Side Street Kitchen Point Reyes

West Marin restaurant serves rotisserie and other Mod-Am comfort food.

The owner of the Station House Cafe, a Point Reyes Station staple for more than four decades,  reconceived the former Pine Cone Diner, creating a snappy, upbeat space for Modern American comfort food. The Side Street Kitchen menu revolves, literally, around the high-tech knob-laden rotisserie, which churns out free-range whole chickens and juicy tri-tip.

Rotisserie chicken is a Side Street Kitchen specialty.

If it’s midday and you’re not overly hungry, you can nosh on small bites that might include mac and cheese, chicken liver pâté, and smoked trout. Pork-belly BLT and tri-tip sandwiches make good lunchtime and early dinner choices (the restaurant closes at 6 pm). Heirloom beans go into the hearty take on cassoulet, available with or without bratwurst. 

Snappy interior at Side Street Kitchen.

Side Street Kitchen Hot Tips

The deal at Side Street Kitchen is the roasted free-range chicken, which two or more diners can share. A whole chicken comes with three sauces (salsa verde, chimichurri, and curried yogurt) on the side (choice of one for half). The weekday family special meal, served between 3 and 5 pm to go or eat in, includes a whole chicken, roasted potatoes, and a salad.

When it’s sunny outside, the front patio’s often full.


60 4th St., Point Reyes Station 94956


Side Street Kitchen appears in Marin County Great Hikes Abbotts Lagoon and Tule Elk Preserve.

This story first appeared online in 2017; it was most recently updated in 2024.

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