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Crab House at Pier 39

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203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-434-2722
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, great prices. Staff very attentive. Nice setting looking over the bay. The view was great. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Brooke R
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch, ordered crab cakes, seafood tureen and lotsa crab. Excellent service by friendly waitstaff. Food came quickly and was very well prepared. Reservations highly recommended as it gets crowded really fast.

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Thank Theodore B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was great, garlic fries were fantastic. The crab with special garlic sauce left a little to be desired- it was mediocre. We preferred the fish house.

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Thank Stacey D
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback, Stacey. We're happy our team took such great care of you. It's disappointing our dishes didn't exceed your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard so we'll address your concerns with our team moving forward. We do hope you give us another opportunity to share a more positive experience with you soon. More 

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was absolutely incredible along with the waiter I had. He was very helpful since it was my first time there. Definitely will be back!!!!

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Thank Brittanie R
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review, Brittanie! We're delighted you had such an amazing experience with us! We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Have a stellar day! More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited San Francisco with a friend a few years ago and had dinner here which was amazing! The best crab I've ever had. I went back to San Francisco last year with my fiancé and had to go back to the crab house! I was not disappointed and he loved it too! Wish we could go back!!!

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Thank car0line123456789
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crabs were huge, the shrimp Alfredo was really good. However the butter and crab were served like warm. The sauce tasted old and the seasoning was strange. Not my favorite for the price. I would not recommend it to anyone.

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Thank LaTonya J
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, LaTonya. Thanks for taking the time to share about your recent experience at the Crab House at Pier 39. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of our team will reach out to you privately on TripAdvisor to learn and discuss... More 

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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to dinner early today. We ordered a clam chowder soup And a whole crab to share. 2 days ago we ordered a soup cheaper and 10x more tasty than this one. The crab was good but very expensive . It's a good place but you can find better restaurant in the area.

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Thank Mélissa F
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback, Melissa. We're disappointed your time with us was anything less than perfect. It's unfortunate our dishes didn't exceed your expectations. We'll be sure to address your concerns with our team moving forward. We do hope you give us another opportunity to share a more positive experience with you soon. More 

Statham, Georgia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent fast service, nicely presented food. Best crab chowder ever! Beautiful view of the Bay while you dine. Pricey but worth it!

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Thank Monique S
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review, Monique! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Have a lovely day! More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this place. I was travelling on my own and decided to try some locally caught sea food. I queued up and overheard the people in front of me saying it was a 20 minute wait. However, I was given the choice of waiting for a table or sitting at a bar around a fire pit. I opted... More 

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Thank Eves154
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation. We are happy to hear that your visit with us was enjoyable and delicious. We love hearing that our staff and services met your expectations and hope to see you again soon. Have a beautiful day. More 

Princeville, Hawaii
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal. The crab was delicious. I also enjoyed eating the cioppino. The restaurant has a very good view of the bay. Our waitress Lei W was terrific!

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Thank Carl L
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Carl. We are thrilled to hear that your experience with us was so enjoyable, especially our Cioppino! We love when our guests give us feedback, especially about our view. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Have a wonderful day. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Public Transportation: F-Line & #15
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-434-2722
Description
Great view & SF's famous Dungeness Crab served in seriously addictive garlic sauce make us the go to spot on scenic Pier 39 for casual dining.

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Staying in Fisherman’s Wharf

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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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