Speeding up Highway 1 past rolling green hills and boats bobbing in the deep blue of Tomales Bay, you could almost miss the seafood shack on the side of the road. But when you see the blissed-out crowds slurping oysters on picnic tables, you’ll know you’ve found the right place.
The Marshall Store, a restaurant in Marshall (population 400), just north of Point Reyes National Seashore, is the platonic ideal of coastal Northern California dining. That windswept, rugged seafood spot on the water you dream of? Yep, it’s real. It’s unfussy, the views are straight out of “Big Little Lies,” and the food is way, way better than it needs to be.