Barnaby’s. You’ve Passed By Many Times. Should You Stop?

[UPDATED] Barnaby’s is no longer there.  It is now a Thai restaurant called “Thepmonggon Thai On The Bay.”

Barnaby'sYou’re driving on Sir Francis Drake on your way to the beaches of Point Reyes.  You pass through the town of Inverness and about a mile later, you see Barnaby’s on the water side.  It looks interesting, a restaurant right on the shores of Tomales Bay.  You think about stopping but you’re anxious to get to the beach.  On the way back, you’re tried and ready to get home.

This has happened to me many times.  But once I did stop.  And my assessment is almost exactly the assessment of a very thorough review of Barnaby’s in the Marin Independent Journal.  Here are some excerpts:

Barnaby’s has potential, but needs work … As a place to hang out and snack, Barnaby’s is great. I love the feel of it. Mostly big glass windows, plain sturdy wood walls and varnished wood floors, it reminds me of the type of seaside eatery found on Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard… there are dishes I would return for happily: the oysters, the Gentleman’s Toast, the Caesar salad and that delicious jaegerschnitzel.

I would stop at Barnaby’s again for its location and relaxed atmosphere.  But like the MIJ reviewer, I’d the food to be more consistent.