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Pier 23 Cafe

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Nice lunch is a lovely location

We were wandering down the embarcadero, feeling a little jetlagged after the recent arrival from... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
RunningMan3
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Cranage, United Kingdom
Such a treat

We were drawn in by the signs of a roast crab and were not disappointed. The food was delicious... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mellowred156
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Brisbane, Australia
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This bar, featuring great music nightly, is always packed.
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On the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA
The Embarcadero
+1 415-362-5125
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were drawn in by the signs of a roast crab and were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the staff really friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed and easy. Live music was great too!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mellowred156
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live in SF and usually go to Pier 23 Cafè for drinks. As we had family in town we decided to try their food. The food was good and the first waiter (blonde and tall good looking guy) who assisted us was very friendly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BeatriceB277
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Had the fish and cops, very small portion. The prawn starter was also very small. The food was okay but ridiculously priced for the small portions. A good place if you have lots of money and aren't hungry!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marty045
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is a great place for tasty food and good drinks in a great location to sit outside in the sun, on the bay. The menu is great and for larger parties, especially nice to share starters and mains. Crab cakes are a must, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank milestonesmet
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Guy fieri is full of s**t. Terrible. Fish and chips were alright. Nothing else. Shrimp and grits are a definite NO.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 67daytripper
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Do not visit this place!! Rude staff, terrible atmosphere. Completely ruined an otherwise lovely evening.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alley F
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We have had excellent meals at Pier 39 and Fishermans Wharf, but did the steps to Coit Tower and checked out Pier 23 Restaurant on Embarcadero. It was great - nice staff, excellent patio on the water, slightly away from the crowds at Pier 39....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stampeders
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch today with my wife and daughter the food was amazing and so was the view of the San Francisco Bay. My wife got the crab cakes Benedict which were some of the best I’ve ever tried and my daughter and I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DJSparks45
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The worst service I have ever received, the barman was rude, totally unprofessional, and tried to intimate the women. I would never ever recommend this bar to anyone, it definitely isn't tourist friendly! Avoid it, there are far far better bar/restaurants around.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HarryD999
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We were wandering down the embarcadero, feeling a little jetlagged after the recent arrival from England. We like the look of the menu, so decided on Pier 23 for lunch. The seating area was clean and tidy, with nice views of the bay. Two of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RunningMan3
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