Fisherman's Wharf is synonymous with Dungeness crab; the sweet crustacean thrives in San Francisco's cold Pacific waters. Located on the waterfront near North Beach, Fisherman's Wharf features clam chowder in sourdough bowls from street vendors to classic San Francisco seafood restaurants with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the steady flow of fishing boats. With a long history of Italian-American fisherman, restaurants in Fisherman's Wharf have a decidedly Italian slant. A San Francisco institution, Alioto's serves Sicilian style food and A. Sabellas has been serving Italian seafood, pasta and postcard perfect views for over 82 years. Popular with tourists and San Francisco locals wanting a change from the downtown and neighborhood restaurant scenes, Fisherman's Wharf is one of San Francisco's most popular dining destinations.
#8 Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco CA 94133
Seafood. A classic San Francisco restaurant, three generations of the Alioto family have been serving up Sicilian-style seafood at Alioto's since 1925. At this San Francisco seafood restaurant, Patrons dine on local calamari and fresh Dungeness crab as they watch the boats come in under the Golden Gate Bridge. Alito's, with its wall of windows, offers a view of the bay and the marina that are not to be missed.
891 Beach St., San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. 415.771.6800
Vietnamese. One of San Francisco's best restaurants, the beautiful Ana Mandara arguably serves San Francisco's best Vietnamese food in a modern and exotic setting. Lush silks, orchids and dark woods permeate the scene while the menu takes traditional Vietnamese cuisine to a gourmet level. The award-winning wine list features standouts from all over the globe.
160 Jefferson St, Upper Level, San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.928.1849 x2
American. Situated on top of Boudin at Fisherman’s Wharf, Bistro Boudin offers a full service bar with spectacular views of the bay. Rich dark wood embellishments and the fresh air wafting from the marina create a casual environment for any party to enjoy. Come here to enjoy fresh seafood and warm sunshine and a great glass of wine.
Blue Mermaid - Argonaut Hotel
471 Jefferson St., San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.771.2222
Seafood. Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Whole Barbecued Dungeness Crab and Cioppino are only a few of the delicious items that can be found at Blue Mermaid. The Blue Mermaid not only offers traditional seafood but also boasts the best clam chowder in San Francisco. The casual, “Gold Rush Era” ambiance is the perfect setting for a family meal, with affordable prices to match.
2455 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94133; Tel. 415.561.1111
Italian. Café Pescatore is a cozy restaurant located near the famed Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Wooden ships hang from Cafe Pescatore's ceiling as part of its nautical, kid-friendly theme. Come here to enjoy seafood delicacies such as Steamed Mussels, Grilled Herbed pressed Swordfish or Pan-Roasted Salmon. A neighbor hood favorite, Café Pescatore offers classic, fresh seafood at affordable prices.
498 Jefferson St., San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. 415.771.9371 x104
Seafood. Cappurro’s offers a genuine Fisherman’s Wharf dining experience with an Italian twist. Family owned and operated for over 20 years, Capurro’s offers only the freshest seafood and seasonal ingredients to make their dishes some of the most delectable in the area. A great meal is only part of the attraction here, as they offer a live three piece band five nights a week.
286 Jefferson St., San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 1.877.455.6994
Seafood. Local fishermen deliver fresh fish and seafood daily to Castagnola's dock. This top restaurant in Fisherman's Wharf serves wonderful fresh seafood with a hardy fare of steaks, lamb, veal, chicken and pasta. Castagnola's Whole Main Lobster is a House Specialty. This Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant also features a welcoming cocktail lounge on the lower level, as well as ample space for private dining events.
Cioppino's On The Wharf
400 Jefferson St., San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. 415.775.9311
Seafood. Relax in the dining room or enjoy the sun soaked patio as you take in the views of famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Cioppino’s offers a fantastic selection of seafood, pastas, and pizzas, not to mention a full service bar. Whether alone or eating with the whole family, the warm ambiance and friendly service make Cioppino’s a favorite San Francisco lunch spot.
Crab House at Pier 39
203C Pier 39, San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.434.2722
Seafood. Crab House at Pier 39 is one dining experience that is sure to impress. Home of the famed “Killer Crab®”, over two pounds of roasted fresh Dungeness crab, Crab House has a number of specialties that make mouths water. Crab cioppino, crab enchiladas, and skillet-roasted mussels are a few of the choice dishes found here. Voted “Best Crab in San Francisco”, Crab House at Pier 39 is sure to impress.
Fishermen's Grotto #9
2847 Taylor St., San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.673.7025
Seafood. Fishermen’s Grotto #9 boasts a truly original Fisherman’s Wharf dining experience. As the first sit down restaurant to take residence on Fisherman’s Wharf, Fisherman’s Grotto is deemed a San Francisco classic. Serving only the freshest choice of seafood, it is seemingly impossible to catch a bad meal at this city favorite. Come and enjoy some of the tradition that Fisherman’s Grotto #9 has to offer.
Fog Harbor Fish House
Pier 39 #A-202, San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.421.2442
Seafood. Beside their delectable selection of fresh seafood, Fog Harbor Fish House offers stunning panoramic views of Fisherman's Wharf, the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Located on famed Pier 39, Fog Harbor features a romantic ambiance and warm, friendly service. Great for special occasions, or perhaps just a cozy night out, Fog Harbor Fish House is sure to please.
Franciscan Crab Restaurant
Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco CA 94133; Tel. 415.362.7733
Seafood. A critically acclaimed San Francisco restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf, the Franciscan Crab Restaurant is an institution that has been satisfying seafood cravings since 1957. Extensively remodeled, the beautiful dining room boasts striking Bay and Alcatraz views through 20-foot windows, and unique accents create a casual, yet classic, atmosphere that's easy to enjoy. The menu features a fantastic array of fresh seafood dishes, with notable favorites like whole roasted Dungeness crab, iron skillet-roasted mussels and seafood cioppino that's out of this world.
McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant
900 North Point St., San Francisco CA 94109; Tel. 415.929.1730
Seafood. Located in Ghirardelli Square (near Fisherman's Wharf), McCormick and Kuleto's is a chain restaurant that's a popular tourist destination in San Francisco. With over thirty seafood specialties and a stadium-seating setup affording panoramic views of the Bay and Alcatraz Island for all diners simultaneously, it's easy to see why.