Outdoor Dining in Sausalito

With warm weather coming next week, and Mother’s Day this Sunday, I thought it would be perfect time to share some of my favorite outdoor dining picks in picturesque Sausalito.  Since I’m Warren’s Daughter, the reviews are as much about the food, as they are about accessibility and comfort for older adults.


Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib


  • This is one of my favorite spots when taking my dad out in Sausalito.  Salito’s has the perfect combination: delicious food, outdoor seating, easy access and a really friendly staff.
  • The restaurant is open and airy.  And, no matter where you sit, you feel like you are outdoors and have a water view.
  • If you want to sit inside, there are a few booths accessible with a ramp walkway.
  • The restaurant has a parking lot with three handicap spots right in front.  There is also parking on the street with pay meters.
  • Open everyday from 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.


  • Salito’s gets crowded, in the summer and on warm weather days, so plan ahead and make a reservation.
  • We order the crabwich (a Dungeness crab sandwich which is delicious and comes with their potatolitos, which are deep-fried potatoes (I know…not the healthiest but it’s a treat meal).


Le Garage



  • French bistro fare with water views in a converted garage (hence the name).  Great burgers according to my dad.
  • You can sit inside or outside and have a nice water view.
  • General parking is in a lot across from the restaurant and clearly marked.  On the weekend they have an attendant at the entrance.  There are two handicap parking spots close to the restaurant.
  • The staff is attentive, yet very French.


  • They only accept reservations for dinner.
  • Hours are: lunch Monday – Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; dinner Monday – Saturday 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.; weekend brunch 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • There is a very small beach with access to the water steps from the restaurant.  It’s a hidden treasure.




  • The seafood is incredibly fresh, sustainable and delicious.  Plus, there’s a great variety from sandwiches, salads, tacos, fish and chips, and pasta.
  • Beautiful outdoor patio with an ocean view.
  • A parking lot with two handicap spaces.


  • Fish is a favorite for my husband and me, but when dining with an older adult there are things to take into consideration.
  • Fish does not take reservations.  Diners wait in line to order and then carry a tray with beverages and silverware to the table.
  • It’s open seating.  So there might be times when you need to wait for a table to open up or share a table with other diners.
  • You dine on wood picnic tables and benches, which as charming as they are, can be a little hard for older adults since there’s no backrest or cushions on the benches.


  • Open Daily, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for dinner
  • Arrive when they open for lunch or dinner to avoid long lines.
  • It’s cash only, but there’s an ATM in the restaurant.






  1. Wonderful tips!


    1. Thanks Sarah. I’m going share additional restaurant reviews for Corte Madera to Novato soon.


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