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Sam's Anchor Cafe

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27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2507
+1 415-435-4527
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well known place to go to after a cycle trip accross the golden gate! A simple cafe where they serve a good fish and chips, as well as fresh oysters, served with a nice cool beer. It overlooks the bay area and the boats. Great location with fun athmosphere. From here it is easy to take the boat back to... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have met people on the streets of Frankfort and London who know Sams. My first visit was 38 years ago,and now I live nearby. It is always a great place to sit on the famous large deck with the just as famous San Francisco views across the Bay on a sunny day. And Tiburon has many sunny days. And... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A quick lunch was served by friendly staff. A large outside area is available overlooking water. A good range of reasonably priced food on offer.

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Citrus Heights, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in after a day sail in the rain and cold. Needed to have some BBQ oysters, soup, and a cocktail. Just what we ordered. Always good and the people watching can't be beat.Yuppies, puppies, old money, those that want to be, you name it, worth the price of admission.

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

Glenn, I'm so glad you could take a break from the rain and join us for a good meal! Thrilled you enjoy spending time here, and we truly appreciate you taking some time to support us. Hope we can look forward to welcoming you back soon! Take care. All the best, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Wokingham, Berkshire
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246 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw there were ferries from SF to Tiburon so decided to drive over and see what ewas there. Came across this place and stopped for lunch. Busy, busy, busy but it was a Saturday. Sat out on the decking we had a great lunch (burgers and salads) and it was just perfect. If in the area I would suggest this... More 

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

So glad you could stop here during your explorations, Patrick! It's great to hear you enjoyed spending some time on the deck, and I'm thrilled the burger was a hit with you too. Hope it won't be too long until we can welcome you back! Take care. All the best, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Camarillo, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got together with my old High School friends and had lunch here. If you are going to be in Marin County you need to stop by Sam's and have lunch. Go through the restaurant to the back deck and sit outside. The view is amazing! The food and service are excellent. My friends always get the Cheeseburger. I had the... More 

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

I'm so thrilled you could have a mini reunion here -- thanks for coming by! It's great to hear you and your friends enjoyed everything, and we appreciate you taking some time to spread the word. Hope we can look forward to welcoming you back soon! Take care. Warmly, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The front bar is like a regular neighborhood joint. But you must go out to the back deck for good food and a great view.

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

Happy to hear you've had a chance to check out the deck, Frank -- thanks for coming by! Hope we cna look forward to welcoming you back for a bite soon. Take care! All the best, Brian, Co-Owner More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Next door to the Water's Edge Hotel. Nice waterfront dining in the deck with marine views. The view includes the marina with sail boats and the ferries coming in and out.

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

So glad you enjoyed the view, Breck -- thanks for spending some time here! We hope it won't be too long until we can welcome you back to the deck. Take care! All the best, Brian, Co-Owner More 

Vista, California
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The exterior deck was closed so we dined inside, busy and loud, the service was great, as was the chowder and Red snapper dish we shared.

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

I apologize our deck was closed during your visit! That's not the norm for us, and we hope we can look forward to welcoming you back so you can enjoy the views sometime. I'm so glad you guys enjoyed the chowder and red snapper, however. We truly appreciate the support, and we hope to see you guys back soon! Take... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Waterfront bar and restaurant where locals eat and hang out. Great bar, and wonderful views from outdoor seating. Calamari was outstanding. Crowded, so plan for a wait.

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

So glad you could enjoy the calamari with a good view, John -- thanks for coming by! It's great to hear everything was a hit with you, and we appreciate you taking some time to support what we have going on over here. Hope we can look forward to welcoming you back soon! Take care. All the best, Brian, Co-Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
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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