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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 267
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    Very good
  • 84
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  • 44
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  • 26
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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
Great views of San Francisco and The Bay!

Even though the building needs some upgrading the food, drinks and views are well worth a visit. The quesadilla they serve as bar food is enough for a meal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Kris132
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Kenwood, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
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Kenwood, California
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166 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Even though the building needs some upgrading the food, drinks and views are well worth a visit. The quesadilla they serve as bar food is enough for a meal!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Hard to believe this place is not rated #1. Found it quite by accident and decided to stop and have lunch. View from dining room is the very best. You are right in the bay looking across to San Francisco. We were promptly greeted and given the only window table open. However, any table gives you great views. Server promptly... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You cannot beat the view from this restauant. One of the few restaurants open later for dinner.mwait service is excellent. Menu is varied and affordable.

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Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lunch was great. Two of our party had the seafood Cobb salad and one had seafood stew. Everything was delicious and nicely served. The wine pairing was delicious. The atmosphere was perfect jutting out into the bay on three sides.

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

It sounds like you had a heavenly experience! I'm glad that you all had such a great lunch -- that Cobb Salad is an excellent choice! I hope to see you all back for more. Yours, Jeff - General Manager More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We came to the Spinnaker without reservations and they were able to accommodate us. Though the service was very slow at first (it took about a good 5 minutes for someone to take our order), it eventually picked up. The food is pretty good and the fish tastes fresh. We had the special of the day which was halibut. It... More 

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

I'm disappointed to hear that the service was slow for you at first, but it's great to hear that your experience picked up a lot. Excellent choice on that halibut! It sounds like you ended up having a great time as well. I hope to see you back soon for more great views! Yours, Jeff - General Manager More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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629 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

When in Sausalito, enjoy lunch overlooking the water with great service and quality food. Free valet parking and wonderful sour dough bread.

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

Excellent advice! I'm happy that you loved the view, the salad, and the sour dough. If you're ever in town again, I hope that this means that we get to see you again! Hope to see you back, Jeff - General Manager More 

London
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Whilst visiting from London we were very fortunate to visit this restaurant having had a delicious meal here with eighteen members of my wonderful family. The service was amazing and both waiters were very attentive, considering we were such a large group. The food was of a very high standard and the menu caters for all ages and palates. (... More 

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

Teresa, I can't tell you how wonderful it is to hear that we were a part of such a great memory for you -- I'm honored! It's great to know that you and your family had a good time here. I know that you were visiting from afar, and I hope that the rest of your time in this city... More 

Highgate Center, Vermont
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food is excellent, but the desert of chocolate mousse is out of this world. I highly recommend asking for a table by the window. You might want to call for reservations. A great place to bring someone on a special date, or celebration.

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

I'm so glad to hear that we're you're favorite spot for those special occasions, and I'm honored that we get to celebrate them with you. Here's to all of the great memories and chocolate mousse to come! Yours, Jeff - General Manager More 

Sonoma, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been going to the Spinnaker for at least 40 years. It was always the place to go for a special day or just a view of the bay. I was there today for my birthday celebration. It was not the Spinnakers I have been used to. The waitress was cold and inattentive (she said she had been there... More 

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

First, I want to say -- thank you for your support over the last 40 years. I really appreciate this feedback, and I really wish that we could've made your birthday celebration more memorable for you. You should never receive food like that, and I'm so sorry that you had that experience with your egg. We expect much higher things... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

To celebrate our 20th anniversary we traveled to Sausalito and experienced a fantastic dining experience at The Spinnaker. The sea food was top notch and cooked to perfection. The service started by providing a window table overlooking the bay, continued by providing excellent suggestions and advice on that nights menu. After a long day of travel The Spinnaker was just... More 

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

It's so wonderful to hear that you had a phenomenal time here! I'm so happy that we could help make your 20th anniversary even more memorable. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the celebration! Congratulations on 20 years! Jeff - General Manager 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: Romantic, Scenic view, Doing business

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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