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Sabella & La Torre

2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
+1 415-673-2824
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (71 reviews)
“shrimp salad” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not a bot. Clam chowder with no clams. Clumped white broth. Sent it back. Tasteless crab cakes with minimal crab. Worst meal in San Fran by far. Wish ratings allowed zeroMore

Thank spjones5
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I'm disappointed to hear how your visit went -- you're right to expect our clam chowder and crab cakes to be properly prepared. I appreciate that you brought up the quality of your meal to your server, but I'm sorry if we couldn't resolve things....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Having sampled very tasty chowder elsewhere on our west coast holiday, we were looking forward to a similar meal at Sabella and la Torre. However, I'm sorry to say that the chowder tasted just like chicken soup with no fish taste or evidence of clams...More

Thank Madge M
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

While I'm glad the zucchini hit the spot, Madge, I wish it was the same story for the clam chowder. I appreciate you bringing it up to my team -- you're right that we should have inquired more to fully understand what was off about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal, generous portions and a ton of seafood in our entrees. Good price for food well served. The staff was really nice and attentive. Would definitely return and recommend.

Thank Irene M
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's great you enjoyed your meal with us, Irene! Thanks for stopping by for our seafood while visiting the Wharf -- hope the rest of your trip went just as well. All the best, Tom

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first terrible rating I've given any restaurant. The quick order outdoor food was dry and tasteless. We threw away the food, which I have never done. I was expecting terrific food from these stalls, which I had before.More

Thank Neil K
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear how your visit went, Neil -- especially since you've enjoyed the food from our stalls before. We're all about delicious and flavorful seafood, so anything but doesn't sit right with me. Rest assured that I will be following up with my...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Edsel is an awesome manager. Treated us so well, the staff was very attentive. Food was fresh and delicious. We came back for a second meal the next day. Same results. I would say, that with all the choices of dining on a short vacation...More

Thank Michael S
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I know it was a short vacation, so it means a lot that you visited us twice during your time here! Edsel will be thrilled to see this, Michael, so I'll be sure to pass your review along. Hope to see you next time you're...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Called in for the best clam chowder on the wharf. Great atmosphere, great service and overall a great experience.

Thank Stephen P
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

We're just lucky to have great fans like you, Stephen! Thanks for stopping by for our clam chowder. All the best, Tom

Reviewed 27 June 2017

It was a rainy day and we wanted a bite to eat, not dinner. We ordered Crab Cakes and were surprised it was a whole meal. The Crab Cakes itself were quite filling already. Needless to say, we did not need dinner that day.

Thank Cruiser_D_R
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We went to Fisherman's Warf to have a Shrimp and Crab Sandwich. The place we normally go was already closed so we tried this. The sandwiches were served on sliced bread like you'd make P&J with. So disappointing. Our normal serves them on Sour Dough...More

Thank markas2017
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

I'm sorry to hear how your first visit here went. You're right to expect delicious seafood served by attentive service, so it's disappointing if that wasn't the case when you stopped by for our shrimp and crab sandwich. I will take note of your review...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Clam chowder was very good as was the daily special of garlic crab legs and shrimp. However, the crab cakes were just okay as was the shrimp salad. Service was inattentive and very slow.More

Thank Sidney B
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

While I'm glad the clam chowder and garlic crab legs hit the spot, I'm sorry to hear about the crab cakes and shrimp salad. I wish we could have made a better impression with those and our service, Sidney. In any case, I do appreciate...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

I didn't like seeing the mass volume of crab/seafood rolls stacked up in the refrigerated windows, so I went inside the restaurant to get a fresh sandwich made. I paid $20 for a tasteless sandwich. It was a reasonable size and came with fries but...More

Thank Christine D
Tom L, Owner at Sabella & La Torre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

I'm sorry to hear this, Christine -- you're right to expect both our food at the stall and in the restaurant to have plenty of flavor. Anything but doesn't sit right with me, so I'll be sure to follow up with my team about your...More

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
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Paul R
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Response from CaitlynsMom | Reviewed this property |
They have plenty of food choices there will be no problem finding starters, entrees etc. for your guests with allergies.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 00:30
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2809 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1048
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-2824
The freshest and most delicious seafood can always be found at Sabella & La Torre. What started as a crab stand is now everyones favorite seafood restaurant!
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