Where to Eat: Tiburon

Tiburon Sam's Anchor Cafe
Photo by Albert Law


Once you drive down the peninsula to the Tiburon tip, you will ask yourself why you don’t go there more often. The storybook main street boasts stylish Italian seaside eateries like Servino and Luna Blue. The town center and the surrounding residential areas cater to local residents and the throngs of tourists and ferry-goers, which lends a permanent holiday vibe to the picturesque downtown.


Caffe Acri | Caprice | Don Antonio Trattoria | Luna Blu | Milano | New Morning Cafe | Rustic Bakery | Salt & Pepper | Sam’s Anchor Cafe | Servino Ristorante | Tiburon Tavern | Waypoint Pizza



Caffe Acri

Italian, $$ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


The well-lit corner cafe in Tiburon is a go-to for bikers, city commuters and locals. Diners will find Italian roast espresso drinks, freshly baked pastries and eggs for breakfast and a selection of soups, salads and paninis for lunch.

1 Main St, Tiburon
415.435.8515, caffeacri.com




California, $$$ Dinner

Best of Marin County 2015

Closed for a remodel until mid-Februrary 2019, you can book the private party room for large groups or just relax in this romantic dinner spot. Take advantage of the restaurant’s well-priced three-course dinners for less than $30, and don’t miss prime rib Mondays.

2000 Paradise Drive, Tiburon
415.435.3400, thecaprice.com



Don Antonio Trattoria

Italian, $$ Dinner

Best of Marin County 2015

Located in Tiburon’s Ark Row, this trattoria serves authentic Italian cuisine in a quaint setting. Traditional selections include chicken piccata, veal marsala and house-made pesto.

114 Main St, Tiburon
415.435.0400, donantoniotrattoria.com



Luna Blu

Italian, $$ Lunch and Dinner

Best of Marin County 2015

Executive chef Renzo Azzarello serves Sicilian seafood and homemade pastas with a Californian touch. The seasonal menu incorporates fresh and organic produce, local naturally grown meat and poultry from small farms. The restaurant complies with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, so all the seafood is sustainable. In 2014, diners voted Luna Blu one of the Top 100 Neighborhood Gem restaurants in America.

35 Main St, Tiburon
415.789.5844, lunablurestaurant.com




Italian, $$ Lunch and Dinner


Located in the Cove Shopping Center, this family-owned neighborhood spot is known for its pasta and friendly service. Favorites like the cheesy garlic bread and pesto keep customers coming back.

1 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon
415.388.9100, italianrestaurantintiburonca.com



New Morning Cafe

American, $$ Breakfast, Lunch


Sit outside or in at this casual cafe. On a sunny morning, the place is filled with locals enjoying the sun and extensive breakfast menu; lunch is served as well. Try the fully loaded pancakes or Florentine Benedict with chipotle hollandaise.

1696 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon



Rustic Bakery

California, $$ Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner


This location of the beloved bakery offers the same menu as the other locations in Novato and Larkspur, as well as outdoor dining. Enjoy a wide array of fresh salads, sandwiches and pastries on the boardwalk.

1550 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon
415.797.6123, rusticbakery.com



Salt & Pepper

American, $$ Lunch and Dinner


With its hardwood floors and blue-checkered tablecloths, the sun-filled one-room restaurant is an area favorite. Scallops, rib-eye steak, a beef burger and traditional crab cakes with jalapeño dipping sauce are some of the popular choices.

38 Main St, Tiburon



Sam’s Anchor Cafe

American, $$$ Lunch and Dinner


The menu at this seaside institution features local organic produce and sustainably sourced meats and fish. Chef Robert Taylor, formerly of Farallon, has curated an oyster list for the raw bar menu and a fresh cocktail list to boot.

27 Main St, Tiburon
415.435.4527, samscafe.com



Servino Ristorante

Italian, $$$ Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

Best of Marin County 2017

Chef and owner Angelo Servino highlights organic ingredients in an array of rustic Italian dishes, including house-made pastas, wood oven pizzas, and seasonal specialties. Located on the bay in Tiburon, Servino also prides itself on its extensive sustainable seafood program. Savor la dolce vita on the waterfront patio.

9 Main St, Tiburon
415.435.2676, servino.com



Tiburon Tavern

California, $$ Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

Best of Marin County 2015 Best of Marin County 2017

The atmosphere here is enhanced by two outdoor patios, two indoor fireplaces and fresh flowers. Happy hour is 3 to 6:30 p.m. every day.

1651 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon
415.435.5996, lodgeattiburon.com



Waypoint Pizza

Pizza, $$ Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

Best of Marin County 2015

Family-friendly, with cooked-to-order gourmet pies, slices, fresh salads and, for sports fans, a large-screen TV. Order online for quick pickup or delivery.

15 Main St, Tiburon
415.435.3440, waypointpizza.com



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