It's Summertime on the patio

Come enjoy our tropical oasis!
What's New
JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR & SANGRIA SUNDAYS!

$3 tapas & sangria specials in the bar, Tues.-Fri. 5-6 pm
SUNDAYS - $3 off pitchers and $3 glass
BREAD PUDDING FEATURED IN MARIN MAGAZINE

Readers Poll selects our dessert as a favorite sweet indulgence
OWNER/CHEF BILL HIGGINS SHOWS HOW TO MAKE FISH TACOS!

Link to San Rafael Patch article and video

Whipper Snapper is a fun, vibrant San Rafael restaurant located on 4th Street at "G" in the West End Village. We're here to brighten up your days with California-Caribbean cuisine that blends Latin American flavors with local farm fresh ingredients.

Owner/Chef Bill Higgins is serving delicious tapas, reasonably priced organic entrèes and vegetarian daily specials in a space that will knock your socks off. He's a one-of-a-kind, wild guy that operates without borders (so expect a few surprises).

Come relax and meet your neighbors and friends over a glass of homemade Sangria at the bar, or bring a group and share dishes at a large table. Menu choices range from fish tacos to plantains to the best-roasted potatoes around. Our friendly, upbeat staff will ensure that you have a good time and you'll find yourself coming back again and again. Enjoy the back patio - it's a tropical oasis!

Whipper Snapper is proud to be a certified-green business that uses natural and organic ingredients, biodegradable to-go containers and other sustainable business practices. Open for lunch and dinner, the festive fare is great for parties, catering and carryout.

Award-winning resident artist, Patrick Maloney, has filled the space with his Whipper Snapper-inspired creations made from recycled materials. Two larger-than-life wood sculptures and a mosaic were created in collaboration with local youth. Come experience the hand-wrapped people and imaginative lighting sconces-you have to see it to believe it!

Don't have time to stay? Take the show on the road-our entire menu is available for carryout.


Our popular fish tacos and
homemade red sangria

Photo Credit: James Hall Photography




Photo Credit: Lisa Farrer Photography