Two Hours in Sausalito

Salitos Crab House


Last week when my sister and her husband were here for a visit, we went to Sausalito for the afternoon. It was my first time there and the weather was perfect for an afternoon exploring the town.

Sausalito is smaller than I had expected and there are a few shops and art galleries, but mostly restaurants. Since it was such a beautiful day, we wanted to eat lunch by the water. We had a delicious lunch at Salito’s Crab House and Prime Rib. 

To start, at least for lunch, you seat yourself. I liked this option, as we selected a table for four overlooking the water and boats. The restaurant had a large open air patio and a covered dining area, as well as a nice marble bar for cocktails. Then the servers come out with a cast iron pot of warm sourdough bread. If you ask for water or iced tea, they serve you a glass carafe so you can refresh your drink without waiting for the server. I appreciated all of these touches before even ordering! We ordered sandwiches and salads, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The portion sizes were big and the food was reasonably priced. With it being a lovely September day, we had the warm sun and a nice breeze making it very comfortable.

The atmosphere and service of the restaurant were both outstanding. I think this will be a spot we bring other guests to in the future. I think 2- to 4-hours in Sausalito is a good amount of time to bring out-of-town guests, for a nice meal and a short walk around the water and shops. Then you can drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and explore downtown San Francisco.

If we had been there earlier in the day, both Cibo and Fred’s Coffee House looked like great spots for coffee and breakfast.

Have you explored Sausalito? I would love to know your favorite spots, restaurants, and shops!


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