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The Spinnaker

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100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965 (Anchor Street)
Golden Gate Transit Bus: 50, 20; Golden Gate Ferry: Red & White Fleet, Blue & Gold
415-332-1500
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Spinnaker is located on the Sausalito waterfront offering panoramic...
The Spinnaker is located on the Sausalito waterfront offering panoramic views of San Francisco, Angel Island, the East Bay and Belvedere. They serve an impressive menu with fresh seafood and a fine wine selection.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food ...spectacular view!

This is a busy place that lives up to its reputation. The wait staff are experienced and delightful. The food staple is the freshest seafood. Don't miss it if you're in Sausalito.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Orlando, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a busy place that lives up to its reputation. The wait staff are experienced and delightful. The food staple is the freshest seafood. Don't miss it if you're in Sausalito.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Service iffey. Host generally busy. Foreigners stand around waiting for ANY greeting. Some staff not people friendly. Food average to good. View out of windows of cocktail area is littered beach. Rusted paint cans , soda & water bottles , etc. Would take 30 mins to pick up. ( maybe this is environmentally restricted area) Trash has been there at... More 

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walnut grove, ca
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We took our grandson (8) on a Sausalito weekend to the Marine Mammal Center and over to San Francisco. We had a late brunch/lunch at the Spinnaker. We had reservations and CLARE graciously seated us at a window when I requested it. My grandson is accustomed to eating in fine restaurants and is very well behaved. He ordered pasta with... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The view can't be beat! Our large group enjoyed the window table. Food was good as was service. Prices were to be expected. I chose the special and went with the waiters recommendation and wasn't disappointed. A close walk to catch the ferry back to San Francisco was so convenient. All that is needed is a interior facelift. The interior... More 

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

Thanks for your honest feedback about our interior, Jane. While our goal is to whisk everyone away to an older time, it's also important that everyone has a great time. I'll show this to my staff so we can see what to do. Until then, we all look forward to sharing more of this great view with you and your... More 

San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Spinnaker is the sort of waterside restaurant you take an out-of-towner because of the view. The food was average to pretty good, however the old, old interior makes it feel a bit like the dining room of a Senior Center. The view, however, is the magic. I had a Crab Louie which would be hard to mess up and I'm... More 

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you and your guest didn't enjoy the interior or the food, Rosie. Our goal is to wisp everyone away to an older time, but I'll definitely show this to my staff to see if there's anything we can do to make updates. I hope that you give us another chance to show you that the... More 

San Francisco, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice restaurant, right on the waterfront. Beautiful location and nice atmosphere. But only 3 points for two reasons. First, the food is average; not bad, but given the setting it feels like the food should be better. And second, there's ample parking, but they force customers to use and pay for a valet; I found that unnecessary borderline distasteful.

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

We're sorry that you feel that way about our valet service, Carlos. Our valet is for the benefit of our guests -- we just want them to take things easy and enjoy every single aspect about being here. I hope that you give us another chance to show you that relaxing atmosphere. Best, Jeff - General Manager More 

London
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175 reviews 175 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I hate writing poor reviews. But on our visit to San Francisco I could easily have given ten star reviews to every restaurant we had visited until this one. The views from the restaurants are wonderful as you can see Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you like wildlife you can observe Pelicans fishing and seals swimming by which... More 

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

We want you to feel like the food lives up to the view, so I can't tell you how disappointing it is to hear that you didn't enjoy your meal, Jean. Can you let me know which appetizers and entrees you ordered so that I can look into the preparation and discuss this further with our chef. I know that... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

When you are tired of the overpriced restaurants at San Francisco´s Fisherman´s Wharf and want to eat in a pleasant atmosphere, enjoying a beautiful view of San Francisco - cross the Golden Gate Bridge and have your meal at THE SPINNACKER in Sausalito. The restaurant also belongs to the more expensive restaurants but here you get for your money what... More 

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

I understand the importance of getting the most out of your money, so it's exciting that you felt like the Piña Colada, chowder, and pasta all held up! Thanks for recommending us -- I hope that you got to take in that beautiful view. Hope to see you again, Jeff - General Manager More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lovely restaurant by the sea, I had lunch at The Spinnaker right after getting married at the City Hall in SF. Great memories! Nice food, very good service.

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

Congrats on your wedding, Trish! It's such an honor to be a part of your special day. I can't wait to see you back here for more great memories! Best, Jeff - General Manager More 

Petaluma, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Had the special, Sole (Lemon Piccata) melted in my mouth...fresh veggies cooked to perfection. Very, Very good meal, and excellent service both in the bar and dining room. We will go back!! This place is somewhat neglected...as far as the atmosphere, you have a beautiful view of the bay, but you will see some trash, not sure why someone doesn't... More 

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Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

Hearing that the Sole and the veggies were like the epitome of perfection to you really made my day. Thanks for the feedback about the decor -- we're definitely always striving to improve, so we definitely plan on letting our staff know and implementing this in the best way possible. Can't wait to see you back! Best. Jeff - General... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965
    (Anchor Street)
  • Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit Bus: 50, 20; Golden Gate Ferry: Red & White Fleet, Blue & Gold
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
  • Phone Number: 415-332-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

The Spinnaker is located on the Sausalito waterfront offering panoramic views of San Francisco, Angel Island, the East Bay and Belvedere. They serve an impressive menu with fresh seafood and a fine wine selection.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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