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The Spinnaker

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100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965-2181 (Anchor Street)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Citrus Heights, California
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been here twice with my wife; one lunch, most recently one dinner. Excellent seafood, excellent service, good atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank Jim2430
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So yes the view is amazing! That's why we went. Against all of our first impressions. You walk in and it smells like a nursing home. I'm sorry I know that terrible its true. Place hasn't been updated in years. But we powered through cuz what a spot! Very nice host! Didn't wait long for a table. Our sever was... More 

Thank Kaleamconner
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was visiting San Francisco for some business. I decided to take the Amtrak from Sacramento for a less stressful commute. The trains on the return were at past 2 pm which gave me time to hop on the ferry for a trip across to Sausalito. A few feet from the dock in Sausalito was The Spinnaker. A beautiful Marina... More 

Thank Evelyn C
Bogalusa, Louisiana
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dinner and drinks were outstanding!! The staff was very friendly and helpful with menu selections!! Calamari, shrimp cocktail were great!! We all had seafood for entree!! All were excellent!! The views are breathtaking!!

Thank Love2Travel570
Overland Park, Kansas
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch in Sausalito at the Spinnaker Restaurant. It sits out over the water, looking out at Tiburon, and fabulous views of San Francisco. Sailboats go by and you can watch the Sausalito ferry. Windows from ceiling to floor. Lovely dining room, upscale entrees, tasty food, and a good place for a glass of wine. Even the locals enjoy... More 

Thank Valerie066
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223 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are dazzlingly spectacular and restaurant is built onto water . We had lunch special and it was lovely . We all enjoyed our meal the Chowder and sea food salad was heavenly

Thank Renfrewshire
Hednesford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch. The views were lovely and the food was fantastic. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Great service.

Thank Leanne K
Portsmouth, Ohio
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was exceptional and the sea bass was fantastic. The atmosphere was fun and lively. Overall experience for the first time there was excellent. Will be back when we return to the area. Can't go wrong here.

Thank Del D
San Jose, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had loosely planned a weekend trip that includes a friend's wedding in San Rafael, so we cruised through the Marin Headlands and the scenic vistas. Then we headed up to Sausalito for a nice lunch on the bay. I chose the Spinnaker because of the very good menu and the stellar location; right above the water on the bay.... More 

Thank John S
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would book before you arrive. We did get a table by the window and it was fabulous and the food was really good. The starter was one of the best I tasted and the Paella was just excellent. Prices were excellent for standard of sea food I had. This was one of the best restaurants I have eaten in,... More 

Thank Alan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965-2181
    (Anchor Street)
  • Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit Bus: 50, 20; Golden Gate Ferry: Red & White Fleet, Blue & Gold
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
  • Phone Number: 415-332-1500
The Spinnaker is located on the Sausalito waterfront offering panoramic views of San Francisco, Angel Island, the East Bay and Belvedere. They serve an impressive menu with fresh seafood and a fine wine selection.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?