No man is an island, except for an eccentric millionaire named Forbes Thor Kiddoo. A miniature lighthouse, a thatched hut, a waterfall, a sandy beach and swaying palms transformed his moored houseboat into the Hearst Castle of the bay. Today this bizarre domicile is a gently rocking, romantic restaurant, strong on grilled meats and atmosphere – consider the lamb. Reservations essential.

Take the put-put boat taxi from the western side of Pier 39; landlubbers dining below deck should bring motion-sickness meds.