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Pompei's Grotto

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
+1 415-776-9265
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I walked along this road 3 times before settling in here and I am so glad I did. I had one of the Best Steaks I have ever eaten whilst watching the World go by before flying home after a business trip. My verdict, if you see a free table here, grab it and tuck in, you won't be dissapointed.

Thank Andy S
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to have dinner here after going for our first walk in Fisherman's Wharf to explore the area. There was a wait for tables which we though was a good sign the food was popular. We were offered a bar stool table while we waiting for a dining table, but to our surprise the staff said we could eat... More 

Thank Pgrant76
Lakeland, TN
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167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a lot of choices of good things to eat. We had the clam chowder in a bread bowl and hot wings. Just what we needed. Good service and good location. Loved the clam chowder.

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at this restaurant. We ordered the bruschetta, small fish and chips and angel hair garlic and tomato pasta dish. Food was good, not great, but pretty average.

Thank Grace L
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some time to kill before heading back to the airport and gave Pompei Grotto in Pier 39 a try. Had several appetizers, bruschetta not my best ever but would reorder again, friend had wings that he said were good, salmon was delicious with plenty of capers. Be careful reading the "pull you in signage" advertising special pricing for soup... More 

Thank Denise W
Canton, Michigan
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126 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled onto the Pompei Grotto by chance and were delighted to be given a table on the patio facing the street. Between us we enjoyed the Risotto and the Rock Cod dishes served by William who ensured we were amply supplied with some good wine.

Thank CraigvE
Oak Hill, Virginia, United States
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just dropped by Pompei's on our San Fran walkabout in mid afternoon. The seating and service were very slow. The shrimp salad sandwich I had, along with a glass of ok wine were... um... OK. It was a nice spot to take in the walking traffic and sun (we sat outside). The servers were courteous, but seemed to be... More 

Thank Dennis C
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was tired and looking for a steak to eat while staying in Fishermans Wharf area. Check the menu boards along the street, seemed a reasonable price so I went on in. Being by myself I sat at the bar. The very nice bartender poured me a cold lager and took my order. Food was served quickly, steak was cooked perfect... More 

Thank Bigdean80
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked along looking for a place to eat and most seemed about the same all along the wharf. This resturant had a sign out front offering some specials so we went in. Very small inside, and they do a good business. We both ordered the special of fish and chips, although i feel like if i hadn't mentioned the... More 

Thank Naandja
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a light lunch. Had small salads, mussels and a glass of wine. Food was exceptional, service was fine. Dakota was friendly, just very busy. He was on top of everything, but didn't seem to have enough staff on. Quaint little restaurant right on the wharf. Quite lovely.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-9265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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