A wide range of Sausalito restaurants can be found within easy walking distance of the ferry pier in Sausalito.
Here are some of our favorites, and there are more choices you can discover just walking around the area. Walk towards the hillside from the ferry pier as you disembark and you'll reach Bridgeway, the main street in Sausalito. 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; organic 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.
Barrel House (American, sweeping bay views) This newly-opened place has great architecture and ambiance to go with the views.
Angelino (Italian, Some Bay Views)
Trident (was Horizons) (Seafood, Bay Views) 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)
Cibo (Italian, Breakfast & Lunch) European-style menu, outdoor and indoor seating.
DiVino (Italian, Music) Music most nights.
Fast Food Francais (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
Salito's Crab House (American, Bay Views) Great deck in back by the water.
Sartaj India Cafe (Indian)
Sausalito Gourmet Deli (Deli)
Seafood Peddler (Seafood, also have a small seafood market)
Sushi Ran (Sushi) Popular place that draws diners from across the Bay Area
Taste of Rome (Coffee Shop)
Wellington's Wine Bar (Wine Bar with Salads, Panini) Opens at 3:00, great spot for an afternoon glass of wine and a snack.
Willing to take a longer walk or a taxi ride to explore more great restaurants? Our complete list of restaurants by neighborhood is here.