served in a casual setting with modern decor

$45 $29

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$69 for a Three-Course Meal for Two at Sears Fine Food ($81.85 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Sears Fine Food

Downtown

Restaurant opened in 1938 envelops guests in old-school ambiance as they dine on steaks, cioppino, and classic American fare

$81.85 $69

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Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four with Starters, Entrees, Desserts, and Wine at Circa (Up to 46% Off)

Circa

Marina

A chef transforms seasonal ingredients into small plates, drawing inspiration from local organic farms and artisans

$120 $69

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Italian Meal for Two, Four, or Six at Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe (Up to 51% Off)

Michelangelo Ristorante & Caffe

North Beach

Italian-born chef makes gnocchi from scratch, using potato, egg, and a dash of nutmeg

$67 $36

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Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sapoten Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available

Sapoten Sushi Bar

San Francisco

Sushi rolls stuffed with tempura smoked salmon, spicy baby scallops, pineapple, mango, and avocado

$30 $15

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$55 for a Wine-Tasting Party with Wine Advisor & 6 Bottles of Wine ($250 Value)

Wines For Humanity San Francisco

In Home

Six bottles of wine are delivered to your doorstep, and a professional wine advisor walks you and up to 15 guests through a wine tasting

$250 $55

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$16 for $30 Worth of Japanese Food for Two at Oolong Noodles

Oolong Noodles

Financial District

Udon noodles made from scratch and flavored with miso, curry, and soy sauce; raw and cooked sushi rolls

$30 $16

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West African and Caribbean Dinner with Drinks for Two at Baobab Village (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Bissap Baobab

Mission

Caribbean and Senegalese specialties including red curry sauce over yucca and ginger margaritas

$74.25 $35

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 0% Off Your Bill at Taqueria Zorro

Taqueria Zorro

North Beach

For $5, receive a coupon for 25% off your bill

$5

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Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or Four, or Takeout from M's Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

M's Cafe

San Francisco

Hearty breakfasts of eggs, sausage, and pancakes; lunch and dinners of chicken parmigiana, fish sandwiches, and vegetable penne pasta

$20 $12

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$29 for $45 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Live Sushi Bistro. Groupon Reservation Required.

Live Sushi Bistro

Soma

Salmon-wrapped scallops with garlic-butter dipping sauce are only the starting point as the chefs experiment with traditional sushi flavors

$45 $29

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$12 for $20 Worth of Gelato and Chocolates at Dolce Amore

Dolce Amore

Civic Center

Decadent artisan chocolates and truffles in flavors such as espresso and salted caramel, served alongside creamy Italian gelato

$20 $12

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In the kitchen of Mauro's Pizza & Pasta, cooks make yeast-leavened dough by hand using organic flour as other cooks slow-cook tomato sauce with locally grown organic vegetables and herbs. Handcrafted signature pizzas such as the Genovese sport artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto, and custom pies are available in diverse combinations. For takeout, daily entree specials include artichoke lasagna with tomato-cream sauce and handmade ravioli pouches stuffed with butternut squash and walnut-sage brown butter—each designed to fill family dinner tables or family neck-mounted trays if tables have already been eaten.

1601 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax,
CA
US

The Hummingbird's skilled chefs use almost entirely local, farm-fresh ingredients to craft classic New Orleans dishes such as beignets, shrimp creole, and towering muffuletta sandwiches. The only nonlocal items in the kitchen are alligator and sausages culled directly from The Big Easy and a wooden spoon whittled from a North Pole spruce tree. In addition to slinging lunch and dinner dishes, The Hummingbird serves Cajun-inspired breakfast fare, including plates of chicken and waffles and cups of traditional chicory coffee. The casual café slakes sweet cravings with milkshakes and pies.

57 Broadway Blvd
Fairfax,
CA
US

Property Location
Located in San Rafael, Four Points By Sheraton San Rafael is in the business district and close to Marin County Civic Center and San Anselmo Memorial Park. This hotel is within close proximity of San Anselmo Town Hall and Mission San Raphael Archangel.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 235 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Windows open for fresh air and courtyard views. 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 5 mi.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and an Internet point. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.

1010 Northgate Dr
San Rafael,
CA
US

The San Francisco Chronicle highlighted Gaspare's Pizzeria Ristorante Bar in its "Pizza of the Week" feature in 2008, in part due to the cooks who "work the dough like artists" to create the 27 different pies. Owned and operated by Gaspare, Daniel, and Robin Indelicato since 1985, the flagship San Francisco location showcases a vintage flair. The dining room sports murals of Bay Area scenes and jukeboxes blasting Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin tunes. There’s even a ceiling draped with grapevines and bottles of chianti, which the servers trained to think they are bats. A second location opened in San Rafael in 2007. For his menu of Italian cuisine, Gaspare draws on his upbringing in Siculiana, Sicily, baking pans of bubbling lasagna alongside pizzas such as the feta-flecked mediterranean special. To round out meals, Robin Indelicato bakes her signature New York–style cheesecake and Italian-style tiramisu, which patrons may pair with espresso or a glass of imported Italian wine.

200 Merrydale Rd
San Rafael,
CA
US

A shingled two-story home has housed Muffin Mania since January 4, 1983, when late musician Rocky Sullivan opened the bakery to fulfill his Sicilian family's culinary legacy. Today, Rocky's wife, Ilona Agress, and his son, Dylan Galante, carry on the epicurean heritage by trekking to that same idyllic dwelling at 3 a.m. six days of the week to whip up fresh batches from scratch.

The duo shuns preservatives while assembling the café's rotating roster of muffins and instead brandishes all-natural ingredients to create such flavors as jalapeño and cheese and maple walnut. Sweet scones, croissants, and pastries join forces with top-quality coffee to devise powerful breakfasts, and Muffin Mania's fresh-baked bread cushions the hot and cold sandwiches that headline a smattering of lunch fare. A multitude of gluten-free and vegan muffins accommodate dietary requirements and some scavenger-hunt participants.

2 Bayview St
San Rafael,
CA
US

For the Singh family, Taj of Marin serves as a medium for sharing authentic Indian food with the community, including specialties from both the north and the south. Diners pull ornate chairs up to tables, where they peruse a menu of dishes that are as traditional as the decor, lit by chandeliers suspended overhead without the use of hexes. Chicken and lamb free of hormones and antibiotics take starring roles in many of the flavorful entrees, such as chicken tikka masala with a creamy tomato sauce, or an exotic lamb curry. Many others are vegetarian, gluten-free, or vegan, such as the vegan bhindi masala made with fresh okra, ginger, and garlic, the vegetarian palak paneer with fresh spinach spiced cottage cheese, and the gluten-free naan. On some evenings, live music floats through the air, competing with spicy aromas for guests' full attention.

909 4th St.
San Rafael,
CA
US

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