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Crab House at Pier 39

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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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Saraland, Alabama
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Like so many tourist spots At pier 39 this restaurant had great views, high prices and lack luster service . Shared the crab for two and it was decent , much better crab on the Gulf Coast imo. It was ruined with a sauce and the servers are not friendly. Perhaps I just am accustomed to southern hospitality . Lol... More 

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Thank lovefreak69
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

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

Richmond, Virginia
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decent seafood in a very touristy area of SF. Lots of selections at decent prices. Worth a visit if you are not looking for fine dining.

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Thank Callaway14
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review. We're happy you had such a pleasant experience with us. That's what we like to see. We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon. Have a lovely day. More 

New Providence, NJ
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149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for lunch with low expectations. We both agreed this was one of the best meals we had on vacation! We did one of the shrimp/crab/mussels skillets, which was amazing! Service was great too. I left a shopping bag and they put it aside for me until the next day when I could come back. Very much appreciated.... More 

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

Thanks for the 5/5 rating! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us! We look forward to sharing another stellar meal with you soon! Have a beautiful day! More 

Everett, Washington
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202 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the crab and a shrimp basket. Cooked perfectly the ladies did an great job and Had Coffee as a go with the large fresh french fries were very good but the crab was a winner along with the lightly breaded shrimp.

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

Thanks for the 5/5 rating, Ken! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us! The shrimp basket was an excellent choice. We look forward to sharing another stellar meal with you soon! Have a beautiful day! More 

Plano, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got the crab it was perfect ! Nothing else to say . Service was good . The flavor of the crab was wonderful !

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Thank mrswashington0308
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful rating! It's fantastic you had such a stellar experience with us! We're thrilled you enjoyed your meal! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Have a beautiful day! More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Usually I can't. But this time, I totally could! This place was amazing. The food was delicious. The service was PERFECT. Lei W was our server and she was incredible. She was slammed, but made sure to be very attentive to all her tables. Very sweet woman! The crab was so good. The crab alfredo was the best we ever... More 

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

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

Des Moines, Iowa
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crab here was amazing! Although the place was very busy, out server was very friendly, made recommendations, and we never felt rushed. We ended up ordering the lotsa crab, which was the perfect size for 2 people. This was some of the best crab we have ever had. I highly encourage reservations for dinner!

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

Thank you for the fantastic review, Ashlee! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our delicious food. Your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to sharing another amazing experience with you soon! Have a stellar day! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to grab a bite to eat and despite being a tourist area, the Crab House on Pier 39 has one of the best clam chowder's I have ever eaten...and I try it MOST any and every place I go. The Alcatraz Slammer was a nice fruity "adult" beverage that complimented my bread bowl (which... More 

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Thank Stephp719
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review, Steph! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests and your praise for our mouthwatering dishes and drinks lets us know we're doing our job. That's what we like to see! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Have a... More 

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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super touristic place, the crab-based dishes are ok but clearly serial-made. The pros are large portions and quick service, the cons are busy environment and standardized approach to customer. Prices for food are aligned with the touristic area but if you go for wine or beer then your bill will go sky rocket. Probably worth a visit but not a... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to sharing an even more positive experience with you soon! Thank you for sharing your review. Have a lovely day! More 

Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant years ago and absolutely loved the garlic-roasted crab. I made a point to go back this year and was a bit disappointed. The pier area has become even more of a tourist trap than it was 5 years ago. One garlic roasted grab was $50. While the crab was pretty good, I'm not convinced it was... More 

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

Dear Guest, We appreciate the feedback. We're disappointed your time with us was less than ideal and not as amazing as your previous visit. It's great you enjoyed your garlic roasted crab but it's unfortunate you didn't agree with our pricing system. We care about your happiness and satisfaction so we'll address your concerns with our team moving forward. We... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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