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Sam's Anchor Cafe

Sam's Anchor Cafe

Seafood Restaurant, Café, and American Restaurant
27 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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


Based on 287 votes

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    Jason K.
    "beautiful view of the marina with San Francisco in the background."(5 Tips)
    Rosie D.
    "Enjoy the company of seagulls by eating outside on the deck."(7 Tips)
    Shawn K.
    "best place to enjoy a weekend afternoon"(3 Tips)
    Renee L.
    "Sam's has a huge bottle of community sunblock."(3 Tips)
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  • scenic views
  • san francisco
  • crab
  • weekend afternoon
  • seagulls
  • sandwiches
  • outdoor seating
  • brunch food
  • biking
  • oysters
  • ahi tuna
  • omelettes
  • fish
  • calamari
  • burgers
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • onion rings
  • steak
  • wine
  • Odile R.

    Super terrasse ! Crab , clam chowder

    Odile Roujol · 2 weeks ago
  • Tania M.

    Great food, excelent service and the best terrace in Tiburon.

    Tania Martinez · October 20, 2015
  • Ray Y.

    Great place to dine el fresco! If you don't mind sharing the space with pigeons and gulls, they've got great food here—ciopinno, fish n chips, steak sando. 😋

    Ray Y · July 20, 2015
  • Howard C.

    If you're in the city take an early ferry Easier and safer than driving. Tiburon police are relentless

    Howard C · July 12, 2015
  • Nick

    Go here mid afternoon for the ambiance and have a few drinks. Food is just fine

    Nick · July 8, 2015
  • Mary O.

    If you could surprise your new best friend who requested an unparalleled landscape as he turned 27! One restaurant.. One view, one love! And there is more! Not telling!

    Mary O'Neal · June 2, 2015
  • Ricardo L.

    They are getting out of touch

    Ricardo Lamas · April 7, 2015
  • Zethus S.

    Cyclers beware: No bicycles allowed inside!

    Zethus Suen · October 27, 2014
  • Richard R.

    Grab a Anchor Steam a burger watch the sunset with San Francisco in the background and watch the Giants win.

    Richard Revilla · October 17, 2014
  • Cassandra L.

    Do drinks, not necessarily food ;)

    Cassandra Light · September 19, 2014
  • Jason K.

    Get a table outside to enjoy a beautiful view of the marina with San Francisco in the background.

    Jason Konen · September 17, 2014
  • Markus F.

    Body Mary Spicy.

    Markus Frank · September 7, 2014
  • Stephen T.

    Oysters on the half shell are awesome. Not that many tourists here compared to Sausalito! Fun place to hang.

    Stephen Thornton · August 12, 2014
  • Jo

    Pink lemonades on a hot day couldn't be better. Sit on the deck for awesome views of the marina and SF.

    Jo · August 6, 2014
  • Sumner W.

    Cioppino on point.

    Sumner Weitz · April 27, 2014
  • Diego R.

    Excellent place for a sunny lunch with a cold beer! Order the crab penne and the ahi tuna!

    Diego Romero · March 14, 2014
  • Kim S.

    Don't go for the food, stick to the drinks and scenery.

    Kim Strebel · January 19, 2014
  • Paul S.

    The Bloody Mary is bloody great!

    Paul Solis · January 5, 2014
  • Mike N.

    Sit at the bar and get the best service from Alex the Bartender from Brasil

    Mike Nadelman · December 10, 2013
  • Steve O.

    Get the hang town fry omelette with the blue cheese bread as toast. Perfect for 1pm brunch waiting for the ferry

    Steve Outtrim · November 29, 2013
  • Simon C.

    The Dungeness Crab Salad Sandwich is delectable!

    Simon Chan · October 30, 2013
  • Taylor B.

    I featured Sam's on my latest blog post: Taylor’s Best of Marin: Top 10 Must Eat Meals Before You Die! See what meal was my favorite & feel free to comment and let me know if you agree or disagree! Read more

    Taylor Beggs · October 5, 2013
  • Brian H.

    Get here early on the weekend to grab an outdoor seat. Solid food. Surprisingly kid-friendly.

    Brian Holden · September 12, 2013
  • Kevin J.

    $5 pinot from 4-7, u r welcome

    Kevin J · September 11, 2013
  • Christopher M.

    Don't forget your sunblock.

    Christopher Mezzetta · July 27, 2013
  • Rosie D.

    Enjoy the company of seagulls by eating outside on the deck. Very friendly environment. Take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Rosie Deo · July 27, 2013
  • Kirstie M.

    Calamari is legit. Bring sunscreen!

    Kirstie Maryott · July 4, 2013
  • Jed S.

    Enjoy the view; fight the seagulls.

    Jed Singer · June 4, 2013
  • Tanya A.

    Great Bloody Mary's

    Tanya Anthony-Curry · June 2, 2013
  • Kate S.

    Crab cocktail was delicious

    Kate Schnepel · May 4, 2013
  • Markus S.

    Cover your (fried) food if you sit on the deck or the seagulls will take it.

    Markus Spiering · April 9, 2013
  • Amy J.

    Try the Kale Salad

    Amy J · March 30, 2013
  • Priscilla M.

    Crab sandwich and friends!!

    Priscilla Morgan · March 24, 2013
  • ✰ David M.

    Leave the cold and fog behind. Take the ferry from san Francisco to Tiburon and spend the afternoon in the sun!

    ✰ David Mathison ✰ · January 28, 2013
  • Chris A.

    Had the steak sandwich on toasted sourdough with au jus dip and a side of mixed greens. Scenic and delicious!

    Chris Aston · January 21, 2013
  • Duncan K.

    So Sams does not validate for the parking opposite. At these prices too! Cheapskates!

    Duncan Kime · January 11, 2013
  • Tania M.

    crab cakes!

    Tania Magenta · January 2, 2013
  • Pacific Union

    Awesome views on a sunny day. Try the signature lemonade.

    Pacific Union · October 3, 2012
  • Carolyn H.

    Location is pretty, but food is AWfUL

    Carolyn Healy · October 3, 2012
  • Jolie B.

    The deck at Sam's is the perfect way to spend a sunny weekend afternoon. Watch out for the kamikaze seagulls though. They are bananas.

    Jolie Baumgardner · October 1, 2012
  • Kenny L.

    Ride your bike over the bridge to Sausalito, stop at Sams for a drink and ride the ferry back to SF

    Kenny Long · August 18, 2012
  • The Ark Newspaper

    Since there aren't any umbrellas — a sore spot w/my pasty skin and lack of hair — be sure to ask about sunscreen. They keep a giant jug of it over by the host/hostess station out back, and it's free!

    The Ark Newspaper · August 15, 2012
  • Raffi K.

    The marina extends into Tiburon!

    Raffi Khatchadourian · August 4, 2012
  • Alex F.

    Fish and Chips are incredible here. Also, the blue cheese garlic bread is a MUST!

    Alex Farnsworth · July 30, 2012
  • SFGate M.

    Sam's is a classic, and boasts some of the best views around, with San Francisco, Alcatraz and Angel Island in plain sight.

    SFGate Manager · July 16, 2012
  • Carla M.

    The place is best with a BFF

    Carla Murray · July 15, 2012
  • Carla M.

    Try the short ribs. They are AWESOME!!

    Carla Murray · July 15, 2012
  • Adam S.

    Roll up on a boat and don't even go in

    Adam Smith · July 7, 2012
  • Danny S.

    Enjoy the Chilled Prawns. 4 prawns. $16. Do the math.

    Danny Skarka · May 20, 2012
  • Adrienne C.

    Coolest, hippest spot in Tiburon! Sit out on the deck with all the cool people but watch out for the seagulls...they are well versed on boldly stealing food from tourist! : )

    Adrienne Campbell · May 16, 2012

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