Best Sausalito View Restaurants 2016

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What are the Best Sausalito View Restaurants?

Here’s our personal 2015 list of the best dining views in Sausalito, followed by a complete listing of all View Restaurants.  Most people are looking for views of the Bay and San Francisco, and this is the basis for our rankings.

At the top of the page is a ranked list of our favorite view places. After that we have several other longer lists of view restaurants grouped by the specific kinds of views they offer.

Technically there are no restaurants with view of the ocean inside the town of Sausalito, since we’re located inside San Francisco Bay, though Murray Circle has views that are just inside the Golden Gate Bridge.

The New Kid on the Block in the Sausalito big-view restaurants list is Barrel House, which opened in summer, 2013 in the space previously occupied by Houlihan’s and then Water Street Grille.  After a major remodel it now offers one of the very top vistas in Sausalito.

We’re disregarding the cuisine and only rating the view from their typical tables so be sure to cross-check these places against our other restaurant lists.


Rank Name View Type
1 Spinnaker SF Skyline, Mt. Tam
2T Trident SF Skyline
2T Barrel House SF Skyline
4 Scoma’s Sausalito SF Skyline
5 Presidio Yacht Club Golden Gate Br, SF
6 Murray Circle / Farley Bar Golden Gate Br, SF
7T Il Piccolo Cafe SF Skyline
7T Fish Harbor & Bay
7T Le Garage Harbor & Bay
9T Venice Gourmet Deli Partial SF Skyline
9T Angelino Partial SF Skyline
10T Bar Bocce Harbor & Bay
10T Salito’s Crab House Harbor & Bay
10T Seafood Peddler Harbor & Bay


Traditional “Best Views In Sausalito” — Open Views of SF Bay

Barrel House  (American, Bay Views)

Il Piccolo Cafe  (Italian, Bay Views)

Presidio Yacht Club  (American, views of the City and the best overall views of Golden Gate Bridge)

Scoma’s Sausalito  (Seafood, Bay Views)

Spinnaker (Seafood, Bay iews)

Trident  (Seafood, Bay Views)


Partial Bay Views

Most of these restaurants have some tables with great views, but their orientation means we can’t classify the whole place in the same category with Full Bay Views.  Maybe it’s that they have only a few view tables, maybe they’re across the street from the water.  The best tables here, however, are often as good as the ones at the restaurants in the top section.

Angelino  (Italian, Some Bay Views) — Sidewalk seating across the street from the Bay

Bridgeway Cafe  (Breakfast & Lunch) — Sidewalk seating across the street from the Bay

Murray Circle and Farley Bar (American, Some Bay Views) — Great views from their front porch tables  and from some tables in Murray Circle.

Sausalito Bakery and Cafe  (Breakfast & Lunch) — Sidewalk seating across the street from the Bay

Venice Gourmet Deli  (Deli) — Sidewalk seating across the street from the Bay

Venice Pizzeria (was Giovanni’s)  (Pizza) — Sidewalk seating across the street from the Bay


Harbor Views 

We have friends who think that these are the best views in Sausalito.  These places are adjacent to harbors where sailboats and yachts are moored, so you see the boats in the foreground and the Bay in the background.  “Where would you sail in THAT one?”

Bar Bocce  (Italian, Casual, Harbor Views)

Fish  (Seafood, Casual, Harbor Views)

Le Garage  (French, Casual, Harbor Views)

Salito’s Crab House  (Seafood, Bay Views)

Seafood Peddler  (Seafood, Harbor Views)



Don’t see a name you remember?  Sadly, it may be on our List of Restaurants That Have Closed or Changed Their Names.