A relaxed atmosphere, imaginative entrees (I had Dungeness crab cioppino) good sandwiches and appetizers. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, from the hostess to the waitstaff to the chef who greeted us as we were leaving. There is something to be said for a place that has help-yourself sunscreen dispensers beside gourmet ketchup vats. The deck is part of the charm, although the same good food is probably served inside.
this is an old original restaurant serving great seafood on a large patio with a great view It is a favorite with locals and tourists The food is fresh and everything is a good choice it is a little pricey
A pleasant casual place on the water. The fried shrimp and oyster po’ boy was delicious and came with a hearty sprinkling of fresh home made potato crisps. It seemed a tad overpriced at $18. Our server was friendly and helpful.
We stopped at Sam's at the end of a bike the bridge ride from San Fran. Great place on a sunny day as we had. Good food not badly priced with good genuine service. Nice mix of locals and tourists.
A unique getaway from San Francisco and Marin County. After going through a rather dark bar, one is treated to a great deck with one oh the best views of the city. We used to eat there 45 years ago when they had terrific hamburgers. Happily they still do although the sour dough buns are gone. Access by car or ferry. Highly recommended.
Nice service, fabulous views - get off the ferry and enjoy a lite bite or cocktail while enjoying views of the bay and the city of SF
Good food, nice views.
Lots of menu items and all kinds of drinks. We enjoy brunch at a good table on a great weather day. Lots of timing and luck required. Pick your favorite and accompany with a glass of bubbly. Service is prompt and professional.
Pick a nice day, sit out on the big deck and soak up the sun and views of the Bay. Not many good restaurants in Tiburon but this is one. Nice lunch spot with good burgers, sandwiches, salads. Don't go to sit inside. It's darker and just not that inviting.
Dark chocolate and Filbert nut bread pudding is worth saving room for dessert. I had the cioppino with Dungeness crab. A hint of fennel in the soup gave it a hearty and interesting flavor. Nice menu will come back.
Patio, sunshine, burgers, lobster rolls, and cheese plate. Even enjoyed a virgin mojito :) Nice and chill town. Much fewer tourists than Sausalito.
Sam's Anchor Cafe on Main Street in Tiburon has a lengthy history (including Prohibition days) which only adds to its charm. The extensive menu has something for everyone....fresh crab dishes (when in season), salads, fish and chips, steak, etc. Whether one eats inside or on the deck, service is good and the views of the Bay and San Francisco are great. If the visit is for Brunch, try their Ramos Fizz. Families and groups are welcomed and a visit to Tiburon isn't complete with a stop at Sam's.
I visited this place. After attending a birthday party for one year old. It was great sandwich us know. The service was excellent. The location was great but was was raining off on so I had my sandwich inside. If it is pretty I would have eaten outside. I recommend this place f Or lunch. Most people had beer or wine but I had a long drive.
Sam's is always packed on a sunny day. We've gone there many times with friends and our kids. Fun back deck on the water.....bring sun screen!
Large group and a private room, next day was individual meal for two. Do it again.... great place, but consider no privacy for conversation it is a bar with a restaurant attached. Chef is top notch!!
Beautiful views and good food.
Best outdoor deck in northern California, stick to simple food, enjoy the drinks in the sunshine.
Great food and very friendly servers
I am a bar owner and a Bartender, I know good service when I receive it.Usually when I go to Sam's it's after a day on the bay and I stick to the fun, if not frenetic deck. It was a slow Thursday night when we walked in; the short haired blond Bartender was fast and friendly, with great insights on the menu. We had a couple of "pops" and ordered our dinner. When I changed my mind and asked for our dinner to go (I spend too much of my life in my bar) she didn't flinch, and gave us everything we needed in a cool reusable shopping bag. Dinner was delicious with large portions that we snacked on clad in our jammies in the comfort of our hotel next door in front of a roaring fire. What more can you ask for?
Had my wedding rehearsal dinner there 37 years ago, and the food is better than ever! Love this destination restaurant in my own home town.