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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

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Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Taylor)
+1 415-362-7733
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11:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was amazing and the staff was responsive and friendly. The view was great, too. We will be back!

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Thank Jen A
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, Jen! We're delighted you had such a fantastic experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our delicious food. Your praise lets us know we're doing our job! It's excellent you enjoyed our stunning views as well. That's what we like to see! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Have... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fitted us in on a busy night. Great table with view of Alcatraz. Good service. We had set menu which good value. Chowder amazing. Shrimp pasta was ok, too sweet fit my liking but plenty of prawns. House made ice cream was yummy.

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Thank Emfc
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating! We're delighted to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us! It's great to hear you loved our stunning views as well! We appreciate your compliments regarding our hard working team. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another stellar meal! Thank you for sharing your review. Have a lovely... More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well established restaurant judging by the photos of the celebrities who've dined here. This spot was recommended by the guy driving the streetcar on the F-line the night we went to Fishermans Wharf. We asked for a recommendation and he said this where he takes his mom for her birthdays, so we knew it must be special. Many fine dishes... More 

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Thank Bill M
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4-star rating, Bill! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our delicious food. Your praise for our mouthwatering dishes lets us know we're doing our job! We aim to please! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a beautiful day! More 

Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stop while spending time in San Francisco! I like this older part of the Wharf=the entire is wonderful- bistro chairs- old metal toys suspended from the ceiling- love it-feels completely original Mom and Pop! Latte and Beignets for 2 =$12 about what you would pay anywhere Great view of the water from table in the back! A... More 

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Thank BackRoadsUSA
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 4-star rating! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! It's lovely you enjoyed our delicious food and prime location. We're happy you appreciated our stunning views and ambiance. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to hosting you again soon for... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in San Francisco with a large convention and got the lead for the Franciscan Crab Restaurant. It is located at Fisherman's Wharf, so the added advantage of visiting this beautiful and fun area. Lots to see and good walking. The restaurant was awesome. Food delicious. The crab fondue was off the hook. The stone crab is delicious. The... More 

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Thank Harold B
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 review, Harold! We're delighted to hear that you had an incredible dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved your meal and the presentation - that's what we like to hear! We're looking forward to hosting you again soon for more mouthwatering cuisine! Thanks for sharing and have a terrific day! More 

Highland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought the good was good but not great. Very much overpriced. 39.95 for clam chowder soup, choice of entree, I had spicy shrimp fettucine which I thought was good. Dessert was just ice cream. Wife, who is better at what is good and what is not, said her good was not very good. Clam chowder had very little clams... More 

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Thank qwertymcfurty
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate your feedback. We're deeply disappointed to hear that your dining experience with us was less than ideal. We strive to offer our guests quality service and delicious cuisine. However, your experience is not on par with the service we're accustomed to providing. We'll be addressing your concerns with the appropriate members of our team. We'll also... More 

Dahinda, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so good!!! The views were amazing and the food delicious. My husband had the sea bass and I had the crab chowder, both highly recommended.

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Thank Benbel17
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Ben! It's wonderful you had such a fantastic experience with us! We aim to please and your praise for our dishes lets us know we're doing our job! The chowder was a stellar choice, a real fan favorite! It's great you got to appreciate our stunning views as well! We look forward to sharing... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on Christmas Day for dinner with family and friends. Beside the long wait...which was expected, we really had a good time. Food was really good and the wine choice was decent. Kids friendly, waiters were really a plus up. Took care of us family style. Really a good fish restaurant and a nice option in town. Next time... More 

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Thank Andrea C
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5/5 rating, Andrea! We're elated to hear that you had an amazing dining experience with us and that we could make your holidays extra special! We appreciate your compliments regarding our hard working team. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another fantastic meal! Thank you for sharing your review. Have a beautiful day! More 

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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful view and wonderful view. The food is a little pricey but it is well worth it. The seating is stadium style so each table has a great view. It was fun and very good. We had two 8 and 10 and they were very accommodating.

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Thank Cayla H
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review, Cayla! It's outstanding you had such a wonderful experience with us! We love sharing our passion for mouthwatering dishes with our guests. We're thrilled you enjoyed our stunning views and that our team took such great care of you! We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We... More 

Indiana
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tourist trap, but in a good way. The view is exactly what you want. The decor is dated ande cheesy. The food was actually very good. We had the chowder (too much potato), the half crab, and crab pasta alfredo. The half crab was baked, which i never had. It was good. The pasta was normal, but... More 

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Thank Profguy
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 review! We're pleased to hear that you had an overall enjoyable dining experience with us. However, it's unfortunate that your time with us was anything less than perfect. We'll be addressing your concerns with the appropriate members of our team. We'd love to host you again soon to share a more positive experience with you. Have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Taylor)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: F-Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-7733
Description
Named best food at the Wharf by Sunset Magazine. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge while feasting on fresh seafood & more.

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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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