Restaurants Within Walking Distance of the Sausalito Ferry
A wide range of Sausalito restaurants lie within just a few blocks of the ferry pier in Sausalito, almost all of them on the main north-south street called Bridgeway.
Here are some of our favorites, and there are more choices you can discover just walking around the area. These restaurants are all located on or within one block of Bridgeway. Walk towards the hillside from the pier as you disembark and you'll reach Bridgeway. Turn left to go south towards the Bay, right to go north towards the laid-back Caledonia neighborhood.
Click on the restaurant name below to see links to its website and additional information.
Across from the Ferry Pier
This area is the heart of downtown Sausalito.
Copita (Mexican, sidewalk seating) New place from celebrity chef Joanne Weir.
Hamburgers (Dinner during the summer, Lunch only the rest of the year; $6.60 flame-grilled burgers) Famous little spot.
Lappert's Ice Cream (Ice Cream)
Poggio Trattoria (Italian, Sidewalk Seating) European style sidewalk dining.
Spinnaker Restaurant (Seafood, Views) Located on a pier across from and to the right (north) of the Ferry pier as you disembark. Follow the shoreline to your right as you leave the Ferry to reach the restaurant.
Two to Three Blocks South of the Ferry Pier
This southern portion of downtown Sausalito features striking views of San Francisco and Angel Island.
Angelino (Italian, Some Bay Views)
Trident (was Horizons) (Seafood, Bay Views) Currently closed for renovations. Historic 1960's and 70's restaurant where you can still see Janis Joplin's favorite table. Deck with great views hangs over the Bay in back.
Sausalito Bakery and Cafe (Breakfast & lunch only)
Scoma's Sausalito (Italian, Seafood, Bay Views)
Starbucks (Downtown Sausalito) (Coffee and snacks)
Venice Gourmet Deli (Deli, Bay Views) European style quality deli with small tables on the sidewalk that have million-dollar views. Most economical great-tasting big-view choice.
Two to Six Blocks North of the Ferry Pier
The Sausalito neighborhood called "Caledonia" just north of downtown is normally thought of as being "for local people, not visitors." This charming area is less crowded than downtown, especially during the summer and on holidays.
Arawan Thai (Thai)
DiVino (Italian, Music) Music most nights.
Cibo (Italian, Breakfast & Lunch) European-style menu, outdoor and indoor seating.
Fast Food Francaise (French, Lunch and Dinner) "F3" combines classic American comfort food with French style and technique
Lighthouse Cafe (Breakfast & Lunch only) Breakfast and lunch standout, Danish speacialty dishes
Rossetti Pizzeria (Italian) Also has fabulous lasagne.
Salito's Crab House (was Paradise Bay) (American, Bay Views) Great deck in back by the water.
Salsalito Taco Shop (Mexican)
Sartaj India Cafe (Indian)
Sausalito Gourmet Deli (Deli)
Sushi Ran (Sushi)
Sweet Ginger (Japanese)
Taste of Rome (Italian, Coffee Shop)
Thai Terrace (Thai)
Wellington's Wine Bar (Wine Bar with Salads, Panini) Opens at 3:00.
Willing to take a longer walk or a taxi ride to explore more great restaurants? Our complete list of restaurants by neighborhood is here.