Just across the water from San Francisco lies the wonderful and charming town of Sausalito in Marin County. Whether you choose to get there by taking the ferry from SF or driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, this town has a lot to offer and you don’t want to miss it. Welcome to my Sausalito dining guide where you can read about the fabulous dining scene and my recommendations for some delicious food.
Avatar’s offers a unique experience from start to finish with their Indian fusion cuisine. They have great outdoor seating as well as a cozy indoor ambiance. Their creative and extensive menu offers something for everyone to love, including traditional Indian beverages like chaas, chai, and lassi. Fan favorites include their Punjabi burrito, enchiladas, and of course samosas. When you visit you’ll be likely to meet the owner who is the friendliest, most engaging man. I’ve only been once and fell in love with him immediately. He’s truly what the word hospitable entails. 2656 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965.
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Bar Bocce has a very laid-back vibe and an amazing view of Richardson Bay. Their menu consists of bright colored salads, one-of-a-kind sourdough pizzas (which I was sure to try out) and a large selection of local beer and wine. Guests can enjoy delicious food on the beautiful back patio while taking in the sweeping harbor views and staying warm by the fire pits provided. 1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Read more about my visit here: Bar Bocce Sausalito with the Best Pizza & Views in Town.
This view is unbeatable especially at sunset by the fire pits. A perfect view and delicious food, what more could you ask for!
Photos courtesy of Bar Bocce
Copita Tequileria y Comida
Located in the heart of downtown Sausalito, Copita is a vibrant restaurant serving seasonal and modern Mexican food. They offer lunch and dinner daily plus weekend brunch with indoor seating or in the heated patio. Their menu features local California produce, including organic handmade tortillas and they have over 100 tequilas, mezcals, and a unique cocktail lineup.
Read more about my experience here: Copita Sausalito A Hot Reason to Cross the Bridge.
Lern more about Owner Chef Joanne Weir in my interview here!
Photos courtesy of Copita Tequileria y Comida
If you are looking for the freshest seafood in Sausalito, Fish is the place to visit. The restaurant was given the Sustainable North Bay Award to honor their commitment in protecting wild fish populations and for supporting local fishermen. Their menu offers delicious food from fish & chips to poke that guests can enjoy on the waterfront patio. The restaurant also has a Fish Market where you can find sustainably sourced seafood to buy. 350 Harbor Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965
Photos courtesy of Fish
Another fabulous spot on this list includes Le Garage. This is a french Bistro with an amazing water-front location, delicious food, great staff in a laid-back environment. I’ve dined for both dinner and brunch (offered Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 am – 2:30pm. They also have happy hour from Tuesday to Fridays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. 85 Liberty Ship Way #109, Sausalito, CA 94965.
The views at Le Garage are beyond incredible of the Sausalito harbor. It’s a beyond relaxing setting and lovely during the daytime for brunch or lunch!
Lighthouse Café is the perfect breakfast or brunch spot to start off your day in Sausalito. It has a casual, authentic American diner-style ambience with bench seats and rotating chairs at the counters along with outdoor seating. Their menu offers American items with a touch of Danish culture. The food is delicious and the warm community atmosphere makes this spot a must-visit. 1311 Bridgeway Road. Sausalito, CA 94965
Photos courtesy of Yelp.
Poggio Trattoria is a classic Italian restaurant with a comfortable neighborhood charm and destination-caliber cuisine. Using the best available local ingredients including organic herbs and vegetables, the daily changing menu features soulful classics of Northern Italy earnestly prepared by hand. They have a lovely selection of cocktails, wine & beer and offer some classic Italian desserts such as panna cotta, gelato and sorbet. 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Read more about my experience here: Sausalito California’s Poggio Restaurant.
Photos courtesy of Poggio Trattoria
Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib
Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib is fresh, bright and has a casual ambience. Large, multi-leveled decks overlook the water and the beauty of the area is absolutely breathtaking. Whether you’re looking for a casual bite or a full-on feast, or something in between, Salito’s has it all. The restaurant is known to only use the Dungeness crab in their seafood which is harvested from the nearby Pacific Ocean. Salito’s is the perfect setting for an afternoon or evening of cocktails or dining al fresco. 1200 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Photos courtesy of Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib
Salsalito Taco Shop
If you want to indulge in authentic, Baja-style Mexican food with a California twist, you must visit the Salsalito Taco Shop. I ventured in for an afternoon snack and was very impressed with their menu and cocktails list. They have a wide range of items from seasonal specials to tacos, burritos and enchiladas. The food is very flavorful and the ambience made it feel like I was in Baja California. I will definitely be visiting again when I get a chance. 1115 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Photos courtesy of Salsalito Taco Shop
Sandrino Pizza & Vino
Sandrino Pizza & Vino is a quaint pizzeria for creative pies, craft beer & Italian wine in a cozy tile-and-wood setting. They use traditional family recipes as each dish is prepared by hand and from scratch. The ingredients used are of the highest quality, organic & locally sourced when possible. They also serve high-quality wines from famous wine regions along with wine from the Italian regions where the owners were born and raised. 45 Caledonia St, Sausalito, CA 94965
Photos courtesy of Sandrino Pizza & Vino
And last but most definitely not the least, Sushi Ran is recognized as one of the top Japanese restaurants in the US, and has netted high honors from Zagat, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many others over the past 33 years. This restaurant serves amazing sushi creating a vibrant fusion of traditional Japanese and Pacific cuisine. They have outstanding chefs, great people on the floor and in the kitchen, plus an impressive wine and sake list. 107 Caledonia St, Sausalito, CA 94965
Photos courtesy of Sushi Ran