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Sam's Anchor Cafe

Sam's Anchor Cafe

Seafood Restaurant, Café, and American Restaurant$$$$
  • Jason K.
    "beautiful view of the marina with San Francisco in the background."(5 Tips)
    David O.
    "watch out for those aggressive seagulls, tho!"(8 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)
93 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • san francisco
  • crab
  • weekend afternoon
  • outdoor seating
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  • Kate S.
    Kate SchnepelMay 4, 2013
    Crab cocktail was delicious
  • Raffi K.
    Raffi KhatchadourianAugust 4, 2012
    The marina extends into Tiburon!
  • Carla M.
    Carla MurrayJuly 15, 2012
    Try the short ribs. They are AWESOME!!
  • Mike N.
    Mike NadelmanMarch 26, 2012
    Still the best place for Bfst for 2 (only at the bar) if you are willing to spend $150 and arrive by boat early in the morning.
  • Carla M.
    Carla MurrayJuly 15, 2012
    The place is best with a BFF
  • Kirstie M.
    Kirstie MaryottJuly 4, 2013
    Calamari is legit. Bring sunscreen!
  • Mary O.
    Mary O'NealJune 2, 2015
    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!
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanOctober 30, 2013
    The Dungeness Crab Salad Sandwich is delectable!
  • Tania M.
    Tania MagentaJanuary 2, 2013
    crab cakes!
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KormondyJune 13, 2010
    The best place to enjoy a weekend afternoon on a beautiful day in Marin
  • Tommy P.
    Tommy PayneFebruary 21, 2011
    Watch out for dive bombing seagulls!
  • Eater
    EaterApril 13, 2016
    Sam’s takes a traditional approach to the bloody mary, meaning it’s full of vodka and celery, but with whole peppers giving it that extra kick. Read more
  • Natalie
    NatalieAugust 5, 2011
    Gorgeous view on a sunny day. Beat the lunch rush to score a primo seat. So near SF yet you feel like you're on a weekend vacation. Picturesque!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CMarch 31, 2011
    Rent a sailboat and sail over from the east bay. They have public mooring for ~12 boats or so
  • Debbie F.
    Debbie FournierJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sams burger w side of crab = best ever crabby party! Ciopino also terrific. And fresh onion rings w ranch dressing are worth the calories.
  • Jolie B.
    Jolie BaumgardnerOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Adriana F.
    Adriana FreitasApril 24, 2011
    Calamari is my favorite and the Ahi sandwich is just great
  • Lauren T.
    Food is so gross
  • Odile R.
    Odile RoujolJanuary 24, 2016
    Super terrasse ! Crab , clam chowder
  • Nancy W.
    Nancy WuFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down beat ahi tuna sandwich i've ever had- foccacia bread was baked to perfection
  • Jo
    JoAugust 6, 2014
    Pink lemonades on a hot day couldn't be better. Sit on the deck for awesome views of the marina and SF.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HoldenSeptember 12, 2013
    Get here early on the weekend to grab an outdoor seat. Solid food. Surprisingly kid-friendly.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FarnsworthJuly 30, 2012
    Fish and Chips are incredible here. Also, the blue cheese garlic bread is a MUST!
  • Peter S.
    Peter ShiauMay 6, 2012
    You can usually get a table inside without a wait. Sometimes it's better than fighting for an outside table even if it's beautiful.
  • Monica M.
    Monica MillerOctober 25, 2009
    if it's sunny, wear your sunblock & sunglasses - no umbrellas on the deck
  • Diego R.
    Diego RomeroMarch 14, 2014
    Excellent place for a sunny lunch with a cold beer! Order the crab penne and the ahi tuna!
  • Jed S.
    Jed SingerJune 4, 2013
    Enjoy the view; fight the seagulls.
  • Sandra
    SandraJuly 13, 2011
    Amazing Crab Omelette, fantastic over the water location. Low Key brunch with limited menu though
  • Howard C.
    Howard CJuly 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're in the city take an early ferry Easier and safer than driving. Tiburon police are relentless
  • Renee L.
    Renee LincksJune 1, 2010
    Sam's has a huge bottle of community sunblock. Who would've thought. Now u don't have to bring your own.
  • Kevin J.
    Kevin JSeptember 11, 2013
    $5 pinot from 4-7, u r welcome
  • The Ark Newspaper
    The Ark NewspaperAugust 15, 2012
    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!
  • Tim W.
    Tim WarrenJune 3, 2016
    Good times!
  • Esra A.
    Esra AtamanFebruary 29, 2016
    Nice SF view with nice meal and drink
  • Keegan Y.
    Keegan Y-VAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink and have fun, just don't miss the last ferry home!
  • Buck S.
    Buck SmithApril 9, 2012
    Crab Louie. Get it.
  • Rosie D.
    Rosie DeoJuly 27, 2013
    Enjoy the company of seagulls by eating outside on the deck. Very friendly environment. Take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere.
  • gennarator
    gennaratorNovember 4, 2010
    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!
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BeggsOctober 5, 2013
    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
  • Tania M.
    Tania MartinezOctober 20, 2015
    Great food, excelent service and the best terrace in Tiburon.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MichonJune 18, 2011
    Come before 11 on the weekend and your experience shall be relatively douche-free!
  • Duncan K.
    Duncan KimeJanuary 11, 2013
    So Sams does not validate for the parking opposite. At these prices too! Cheapskates!
  • Christine N.
    Christine NguyenJanuary 27, 2016
    La nourriture est bonne et la vue est incroyable.
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