27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920 (See Map Below)
Note: Some sites refer to Tiburon as Belvedere-Tiburon, CA
Neighborhood: Downtown Tiburon. Website is here, and you can click on the Menu tab at the top of the page to see current menus. Limited street parking two blocks away on Tiburon Blvd. Hourly lot is across the street and a few steps to the south. Less expensive ferry parking lots are 4-6 blocks away.
|#3 on the OurSausalito.com Best Dinner and Lunch Restaurants in Tiburon List for Summer, 2017|
Sam’s Anchor Cafe
Sam’s is a Bay Area institution that draws Tiburon locals, residents from all over the region and people on vacation from all over the world. It’s located in the heart of Main St. in downtown Tiburon, just one block from the Angel Island Ferry pier and from the Tiburon Ferry Pier. Be prepared to wait if you come for lunch on the weekend during the warm weather months, especially if you want to sit out on the deck. Nevertheless, the food is excellent, unlike some Bay Area view restaurants.
Insiders Tip: Worried about the fog? You can check out the webcam that looks across Sam’s back deck.
This is a big, bustling place and different parts of Sam’s have different personalities:
There are two different dining rooms, which offer white-tablecloth indoor dining with big windows that bring in lots of light and look out towards the Bay.
The large open-air back deck is a draw across all of the Bay Area with its views of the yacht harbor and the San Francisco skyline. On sunny weekends the place is packed with a mix of locals and visitors. The last time we ate there our server, Chris, made us feel welcome and he was always available, yet he did not interrupt us all the time. That’s an easy balance to describe but a hard one to master, especially when every table is full.
Finally, the front entrance contains the bar, which serves a classy variety of wine, cocktails and beers… but when you first walk in there’s definitely a dive bar thing going on. Of course, on weekends the bar can be just as full as the back deck!
If the bar is not your destination just keep walking and you’ll reach the indoor host station, and keep walking farther and you’ll reach the back deck host station!