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.
|7||9|| Le Garage
|11||11|| Barrel House
|15||17||Presidio Yacht Club||91||87||American|
|20||21|| The Spinnaker
|20||21||Salito’s Crab House||86||83||Seafood|
|20||30||Taste of Rome||86||81||Italian|
|24||21||Taste of Himalayas||84||83||Himalayan|
|24||28||Fast Food Francais||84||82||French|
|29||30||BBQ N Curry House||83||81||Indian|
|See below for additional restaurants|
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.
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:
* 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.