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Sam's Anchor Cafe

27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2507
+1 415-435-4527
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (49 reviews)
“fish and chips” (52 reviews)
“burger” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2507
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This longstanding Tiburon waterside restaurant and bar is one of our top local eateries. We love the crab salad and fish’s chips, famous Ramos Fizz cocktail, local beers and cheerful service. On sunny days eat outside on the vast deck where we’ll-behaved dogs are welcome.

Thank J G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the waterfront view which of course is reflected in higher pricing (as to be expected in Tiburon). Our foods (oysters, cioppino, salad, fish and chips) were good but also not exceptional (cole slaw was bland). Same for the service...friendly but then not real...More

Thank VW49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch and got a table outside with an incredible view of San Francisco in the distance. We had burgers, the seared tuna sandwich and shrimp tacos. All was delicious. Service was a little slow, but our waitress was very attentive and kind.

Thank IlariaMW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in to this nice little pub on the water/harbor. You can see the bay and San Francisco past the boats in the harbor. Food was above average with fairly quick service. More of a pub than fine dining.

Thank tw__100043323
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother in Law suggested Sams for brunch, we went all together as a family and had a great time. The wait can be long depending on what time you get there, so be prepared to wait around , or grab a drink at the...More

Thank Lilia6987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific dockside, seafood forward café w/ excellent food and a wonderful view of SF. The outdoor deck can get hot (wear sunscreen), but all in all a marvelous retreat from the hustle bustle of city life. Go via car over the Golden Gate (plenty of...More

Thank RockridgeC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to hang out on the deck for lunch overlooking San Francisco. Food is OK, nothing great but not bad either. Just have a drink and relax on the deck.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for a beer after coming off the ferry. We wanted to watch the NBA finals. It was a nice bar, but the bartender could have been friendlier.

Thank gab131vic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anybody that wants to see Tiburon from a restaurant has to go on a sunny day for the deck at Sam’s. Then you get it - good vibes, food, drinks and the view.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great experience. Friendly waitstaff, great food choices, upscale clientele. We asked for a window seat and were pleasantly provided just what we wanted. We enjoyed cocktails with a shrimp cocktail, and a large plate of calamari. The calamari was by far superior to...More

Thank Sprtwareor
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July 26, 2017|
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Response from RLGRLGRLG | Reviewed this property |
generally sunny most all day long. some form of sunset... but fog is always a danger!
Nancy K
May 24, 2017|
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Response from alameagirl | Reviewed this property |
I do not know but there are fish dishes with no gluten ingredients Call them to check The menu is varied so I am sure you can find something to like Enjoy your visit it will be worth it
Nikolay M
August 26, 2016|
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Response from pipkatoo | Reviewed this property |
Many parking choices available--- street parking and a pay parking lot is vey close. There is a drop off area right in front of Sams. I live in Tiburon and always find a place to park on the street... the walk is always... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Tiburon
  • Phone Number: +1 415-435-4527
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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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