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–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–1:30 AM
  • Sat
    • 9:30 AM–1:30 AM
  • Sun
    • 9:30 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch
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


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  • "... out for the kamikaze seagulls though. They are bananas." (7 tips)
  • "Take the ferry over to Tiburon from either the Ferry..." (2 tips)
  • "The $18 crab salad sandwich is really good!" (2 tips)
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Sam's outdoor deck is one of the nation's most picturesque places to drink. Good luck biking back to the city.

    Esquire · February 1, 2011
  • Best of Bay Area w.

    One of the best places to hang out on a sunny day.

  • Andy A.

    A trip up to Sam's either via ferry or drive across the Golden Gate is a must do on a warm weekend afternoon. Usually it's 10 degrees warmer than in SF.

    Andy Anderson · November 12, 2009
  • Keegan Y.

    Drink and have fun, just don't miss the last ferry home!

    Keegan Y-V · August 5, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Veggie Plate w/ Samosa and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · November 20, 2010
  • 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
  • Kenny L.

    A fantastic brunch spot across the Bay with gorgeous views... get there by 11am on weekends to beat the first ferry and the crowds. No reservations accepted.

    Kenny Liao · December 26, 2011
  • Bachelor10

    Take the ferry over to Tiburon from either the Ferry Building or Pier 41 in San Francisco. Gorgeous views of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and SF. Plus they serve beer and lots of it. Read more

    Bachelor10 · April 26, 2011
  • Shawn K.

    The best place to enjoy a weekend afternoon on a beautiful day in Marin

    Shawn Kormondy · June 13, 2010
  • Jon P.

    Order a dark and stormy beer

    Jon Pappas · March 27, 2010
  • Lisa P.

    Avoid rogue seagull attacks by keeping your bread close and your shiny butter pats covered. Consider wearing a hat and layers just in case.

    Lisa Peterson · February 15, 2010
  • Mbwana A.

    Really good brunch if it's not too crowded and you can sit outside on a nice day

    Mbwana Alliy · November 30, 2009
  • ✰ 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
  • Tristan

    bloody Mary. Yup.

    Tristan · May 11, 2012
  • Phillip K.

    This is the way to do it! Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Sam's then sleep on the boat! Bring your own booze too!

    Phillip Kidwell · April 30, 2011
  • Phillip K.

    The $18 crab salad sandwich is really good!

    Phillip Kidwell · April 29, 2011
  • Shay F.

    Definitely get the crab cakes eggs benedict. Never disappoints.

    Shay Fan · August 9, 2010
  • Amy J.

    Try the Kale Salad (via @Foodspotting)

    Amy J · March 30, 2013
  • Raffi K.

    The marina extends into Tiburon!

    Raffi Khatchadourian · August 4, 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
  • Buck S.

    Crab Louie. Get it.

    Buck Smith · April 9, 2012
  • Vernon R.

    best Dark and Stormy in the Bay Area

    Vernon Rauch · August 8, 2011
  • Mike M.

    Come before 11 on the weekend and your experience shall be relatively douche-free!

    Mike Michon · June 18, 2011
  • gennarator

    It's so fun to come to Sam's on a hot day. The view is one of the bests in the bay. The food is good, I love getting their Caesar salad and adding prawns, their mimosas are wonderful too!

    gennarator · November 4, 2010
  • Sumner W.

    Cioppino on point.

    Sumner Weitz · April 27
  • Diego R.

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

    Diego Romero · March 14
  • Kim H.

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

    Kim Haugen · January 19
  • Alexander H.

    Awesome food and views

    Alexander Hinojosa · January 12
  • Paul S.

    The Bloody Mary is bloody great!

    Paul Solis · January 5
  • 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
  • Priscilla M.

    Crab sandwich and friends!!

    Priscilla Morgan · March 24, 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

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