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Sam's Anchor Cafe ****
(Waterfront Deck)

Enjoying Sunday Brunch at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon - (Alana, Barry, Claire and Michael)

Cuisine: American/Seafood

Description & Atmosphere
If you're looking for somewhere FUN, casual and "buzzing" for weekend brunch, Sam's waterfront restaurant is THE place to go.

Sam's 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
You can't beat the ambiance or the views from the waterfront deck, especially on a warm sunny day. It's worth a trip just for the SF Bay and skyline views alone...not to mention the great boats and people-watching!

Walter (celebrating his birthday) with Barry and Alana during Weekend Brunch at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon

From the outside of Sam's, on Tiburon's Main Street (photo on right), it's doesn't look like anything special. But walk through the bar, 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.

Dungeness Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce, served with French Fries - deeelicous. One of the Brunch menu items at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon, Marin County, near San Francisco

Sam's Anchor Cafe's Hamburgers, Eggs Benedict and Fresh Salads are all delicous

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 pond."

Crispy Fish & Chips at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon

Menu selections include everything from Fresh Salads and Sandwiches, to delicious Seafood, Cioppino, Pasta, Chicken, Steak, Vegetarian...and more.

There's something for everyone — Sam's even offers a Fun Kid's Menu!

Dining Areas
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, so be sure to arrive before 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 bar.

Reservations accepted for inside dining only

Lunch Mon-Fri between 11am-5pm; Dinner daily after 5pm.

Mon-Fri 11am-5pm,
Sat-Sun 2-5pm

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 up.

Don't want to drive and own a boat — Sam's has a dock out back.

Private Parties
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.


Moderately priced

Contact Info
Sam's Anchor Cafe
27 Main Street,

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Sam's Anchor Cafe Owner Introduction



A Ferry is also available from San Francisco to Tiburon:
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Sam's Anchor Cafe - Waterfront Restaurant in Downtown Tiburon

Dining Al Fresco at Sam's Anchor Cafe's waterfront deck overlooking marina and SF Bay and skyline, Tiburon, Marin County, Northern California

Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon - Crowded Waterfront Deck on a warm sunny day is great for people-watching!

Front entrance of Sam's Anchor Cafe on Tiburon's Main Street

Dock and boats at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon, Marin County, near San Francisco, California

Bartender at Sam's Anchor Cafe bar, Tiburon

One of Sam's indoor dining rooms overlooking the waterfront deck and SF Bay

Larissa and Friends celebrating a "Special Birthday" at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon

Sam's Anchor Cafe indoor bar, Tiburon

The outside bar (photos below) shares space on the waterfront deck out back — it's a fun place to have a drink, enjoy the view, and people-watch while waiting for your table.

Sam's Anchor Cafe Bar - outdoor bar on waterfront deck, Tiburon

Barry and Alana enjoying a Bloody Mary and Margarita on the Rocks at Sam's Anchor Cafe outdoor bar area on the waterfront deck in Tiburon

Dallas serving food "Service with a Smile" at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon

Crispy Beer Batter Onion Rings with Blue Cheese Dressing at Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon

Fried Calamari with Chipotle Tartar Sauce at Sam's Anchor Cafe, Tiburon

Diners on waterfront deck at Sam's Anchor Cafe, Tiburon

Steve (on left) is the owner of Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon

View of Sam's Anchor Cafe waterfront deck from end of dock, Tiburon

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