8 Fisherman's Wharf | 415-673-8300 ext 1301 | Visit their website
Alioto's Restaurant is a classic seafood restaurant now run by the fourth generation of the Alioto family.
Feeling adventurous? Try one of Alioto's Sicilian specialties that have been passed down by the family for generations. A favorite is Cioppino, a spicy tomato shellfish stew created by the restaurant's founder Rose Alioto. Or try Sicilian specialties such as the mixed grill, seafood cannelloni, shellfish risotto, or artichoke and arugula salad. A favorite at every table is Alioto's calamari, served breaded and lightly pan-fried, or Sicilian style, accented with tomatoes. Meat lovers and vegetarians also have plenty of options.
Fresh crab is always on the menu: choose it cracked with a side of butter, or Italian-style with a touch of garlic and olive oil. Or enjoy it in Alioto's crab cakes or tossed into a Crab Louie salad.
Alioto's restaurant is a culinary landmark that is still owned and operated by the descendants of Rose and Nunzio Alioto who show the care and commitment of running a restaurant bearing their name.
2770 Taylor Street | 415-749-9025 | Visit their website
In the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, this Applebee's is San Francisco's first and likely only outpost. With 12,000-square-feet of dining space fitting up to 400 seats, it's also one of the largest Applebee's in the world. Applebee's menu features beef, chicken and pork items, as well as burgers, pasta and seafood, with a selection of signature menu items found only at Applebee's. The Pick 'N Pair Lunch Combos are especially popular for the busy lunchtime crowd, offering more than 60 different combinations.
160 Jefferson Street | 415-351-5561 | Visit their website
Come enjoy the best of California at our full-service restaurant. Join us for lunch or dinner daily, or stop in for a drink at our Bistro Bar, and enjoy the scenic views of the San Francisco Bay.
495 Jefferson Street | 415-771-2222 | Visit their website
Serving casual San Francisco fare and a large helping of Gold Rush Era ambiance, the Blue Mermaid Chowder House & Bar makes its home in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. A menu priced for the whole family, features fresh seafood with a regional focus and a great kids' menu. Diners will find distinctive house-made chowders served from steaming cauldrons in three different size bowls, including a traditional bread bowl. Also offered are such savory selections as Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Whole Barbequed Dungeness Crab and Cioppino. A full bar specializes in a wide selection of beer and California wines, Irish Coffee and ocean-themed cocktails... guaranteed to promote mermaid sightings. Come in and listen for the siren songs of the legendary Blue Mermaid.
555 N Point Street | 415 563 1234 | Visit their website
Brick & Beam- A Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant celebrated as one of the best restaurants and bars in San Francisco's iconic Fisherman' Wharf. Brick & Beam has a contemporary, rustic yet chic and social interior design. The ambiance in this casual restaurant includes a convivial bar scene, fire place seating, and boasts exposed beams along with original brick design. The restaurant's menu is focused on Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully served, including everything from local, organic products to everyone's favorite comfort foods. Additionally, Brick & Beam features a new Seafood Watch program, a fresh approach to sustainable food and products. The commitment is to serve a menu that engages a true responsibility towards the community, people and the planet, through well sourced, local foods; the right atmosphere; and healthy ingredients through sustainable sources.
PIER 39 - Level 2 | 415-781-GUMP | Visit their website
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market captures the charm and American spirit that made Paramount Pictures' Forrest Gump such a hit. The restaurant presents quality seafood in a casual family atmosphere, just the way Forrest and his best friend Bubba would have done it. The restaurant design includes Forrest Gump movie memorabilia, including script pages, storyboards, costumes, shoes, still photos and scrawled "Gump-isms" on every varnished tabletop! Full bar.
PIER 39 | 415-434-2600 | Visit their website
Located at the Bay End of PIER 39, Chart House offers fine dining seafood alongside glittering views of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and the Pier's famous Sea Lions. In a line up of destinations on Fisherman's Wharf, Chart House is a breath of fresh air and must-visit.
Known for its seasonally creative dishes with a touch of the exotic, guests can enjoy a robust menu of delicious steak and seafood specialties – from Mac Nut Mahi to Wicked Tuna and the best Slow-Roasted Prime Rib in San Francisco – all while basking in unsurpassed views of some of the city's most exciting attractions. With so much to see, smell and taste, there is no better way to experience San Francisco than at Chart House.
418 Beach Street | 415-929-6983 | Visit their website
Our restaurant presents authentic cuisine from the Indian sub-continent all designed to reflect the ethos of Singara Chennai, with rich Tamil tradition and culture which are indigenous to this region. We offer a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies with distinct aroma and flavor achieved by carefully blending a host of spices and condiments.
400 Jefferson Street | 415-775-9311 | Visit their website
Many of the Fisherman's Wharf restaurants are named after the family that has operated the establishment for generations. It is part of the charm of the Wharf, where the heritage of the Italian fishermen continues to this day. Cioppino's continues that tradition. Almost. We are third generation native San Franciscans who take great pride in both our city and our restaurant. The only difference between us and many of the other family-run restaurants at Fisherman's Wharf is that our family name is not Cioppino. We would have used our family name, but we were forced to admit it simply does not look good in lights. So we settled on Cioppino's, which is what we do best. Cioppino is a lusty and flavorful seafood soup which is uniquely San Franciscan. The origin of both the dish and the name came from the Italian fishermen in the early 1900's, when Fisherman's Wharf was still called Meigg's Wharf. Someone would make the rounds of the moored fishing boats, calling out for for contributions to a common, festive stew. One fisherman would toss a nice, fat fish into the bucket, another would drop in a succulent Dungeness crab, another some herbs and vegetables.
PIER 39 - Level 2 | 415-434-2722 | Visit their website
The Crab House is known for its mouth-watering, addictive, crab menu: try the "Killer Crab" (a two pound whole crab roasted in their secret garlic sauce), sizzling crab legs, crab chowder, crab Caesar, crab enchilada, crab cakes and more. The Crab House features a mouth-watering menu and great San Francisco views. It sits on the second floor of PIER 39 and features breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. For a truly memorable San Francisco dining experience, visit the Crab House!
2851 Taylor Street | 415-673-7025 | Visit their website
Opened in 1935, Fishermen's Grotto #9 was the first sit down restaurant on the Wharf. World famous for its delectable seafood and Italian cuisine, and renowned for its views of the Golden Gate Bridge, city skyline, and the San Francisco Bay, Fishermen's Grotto combines spectacular views with a unique classical building and creates a charming and breathtaking sight for its customers.
PIER 39 - Level 2 | 415-421-2442 | Visit their website
A San Francisco dining landmark, Fog Harbor Fish House offers the quintessential waterfront dining experience. Enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge while dining on the freshest 100% sustainable seafood and meats available.
PIER 39 - Sea Lion Harbor | 415-450-8411 | Visit their website
Enjoy a delicious gourmet meal as you dine on the San Francisco Bay at Forbes Island. Depart from PIER 39's West Marina Gate H where a 27-passenger vessel ferries you to the island. The five-minute cruise takes you past the sea lions to the world's only man-made floating island. Reservations are required. Forbes Island is the perfect location for private parties. Full bar.
PIER 43 1/2 | 415-362-7733 | Visit their website
If the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area is part of your itinerary, include a visit to Fisherman's Wharf, famous for seafood dining. The Franciscan Crab Restaurant offers superb panoramic seafood dining. Enjoy seafood favorites such as Dungeness crab, crispy crab cakes, seafood antipasto, fresh oysters, and steamed mussels. The Franciscan Crab Restaurant also features freshly-made burrata and salumi. High ceilings and twenty foot windows, offer unforgettable views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco's spectacular skyline, Alcatraz and of course, historic Fisherman's Wharf. Built in the late 1950's and recently remodeled, the Franciscan Restaurant has been a long standing part of San Francisco seafood dining and Fisherman's Wharf's landscape. Countless visitors, both native and from afar, have made the Franciscan Restaurant a local tradition in seafood dining on the Wharf.
800 North Point Street | 415-749-2060 | Visit their website
The award-winning restaurant GARY DANKO is moving into its seventh year with a flourish. The restaurant has received its sixth Five Star rating from Mobil as well as a Relais & Chateau designation, and reviews continue to extol its delights. At this point, most chefs would relax and count their blessings, but not the unstinting Danko.
Danko's cooking centers on lively, seasonal dishes prepared with a careful eye toward classical technique. Signature dishes of roast lobster, foie gras, and lamb loin are served year round, and accompaniments reflect the changes in season. For example, seared foie gras, paired with Bing cherries in late spring, appears with roast figs in early fall. The prix-fixe menu offers three-, four-, or five-course meals, and wines can also be paired with each course for a set price. The ever-expanding cellar now holds over 1,500 wines and includes an exceptional selection of grand vintages as well as coveted wines from small producers.
GARY DANKO is located at 800 North Point at Hyde Street in San Francisco and serves dinner nightly from 5:30 PM. The restaurant also includes an eleven-seat bar, offers valet parking, and is wheelchair accessible.
PIER 39 - Level 2 | 415-421-8822 | Visit their website
Enjoy seafood, sushi and sunsets at Hana Zen, located at the Bay End of PIER 39! Hana Zen offers artfully prepared sushi, sashimi and seafood, along with premium sake, sake flights, wine and cocktails. Experience the exclusive Lava Rock, a unique tableside presentation and dining experience. For kids, Hana Zen offers a selection of Bento Boxes accompanied by training chopsticks, perfect for little hands with big appetites.
PIER 39 - Level 1 | 415-956-2013 | Visit their website
Though primarily founded during the Gold Rush, San Francisco really made a name for itself in the turbulent 60's. Political protests, the infamous "summer of love" and of course, the ground-breaking music scene all marked San Francisco as an important and pivotal locale for culture. And take it from us—this city with a past still makes the scene, today. Whether we're talking foot-stomping live music or another 6.5 on the Richter, San Francisco truly rocks! Back in the day hippies used to congregate at Haight-Ashbury, but these days the rockinest spot is the Hard Rock Café San Francisco. Where else can you eat the tastiest burger in town, trippin' out on groovy rock artifacts and treasures, while jamming to the most outta sight tunes? Our mind-blowing memorabilia collection featuring great locals is far out, man! Grateful Dead, Faith No More, Jefferson Airplane, Journey, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Vince Guaraldi… these are just a few of the local bands that made it big.
245 Jefferson Street | 415-673-2266 | Visit their website
Once upon a time there was a cool little seafood restaurant on Richmond Avenue in Houston. Its beach-side shack appeal attracted tons of people right from the get-go. They heard Joe's was a place where they kick back, strap on a bib and could enjoy awesome crabs, seafood and jam to rockin' tunes on the many picnic tables. Word spread about Joe's cool joint and soon, folks were dancing on the tables and chairs with their servers! Joe's Crab Shack now has over 120 locations in 28 states across the good ole US of A. It is one of the largest, most-successful seafood restaurant chains in America.
2801 Leavenworth Street, Suite 19 | 415-776-6996 | Visit their website
Traditional Mexican dishes and seafood specialties with outdoor seating available; you'll also find one of San Francisco's largest tequila selections at Las Margaritas.
300 Jefferson Street | 415-771-LOUS (5687) | Visit their website
If you want a casual Wharf experience, this may be one of your best bets, especially if you like Cajun food. Specialties include a spicy and aromatic jambalaya and famous clam chowder in a bread bowl.
900 Beach Street / Ghirardelli Square | 415-929-1730 | Visit their website
McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood & Steaks is located in San Francisco's historic Ghirardelli Square. Enjoy a delicious, specially prepared meal in our dining room, which features expansive views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, Aquatic Park, Angel Island and the marina.
From fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads, our goal is to exceed your dining expectations.
As our guest you will experience culinary excellence at its best. Our menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. We also source products from local ranches, farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired dishes.
2815 Taylor Street | 415-929-1300 x2801 | Visit their website
Located right at the Old Fisherman's Wharf harbor, this historic, popular, family fare restaurant has been a primary destination for lovers of seafood for many decades. Right in the middle of the hustle & bustle of the seafood sidewalk vendors, they provide an old-fashioned comfort with booth seating and a small bar. This cozy wharf-side venue brings out a plate of seafood that is amazing. Dollar for dollar, a best buy. Succulent lobster, crab and shrimp are complimented with crusty San Francisco sourdough bread and crisply flavored California wines. The menu has a wide selection to choose from, including classic clam chowder in a bread bowl, pasta dishes, steak sandwiches, Sourdough hamburgers and a children's menu. Seating is convenient - from couples, or up to ten around a big booth table. Out front, the classic fish stand has crab, shrimp and lobster cocktails, fully cooked crab and all to go right from the sidewalk.
2455 Mason Street | 415-561-1111 | Visit their website
You'll find Pescatore ideally located between the lively waterfront of Fisherman's Wharf and San Francisco's historic social hub of North Beach. And between the fresh fish and Italian heritage, Pescatore gets to celebrate the best of both worlds. Before or after you dine with us, this is a neighborhood to enjoy on foot. Our Italian heritage and love of seafood is right there in our name. But you'll also want to explore the Tuscan influence, American favorites and land-based offerings on our lunch, dinner and brunch menus. Pescatore is notoriously intimate and friendly, and hosts a lively patio scene. Maybe our signature cocktails have something to do with the good mood. Just remember that you don't have to be hungry to stop in. We enjoy a lot of regular customers and they all have their Pescatore favorites. Pescatore is proud to be certified by the San Francisco Seafood Watch Alliance Restaurant Program, a regional branch of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch dedicated to promoting sustainable seafood practices that help support wild, diverse and healthy ocean ecosystems.
Pier 39 - Level 1 | 415-989-7437 | Visit their website
Pier Market Seafood Restaurant is well-known for its award-winning clam chowder and mesquite grill dishes. Pier Market features both indoor and outdoor seating. The atmosphere is comfortable and the staff is professional, which contributes to making Pier Market one of the busiest restaurants on PIER 39. Pier Market Crab-stand is located in front and serves "to go" food. Full bar.
340 Jefferson Street | 415-776-9265 | Visit their website
A San Francisco tradition for over 50 years, since 1946 Pompei's Grotto has been a favorite destination at Fisherman'S Wharf. Fresh Dungeness crab, seafood and Italian specialties served in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a friendly bar at the side of the restaurant, facing the front of Jefferson Street, the main promenade on the Wharf. Comfortable place for family dining. We recommend their fresh seafood catch and house pasta.
145 Jefferson Street Suite 400 | 415-440-5610 | Visit their website
A Wild Place to Shop and Eat. Rainforest Café has something for everyone! Our menu includes a variety of specialty items from seafood, beef and chicken to pastas and pizza. Younger guests can enjoy items from our exciting kids menu! Plus, where else can you eat a VOLCANO?! Not an ordinary dessert, our very own Sparkling VOLCANO lights up any meal! After your dining safari, pick up that special souvenir gift from your visit to Rainforest Café. Our retail village offers a WILD variety of items for the entire family.
Pier 47 on Al Scoma Way | 415-771-4383 | Visit their website
Seafood Delicious seafood, gorgeous views, impeccable service! Using their mother's recipe collection, the Scoma brothers' humble café has become so popular that it is now the highest volume independent restaurant west of the Mississippi River. The six stool counter is now a 350-seat restaurant, serving more than 450,000 locals and visitors annually. Scoma's owns its own fish receiving station, which permits public viewing of wild salmon and local Dungeness crab as it's off-loaded from boats and prepared for the kitchen.
550 Beach Street| 415-771-8449
Surisan offers delicious breakfast, lunch and brunch options. Serving SF favorites like Millionaire's Bacon, the sister restaurant of Sweet Maple and Kitchen Story also brings inventive Korean-fusion dishes to the Wharf.
In addition to our many attractions, at Fisherman's Wharf there are plenty of things to do and excursions that all depart from here. Hop on a cable car that has been carrying passengers for over 100 years or taking a sport fishing excursion to catch a salmon fish.
If you want to be active, rent a bike to take you up and down our hills or across the Golden Gate Bridge.
We've only just touched on some of the exciting things to do in Fisherman's Wharf. Look through our website to find out more details on these great San Francisco attractions, tours and the memorable adventures you can take.
Fisherman's Wharf has more family-friendly activities than any other part of San Francisco. Browse this section to help plan your next visit to Fisherman's Wharf.
Want to learn about San Francisco, its life and history? Visit the Maritime Museum for interesting exhibits and seafaring artifacts or play some of the turn of the century (that's 1900, not 2000) games at the Musée Mécanique on Pier 45. Take a deep breath and go down into the depths of the USS Pampanito, an original WWII submarine. Experience the historically stunning Liberty Ship, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, docked right next to the Pampanito. Fun at the Wharf also includes PIER 39, the Sea Lion Center, the Hyde Street Pier, Ghirardelli Square, the Aquarium of the Bay, Madame Tussauds , and much, much more!
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With its marine locale, it's no wonder that many visitors choose to arrive in Fisherman's Wharf by ferry. Fisherman's Wharf is also the most convenient place to launch an expedition around the Bay--and there is no better way than on a Ferry.
The Blue and Gold Fleet operates ferries from Tiburon and Sausalito directly to Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 41, for schedules and fares, please visit their website www.blueandgoldfleet.com
Golden Gate Ferry Service operates ferries between Larkspur and Sausalito to San Francisco's Ferry Building. There are frequent departures from the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero. For more information, visit their website . If arriving at the Ferry Building, you can take the F Line Street car to Fisherman's Wharf; it takes about 15 minutes.
The Blue and Gold Fleet operates ferries from Oakland, Alameda and Vallejo directly to Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 41, for schedules and fares, please visit their website www.blueandgoldfleet.com
San Francisco Bay Ferry operates a ferry from Alameda/Oakland to San Francisco. There are arrivals/departures from Pier 41 at Fisherman's Wharf and the Ferry Building on The Embarcadero. For more information please visit their website .
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