With the weather getting warmer, I love to eat outside. These are a few of my favorites, not in any particular order. I hope you have a chance to enjoy them all this sunny season. All the restaurants are kid-friendly for all ages.
Salsalito Taco Shop
Their fresh homemade guacamole is fantastic! My husband loves the Cochinita Tacos and ordered them once a week when his office was nearby. It is very casual and a quick bite for a warm weekday lunch.
This waterside shack is legendary. The fresh fish is fantastic and is served only until 8:30 pm. The Saigon Salmon Sandwich is a staple, as well as the Fish and Chips. My favorite is the White Chowder Bowl with a piece of lightly toasted crusty bread to dip. They accept cash only (there is an ATM there) but be prepared. It can be served outside at picnic-style tables so bring a sweater because the wind can pick up there. Yum!
Besides the fact that my friend is the chef/owner and makes the most delicious pastries, I love their hot paninis! You will enjoy the hustle and bustle of Sausalito right from the outdoor seating in the festive orange chairs. The breakfast baked goods and coffee are amazing too. You can pre-order her mouth watering homemade pies for the holidays, so mark your calendar now. Not to be missed!
Murray Circle at Cavallo Point
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Marin! The view of the Golden Gate Bridge and SF are magically from this vantage point. While you enjoy a delicious lunch al fresco, the kids can fly kites in the nearby meadow. During the summer they sometimes offer live music during the day while sipping champagne.
This restaurant is steps away from the water and is great for a group of friends or family The thin crust pizza combinations are amazing but my favorite is the meatball appetizer. The kids will be occupied for hours throwing rocks in the nearby water while you order a bottle of wine around an outdoor firepit. They don’t take reservations but it is worth the wait.