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The Spinnaker

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100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965-2181 (Anchor Street)
+1 415-332-1500
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Englewood, Florida
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

On our recent visit to Sausalito, we made our way to The Spinnaker to have a drink, and light dinner. We chose to sit in the Bar area which had a great view of the Bay, and offers both a bar menu, and the restaurant menu to choose from. We had a couple of drinks which were very good, and... More 

Thank 1FlaGirl
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

Thanks for making your way down here and trying some of our drinks! I'm really happy that you thought they were all excellent, and I hope that the bean and ham soup filled you up! I hope to see you again for more next time you visit this beautiful city! Yours, Jeff - General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

We had a reservation and had to wait a bit for our requested window table. Not a big deal - we had a Bloody Mary in the bar. Our first waiter basically was having a bad day, obviously in a pissy mood, and took it out on us. While he took our drink orders, he made one suggestion on the... More 

Thank Kent1132
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

We all have bad days, but no one should ever take it out on you! I'm really glad that you found a manager here -- it'd be a shame if you missed out on that swordfish and good service because of that first waiter. I hope that you come see us again. I'm looking forward to making it a seamless... More 

Rustington, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Such beautiful setting near the water, such wonderful view of the city, by day and night, but do not go there for the food as it was a total disappointment ! From not very appetising presentation to cold and over cooked dishes, to totally different dishes that how it was presented on the menu !

Thank NakedChef900
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

When you're disappointed, so am I! I really wish that the food lived up to the view for you. If you get a chance, I'd love to hear which dishes you ordered so that I can figure out what happened during your visit. I just hope that you can give us another chance to show you that we're better than... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

The Spinnaker was very good for a number of things, the view which was amazing, the service, which was upbeat and friendly, and the food which was pretty good and nicely priced. The first thing you'll notice about the restaurant is the decor, which looks unchanged from 1962, but perfectly kept up. The view is the best thing about this... More 

Thank Joel_G_19
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

That view is something else, isn't it? We're glad that you enjoyed the view -- I only wish that you enjoyed the burger just as much. The next time that you come in, I hope to make your experience even better! Best, Jeff - General Manager More 

Albany, New York
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

First time to Sausalito, everything was perfect, great staff, great views of the bay, seated in a great corner table, great options on the menu.

Thank Charlie P
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

I hope that your first experience in Sausalito was such a great one, Charlie! And I hope that we were able to add to the experience. I hope to see you back here the next time that you're in town. Best, Jeff - General Manager More 

Hayward, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

You really need to come here at least once. The food is better than most and reasonably priced. The view is really what will highlight the evening. There is easy parking which is important for Sausalito. The staff is great as well.

Thank James B
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

It sounds like we really hit the nail on the head for you, James, especially with the view. If you're ever in the area, I'd love to see you again and hear which dish you enjoyed so much! Best, Jeff - General Manager More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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165 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I used to go to The Spinnaker occasionally many years ago when friends of mine lived in Tiburon and we wanted to go to Sausalito for brunch on a weekend and weren't in the mood for the Alta Mira Hotel. What Spinnaker has going for it, more than anything else, is a spectacular view. It sits out at the end... More 

Thank pyrprshr
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

After all of these years, it's great to hear that we still remind you of the old days. However, I really appreciate this feedback, and I want to make sure that the food and service are always spot-on for you. I'm looking forward to making your next visit here even better! Best, Jeff - General Manager More 

Level Contributor
46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

Set in a great location on the Bay. Food was just OK. Service was good. The town was very nice. Loved driving though the streets and looking around. Parking is also very cheap. Cheaper than anywhere else in SF.

Thank TCMitchell
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

Parking doesn't come cheap these days in San Francisco, but we're glad that you found a great spot near us! It's great to hear that you loved all of the views, but I wish that the food was more to your taste as well! I hope that we can find a better dish for you next time around. Best, Jeff... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Our family of 9 enjoyed the beautiful view especially of San Francisco with a table next to the water enabling us to wave to the boats that sailed by. The food were good for all ages especially the crab cake. The bouillabaisse was rather bland but the kids enjoyed the seafood pasta. On the whole , a good family restaurant... More 

Thank phongsakbwm
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

It really sounds like between the views and the food, your family had a great time here, and that makes me happy to hear! Anytime you all want to watch the sail boats go sailing by, we'd love to see you back here. Best, Jeff - General Manager More 

Napa, California
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196 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

This was our second visit, the first being some years ago. Back then we stumbled upon the place; this time we wanted to return. We made an online reservation, but ended up arriving in town earlier than anticipated, so we called the restaurant and they had no trouble taking us in earlier. The food here is classic upscale--think steaks, seafood,... More 

Thank B_Pope
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

Nothing makes me happier than seeing that your second visit was just as good, if not better, than your first! I'm glad that we were able to nail everything on the head for you from the beginning with the reservation and the steak to the end with your service. If you're ever back here again, I hope to see you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965-2181
    (Anchor Street)
  • Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit Bus: 50, 20; Golden Gate Ferry: Red & White Fleet, Blue & Gold
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Sausalito
  • Phone Number: +1 415-332-1500
The Spinnaker is located on the Sausalito waterfront offering panoramic views of San Francisco, Angel Island, the East Bay and Belvedere. They serve an impressive menu with fresh seafood and a fine wine selection.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?