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100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965-2181 (Anchor Street)
+1 415-332-1500
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11:00 - 23:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

To celebrate our 20th anniversary we traveled to Sausalito and experienced a fantastic dining experience at The Spinnaker. The sea food was top notch and cooked to perfection. The service started by providing a window table overlooking the bay, continued by providing excellent suggestions and advice on that nights menu. After a long day of travel The Spinnaker was just... More 

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Thank kbn22shop
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

It's so wonderful to hear that you had a phenomenal time here! I'm so happy that we could help make your 20th anniversary even more memorable. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the celebration! Congratulations on 20 years! Jeff - General Manager More 

Atlanta
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Came in for appetizers. Tried the Root beer Italian soda. Tasted just like regular root beer. Also had the rock crab pot stickers. It was da-bomb diggity! Sauce it came was vinegar goodness.

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

This review was full of pure goodness. I'm so happy that you loved everything that you came in for -- I hope to see you back for more root beer Italian soda and pot stickers! Hope to see you back, Jeff - General Manager More 

Oslo, Norway
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

We visited San Francisco and took a drive to beautiful Sausalito. There we got our eyes on the Spinnaker and were impressed. This restaurant was really what we were looking for. A typical high class American restaurant with a view. We were amused of the service and professionalism of the waiters. The food was of course great with a variety... More 

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

It sounds like love at first sight! I'm really excited that you were so impressed here -- I really appreciate your recommendation. If you ever come back to town, I hope to see you again! Happy travels, Jeff - General Manager More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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175 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

It's the view - the sweeping panoramic view of the bay and the bridge in the distance, the sailboats moving majestically on the water, a lovely place to sit a while in the hectic touristy souvenir driven main street of Sausalito. I've been eating here for more than 40 years, so it is clearly worth visiting. The food is good... More 

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

Over 40 years?! Thanks for making us a part of your Sausalito tradition -- that means a lot to me. We wouldn't be here without you, and I really appreciate it. I can't wait to see you back during your next trip out here! Best, Jeff - General Manager More 

Vallejo, California
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Spinnaker sits on a pier in the bay with boats going by only a few feet away. The views of San Francisco to Tiburon are amazing. The food and service are quite good and offers a varied menu. I recommend you stop in if you are in the area and enjoy the friendly service and great views.

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Thank tallguy92056
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

That view is really something else -- thanks for recommending it to others. Still, I can't wait to see you back for more when you're in the area again. The bay is always waiting! Yours, Jeff - General Manager More 

Montebello, NY
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77 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Nice seafood lunch with a nice view. No reason for it to be as much of a zoo as it was. A lot of effort was being spent just to get by, first time in years I felt compelled to leave just an "ordinary" tip.

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

I'm sorry if you felt like it was just an ordinary time -- I want your experience to be just as great as your food and the view. I'd love to know if you have any specific feedback -- we're always working on making improvements as we go along. Best, Jeff - General Manager More 

Denver, Colorado, United States
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Another great place for seafood...right in the middle of the Marina as well. Wonderful View and Service was great as well...

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

It sounds like you had quite a relaxing time watching the water, John. There's nothing quite like that feeling, and I'm glad that you got to experience it while you were here. I hope that we get to see you back for more views and food! Yours, Jeff - General Manager More 

Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Ate here on our honeymoon. Caught the ferry from San Fran across. Sausalito itself is a stunning little place. Had prebooked this place wanting a mixture of great views and food. We were not disappointed. Seated at a fantastic table as requested. Our waiter was great. Very knowledgable and friendly. Great seafood menu. Crab potstickers starter absolutely gorgeous, my wife... More 

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

I'm glad that we lived up to your expectations, Sarah! Watching the lights turn in the city from across the bay is one of the most amazing scenes we can think of, and I'm glad that you got to experience that with us. I hope to see you back for more of that apple tart! Yours, Jeff - General Manager More 

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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Loved, loved the crab louis salad. Plus, the view of the SF bay is amazing. Sausalito is a great place to visit. The restaurant itself, and its decor, is somewhat dated. Good service.

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

Thanks for your feedback, Robin! Overall though, it's great to hear that you loved the Crab Louis and the view. I hope to see you back here for more! Yours, Jeff - General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Well known dining facility in Sausalito CA. Located on the Bay with wonderful views of San Francisco and Sausalito Bay. Watch the boats come and go. Free valet parking ( just give them a tip) Easy access. Prompt seating with a reservation. Focus is on seafood with a large selection. Nice service. Good place for families and to gather with... More 

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Thank Carlin35
Jeff S, Manager at The Spinnaker, responded to this review

It sounds like you always have quite a peaceful time seeing the boats come and go while you're in here, Carlin! I'm happy that you have a great time here, and I can't wait to see you back. Yours, Jeff - General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?