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GO! NORTHSHORE TRAIL GUIDE TO DINE, DRINK, STAY & PLAY!

Land in NorthShore on the Bay! With Beautiful views of the shoreline along San Pablo Bay & the Carquinez Strait waterways 50+ Restaurants and Cafes and 90+ ways to play!

WHERE TO DINE & DRINK!

1 Alley Café 2265 Pear St, Pinole: 510.724.5312  
2 Anh’s Kitchen 844 Willow Ave #A3, Hercules: Appetizers, Banh Mi Sandwiches, Salads, Pho and other noodle soups. Vermicelli bowls, and a great selection of entrées including Tiger Prawns and Five Spice Chicken. W-Su 11a-9p.  510.948.8189  
3 Bear Claw Bakery & Café 2340 San Pablo Ave, Pinole: Homemade pastries, cakes and bread baked on site; sandwiches on fresh baked bread; homemade pizza and panini. Espresso, wine & local craft beers on tap. Laid back family-friendly comfortable atmosphere. 2018 BFC Business of the Year. M 7a-2p; Tu 6a-2p; W-F 6a-2p & 5p-9p; Sa 7a-2p & 5a-9p. Su 8a-1p; 510.724.3105  
4 Bull Valley Roadhouse 14 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa: Farm Fresh American fare. Artisinal cocktails. Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Th 5p-9p; F 5p-10p; Sa 4p-10p; Su 10:30a- 2:30p (brunch) 4p-9p (dinner); W 5p-10p Dram Shop bar service only. 510.787.1135  
5 Cabalen 1572 Sycamore Ave #F, Hercules. 510.799.6783  
6 China House 1971 San Pablo Ave, Pinole. 510.741.8788  
7 Claws & Craws 848 Willow Ave #A, Hercules. 510.245.0888  
8 The Dead Fish 20050 San Pablo Ave, Crockett: Dungeness crab, prime rib, pastas and skillets. Great outdoor seating! Bar and private room available. Try one of their specialty cocktails in the bar looking out at the water. Lighted outdoor patio. Daily 11a-10p. Top 5 Yelp for weekend/holiday brunch 11a-3p. 510.787.3323  
9 D’s Giant Burger 358 Parker Ave, Rodeo: Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner in a friendly, laid-back family oriented 50’s diner-themed restaurant for over 40 yrs. Featuring Super Omelettes and Western Cheeseburger. Beer, wine, Mimosas. Preserved as a historic building w/its Elvis & Crow painting on the exterior. Private event space for 35. M-F 7a-8:30p; Sa 7a-7p. 510.799.0800  
10 East Bay Coffee 2529 San Pablo Ave, Pinole. 510.964.7827  
11 The Embers 600 San Pablo Ave, Pinole. 510.724.4949  
12 El Sol Restaurant & Catering 224 Pacific Ave, Rodeo: Serving up a variety of Mexican comfort dishes including tamales, rellenos, enchiladas, fish and prawn plates, burritos, tacos & daily specials. Try their Mondo special, Diablo enchilada burrito sauce and tiger prawn salad! 10:30a-8p. 510.799.7070. Also at 101 Park Pl, Pt. Richmond.  
13 Famiglia Italian Restaurant 812 San Pablo Ave, Pinole. 510.283.5971  
14 Flippys Café 240 Parker Ave, Rodeo: Fans rave that it is the best breakfast in town! Enjoy a Country Breakfast, French Toast or their famous Grilled Sourdough. Family-friendly. Senior Discount. Tu-Su 6a-2p.  510.799.4400  
15 Four Corners  Pizza & Pasta 628 2nd Ave, Crockett. 510.787.7203  
16 Four Fools Winery 13 Pacific Ave, Rodeo: Wine tasting overlooking the beautiful San Pablo Bay. Stunning sunsets! Bring a picnic! Event venue with full kitchen and band stand. Sa-Su 1p-6p & 3rd Thursday Food Truck Event Apr-Oct. 5:30p-8:30p. 510.978-9705  
17 Genki House Sushi  1581 Sycamore Ave #8, Hercules. 510.245.1581  
18 Happy Sashimi 2718 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole. 510.758.8881  
19 Happy Wok 677 Parker Ave, Rodeo: A local favorite. Mandarin cuisine. Laid back atmosphere, take out. M-F 11a-2:30p & 4:30p-8:30p; Sa 12-2:30 & 4:30-8. 510.799.1448  
20 Honeyhouse Cafe 2 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa: Spacious, bright and overlooking the hotel garden and the main street, the cafe offers a simple menu and a sunny, beautiful place to relax and chew the fat with your friends. Featuring Port Costa honey, strong coffee and baked goods. Sa & Su 8a-2p. 510.787.6795  
21 Hunan Villa 632 San Pablo Ave, Pinole. 510.724.1368  
22 Judy’s Place Café 1207 Pomona St, Crockett: Latin Fusion flavors including Fish Tacos & Pupusa. Also serves cheeseburgers & steak fries along with other American treats. Friendly staff. Family & dog friendly. M-F 11a-7p. 510.787.7768  
23 Jumping Spoon 1375 Sycamore Ave, Hercules: Korean Cuisine. Dinner entrées & appetizers are large and served family style for sharing w/free compliment of 11 side dishes including fried fish, Kimchi, macaroni salad, roasted seaweed, and fish cakes w/unlimited refills. Box lunches. M & W-Th 11a-9p; F & Sa 11a-10p; Su 12p-9p. HH Daily 5-7:30p. 510.417.2603  
24 Kinder’s Meats, Deli, BBQ 3600 San Pablo Ave #1, Hercules. 510.724.2332  
25 King Valley Tea House 795 Fernandez Ave, Pinole:  510.724.1668  
26 Leila by the Bay 1991 Railroad Ave, Hercules: Healthy, fresh (homemade from scratch) California cuisine, from Blackend Salmon to Shitake Mushroom Risotto, you’ll wish you could order everything! Full bar, draft beers, artisinal cocktails & wine menu. Bottomless Mimosa all day F-Su. Outdoor dining patio with romantic SF Bay view. M-F 11:30a-2:30p; HH 3:30p-5:30p; 4:30p-9p; Sa & Su 9-2:30; HH 4p-5:30p; 4p-9p. 510.741.5580  
27 Mazatlan Taqueria & Grill 844 Willow Ave #A11, Hercules. 510.799-3391  
28 Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt 1358 Fitzgerald Dr, Pinole: Frozen yogurt, freshly-made waffle cones, toppings (including boba and mochi). Real ingredients & healthy options. Pro-biotics. rBST free. Dole Pineapple Floats, Froyo Cakes, beverages. Fun kids play area w/chalkboard, fireplace, outdoor seating (heat lamps), Menchie selfie & hashtag screen. “We make you smile.” Winter hrs: M-Th 11a-9p; F-Sa 11a-10p; Su 12-9p; Summer hrs: Su 11a-10p; F-Sa 11a-11p. 510.223.7696  
29 Na Gu Na 2400 San Pablo Ave, Pinole: 510-283-5678  
30 Naan Stop Kabob 1511 Sycamore Ave #K, Hercules: Gyro and wraps, salads and Falafel, Tandoori, charcoal grilled Kabobs, combo plates, breads and Bakhlava. A father and son team serving up a legacy of homemade recipes in the Bay Area for 20 years. Using only the highest quality, zabiha Halal-certified meats. Vegan options. Daily 11a-9p. 510.948.8260  
31 The New Deli 624 San Pablo Ave, Pinole. 510.724.5335  
32 Pear Street Bistro 2395 San Pablo Ave, Pinole: California Cuisine restaurant and lounge. Lunch, breakfast and dinner. Brunch with endless mimosas! Featuring Lomo Saltado & Bistro Burger; Hand crafted cocktails from spirits personally hand selected from all over the world. Ask the mixologist for details! Check out Pear Street on KQED’s Check Please! Dancing – ask for their event calendar. M-W 11a-10p; Th 11a-11p; F/Sa 11a-12a; Lounge HH daily 3-7p (excludes holidays). 510.741.8875
33 Pinole Creek Café 2454 San Pablo Ave, Pinole. 510.724.1040  
34 Powder Keg Pub 2132 Railroad Ave, Hercules: Comfort pub food served by friendly staff in a small, relaxed environment. $1 oysters Monday and Thursday nights; Prime Rib Tuesdays; Daily Drink specials; and Sunday Brunch menu beginning at 9am. Kitchen hours M-Sa 11:30a-9p; Su 9-8p (Brunch 9a-3p); Bar open a little later! 510.724-7300  
35 Quickly 2434 San Pablo Ave, Pinole. 510.375.0979  
36 The Red Onion 2870 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole: Kick back & enjoy a burger or breakfast in this Best of the Bay awarded restaurant. 10% discount when you mention the Trail Guide! (excludes specials) Family & dog friendly. M-F 9a-10p; Sa/Su 8:30a-10p. 510.758.9462  
37 Ricky’s Corner 18 Parker Ave, Rodeo: Family owned & operated Italian & Traditional American. Try their customer favorite fried chicken; Adjoining full bar; casual and friendly. W-Sa 5p-9p;Su 4p-9p. 510.799.5222/bar 510.799.3311  
38 Ristorante Due Rose 1596 Fitzgerald Dr, Pinole. 510.223.5620  
39 Sabor Latino 17 2511 San Pablo Ave, Pinole. 510.283.5647  
40 Sharetea 3700 San Pablo Ave #2, Hercules: Sharetea is a quality boba shop with fresh ingredients and teas imported from Taiwan. Featuring a full selection of bubble tea products, including Fruit Teas, Milk Teas, Fresh Milk Teas, Ice Blended and Signature Series Mojitos! Adjust sweetness, ice levels and toppings to your personal taste. Local hangout for all ages! Catering available. Su-Th 11a-9p; F-Sa 11a-11p. 510-939-1401  
41 Sherry’s Kitchen 1473 Fitzgerald Dr, Pinole. 510.223.9467  
42 Starbread Bakery 3700 San Pablo Ave #4, Hercules: Home of the popular original Senorita Bread. Macarons. M-Th Daily Specials. M-Th 6a-9p; 6a-10p; Sa 7:30a-10p; Su 7:30a-9p. 510.741-0608  
43 Tachikawa 632 San Pablo Ave #E, Pinole. 510.964.0478  
44 Tandoor 2554 Appian Way, Pinole. 510.222.3663  
45 Thai Spice 2701 Pinole Valley Rd #B, Pinole. 510.669.9108  
46 Tutti Fruiti Frozen Yogurt  3700 San Pablo Ave #4, Hercules: Offering an array of flavors to meet the demands of any taste buds, including Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Halal Certified and No Added Sugar, and soy-based froyo options. M-Th 6a-9p; 6a-10p; Sa 7:30a-10p; Su 7:30a-9pm. 510.741-0608  
47 Uncle Chung’s Szechuan   2550 Appian Way, Pinole. 510.222.8881  
48 Warehouse Café & Bar  5 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa. 510.787.1827  
49 Won Thai Cuisine 844 Willow Ave #A1, Hercules. 510.799.6800  
50 Zaiqa Indian & Pakistani Cuisine 848 Willow Ave, Hercules: Offers delicious dining, banquet room, & takeout in a modern interpretation of classic dishes & only high quality fresh ingredients. Vegetarian options, Clay Oven Bread, Seafood, Tandoori & Curries. Su-Th 11a-9:30p, Lunch buffet 11a-4p; F/Sa 11a-10p; 510.313.0697  

 

WHERE TO STAY!

Burlington Hotel 2 Canyon Lake Dr., Port Costa: Quiet Victorian era hotel with
Lone Tree Lodge 13 Pacific Ave, Rodeo: Private deck & bath with a lovely, comfy

WHERE TO PLAY!

1 1314 = 9 1314 Pomona St, Crockett: Storefront gallery studio space with photography & sculpure exhibits. Check out the award-winners! Sa-Su 12-5p. 510.787.9876
2 AMF Bowling Alley  1580 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole. 510.724.9130
3 Alexander Park Rolph Ave & Pomona St, Crockett
4 Baron’s Boardwalk 5 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa. 510.331.7291
5 Bay Front Park 1 Tennent Ave, Pinole
6 Bella Galleria Di Valona 1225 Ceres St, Crockett: Find treasures at reasonable prices at this Art & Collectibles Gallery. Highlighting regional artists & craftspeople with an eclectic collection. Award winning paintings. Jewelry. Art Classes. Friendly, helpful teaching style. W-Sa 11a-4p. 510.787-9834
7 Carquinez Model Railroad Society 645 Loring Ave, Crockett. 510.787.6703
8 Carquinez Toy Train Museum 645B Loring Ave, Crockett. 925.228.7233
9 Compulsive Peddler 2 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa. 510.965.5941
10 Crockett Fiber Optics Art Studio 1322 Pomona St, Crockett: Classes in all things fiber arts, knitting, spinning, yarn, crochet, weaving, felting. 1-on-1 instruction by arrangement. Friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Th-Su 11a-5p. 510.455.9028
11 Crockett Historical Museum 900 Loring Ave, Crockett. 510.787.2178
12 Duck Pond Park 997 Sycamore Ave, Hercules
13 Epperson Gallery 1400 Pomona St, Crockett: Ceramic Arts Gallery showcasing exhibits of the works of well-known Bay Area and Northern California sculptors and potters. A big bright environment to enjoy the ceramic art of the region. Gallery also hosts workshops and events. Fun, friendly, educational. Founded in 1996. Located in historic downtown Crockett and home to 7 artist studios. F-Su 11a-5p. 510.787.2925
14 Fernandez Park  595 Tennent Ave, Pinole
15 Foxboro Park & Tennis Courts 1025 Canterberry, Hercules
16 Franklin Canyon Golf Course Hwy 4, Hercules: 18 Hole par 72 facility with a full size driving range & stocked pro shop. Canyon Grill and Tap House w/12 beers on tap. Event venue. 510.799.6191
17 Frog Pad Park 1000 Willit St, Hercules: Children’s playground; strolling path.
18 Funky Frog 702 2nd Ave, Crockett: Handmade Gifts including jewelry, baby gifts, crochet, t-shirts; carrying Crockett Souvenirs, Pepper Jelly, helium balloons. F-Sa 12p-6p; Su 12p-5p. 707.479.2427
19 Garden of Gems 668 Quinan St, Ste 100, Pinole: Diamond and gemstone, silver and gold jewelry in a friendly no-pressure environment. Jewelry repair, custom design. Family owned since 1998. Enjoy their curated gift store. W-Sa 10a-5p 510.741.5400
20 Hercules Dog Park 190 Turquoise Dr, Hercules
21 Karmart Wellness  2174 Railroad Ave, Hercules: Providing holistic, herbal, naturopathic specialties. High-quality, non-toxic, organic & natural specialty foods & beverages and ancillary products. Herbal teas and a decompression room. Daily 11-8. 925.480.7042
22 Le Fleur D Floral & Wedding Design 1375 Sycamore Ave, Ste 150-A, Hercules: Same day fresh flower delivery, Wedding & Events Consultant. M-F 10a-6p; Sa 10a-3p. 510.275.9529
23 Lefty Gomez Park 470 Parker Ave, Rodeo
24 Messy Nessies Studio 628 Second Ave, Crockett: Open Studio Arts and Crafts; Children’s & Adult’s Party Space; Artisan Workshops. Laid back & creative family friendly space w/caring staff. Lots of classes & workshops. Great place for birthday parties! Varied hours. Sa 12p-4p; Tu 10a-12a. 510.455.9014
25 Pinole Art Center Gallery 1360 Fitzgeral Dr, Pinole: Pinole Artisans provides an exciting forum to promote the arts, bring the art community together and host exhibits, talks & classes related to the arts. A welcoming, peaceful space features dynamic new shows by emerging & established local artists every 2 months. Variety of fine art, jewelry & crafts attracts a worldwide audience. Tu-Sa 11a-5p. 510.724.2008
26 Pinole Community Players 601Tennent Ave, Pinole
27 Pinole Dog Park 1263 Adobe Rd, Pinole
28 Port Costa Mercantile 17 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa: Hats, antiques, soda fountain & treasures waiting to be found. F & Sa 11a-9p; Su 11a-5p. 510.691.8038
29 Pinole Valley Park 1270 Adobe Rd, Pinole: Wooded creekside park featuring sports fields, a skateboarding area, a dog park & a playground.
30 Refugio Valley Park 1515 Refugio Valley Rd, Hercules. Playground, tennis courts.
31 Refugio Valley Tennis Courts 1324 Refugio Valley Rd, Hercules
32 Shoreline Park 1000 Tug Boat Ln, Hercules: playground along the Bay Trail.
33 Smiley Moon Yoga and Healing Arts 13 Pacific Ave, Rodeo: Yoga class for all levels taught in the Viniyoga tradition with focus on connecting the breath and movement. Individual lessons also available. Individual healing Reiki and Esoteric Healing sessions. Friendly and appropriate environment for all levels. Inclusive, respectful, go at your own pace. Registered Yoga Alliance instructor w/500 hr certification. Sa 10a-11:15a; private sessions as scheduled. 951.236.4321
34 Sugar City Pet Supply 1308 Pomona St, Crockett: Friendly pet supply shop for dog, cat & bird supplies. Handmade collar, leash & harness made to-order while you wait! Tu-Sa 10:30a-7p. 510.722.3084
35 Theatre of Dreams 11 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa. Assortment of whimsical, handcrafted decor items, wares & gifts. F-Su 11a-5p. 510.787.2164
36 The Trend Area 2352 San Pablo Ave, Suite B, Pinole. T-shirts, vintage collection, print on demand custom printing, consignment shop. Tu-Sa 12p-5p. 510.275.9412
37 Woodfield Park & Tennis Courts 1991 Lupine Rd, Hercules. 510.799.8291
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