817 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965 (See Map Below)
Neighborhood: Downtown Sausalito (Ferry Pier). No website. Metered street parking and city lots nearby.
Fish and Chips Sausalito
Chef Isaac Lappert spent time revamping the menu at Fish and Chips Sausalito a few years ago, and within a couple of weeks we got a tip from a friend that he had made a number of big changes that were worth checking out. We stopped by for lunch, and our friend was right: what was previously a fast food place now has a cafe-style menu with a darn nice Lappert’s ice cream counter.
We’ve eaten here occasionally for years because the fish and chips were tasty and good value for the money, and these changes make it a more frequent stop on our lunch wanderings. On my latest visit I was happy to see that the fish and chips serving is still two large pieces — the same serving you’d pay far more for at other restaurants in town), were lightly breaded and tasty. The fries (I mean chips!) were also a nice texture, not greasy, and a generous serving. If you’re both looking for a light meal the dish is worthy of being split by two people.
Isaac has now bought his own place north of Sausalito (sounds like they have polar bears there, huh?) but the new menu he installed here remains, as do other improvements. Tacos and and a chicken avocado sandwich grace the menu, as well as a variety of hamburgers and cheeseburgers.
We like these stories where a chef who’s born and raised in the area makes a lasting difference.
Something else that people should know about Fish and Chips Sausalito? Should Michael Lappert join forces with Ben and Jerry to design a new ice cream called Phish and Chips to serve at the Fish and Chips Sausalito ice cream counter? Disagree with any of our suggestions? Please let us know!