Autumn, 2016 — What are the best restaurants in Sausalito? Twice each year we survey a wide range of blogs, travel sites, ratings sites and online forums, then create this ranking of Sausalito restaurants. You can click here for How to Read our Restaurant Charts, and we have a separate page for Sausalito’s Best Cafes, Deli’s and Diners.
Scores are more important than rank on these charts, since many restaurants are tied with others on the list and a restaurant may rise or fall by five to ten slots based on “the curve” and a small score change. Assume that restaurants that are grouped together within a few points on the survey are offering experiences of similar quality, and don’t worry about small score differences.
|7||14|| Kitti’s Place
|10||8|| Bar Bocce
|11||8||Pelican Inn**||92||92||411||English & Pub|
|11||12|| Barrel House
|17||21||Presidio Yacht Club||86||83||41||American|
|17||29|| Tommy’s Wok
|17||16|| Osteria Divino
|17||16|| Salito’s Crab House
|17||22|| Taste of Rome
|22||16|| The Spinnaker
|22||22|| Taste of Himalayas
|22||16|| The Trident
|25||22|| Farley Bar
|25||29|| Thai Terrace
|25||29|| Fast Food Francais
|30||22|| BBQ N Curry House
|See below for additional restaurants|
You can also check out our list of Sausalito’s Best Cafes, Deli’s and Diners.
For Perspective: When we started this list in 2008 the top restaurant got a 100 rating on the “curve”, and restaurant #30 scored a 60. Today the #30 position on the list earns a score of 81 using similar methods, a score that would have ranked in the #14 position in 2008! Quite simply, the Great Recession offered restaurants two choices: improve or die. Every restaurant on the list above rates as being at least “Good” on any standard scale, which was not true in 2008 before the Recession.
The following restaurants either did not make the Top 30, or we did not have sufficient data to rank them:
— Arawan Thai (Closed for Remodel for last year but about to re-open)
— Burger King
— Joinery (Not Yet Open)
— Panda Express
— Sartaj India Cafe (Sold & Being Remodeled as Sartaj by Lotus)
— Thai Noodle House (New)
* Buckeye Roadhouse is near the Sausalito on / off ramp on southbound Highway 101 but has a Mill Valley address just beyond the Sausalito border. Since many visitors think of it as being in Sausalito we include it here. If you prefer a list restricted to zip code 94965 then subtract one slot from all the rankings below it.
** Pelican Inn is located in Muir Beach, which is over the hill from Sausalito but is part of our 94965 zip code. We added coverage of Muir Beach as part of our 94965 area in 2014.
You can click here to see How to Read our Restaurant Charts. The leading restaurant on our list will always receive a score of 100, and all other restaurants will be scored on that curve.