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Sam's Anchor Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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oysters brian, bbq or rockefeller
chips & onion dip
old bay potato chips, creme fraiche w/ caramelized shallots
hurricane fries
furikake, togarashi, sriracha aioli
charcuterie plate
selection of house cured meats, caper berries toast points, whole grain mustard
blue cheese garlic bread
crab cakes
celery root slaw
fried calamari
chipotle tartar sauce
trio of deviled eggs
smokes trout, black truffle, applewood bacon infused roes
grilled bread & compound butters
house cultured, fort brag uni & foie gras butters
chef's chopped salad
seasonal greens, eggs, ham, dried tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, cucumber, blue cheese vinaigrette
grilled chicken $+8.00
bay shrimp $+8.00
star route farms little gems caesar
garlic croutons,‏ pecorino romano, spanish anchovies
smoked mc farland farms trout salad
mixed greens, kashiwase farms stone fruit, almonds, lemon vinaigrette
baby lacinato kale & red quinoa
toasted walnuts, fuyu persimmons, white balsamic vinaigrette
dungenesss crab louie
chopped greens,‏ eggs, cucumber thousand island island dressing
(cup) $9.00
(bowl) $11.00
boston style clam chowder
cup $7.00
bowl $9.00
daily soup
sam's burger
painted hills beef, tomato jam, old bay potato chips
handline caught tuna salad sandwich
line caught tuna, focaccia roll, market salad
oyster $17.00
shrimp $18.00
cajun po'boys
soft french roll, spicy remoulade, celery root slaw
vegetarian banh mi
lemongrass tofu,‏ gaikon pickles, jalapeno cilantro, county line greens
grilled hawaiian tombo tuna sandwich sandwich
focaccia roll, lemon aioli, old bay chips
octopus escabeche
fish ceviche
ceviche mixto
tombo tuna poke
marin gem
blue points
featured washington oyster
shrimp cocktail
1/2 main lobster
crab cocktail
(1 oz)
(1 oz)‏
(1/2 oz) $75.00
(1 oz) $150.00
siberian golden osetra
fish & chips
beer battered cod, fries, celery root slaw
salt springs mussels caldo verde
linguica, white beans, new potatoes
grilled angus flat iron steak frites
tomato jam, upland cress, au jus
three cheese & mushroom lasagna
sauteed greens, tomato sauce, arugula pesto
dungeness crab, prawns,mussels, herbed tomato broth
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.
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food simple but tasty , staff very attentive and fast -we went to celebrate our friends last day in California-had burgers and salad -food came on time and tasty. Plus was that we sat outside and our dogs got bowl of water-super treatment

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Katarzyna C
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The outside dining area is built over the water and there was a view across the marina and the bay to the San Francisco skyline. The view made the lunch. The clam chowder and calamari were average but we knew that before we went. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travelsOK
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Overall a very enjoyable experience. Food was fresh, expertly cooked and presented with skill. Tables were a little small for four with all of the accoutrements but an adjacent window sill proved handy. Acoustics were pleasant, desserts were tasty and the whole experience was memorable....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank foghornleghorn68
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We stopped for a quick bite and a steamy cup of hot chocolate at Sam’s Cafe in Tiburon, Ca. The food is always tasty and the service attentive since I had my grandkids with me! You can sit outside and enjoy the waterfront with a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jody D
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Arrived early afternoon on a holiday weekend, we were promptly seated, good cocktail, and the food was good, a little pricey but considering the area it s located reasonable, would go again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kevinmQ7120XY
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Thank you Sam's for another awesome afternoon drinking experience. Haven't been back in 30 years but nothing changed. Cheers to you.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 231jim
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

The beautiful, historic Sam’s. The service is good. The food is decent. I’ve been going to Sam’s once or twice a year since the 80s. It’s a gorgeous spot—right on the water with a huge patio. They have great fish and chips, but they put...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank trixi025038
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

It looks like nothing from the outside...and the bar you have to walk through either, but once you’re seated outside overlooking the ocean it is beautiful. The food is average/ok, but the waiters are very friendly and the surroundings are so nice to look at...that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GitteN93
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Great little local restaurant and bar. Fantastic outdoor dining with a beautiful view. Diverse menu.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 202pats
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Went here after a day of sailing. Server was very helpful with selections but food was just ok. The salad had lots of pecans but dressed a bit too much. The crab cakes appeared to not have much crab and the sauce it came with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kim B
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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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