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Best Sausalito Dinner (and Lunch!) Restaurants 2021


Sausalito Dinner Restaurants Offering Take-Out and Curbside Pickup

Some smaller Sausalito dinner restaurants have only reopened to offer service on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as pandemic restrictions have eased, or they may only be offering takeout. They will go back to more normal hours soon, but for now it’s good to call ahead to make sure the place you plan to go is open.

What are the best Sausalito dinner restaurants? Each year we survey a wide range of blogs, travel sites, ratings sites and online forums, then create this ranking of Sausalito dinner spots, many of which also serve lunch. Click here for our page for Sausalito’s Best Lunch Cafes, Deli’s and Diners.
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Rank Restaurant Name Score Cuisine
Now Last Now Last
1 2  Sushi Ran 100 98   Japanese
2 4  Scoma’s 99 93   Seafood
3 1  Sandrino 98 100   Italian
4 3  Buckeye Roadhouse* 97 97   American
4 11  Avatar’s 97 89   Indian-Mex
6 4  Poggio Trattoria 95 93   Italian
7 6  Fish 94 92   Seafood
7 16  Saylor’s 94 88   Mexican
7 9  Le Garage
94 90   French
7 9  Bar Bocce 94 90   Italian
11 7  Copita 92 91   Mexican
11 x  ThaiTanic 92 x   Thai
11 11  Barrel House
92 89   American
11 11  Kitti’s Place 92 89   Pan-Asian
15 17  Presidio Yacht Club 91 87   American
16 21  The Trident 89 83   American
16 18  Osteria Divino 89 85   Italian
18 11  Murray Circle 88 89   American
19 7  Joinery 
87 91   Brew House
20 21  The Spinnaker
86 83   Seafood
20 21  Salito’s Crab House 86 83   Seafood
20 30  Taste of Rome 86 81   Italian
23 21  Farley Bar 85 83   American
24 19  Pelican Inn** 84 84   British
24 21  Taste of Himalayas 84 83   Himalayan
24 21  Aurora 84 83   Italian
24 28  Fast Food Francais 84 82   French
24 21  Seafood Peddler 84 83   Seafood
29 19  Tommy’s Wok 83 84   Chinese
29 30  BBQ N Curry House 83 81   Indian
See below for additional restaurants

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Scores are more important than rank on these Sausalito Dinner Restaurant charts, since many places are tied with others on the list and a Sausalito dinner 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.

For Perspective:  When we started this list in 2008 the top Sausalito dinner 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 83 using similar methods, a score that would have ranked in the #12 position in 2008! Quite simply, the Great Recession and the COVID-19 Pandemic offered Sausalito dinner restaurants two choices: focus on the quality of the dining experience 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.

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The following Sausalito dinner restaurants either did not make the Top 30, were not yet open, were closed for remodeling for a significant period, or we did not have sufficient data to rank them:

—  Angelino

—  Arawan Thai

—  Dario’s Pizza

—  Feng Nian

—  Ondine

—  Panda Express

—  Sartaj of India Cafe

—  Sausalito Seahorse

—  Sweet Ginger

* 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 a Sausalito dinner restaurant 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.

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.

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