Where to Eat: Sausalito

Easily dismissed as a tourist destination (and a worthy one at that), Sausalito is also home to an eclectic mix of families, artists, house boaters, and retirees. The range of dining options reflects the diverse taste of the town’s residents, from Thai to Japanese to Himalayan. A simple walk along Bridgeway displays the dichotomy, as the mile long stretch of eat and drink establishments vie for attention from visitors and residents alike, while quieter Caledonia Street offers up a number of eateries frequented by the locals.

Angelino Restaurant | Arawan Thai | Aurora Ristorante & Pizzeria | Avatar’s | Bar Bocce | Barrel House Tavern | Bump BarCopita | Dario’s Restaurant | Davey Jones Deli | F3/Fast Food Francais | Feng Nian | Fish | Fred’s Coffee Shop | JoineryKitti’s Place | Le Garage | Lighthouse | Murray Circle | Napa Valley Burger Company | Osteria Divino | Poggio | Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib | Sausalito Equator | Saylor’s Restaurant and Bar | Scoma’s of Sausalito | Seafood Peddler Restaurant and Fish Market | Seahorse | Sushi Ran | Taste of the Himalayas | ThaiTanic Street Food | Tommy’s WokThe Trident

 


 

Angelino Restaurant

Italian, COVID-19 update: Patio dining and takeout available Tuesday–Sunday, 5-9 p.m., orders taken via phone. Angelino Pastry Bar (with classic croissants and focaccia and a raspberry-polenta Pop Tart), is open for pick-up at 8 a.m., Tuesday–Sunday.

Authentic Italian eatery with handmade pastas and seasonal antipasti, showcasing cuisine of the Campania region for more than 20 years.

621 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.5225

 

Arawan Thai

Thai, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout, Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 1-9 p.m. Delivery via Dine-in Marin.

This Sausalito favorite serves up popular dishes like prawn arawan with yellow curry as well as $10 lunch specials.

47 Caledonia St, Sausalito, 415.729.9395

 

Aurora Ristorante & Pizzeria

Italian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout or delivery daily, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Novato’s Aurora has a counterpart in southern Marin. Traditional Italian food, a full bar, and friendly service make it a great option for families, groups, dates and sports fans, who can keep up-to-date on the game via flat-screen TV.

300 Valley St, Sausalito, 415.339.8930

 

Avatar’sBest of Marin County 2018Best of Marin County 2017

Indian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout and delivery, Monday–Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m.

If you’re on the hunt for innovative Indian fare, head to Avatar’s. Sip masala chai sweetened with brown sugar then dig into Cajun-spiced shrimp or dig into a curried sweet potato enchilada in this casual one-room restaurant, ideal for a quick lunch or dinner.

2656 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.8083

 

Bar BocceBest of Marin County 2017

American, COVID-19 update: Open for  outdoor dining, takeout and delivery, Mondays–Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Food just tastes better on a bayside patio with fire pits and a bocce ball court. Order one of the sourdough bread pizzas and a glass of wine and you’ll see why this casual eatery, overseen by Robert Price of Buckeye and Bungalow 44, has become a local favorite.

1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.0555

 

Barrel House TavernBest of Marin County 2017

Californian, COVID-19 update: Temporarily closed.  Reopening date unknown.

Stop by Barrel House for great local food enhanced by a cool setting and fantastic bay and city views. The relaxed urbane setting is a perfect match for the barrel-aged cocktails.

660 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.729.9593

 

Bump Bar

Californian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout, Wednesday–Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Retail and online shop is open for caviar/roe delivery and takeout.

The Sausalito bar and cafe boasts an intimate 12 seats facing the kitchen and an array of sustainably sourced caviar and roe and a seafood-centric menu that makes the most of the sea’s briniest delight. Stick with the traditional presentation and delight in tiny bubble bursts atop blini, egg, creme fraiche and minced red onion or go all out with the seven-course tasting menu. Plates like binchotan grilled lobster with herbs or black cod topped with truffles as well as the beforementioned easy to pop eggs make this a great place got a bite and a glass of bubbly or to savor an extended caviar experience.

1403 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.0826

 

CopitaBest of Marin County 2017

Mexican, COVID-19 update: Outdoor dining and takeout available Monday–Friday, 12 noon-9 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 12 noon- 10 p.m. Delivery via DoorDash or call for pick-up.

Co-owner Joanne Weir, along with chef Daniel Tellez, presents fresh Mexican fare in the heart of downtown Sausalito. The ever-changing menu is 100 percent gluten-free, and the in-house tequila bar serves over 100 varieties and fantastic cocktails. Dine at the bar or on the outdoor patio for great people-watching.

739 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.7400

 

Dario’s Restaurant

Italian, COVID-19 update: Takeout and delivery available, Monday–Thursday, 3-9:45 p.m.; Friday–Sunday, 12 noon-9:45 p.m. 

Dario’s, a 40-year-old pizza joint, updated the menu with a Mediterranean flair. In addition to the thin-crust pizzas, you can order items like lamb meatballs, chicken shawarma, and falafel wraps.

2829 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.6636

 

Davey Jones DeliBest of Marin County 2017Best of Marin County 2016

American, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout daily, 9:15 a.m.-4:20 p.m.; grab-n-go case at the Bait Shop open, 7 a.m.–12 midnight.

Stationed in the New Bait Shop Market, Davey Jones Deli offers house-roasted sandwich meats, healthy condiments and local, organic vegetables; the deli serves sandwiches, veggie-wiches, wraps and salads with vegetarian, vegan and meat-lover options. Because the sandwiches are so generous, this easy stop is great during a day of boating, biking, hiking, and general adventuring around Marin.

Gate 6 Road, Sausalito, 415.331.2282

 

F3/Fast Food FrancaisBest of Marin County 2017

French, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout, Monday–Friday, 5-8:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 1-8:30 p.m. Online orders for menus and special food and wine boxes can be placed at www.eatf3.com  or delivery through Caviar.

Owned and operated by the owners of Le Garage, F3 serves brunch, lunch, and dinner featuring “Frenchified” American comfort food. A rotating menu includes items like the Quack burger (duck confit, black pepper chèvre, lettuce, and red onion marmalade). Enjoy with a side of Brussels sprout chips or pommes dauphines (tater tots).

39 Caledonia St, Sausalito, 415.887.9047

 

Feng Nian

Chinese, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and 4:30-10 p.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 12-9 p.m.

This spacious popular hangout has served up wonton soup, potstickers, and daily specials for nearly two decades. For an indulgent treat, order the Szechwan crispy calamari, honey-glazed walnut prawn or lemon chicken. Staying in? Delivery is available.

2650 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.5300

 

FishBest of Marin County 2017Best of Marin County 2016

Seafood, COVID-19 update: Outdoor dining available daily, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m. for groups of 6 or less. Fish market is open; to-go orders via phone or website, delivery via Caviar. 

The ultimate place for freshly caught fare. Order the fish tacos, ceviche and a bottle of wine and take in the bay views on the open-air deck. Though cash is still king, credit cards are now accepted (woot!).

350 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, 415.331.3474

 

Fred’s PlaceBest of Marin County 2018Best of Marin County 2017Best of Marin County 2016

American, COVID-19 update: Outdoor dining available daily, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m., limited to groups of 6 or less. Pickup and delivery also available.

Famous for its breakfasts, Fred’s is a Sausalito institution. Locals rave about dishes like the Millionaire’s Bacon, a sweet and sticky delight.

1917 Bridgeway Blvd, Sausalito, 415.332.4575

 

JoineryBest of Marin County 2018Best of Marin County 2017

American, COVID-19 update: Open for patio dining, takeout or delivery daily, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

This waterfront restaurant features craft beer, burgers, rotisserie chicken and other hearty, seasonal fare in a communal setting, with outdoor seating and great views.

300 Turney St, Sausalito, 415.766.8999

 

Kitti’s PlaceBest of Marin County 2018Best of Marin County 2016

Thai, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout, Monday—Friday, 12 noon-6 p.m.

This home-style family restaurant has been in Sausalito 20 years and features favorites like lettuce cups, soft spring rolls and weekly specials.

3001 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.0390

 

Le GarageBest of Marin County 2017

French, COVID-19 update: Outdoor dining available with a reservation Tuesday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday brunch 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m; dinner 5–8 p.m. Takeout available via contactless pick-up (order 2 days in advance) or delivery via UberEats.

Escape the tourist crush for an indulgent meal right on the water. The atmosphere is animated with light French music (à la Amélie), and the much-adored croque-monsieur is authentic. Indoor or outdoor seating.

85 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito, 415.332.5625

 

Lighthouse

American, COVID-19 update: Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery available, Monday–Friday, 12 noon-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

A great spot to grab a classic breakfast — the fruit pancakes, omelets, and Danish-influenced dishes will make you a return customer. It’s a small but popular space, so arrive early or be prepared for a wait.

1311 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.3034

 

Murray Circle

American, COVID-19 update: Open for outdoor dining and takeout at Farley Bar; breakfast, Monday–Friday, 8-11 a.m. and lunch, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner, Monday–Sunday, 2-9 p.m.; brunch Saturday–Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Cavallo Point Lodge is open.

Cavallo Point’s acclaimed restaurant features local seasonal fare by chef Mike Garcia, with pairings from an extensive wine list and tempting desserts. Stop by Farley Bar for cocktails with a view.

601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, 415.339.4750

 

Napa Valley Burger Company

American, COVID-19 update: Temporarily closed.

Incorporating local, all-natural and organic produce and meats, this burger joint serves up gourmet patties, fries, root beer floats and more. With outdoor and indoor tables, the space can accommodate up to 100 people.

670 Bridgeway, Sausalito, (415) 332-1454

 

Osteria Divino

Italian, COVID-19 update: Takeout and delivery, Wednesday–Sunday, 4-8 p.m. Coffee and pastry service, Saturday–Sundays, 8-10 a.m. Call or order online through website, caviar delivery, or UberEats. Pre-order by email with 24 hours advance notice.

Osteria Divino offers authentic Florentine cooking inspired by the finest local, organic, seasonal produce, meat and fish available, along with an extensive artisan pasta selection. Live music Tue-Sun.

37 Caledonia St, Sausalito, 415.331.9355

 

PoggioBest of Marin County 2018

Italian, COVID-19 update: Open for patio dining, reservations recommended, Monday–Thursday, 6:30-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m.; Friday–Sunday, 6:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-8 p.m. Call for takeout or curbside pick up. Delivery via GrubHub.

Executive chef Benjamin Balesteri creates Northern Italian fare using fresh and local ingredients. Private dining rooms above the restaurant can accommodate larger parties (10 to 150 guests).

777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.7771

 

Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib

Seafood, COVID-19 update: Open for dining on the patio daily, 11:30 am-8:30 p.m.

Large decks overlooking the water, with an all-day menu, located in the historic Zack’s by the Bay old spot. Ability to accommodate large parties; parking on site.

1200 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.3226

 

Sausalito EquatorBest of Marin County 2018Best of Marin County 2017Best of Marin County 2016

American, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout and delivery daily, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Place orders online or via the Equator app.

The transition of Cibo to Sausalito Equator means the coffee menu expanded to include Equator’s iconic drinks like the shakerato (coffee shaken with cream) while the locally-sourced salads, sandwiches, soups and house-made pastries (try the croissant or cream cheese Danish) are here to stay.

1201 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.521.5770

 

Saylor’s Restaurant and Bar

Mexican, COVID-19 update: Agave Terrace open for al fresco dining with heat lamps, Monday–Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Takeout available with same hours or delivery through Dine in Marin (415-927-9007), Doordash, and UberEats.

Chef/owner Sean Saylor uses fresh local ingredients and seafood to create a distinctively Cabo combination of Californian and Mexican cuisine. Choose from more than 200 varieties of tequilas that are even better when enjoyed in the private Cabo Wabo room, named for (and approved by) Mill Valley’s own tequila master, Sammy Hagar.

2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.1512

 

Scoma’s of Sausalito

Italian, COVID-19 update: Open for patio dining, Thursday–Monday, 12-6 p.m. 

Sausalito’s oldest seafood house. Scoma’s boat, berthed at Pier 47, fishes seasonally and is approved for salmon and Dungeness crab, resulting in fresh catches year-round. The menu was revamped by chef Gordon Drysdale in accordance with the environmentally responsible Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program and regularly features whole crabs, chowders and grilled fish.

588 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.9551

 

Seafood Peddler Restaurant and Fish Market

Seafood, COVID-19 update: Fish Market is open for fresh seafood and a limited takeout menu daily, 12-5 p.m.

The fish is bought daily from local fishers, who are also restaurant patrons. Recipes are adjusted to incorporate the freshest catch.

303 Johnson St, Sausalito, 415.332.1492

 

Seahorse

Italian, COVID-19 update: Open for takeout or delivery only, Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

The spacious dining area, accompanied by a dance floor and stage, make Seahorse ideal for celebrations large and small. Enjoy a modern twist on classic Tuscan coastal cooking while grooving to the nightly live music and entertainment in a historic building.

305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, 415.331.2899

 

Sushi RanBest of Marin County 2017

Japanese, COVID-19 update: Takeout available daily, 4-9 p.m.; please call to order for curbside pickup.

Sample innovative small plates just big enough to share before enjoying some of the best sushi the Bay Area has to offer; the prices don’t deter the herd of enthusiasts who line up nightly to partake. Just stopping by? The wine, cocktail and sake lists keep even the pickiest barfly satisfied. Reservations are required in the main room.

107 Caledonia St, Sausalito, 415.332.3620

 

Taste of the Himalayas

Himalayan, COVID-19 update: Takeout available, Wednesday–Mondays 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m.

Popular for lunch and dinner, serving authentic food from a faraway region.

2633 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.1335

 

ThaiTanic Street Food

Thai, COVID-19 update:  Takeout available, Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 12-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Delivery via Caviar.

Sausalito gets a Thai spot from the owners of My Thai in San Rafael and Novato. The nautical-themed restaurant offers Bangkok street favorites like sriracha wings, pad thai and barbecued meats.

1001 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.8007

 

Tommy’s Wok

Chinese, COVID-19 update: Takeout only, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8:45 p.m.; Friday–Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-9 p.m.

Fresh ingredients, free-range chicken and traditional dishes fulfill the Chinese food craving with a nice atmosphere for dining in and great takeout for a night at home.

3001 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.5818

 

The Trident

Seafood, COVID-19 update: Open for patio dining with reservations recommended, Monday, 12-7 p.m.; Tuesday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Takeout daily, 12-7 p.m.

Set in a turn-of-the-century building constructed for the San Francisco Yacht Club, this waterfront restaurant is a shoo-in for date night. The restaurant, a famous 1970s hangout, is now known for supporting local farmers, fishers and organic food producers.

558 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.3232


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