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Sam's Anchor Cafe

27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2507
+1 415-435-4527
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Ranked #6 of 24 Restaurants in Tiburon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Ballwin, Missouri, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went to sam's with a local friend and enjoyed the place. It was a beautiful day and all the outside seating was taken so we had to sit inside. The service was very good and the food was good, too. It is a pricy place though, three eggs benidict and two glasses of wine and one coke came to... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Tiburon. What a quaint seaside town! We stopped here to do some shopping and popped into Sam's. With the weather so pleasant - you could actually enjoy a deck/patio table - we sat out on the deck. That is when the waitress was telling us that this cafe is one of the only cafes in the area that you can... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I went in and took my food to go. The food was delicious but a bit pricey. I had a grilled tuna sandwich (outstanding), Crab Cakes, and Clam chowder for about $53.

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

I'm glad to hear that the Tuna Sandwich got an outstanding grade in your book. Thanks for taking a moment to let me know what you enjoyed most. I appreciate your feedback about our pricing, too. Please know that we do our best to keep things fairly priced. That said, I've always felt that the quality ingredients we use are... More

paris
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A clear, warm morning on the bay, topped by fresh fish on Sam's terrace. Perfect. This must be THE place to go in Tiburon, as it was packed.

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

It makes my day to hear that we're a must visit for you. Thanks so much for sharing the love with us. We can't wait to see you again the next time you're in the Bay Area! Warm regards, Brian, Co-Owner More

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a fun place!! Views, boats, very good food and drink. A happy place with service to match. Great outdoor spot. Enjoy

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

Got to love a drink with a view. Thanks for leaving your kudos for us. We look forward to seeing you back on the deck again soon. All the best, Brian, Co-Owner More

Woodstock, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ok so I read on this site to visit SAMs cafe. Food not good,service poor. Will never have to go back yuck!!!!!!

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

We'd never want any of those things to keep you from enjoying our delicious food and view. I'd like to invite you back so we could have a chance to show you what we're all about. What do you say? All the best, Brian, Co-Owner More

Tiburon, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sam's is a fun place to see and be seen with great views of the City. The food, on the other hand is just okay.

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

While it's great to hear that the view is always fantastic for you, I wish you could say the same about the food you've tried when you stop in. We'd love a chance to make a better impression! I hope you'll stop back and let us know how we could kick things up a notch for you. All the best,... More

Tiburon, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We live nearby and have been here thousand of times. This place is always fun, but really gets going when the weather warms up. If you are looking for a fun time this place is just jammed with locals and tourists really having a great time! Take a ferry over from SF and you get a beautiful boat ride with... More

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

I always love hearing from our regulars who've been joining us on the deck for sunny weekends as long as they can remember. Thanks for taking a moment to write such a glowing review for us, Bethany! We've always got a few of your favorites waiting with your name on 'em. 'Til next time, Brian, Co-Owner More

Coulsdon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On our first trip to San Fran we cycled over the GoldenGate bridge and on a friends recommendation ( from over 15 years ago) we decided to go the extra few miles past Sausalito to Tiburon and have lunch at Sam`s. And it really was worth going those extra miles. Admittedly, we were lucky in that we arrived there at... More

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

I'm glad you decided to bike those few extra miles to get to us! Thanks for taking the time to share such a glowing review with us, too. We look forward to seeing you back again for a hopefully cooler afternoon. We've always got a plate of seafood and a cold one with your name on it! 'Til next time,... More

Minneapolis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited Sam's on a suggestion on our last day in the City. We enjoyed our crab and cheese omelets, crab cake eggs Benedict and the salmon hash. We sat on the patio right next to the marina which was fun for us since we're land bound in Minnesota. There's a cool view of Angel Island, Alcatraz and downtown San Fran.... More

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

I'm so glad you found us just in time to spend your last day in the city on our patio. Thanks for taking a moment to share your kudos! We hope to see you again the next time you're in the Bay Area -- we've always got a mimosa with your name on it. Warm regards. Brian, Co-Owner More

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