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The Spinnaker

100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965-2181
+1 415-332-1500
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (93 reviews)
“crab cakes” (51 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (15 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965-2181
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spinnaker enjoys a splendid view over the downtown skyline of San Francisco (though from some distance) and the Sausalito marina - as perfect a view as any restaurant could hope to have, except New York's River Cafe. Our group of almost 15 chose it for...More

Thank MannyG2000
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very buzzy place over the water. Great views of Golden Gate. Food excellent. Soups, calamari, club sandwiches. Pleasant relaxing atmosphere. Must go back. Reasonably priced.

Thank Crossruff
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place was beautiful and the service was excellent. The food was delicious. For dessert we ordered the cream puffs were simple amazing. We will go back for another great experience. Great wine selection and they didn't rush us. The dining experience was a great...More

Thank lisapF1459DM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Spinnaker based on the recommendation of the tour bus driver from Tower Tours. Host did not exactly exude charm or warmth but we got a very nice table overlooking the bay back toward San Francisco. The bar area is large but the customer seating...More

1  Thank Cazzie49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spinnaker has the best view of the bay and was a great place to enjoy dinner and take in the view. It is a bit dated in ambiance and service style; however, the location makes up for these shortcomings. The service was efficient and family...More

Thank Brentlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The panoramic views from this dining room make this a go-to place if you have several nights of dining from which to select in Sausalito. However, there are better places in Sausalito for food and service. The seared scallops that I ordered were not plump...More

Thank rayfar2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here with family after a couple years in between our last visit, which was also very good. The crab cakes and clam chowder were very tasty. The bread they serve is amazing and it is hard to resist the temptation to fill up too...More

Thank IKIGAItravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Contrary to recent other reviews my wife and I had a wonderful dining experience. The views are spectacular, the dining room is quiet and comfortable, the food and service were excellent. The Spinnaker in not inexpensive, but worth every penny.

Thank MtnTraveler2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I visited the Spinnaker following a recommendation, for brunch. The views from this restaurant on a good day are beautiful. You can see right across the bay. The food and service here is also very, very good. The price does reflect this...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This staple of the Sausalito shoreline is as tired and run down as the proprietors who keep milking it for tourist dollars without a care in the world for the place or the locals. Living of buses full of tourists and without an ounce of...More

Thank CRG-SF
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Are you open for Thanksgiving? Do you take reservations for large groups--approximately 50?
1 August 2016|
Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
Are you open for Thanksgiving? Do you take reservations for large groups--approximately 50?
1 August 2016|
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Response from Shirley E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, you would have to call the restaurant directly with that question since my husband, our friends and I were only diners.
Could you please tell me how far in advance can we book a table for lunch - we are coming in October of this year? Many thanks
15 June 2016|
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Response from OHBuckeye | Reviewed this property |
Yes- just walk in!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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.