Salito’s
Salito’s

Salito’s

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://salitoscrabhouse.com/
  • Phone: (415) 331-3226
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast until 3 pm every day
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: J. C. Becerra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Contact: Charlie Hamilton 4153313226x

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Available in our Private Lot
A word from Salito’s
The setting is quintessential Sausalito--the deck overlooking Richardson Bay and the boats passing by, sunshine and a day to relax and enjoy seafood, prime rib, fresh oysters,Dungeness crab and many varieties of salumi. Casual dining any day of the week at a Sausalito institution.
Breakfast every day until 3 pm.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Salito’s reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (95)scenic view (88)great for lunch (55)good for groups (50)neighborhood gem (37)great for brunch (37)fit for foodies (32)romantic (26)special occasion (25)kid-friendly (24)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (5)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Worst service ever
    KD123VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We took some friends here on a Saturday night. It was a chilly night, so we asked to be seated inside. We then had to wait while they set up the table, even though we had a reservation. After being completely ignored at the table for more than 10 minutes (not even any water, greeting, excuses, or "I'll be right with you"), I suggested we leave. My guests looked around and noticed other tables were waiting impatiently, too. some for their food, others for their bill. A staff member must have guessed we were about to leave, and hurriedly sent some water over. Too late. We had already decided our best course of action--eat somewhere else. Which we did.
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  • Super Seafood on the Water in scenic Sausalito
    CityGurlReviewsVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We San Francisco dwellers drive across Golden Gate Bridge often to just to eat at Salito's. If you enjoy seafood (both the crab and the salmon dishes are delicious & the kettle bread is famous for a reason...!), a beautiful view of the sailboats and marina, and a good selection of wine, you will love Salito's. Another major perk is they don't have a wine corkage fee! There is free parking too. The kids menu is good too and the portions generous. I have eaten both lunch in the sunshine and dinner under the moon on the heated patio and I find little complain about when thinking about the experiences. A must visit if you have the opportunity to visit beautiful Sausalito. (Casual good fun!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marin all the way
    jrlaw
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    a storied property if ever there was one in sausalito best occupant of the space since zacks love jr
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We picked Salito's to dine on a full moon night when the weather was clear and we could eat on the outdoor deck/patio. The outdoor heaters provided extra warmth as the night got cooler. We had the crab to share with a good bottle of wine. After our crab feed, we ordered the beet salad and the yellow tail carpaccio that the water recommended. It was outstanding. Dessert was beignets and coffee, the perfect ending to a wonderful dinner with our guests from France. They loved everything. Salito's is a great place for dinner when the weather in Sausalito is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • punctualVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The lunch was great. Super table and very good service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sun, view, and yummy
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The place is on the harbor with a view of Ruchardaon Bay. Recommending ordering the shared crab and prawns. It come to you on a hot iron serving plate and is delicious. We sat outside, enjoyed the view and dined for a couple hours. The staff was excellent. My husband was not so keen on the cioppino but everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service great food
    jHen7iSon
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food is simply amazing. Freshly prepared, bread is fantastic!!! Service is wonderful..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood wie es sein soll
    UliSchmitz
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Nach dem Sonnenuntergang auf der Nordseite von Golden Gate bleiben und Abendessen? Kein Problem - Salito's hat Platz an der Bar, drinnen und draußen. Wer Seafood zu akzeptablen Preisen mag sollte hier einkehren. Blick auf die Bay bei angenehmer Lautstärke (in SF ist es deutlich lauter) und wirklich gutem Essen - für uns (Familie mit erwachsenen Kindern 17/22) ideal. Gerne wieder!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked seafood plus noise
    Suzie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    On entering for an early dinner the noise level was so loud we asked to be seated on the deck which turned out even worse. Impossible to have a conversation. The seafood was overcooked with the shrimp and mussels cooked on a cast iron skillet (a speciality) so dried out as to be nearly inedible. The shrimp, swimming in oil, were not peeled which was a challenge, especially wearing a "dry clean only" outfit. No extra napkins or wash-ups to clean up afterwards. The stale oil the fish and chips (smashed potatoes) had been fried in, was so strong one could smell it across the table. Waiter was cordial but slow and forgetful. We would never go there again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had the Mussels. they were great. Fantastic patio seating. Wait staff were attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PietaVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Found the food unacceptable not only for the price but for the quality.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Changed their cioppino recipe
    Nick
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Drove two hours for what used to be the best cioppino we'd had. Unfortunately, they changed their recipe three months ago, from a classic, delicious San Francisco cioppino to a thin tomato soup dominated by a strange mix of vegetables (whole small onions, whole black olives, potatoes, wine-soaked carrots, and corn on the cob, still on the cob). While it used to be the best cioppinos we'd ever had, now it's one of the worst. On the plus side, the seafood was still cooked perfectly, and the kettle bread and crab cakes were also delicious, but for us, the cioppino was Salito's raison d'être, and with the new recipe, it will no longer be worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Recommended
    Barauderie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very good meal. Service friendly and professional. Busy and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Crabs and Seafood clearly their speciality and they know what they are doing. Will happily return when in Sausalito again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The wines on the wine list are substantially overpriced. Particularly based on the size of the pour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gorgeous view of the bay!
    Jenaqt23VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband got the crabwich sandwich which was delicious and I got a salad which was a nice sized portion. Their potatoes are so good. The view is why you need to eat here!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sailito's for weekday lunch!
    Dotmae
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Although it is a sister restaurant to the Franciscan and many others, I put Salito's at the top of the list. Weekday lunch on a clear week day afternoon was fantastic. Classic surroundings, black and white subway tile large windows that open out on the bay, gorgeous view and amazing kettle bread that is fresh out of the oven. The food especially the crab was wonderful, they use just the right amount of butter and garlic. OMG yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excllent food $ excellent view
    MarinLibrarian
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Took out-of-town restaurant owners to Salito's. they were very impresed wiht the food, location and view- definitely a special occasion place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time in Sausalito
    2pirates
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Was given a very good table for a view for our party of 6. Enjoyed the food - it is not quite a foodie place, but very enjoyable. Being from the South it is a little pricey. - - - - Constructive criticism is that they may let you linger just a tad too long after serving beverages(Beer and Wine) - perhaps so that you will need another?? - -at $6.95 for a beer that adds up. Overall we enjoyed our experience and would return if ever this way again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing patio at night
    monty2112
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    On the water at night on the patio.....amazing lights, view on the bay, great vibe and the food was just as amazing. Get the sanddabs or crap enchiladas!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We were there for lunch and it was fantastic. The crabwich was delicious and the view was great. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner on the water
    Rord58VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went to Salito's looking for good seafood and we found it. The outdoor dining was excellent and the food was great. We'd go there again.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Looking forward to returning soon.
    BayAreaFoodCritic
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is a hidden gem. The atmosphere on the water is great, the outdoor heaters are highly effective when the sun goes down, the service is 5 star, and the food is better than good. We had not been there before but will definitely return. We did not know that it is the same restaurant group as The Dead Fish in Crockett which is also highly recommended for good and atmosphere. The prices are expensive but not overly so. The only criticism I have is that the parking situation sucks and you should be prepared to walk a couple of blocks to get there. Overall: Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A +
    snoopdog
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We arrived at Salito's at 4 PM and left at 10 PM. We met old and close friends there who we don't see often enough because we live far enough away from each other to make that difficult. Our server was very sweet and accommodating and didn't put any pressure on us to move on. The menu was varied and interesting and the food was very good. The bar provided good drinks and the wine list was decent. The ambience is unique and beautiful. We sat outside and watched the sun set over the yacht harbor which is next to the deck of the restaurant. Although the weather got a little chilly at one point the restaurant has well positioned outdoor heaters and an awning which is retractable. All in all I give this restaurant an A+.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheers to Salito's
    Sflady
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had A delightful, lunch, seated looking out over the patio and yacht harbor of Sausalito..sunny, warm and relaxing.....great attentive and friendly service, best bloody "chile' Mary ever, and the seafood pasta with generous portions of crab, cod, prawns, baby calamari mussels and a perfect cioppino sauce, a big wow. the crab cake, all crab and no fillers to distract, very tasty. Huge portion of fried calamari was huge and perfectly done..roasted mussels were yummy as were the crab enchiladas, with generous portions of crab.....all 7 of us were all very happy a perfect parfait of cappuccino, mocha and chocolate mousse. Definitely, we will return to and recommend to our friends....free parking and an easy walk from the ferry plaza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun
    Gaby
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It has excellent food with a great view of the hills and the water. Good service and it is a fun place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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  • Lovely...
    Stunning
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was a delightful evening at Salitos... Everything could not have been better except our waiter wasn't on the ball. Two people at our table didn't get their meal with everyone else and they had to wait because he either didn't take their order or overlooked their order. Other than that everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very good food, service and beautiful view. Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner there and appreciate the easy reservation using opentable
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A great place for outside dinning. Food is always great as is the wait staff. Relaxed dinning, never rushed.
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    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • highly recommend-
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Gorgeous setting. The heaters made the patio a delightful temperature. A very special treat to dine here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excelent
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I very much enjoy our wonderful dinner. We look to visit your again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • Has improved
    yodewo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When we first went to Salito's we were disappointed by the disorganized service, it was BAD! However, we tried again and again, and have been very happy with not only the service but the quality of the food. They have a great selection and many gluten free choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed for the cost.
    Donovan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very disappointed in quality of food for the price tag. Spend your money elsewhere
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OK Not Great
    DinewclassVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I thought a "seafood" place with the Cioppino posted over 1/4 of a page on the menu deserves much to brag about. But not quite. The Cioppino was limited in seafood, just a couple of tiny shrimps, and mussels but lots of potatoes (really??) corn on the cob and carrots. The sauce was too thick with no thyme or herb flavor. I will go to San Francisco's Wharf area for Cioppino's any time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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  • Magnifico lugar
    Lourdesfromspain
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Habiamos visto buenas criticas en internet, pero la experiencia real fue aun mejor. Servicio muy atento, nos atendieron en español, la comida deliciosa, el local muy amplio y con perfectas vistas. El mejor restaurante que hemos visitado tras diez dias en California.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drhipu
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I am very glad to have choosen Salitos for lunch after biking the golden gate..the view is very nice, the ambiance was very pleasant, lot of people but not noisy, the service was friendly and efficient and the food was very good with fair prieces..also they dont charge if you bring your own wine..i will be back next time I go to Sausalito
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • alansuss
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Open seating is great. I would definitely go back. Nice job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vies
    Avatar
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    . The young lady waiting on us never smiled. (Bad hair day?) not sure why. The food is good not great but the view is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just what I wanted
    WineFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A great Crab Louis with a nice view of the Bay in Sausalito. Brought our own wine and they charged no corkage fee. Love this place. It fills a niche perfectly for us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location isn't everything
    JWSsfVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Beautiful setting on the water, boats, islands, birds, etc., plus limited parking. BUT food was mediocre to terrible, the worst chowder I've ever had. If they served Progresso's, it would be an improvement. Service slow and they actually brought back a fork from a cleared plate. This could be a stand-out, sell-out restaurant if management cared enough. For the best you're going to get from this place, just go for drinks and an appetizer on a lovely evening.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hard to beat surf and turf
    TheSeeker
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Eat outside it's worthwhile, nice views. Food was very good, prime rib and crab, sizzling platters of muscles, shrimp and the like are fantastic. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.