Sam’s Anchor Cafe Tiburon, or simply known as “Sam’s” is located right next to the San Francisco Bay in the very tiny town of Tiburon with stunning views overlooking Angel Island and San Francisco in the distance on a clear day. This is a happenin’, hip place to eat especially on the outside deck for lunch during a warm day. On some busy weekends waiting time can be up to 2 hours for an outside seat on the deck!
Without a doubt, our favorite entrance into this restaurant is via water. From a small sailboat you can access Sam’s via the several limited space (especially in the weekends) wooden slips in the marina. A walkway leads one to the outdoor patio dining area where you then proceed to find your host to be seated.
Or if you come from land, the drive from the 101 freeway is about 10 minutes. A nearby parking lot (next to the Tiburon Playhouse) is within a very short walk of Sam’s. Simply collect a parking stub when you enter the lot and pay the attendant when you leave (cash only).
Sam’s is known for excellent seafood – both cooked and raw. A recommended dish is the Dungenesss Crab Louie – also a good Greek Salad and and Artichoke appetizer. Weather got you down at the time of your visit? There is also plenty of seating indoors. A full stocked bar on their street entrance with friendly bartenders only adds to the appeal here. More info? Visit: www.samscafe.com or read our San Francisco Article