Homestyle American. $-$$. Comforting Momma-style food like fried green tomatoes, onion meatloaf, and homey chicken-fried steak with red-eye gravy in a restaurant lined with cookbooks and knickknacks. Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 566 San Anselmo Ave. 415.459.6862.
American takeout. $$. The Chinese chicken salad is beyond rapturous. Excellent celebrity sightings. 335 San Anselmo Ave. 415.454.9840.
Eclectic. $$$. A sleek but tiny jewel box of more or less French-inspired "small plates," Fork is a great place for the culinarily curious to splurge, though sometimes their combinations aspire a bit too high for their own good. Dinner Tues-Sat. 198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. 415.453.9898.
Mediterranean. $$$. Simple, high-impact dishes of exotic flavors. Lunch and dinner daily. 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo. 415.457.7700.
Italian. $$$. Regional Italian specialties, pizza from the wood-burning oven, homemade pastas, and low-fat specials all at moderate prices, plus a takeout deli, have made this a local institution. Lunch and dinner, Tues-Sat. 510 San Anselmo Ave. 415.459.7937.