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Aug 24, 2008 12:16 PM

Nice lunch in Sausalito

Need help with restaurants in Sausalito. We will be on foot, so something in walking distance to ferry landing. We eat anything, but somewhere charming with good food/wine would be appreciated. Thanks Hounds!

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  1. Fish.

    The food is simple and delicious. Every person I've ever sent there has been very, very happy. You can sit outside near the marina, or inside, where it is rustic. The grilled salmon sandwich and grilled tuna is fantastic. The sides are wonderful.

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    1. re: rruben1

      it's a hella walk from the ferry...

      1. re: Sarah

        love the fish but i have to agree. deb and i have walked it a bunch but it's a far piece. not for everyone.

        op might consider scoma's for lunch. pleasant walk, nice views, good seafood.

        1. re: Sarah

          It this service history? Even so, it's just a bit over a mile.
          SALLY (Sausalito Area Local Land Yacht)

          1. re: wolfe

            two miles (ferry to fish) would have been my guess. walked it many times. i'm thinking it takes me about 40 minutes.

            1. re: steve h.

              never heard of sally. is it up and running?

              1. re: steve h.

                SALLY came up as I searched Sausilito. I wonder if it's a coming attraction or a dream. Anyway the Google map says 1.6 miles from landing to 350 Harbor Drive. I measure walks according to Sean's remark to Mary Kate in the "Quiet Man".
                "It's only five miles. Just a good stretch of the legs."

                1. re: wolfe

                  ahh, the modest incline on bridgeway as you approach harbor drive will indeed stretch, not stress, one's legs.
                  i'll stick with my 2 miles/40 minutes guess.
                  how long does it take you (ferry to fish)?

                  1. re: steve h.

                    According to my hiking GPS, it's approximately 1.75 miles, or 1/2 hour at a brisk pace. One advantage of this mode of approach is that you pass the Bay Model which is fun to visit while in Sausalito.

                    If this visit will be on a weekend, Sushi Ran is open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday and is a lot closer to the Ferry

                    Le Garage is also open seven days for lunch and is about 3/4 mile from the Ferry.

                    1. re: Paul H

                      yeah, that's more like it.
                      still, i'll stick with my 2 miles/40 minutes thing. bay model is cool. i didn't know what to expect when i first dropped in. i thought is was some kind of condo development promo thing.

                      direct miss.


                      1. re: Paul H

                        >Le Garage is also open seven days for lunch and is about 3/4 mile from the Ferry.<

                        Le Garage has outdoor seating right next to docked sailboats. I haven't yet eaten there; did eat at the prior incarnations of that space several times. There's a parking problem if you're driving, but since you're walking no such problem.

                          1. re: gordita

                            french bistro - casual - salads, sandwiches, and more. check out their website above or below via Mick. This will be quite a haul as well -- it's at the very end of Liberty Ship Way, easily another 1/2 mi. off Bridgeway.

                            1. re: Sarah

                              >it's at the very end of Liberty Ship Way, easily another 1/2 mi. off Bridgeway.<

                              Not nearly that far. I'll bet it takes no more than a five minute walk off Bridgeway to get there.

                              1. re: Mick Ruthven

                                It seemed to take longer, even driving -- maybe we drove 1/2 mile looking for "unrestricted" parking!

                                1. re: Sarah

                                  >maybe we drove 1/2 mile looking for "unrestricted" parking!<

                                  Yep. I'd call them and ask about the parking. Their website says something about adjacent lot which is there (without me actually going to their website to see that blurb).

                          2. re: Mick Ruthven

                            I'm not the one to ask since I haven't eaten there. Check the place link in a message below for other posts about the place, and also their website:

                            I just noticed that their website home page has a very large photo of the outside of the place.That's what it looks like!

                          3. re: Paul H

                            links to recommended places....

                            350 Harbor Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965

                            Sushi Ran
                            107 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA 94965

                            Le Garage
                            85 Liberty Ship Way Ste 109, Sausalito, CA

              2. re: rruben1

                Just a shout out to Ruben! That was our favorite place! Awesome food, great clam dip, and the best fish and chips we've ever had. Thanks again!!!

                1. re: gordita

                  >best fish and chips we've ever had<

                  Me too. It's really in another league from all other fish and chips I've ever had. Makes it worth the $ for that dish.

              3. Angelino, at 621 Bridgeway, is a relatively small Italian restaurant with wonderful food and wine. For lunch there are salads, pizzas, pastas and many options. It seems a little less touristy than some of the others. Poggio, also on Bridgeway, is owned by the Il Fornaio group and has some sidewalk seating. The Spinnaker has stunning views but we haven't been there for awhile so cannot vouch for the food. I'd return to Angelino anytime. You can check it out online at

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                1. re: bobpantzer

                  many thanks everyone...curious to what is Sally?

                  1. re: gordita

                    Unfortunately this blurb did not have a year date.
                    Starting July 1st, there will be a local free shuttle called SALLY (Sausalito Area Local Land Yacht) to take you from one end of Sausalito to the other…with frequent loops to all points of interest in and around the City. SALLY Schedules and additional information will soon be available either at the Visitor’s KIOSK, from the Chamber or at City Hall. Schedule information will also be printed in all the local newspapers.
                    edit.I see now 2001, must be gone and forgotten.

                2. As a 6 year resident and being in the wine business. I would recommend the following:

                  Sushi Ran -
                  Le Garage -
                  Poggio -

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                  1. re: michparent

                    Poggio is one of the worst restaurants in the Bay Area. If you're in Dayton Ohio or Omaha Nebraska, it might pass for okay.

                    1. re: goingoutagain

                      Don't know why you think Dayton, Oh is not a great restaurant town. We've got great independent restaurants, James Beard Award winning Chefs and wine tastings on a weekly basis that rival the likes of many CA towns!

                      1. re: grigs

                        Sorry, I should've chosen a city I know. Substitute Marion Ohio.