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Sam's Anchor Cafe

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27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2507
+1 415-435-4527
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9:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Sat 9:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Sam’s Anchor Café is a favorite waterfront restaurant on San Francisco Bay....
Sam’s Anchor Café is a favorite waterfront restaurant on San Francisco Bay. Located in the charming town of Tiburon, we serve delicious American/Seafood cuisine in a fun atmosphere with breathtaking views.
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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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 in a superb location

The best thing of this restaurant is the location: right on the water in Tiburon, a nice & cozy town outside of San Francisco. It has superb views over the bay to San Francisco and a great patio, which I'm sure is always packed in summers. Also the service is impeccable: very attentive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Eippa
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best thing of this restaurant is the location: right on the water in Tiburon, a nice & cozy town outside of San Francisco. It has superb views over the bay to San Francisco and a great patio, which I'm sure is always packed in summers. Also the service is impeccable: very attentive and friendly. The food is also nice,... More 

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Thank Eippa
Weatherford, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a nice outside deck overlooking the marina. We took our kids who loved it. I had a shrimp dish with kale, quinoa & pesto, it was delicious.

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Thank LisaPete7
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As you can see by the other reviews, this is the place to go! Been there several times and it's always enjoyable time. All the food is excellent. You can't go wrong. However you have to have the Crab cakes which are a little expensive ($17 for two) but soooooo good. Also the Cioppino with Toasted Garlic / Goat Cheese... More 

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Thank Frank M
Brian W, Owner at Sam's Anchor Cafe, responded to this review

Frank, thanks for the fantastic feedback -- I'm absolutely thrilled you enjoy our spot so much! We appreciate the support, and would like to say a big thank you for spending some time here. Hope we can look forward to seeing you again soon -- take care! -Brian, Co-Owner More 

Palatine, Illinois
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of driving the sites - we stopped for some 'bites' ... the mussels were super, as were the warm olives & truffle French Fries. My friend enjoyed the crab cakes and they offer several local brews. Service was excellent - friendly & always smiling.

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Thank SusanStar88
Brian W, Owner at Sam's Anchor Cafe, responded to this review

We're happy you had such a fantastic experience here, Susan, and thanks for the kind words. Hope we can look forward to seeing you back soon -- take care! Warmly, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch had the clam chowder with truffle fries and the famous sour dough bread. Lovely place drop in amazing food and area

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Thank Tania T
Brian W, Owner at Sam's Anchor Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to hear you went with one of our signature dishes, Tania! I'm thrilled you were able to stop in and check us out, and we hope you'll keep us in mind if you ever find yourself back in Tiburon. Take care! Warmly, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Lincoln, California
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We enjoyed a nice dinner here. Not too crowded, yet it was loud inside. Food was very good. We did have a problem getting drinks refilled but they apologized when we had to call them over. We enjoyed our dinner overall,

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Thank trvlcrazy9
Brian W, Owner at Sam's Anchor Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your dinner, and sorry about that delay with the drink refills. We're usually on top of that kind of stuff, and we're glad your server took great care of you once she was made aware. Thanks for stopping in! Warmly, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Southern California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Always fun to go to Sam's although I'd rather be there on the deck on a sunny day instead of a chilly weekday night.

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Thank mrchow01
Brian W, Owner at Sam's Anchor Cafe, responded to this review

Happy to hear you always have fun here! Sorry you were disappointed in the weather, but hopefully you've been back to enjoy one of those sunny days on our deck since. Take care! Warmly, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We drove up from San Jose to show our son the sights of the city of San Francisco. We drove across the Golden Gate Bridge and decided to show him the quaint town of Tiburon. A must stop is Sam's Anchor Cafe. We have enjoyed this spot for many years whenever we visit. Just sitting on the deck with the... More 

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Thank Craftychick063
Brian W, Owner at Sam's Anchor Cafe, responded to this review

Honored you think we're a "must stop" in Tiburon! Your compliments are greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for the stars and come back again soon. Take care, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Haverhill, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

After viewing the Golden Gate Bridge our friends too us across the bridge to a small city called Tiburon. Their favourite restaurant is floating in the bay and is surrounded by boats with great views across the bay of San Francisco's skyline. The food was excellent if you like seafood but I stuck to traditional English fish and chips. It... More 

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Thank GerryLFC
Brian W, Owner at Sam's Anchor Cafe, responded to this review

Glad we could offer you some great views, and a great time, Gerry! Thanks for making us a stop after your trip to the Golden Gate Bridge, and I hope if you ever find yourself in our neck of the woods, you'll stop in and say hi. Take care! Warmly, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Tiburon, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Most people in The Bay Area know Sam's got the great deck with awesome views of the Bay and city. I go there for the bar scene. Great bar tenders with good food and excellent people watching. Go there late in the evening and there may be some dancing to the juke box!

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Thank George R
Brian W, Owner at Sam's Anchor Cafe, responded to this review

George, feel free to dance to our jukebox any time of day! I'm glad you've been soaking up the sun on our deck and enjoying some of our menu creations. It's also nice to hear our bartenders have been pouring you some good drinks. We're happy to have you as a part of the Sam's crew, and I hope we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Tiburon
  • Phone Number: +1 415-435-4527

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Sam’s Anchor Café is a favorite waterfront restaurant on San Francisco Bay. Located in the charming town of Tiburon, we serve delicious American/Seafood cuisine in a fun atmosphere with breathtaking views.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?