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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-362-7733
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (510 reviews)
“seafood” (191 reviews)
“chowder” (70 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The view was lots of fun - the bay, boats, birds, seals. The food was delicious but portion sizes were very small and prices were very high. I thought my $20 salad would be a meal but it was more like a side salad. Only...More

Thank Lindaqvx195
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review, Lindaqvx195! We are glad you had a great experience with us! We are disappointed to see some of your concerns, and we will let our team know about them. We always work very hard to make sure all of our guests...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A lot of the restaurants at Pier 39 looked a bit tacky However we had lunch at the Francescan It had a beautiful view over the water The food was abundant, we tried a bit of everything The clam chowder in sourdough was a standoutMore

Thank annielou777
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic rating, annielou777! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our guests at all times so it's very pleasing to hear that we were able to accommodate you during your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was delicious and there is a nice view of the bay. Portions are large and good for sharing. Must try the clam chowder in a bread bowl, Dungerness crab n mussel. A binoculars was provided for u to look out into the sea.More

Thank StephSoh
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the great review, StephSoh! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful and that you took advantage of our gorgeous view! We endeavor to offer the freshest and most delicious dishes for all of our guests. It's excellent you enjoyed our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the Embarcadero and piers of San Francisco, we decided to have a little something for lunch. The two of us decided on the Calimari to Share at the Franciscan. We asked for a table with a view and enjoyed the food with two...More

Thank SanderBerkouwer
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the stellar review, Sander! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! It's outstanding you enjoyed our excellent location with its stunning and breathtaking views. That's what we like to see! We can't wait to see you again soon so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Showing SF sites to families visiting and ate lunch here. Garlic pasta with 🦀 the bomb. A must stop while in Fisherman’s Wharf SF!More

Thank Andrew M
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the amazing review, Andrew! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal - the garlic pasta dish was an excellent choice! We can't wait to host you again soon to share...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place that has a lot of history and well kept. Service and ambience 5 stars, food quality around 4 starsMore

Thank Chrisr0ss
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review, Chris! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service as well as fresh and delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel receptionist recommended this restaurant , the fish and seafood is very good and you have views across the bay , on our night there we had the crab which was very good , the staff are welcoming and friendly , the place is...More

1  Thank christopher s
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Christopher! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved our seafood, along with our stunning views! We're also very pleased that our team provided you with friendly service! We'd love to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always visit this spot when I’m in SF. The view is unbeatable, and the food is delicious. Clam chowder in a bread bowl is wonderful. I love watching the boats out in the water. Not a bad view in the whole place, but a...More

Thank Nicole M
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the amazing review, Nicole! It's wonderful you enjoyed your time with us so much! We're delighted you appreciated our convenient location with its beautiful views. We love sharing our breathtaking sights with our guests and your praise lets us know we're succeeding! We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great time for 4 children 6 adults we all thought the food good from the Soup in a bread bowl for the kids to the crab for one member and mixed entrees for the rest of us actually was good value for the price and...More

Thank AlaskanArctic
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, AlaskanArctic! We're thrilled your time with us was so fantastic! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes and your praise lets us know we're doing our job. That's what we like to see! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great views from this restaurant! We sat by the window and they even had a set of binoculars for you to use. Fun watching the boats, seals and viewing Alcatraz. The fresh bread and fresh crab were really good! You can eat inside or outside....More

Thank michele44448
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the stellar review, michele44448! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! It's outstanding you enjoyed our excellent location with its stunning and breathtaking views. That's what we like to see! We can't wait to see you again soon so...More

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Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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Carol C
25 August 2017|
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Response from Joseph W C | Reviewed this property |
Very wheelchair friendly with ramps and elevator from the street entrance
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englishlady_12
5 May 2017|
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Response from CaravannersDandK | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bar, but there is not much privacy there as it is part of the restaurant
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Maria G
24 April 2017|
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Response from Harold B | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit pricey. Sides are ala carte so additional. They did offer the crab in several portion sizes, so you can order to your liking. Overall worth the price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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