Salito's Crab House & Prime Rib

4.3
1487 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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 served all day.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing! Everything we ordered was top notch. We were seated on the patio and the view was beautiful - the restaurant is beautiful, the food was so GOOD! Definitely coming back asap!

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Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great afternoon and speedy service

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AN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor service and disgusting looking crab. The steak and prime rib was good. Service kept forgetting to bring orders.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with great food !
Well worth the bike trip from and to San Fran

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H
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

I was so surprised to be handed a menu and sit anywhere when I walked in. I guess I haven’t been there for a while. One used to be seated.

The food is mediocre, I’m afraid. Sides are not served with sandwiches unless you order it extra. Ice tea is $10.

It’s good for tourists, but as a local, I forgot how disappointing it is (except of course, for the nice view).

The staff was professional and friendly.

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CL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely I recommend it. A must have are the Potatolitos and the crab. Yummy!

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ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We sent two different plates back to the kitchen, only to get rebuttal. The server said they have a new chef. The menu has changed a little, our favorite chorizo kettle bread is gone. And they sat a party of 6 at two tiny round tables instead of offering to push two squares together in a half empty room. Overall it was disappointing, we'll skip this stop next trip.

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E
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. No corkage, wonderful food. Definitely coming back.

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Over priced and entrees didn’t come with much. The burgerwich was over $10 and didn’t even come with fries or potatoes.

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San Francisco
131 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Also another tourist magnet, and one of their SF Bay Area chains I love sooooooo much, as there's no corkage fee! Would come on a weekday to avoid the crowds since we live here. Overall, still nice to come on Monday.

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere in the terrace on the bay. Excellent crab and good service.

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LE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Wanted to be in Sausalito and I guess I shoud have known better that this was a touristy place but I had never been before.

Crab is fried rather than chilled which is really odd and that was my main reason to go there.
A bit pricey too but again, it seems to catered to tourists rather than locals which is odd because it's not located in the center of downtown.
Service was prompt and courteous.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great service and great food. I would go back again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

This place has a beautiful ambiance and seating area. However, the food and service do not match the aura of this establishment. Perhaps I should not have expected more.

Our server was hard to flag down through the night. I was also concerned when I told her I had a shellfish allergy and she asked if this included crab. Her words: "is crab considered shellfish?"
Mmmmmm....

We did not receive plates and silverware for appetizers...until we asked for them. In all fairness, perhaps we could put the platter items on a napkin and eat them with our hands...nah.

We ordered:

Crab chowder
Crab garlic noodles
Cheese and salami board
Salad
Wine and drinks

All were underwhelming; especially for the prices presented. One can go somewhere else and receive better cheeses and fresher prosciutto for the same or lesser price.

Oh! My sangria was good.

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C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sand dab and grilled veggies were excellent. Dungeness crab just ok. It was very dry with little flavor.

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time with our daughter and her boyfriend this last weekend. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly! We loved sitting on the water enjoying it all! There was something for everyone!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Liked the location, food was good

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t
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting. And delicious food

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual - pleasant, fun and delicious!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pretty spot. Marginal food.

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L
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 7 and were accommodated in every way from seating to paying the check.
The food and service were great, and the view , of course, lovely.

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CP
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here!! Go every time I come to the area!!

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d
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Crab cakes were the best I ever ate. Shrimp Louie was not what I usually associate with this dish. It was a sparse green leaf salad with some moderate size shrimps.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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SK
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We had made a reservation for 4 people at 7.15pm and we were on time. We were informed that even though we had a reservation, there would be a 20 minute wait. This was unacceptable. In the end we were seated in approx 25 mins. A server approached us and we ordered drinks. It took over 20 mins for the drinks to arrive. The reason being that the restaurant had run out of clean glasses!!!!
Luckily, the food arrived without a long wait and we enjoyed the meal. I had the salmon which was cooked medium rare and was delicious. My wife had the crab enchilada which she enjoyed.
Given the chaos, when we arrived, we would have reservations recommending the restaurant.

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Maybe because of a Saturday night crowd, but having to wait 30 minutes for your reserved table was irritating. The food was mediocre.

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MG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Waiter forgot my order. Other friends’ orders were dropped off by different staff, which we informed about misplaced order. Waiter took another 5 minutes to come by and retake order, then 10+ more minutes to fill my order. Total of 30 min. after others served.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service was very good and nice views to go with your meal.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was hoping for brunch on Sunday morning, but didn’t open until 11:30, menu was limited for breakfast but the food and service was great! Will try again for dinner.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Accueil très moyen, plats bons mais sans plus, service très moyen, c’est certains nous n’y reviendront pas

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Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Everything is mediocre. Bottom line.

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EW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

This was a very expensive plate of food swimming in oil.
We ordered several plates, Salmon, Cod, Pasta and kids meal.
Fish plates came in an iron skillet swimming in massive amounts of oil, and kids meal with burned baked potatoes from the day before.
Pasta portion was minuscule in a very large plate.
We left hungry after spending more then $200.00 and with discussing oily feeling in our throats.
The server was very nice.
All together was very disappointing.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly wait-staff and delicious meal

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v
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The Cioppinolito was excellent. The Crab was excellent. Ambiance was excellent.

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my goodness...best Dungeness crab ever! The garlic sauce was amazing!

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an incredible experience!! The food, ambience, and value were all top notch!
We’ll definitely be back again!

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K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Completely went down in quality! So disappointing!

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g
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 7 of us, and we all had the best time, food and service were outstanding, especially our waitress.

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DW
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was great and the atmosphere and view were amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food!!!

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