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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 23 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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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A friend and i ate at Sam's Anchor Cafe after cycling from San Francisco to Tiburon. Tiburon is a lovely little town right on the water. I went for the Dungeness Crab Salad Sandwich which was massive, delicious and great value. Service was excellent. We sat inside as outside was very busy but be wary of seagulls if you sit... More

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Vallejo, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We had the artichoke appetizer which was a little disappointing...looked good though. My wife had the fish n chips..better than average. I had the crab sandwich which as very good. Great location as it is located right on the bay...we enjoyed our lunch outside on the patio. Excellant time spent overall.

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Denver, Colorado
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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Driving into the Tiburon,CA , I see all of the banners commemorating their 50th anniversary as a town. Yea, I have been coming to Sam's for 60 years and it has not changed that much other than a much larger deck . The food is still very good and sitting on the deck and looking at the bay and all... More

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

Thanks for coming to see us all these years, Thomas! Sorry about those pesky seagulls, though -- we refuse to serve them because they don't have any money, so sometimes they choose to take it out on our actual customers. We appreciate you putting up with 'em, and we're looking forward to seeing you next time you're in town! 'Til... More

Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On our way back to the city from enjoying the Muir Woods, we had a friend recommend stopping at Sams. Boy, were we glad we did! When I say "this place is right on the water" I mean this place is RIGHT ON THE WATER. You are literally surrounded by water and boats. I ordered the fish and chips and... More

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

The best fish and chips you've ever had? What a compliment, Brian! I'm so glad you and your girlfriend got the chance to stop by on your way from the Muir Woods. I hope we'll see you next time you're in the area! Cheers, Brian, Co-Owner More

Downers Grove, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We dropped by for a drink during the late afternoon. The drinks were average, however the setting was very nice. The outdoor seating was filled with many people enjoying themselves. I'd recommend Sam's Anchor Cafe.

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

Thanks for recommending us for a late-afternoon drink! I'm glad you got to relax and enjoy the views from our deck. Hope we'll see you next time you're in Tiburon! 'Til then, Brian, Co-Owner More

Dublin, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Sam's Anchor Cafe is a fixture in beautiful "downtown" Tiburon. Hopefully you'll have a brilliantly sunny day do you can have your lunch on the really cool back deck! The clam chowder is very good, though not the best I've tasted. Very satisfactory! The Dungeness Crab Louie salad was fabulous! It was loaded with large pieces of the freshest crab!... More

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

Thanks for enjoying some seafood with us while you were in Tiburon! I'll definitely follow up on your comments about the Crab Louie salad, though, to make sure that our menus are completely up to date. I appreciate you bringing it to our attention, and I hope we'll see you next time you're in town! 'Til then, Brian, Co-Owner More

New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in Sam's on a beautiful afternoon! Sat outback on the water -great view! Wonderful Happy Hour Menu! Ordered calamari - delicious and large portion also delicious guacamole /salsa/chips! Everything was so fresh! Great service! Great atmosphere ! We wished we lived here we would be on the patio every week!

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

It's great to hear what a fantastic afternoon you had out on our deck -- thanks for stopping in when you were in Tiburon! I hope you'll come see us again next time you're in town. Safe travels! Cheers, Brian, Co-Owner More

Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very pleasant menu on the beautiful Tiburon bay, make shore to ask for a pier table ,at the back,to fully enjoy the weather. Great for sea food and salads or fish and chips. Perfect for a romantic or relaxing trip. Set in a very picturesque and beautiful Tiburon village, just 35 min ferry from San Francisco pier 39.

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

It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your meal here! Beautiful views and great seafood -- that's what we're all about. I hope we'll see you back the next time we're in town! Warmly, Brian, Co-Owner More

Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Iconic Sam's Cafe delivers on a perfect lunch spot if you're in Marin county. We sat outside on their large patio looking out over the marina, bay and beyond. Seafood was delicious (duh!) and their wine selection afforded us a choice we were so happy with, we had a second bottle! Waitress was helpful and efficient. Unfortunately, due to a... More

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

Great views and delicious seafood -- that's what we're all about, Alyson! And hearing that we're a perfect lunch spot in your book just about made my day. Thanks for your kind words, and I hope we'll see you again next time you're in town! Looking forward to it, Brian, Co-Owner More

Melbourne, Australia
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345 reviews 345 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We enjoyed our brunch outside in the deck at Sam's. The food was good quality, service was excellent and the setting is scenic and relaxed. Be warned though on a sunny day you can get burnt as there is no shade. We slapped on the sun screen (which they provide for free) and sweated a little but would not have... More

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your brunch so much, Dianna! I know the sun can get pretty hot -- we're looking into getting more umbrellas, and for now, hopefully our gorgeous views are worth the heat! Maybe you can try us out again once the weather cools down. Looking forward to it! Cheers, Brian, Co-Owner More

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Additional Information about Sam's Anchor Cafe

Address: 27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2507
Phone Number: +1 415-435-4527
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Tiburon
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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