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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
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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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love Tiburon and already came to this place by boat some years ago but it's the first time I come with my lovely wife. This place is just...a magic one! Very good choice on the Menu specially my preferred clam chowder !... and they prepare it very well ! Beside that they have very good fresh fish choice and... More

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

Thrilled to be your go-to spot in Tiburon, Pol! Thanks for taking a moment to spread the word. We look forward to seeing you back and will have a hot bowl on chowder with your name on it the next time you're in the area! All the best, Brian, Co-Owner More

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ate dinner at Sam's Anchor Café and was disappointed. The atmosphere was nice, but food was mediocre at best. We had the crab cakes, 3 very small cakes that cost $24. We also had the mussels, which were a little fishy tasting.

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

I'm sorry to hear that the food didn't hit the spot for your table, Tammy. Please know that we're always more than happy to remake a dish for you whenever it's not what you were expecting -- we'd love a chance to show you the Sam's experience that our other guests know and love the next time you're in Tiburon!... More

Bryant, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The view is beautiful! The restaurant had a nice atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and timely. The food was wonderful. I probably wouldn't order the fries again. They were mediocre.

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

It's hard to beat the pairing of delicious chowder with an excellent view. We hope to see you again the next time you head out to Tiburon. Thanks for your kudos, Samantha! Cheers, Brian, Co-Owner More

Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

You feel like Frank Sinatra could wander in at any moment. A real '50s-'60s vibe here. Good food, historic location. The dock is superb for just cocktails or a wonderful meal.

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

Absolutely love your description! Thanks for joining us on the dock for some good food and drinks. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in town! Warmly, Brian, Co-Owner More

Reno, Nevada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a great little place to grab a meal. We were there for dinner and shared the clams and crabmeat appetizers. Prices were reasonable. Service was a little slow, but not too bad

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

Great call on the clams and crabmeat apps! Thanks for taking a moment to spread the word. We hope to see you again the next time you're in the area, Donna! Warm regards, Brian, Co-Owner More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Tiburon is a cute Island off San Francisco and we took the ferry across in a 20 minute ride. We had booked at Sam's cafe because it was on the water front and it was a hot day. We sat on the waterfront terrace to begin with but it was far too hot but bizarrely they don't have any umbrellas... More

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

When you're on a trip and looking to kick back and relax with some fresh local seafood and a view we hope that we're always able to help you do just that! Thanks for taking a moment to share your constructive feedback with us. I'd love to invite you back the next time you're in town -- it sounds like... More

Salinas, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went on Friday night to a roomy, uncrowded deck with a great view. The service was excellent. We shared the roasted olives (a first for me) that have some subtle orange zest mixed in after the roast; they were great. My salad with ahi tuna was all I had, and it is definitely a mean in itself. My wife... More

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

I'm thrilled to hear that everything from the service to the view was a hit for you, David. Thanks for coming out to see us and also for leaving such thoughtful feedback. We'd love to see you and your wife for brunch some weekend this summer! Warm regards, Brian, Co-Owner More

Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went for brunch last Sunday and sat outside on the deck. Perfect San Francisco morning---sunny, deck full of families, fellow travelers, Giants fans, mimozas and Bloody Marys. We both had omlettes, enjoyed the sun and the SF skyline across the bay.

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

I'm glad you could join us for brunch on the deck! Thanks for spreading the word. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you head our way from Portland. Warm regards, Brian, Co-Owner More

nashville
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The standard, the historic, the perfect place to have lunch on the water (in the most perfect town). Very large deck, crowded with people having a great lunch and lots of fun.

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

What a lovely review -- thank you for sharing, Jostvan! It sounds like you had a blast taking in the sights and sounds of the water. We hope to see you in the next time you visit from Nashville! Best, Brian, Co-Owner More

Danville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

GREAT FOOD, great brunch, awesome views, always a party on the deck!! The rest of the area can be drenched in fog but this jewell of an area in Marin County is almost always sunny!

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

Thanks for such a thoughtful recommendation, Sama -- we can't wait to see you again the next time you head to Tiburon! Warm regards, Brian, Co-Owner More

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