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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
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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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Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Sam’s was highly recommended for the place to go for a crab sandwich after biking over the Golden Gate Bridge. That we did and we enjoyed it. We had one crab sandwich with dill dressing on sliced sourdough, served with crispy French fries ($20) and one linguine with Manila clams in white wine, butter and garlic ($21). Both dishes were... More

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

Thrilled to hear that it was worth the trip! Thanks for taking a minute the share some love with us. We hope to see you again the next time you're in the area. All the best, Brian, Co-Owner More

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A chilly sunny day in Tiburon forced us to dine indoors. The view was still outstanding as is the history of this restaurant. Our salads were delicious. Wait staff needed some polishing...our server had a sour attitude and basically ignored us.

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

I appreciate you taking the time to let us know what a few of your favorites are. Can you please let us know what day you were or even better the name of the server if you still have the receipt in so we can follow up on the service. Thanks so much for your support, Ann! We look forward... More

Arnold, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

No dislikes, good food and service. Weather was perfect. We were there on a Sunday, which made our stay peaceful and perfect.

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

Thrilled to hear it! Thanks so much for taking the time to share such a stellar recommendation with us. Warm regards, Brian, Co-Owner More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you've been to Tiburon and never experienced Sam's, you are really missing something. Great atmosphere, great food--especially the seafood. Seating inside or out--it is the "In" place to be. Don't miss the Tuna Tartar in avocado appetizer, Crab Louie, Fish and Chips--the list goes on. This restaurant has been around forever. If dining outside, bring a hat and sunglasses--no... More

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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 local landmark for you, Jean! Thanks for taking a moment to show your support. We've always got some Crab Louie with your name on it! 'Til next time, Brian, Co-Owner More

New York City, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The most amazing views in Tiburon of the entire San Francisco skyline. The burgers and fish and chips were wonderful, and the atmosphere is relaxed and fun. Highly recommend for a delicious lunch or dinner

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

Most amazing views in Tiburon? We're thankful for it everyday! Thanks for taking a moment to share such a stellar review with us. We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in the Bay Area! Warm regards, Brian, Co-Owner More

San Rafael, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Your first reason to go to Sam's is the view. It has a very large outdoor seating area on a dock with a great view of San Francisco across the bay. You do have to protect your French fries from the seagulls at times but the wait staff helps out. The menu contains the classic burger staples but branches out... More

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

Wonderful to hear that everything from the Crab sandwiches to the view have been spot on for you. Thanks for taking a moment to spread the word and share your experience. We look forward to seeing you and your daughter again the next time you head our way! Warm regards, Brian, Co-Owner More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Excellent from start to finish. The Ahi Tuna was excellent, as was the steak. We were staying at the Water's Edge Hotel just next door. I would like to try the fish and chips next.

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

It makes my day to hear that everything was fantastic from start to finish. Thanks for taking a moment the spread the word! We look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in Tiburon. Warm regards, Brian, Co-Owner More

Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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