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“A Sauce-Salito's experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salito's Crab House & Prime Rib

Salito's Crab House & Prime Rib
1200 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
415.331.3226
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Ranked #21 of 73 Restaurants in Sausalito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Salito's has been a long standing part of the Sausalito landscape--Zack's in the eighties, then Margaritaville and most recently Paradise Bay. The new look is fresh, bright and full of casual ambience. Large decks overlook the water and the beauty of the area is absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy one of several refreshing Nick & Nora Cocktail Specials available from the full bar or just have a Cafe du Monde chicory coffee with freshly-made beignets A casual bite or a full-on feast--either one or something in between is the perfect Salito's experience. Signature dishes include: * House-made kettle bread served with Straus butter * Whole roasted Dungeness crab * Sizzling iron-skillets of mussels, shrimp and crab * USDA Prime, prime rib * Seafood specialties * Crab chowder, interesting salads and creative sandwiches Sitting on beautiful Richardson Bay in Sausalito, the blue sky and sparkling water are the perfect setting for an afternoon or evening of dining al fresco at Salito's.
San Francisco, California
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“A Sauce-Salito's experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

After finally attacking some major household chores the clock was ticking into the early afternoon on a glorious San Francisco Saturday and it was time for an escape. The destination didn’t surface until we were underway and then Sausalito beckoned. We had not been in at least five years so it was time. We came in the back way on Bridgeway and started assessing our dining options. I spied the Bar Bocce which I had read about and wanted to try. Next door was Salito’s and the magic words “Crab House & Prime Rib” under their sign won us over (we will make a trip to Bar Bocce soon – it was packed too). We camped out on the back deck and settled back to enjoy the afternoon and the view. All of a sudden a sense of déjà vu enveloped me and transported me back to a different time and restaurant – Zack’s, which was the burger place when I moved to San Francisco in the 70’s. Sure enough I discovered that Salito’s is where Zack’s used to be.

Our waiter was gracious and helpful. We settled for a combined order of skillet roasted mussels and crab and a side of the Nopalito house potatoes. These are small Yukon potatoes that are steamed, smashed, roasted and then fried. Be forewarned…they are habit forming and it is a good thing they are small. Our main course was excellent. The mussels and crab were extremely fresh and succulent. The order came with a robust garlic butter sauce served on the side for the shell fish but the restaurant obliged my husband with an additional side of chopped garlic. Frankly we could have used one more person to split the order with us but we managed to polish it all off and my house cocktail – the cucumber martini was a perfect way to wash it down. There is nothing better than pretending to be a tourist from time to time and this was one of those mini-getaway moments that revived and replenished us in more ways than one.

Sausalito is back on our radar and we will definitely return to Salito’s as well as try its sister establishments: Boboquivari, The Old Clam House, Franciscan Crab Restaurant, The Dead Fish, Calzone and the Crab House.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best crab we ever tasted!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We sttopped at Salito on our way to San Francisco and we chose the whole crab with prawns.
The crab was absolutely excellent and the butter/garlic sauce as served separately in a little pot, so you we had the choice of having it with our food or not.
The weather was gorgeous, so we sat outside, on a table overlooking the bay.
Everything as perfect, from the atmosphere, to the food and also the service.
Definitely a place to go back to whenever going to San Francisco or heading out from the city.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Food and Service...Can't beat the view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We both had wonderful food at the crab house. We sat outside and the heaters kept us warm. The view is spectacular and the food was wonderful. We will definitely eat her again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Location, location,location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Returned here for a fourth visit, we always sit outside with fabulous views over the water. If it gets cool there are outside heaters. The Staff are fabulous, friendly, efficient and smiling.
Crab was a very popular choice with many diners, though I've never had it, it looks amazing and always gets finished. The Home made bread is fantastic, order it every time. The Crab Enchilada is really good and plentiful, they have Potatolitos instead of French Fries, lovely crushed skin on baby potatoes sauteed, very tasty. I can also recommend the Fish and Chips, always good, thick fresh fish in a very light, crispy batter, the salads and pasta have also always been good. The menu really has something for everyone.
They do a great Chilli Bloody Mary, a great start to lunch, wines available by the glass or bottle, the Veuve Clicquot Champagne is a bargain at $59!
If you're enjoying a day in Sausalito and the sun is shining, give this place a try.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A place to stay away from”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Good service , high prices, bad food ( what you are able to eat) the home made bread on the sandwiches can't be cut with a knife! The chowder is the saltest and worst we have ever had. Very small portions for the price even at a gourmet restaurant. Don't waste your time.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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