S.F. Bay Area
North Bay/Marin County Restaurants Sam's Anchor Cafe ****
Description & Atmosphere
If you're looking for somewhere FUN, casual and "buzzing" for
weekend brunch, Sam's waterfront restaurant is THE place to go.
Anchor Cafe is one of our favorite waterfront restaurants (for
weekend brunch) in the San Francisco Bay Area,
if not in the U.S. We've been coming here for years — it's
been around since 1920. And today, it's as popular as ever, with
locals and visitors alike.
Waterfront Deck & Views
can't beat the ambiance or the views from
the waterfront deck, especially on a warm sunny day. It's
worth a trip
the SF Bay and skyline views alone...not to mention the great
boats and people-watching!
From the outside of Sam's, on Tiburon's Main
Street (photo on right), it's doesn't look like anything special.
past the dining areas and out the back door to the waterfront deck
and you won't believe the view!
Al fresco weekend brunch at Sam's is not to be missed — if
you like crab, don't pass up the delicious Crab Benedict (photo
below), grilled fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes
with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce, served with fruit,
potatoes or fries.Yummy!
For casual dining, we really like the Hamburgers (Niman
Ranch beef on Sam's sourdough bun) — and the classic Fish
& Chips are almost as good as those from "across the
selections include everything from Fresh
Salads and Sandwiches, to delicious Seafood, Cioppino, Pasta,
Chicken, Steak, Vegetarian...and
There's something for everyone — Sam's even offers
a Fun Kid's Menu!
Two indoor dining rooms overlook the waterfront deck and offer
San Francisco Bay views.
Indoor & Outdoor Bars
Sam's indoor bar is located just inside the front
entrance, off Main Street.
No reservations for the Waterfront Deck — seating
is on a first-come, first-served basis. Weekends are usually crazy,
noon if you don't want to wait too long for a table. Add your
name to the wait-list — say
hi to owner Steve (photo above) and enjoy a drink at the outdoor
Reservations accepted for inside dining only
Lunch Mon-Fri between 11am-5pm; Dinner daily after 5pm.
Brunch: Sat-Sun 2:30am-2pm
Dinner: nightly 5-10pm
Bar: Open til 1:30am nightly
Public parking lot off Main Street. Arrive early before it fills
Don't want to drive and own a boat —
Sam's has a dock out back.
Sam's can accommodate private groups
up to 100 guests, with luncheon banquets on week days. Note:
Outdoor deck cannot be reserved for private groups.