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Pier Market

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133-1010 (Embarcadero)
+1 415-989-7437
10:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 21:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was fine. Didn't expect to pay 5% tax extra on top of the normal tax, as we were eating on the pier. Nice restaurant until we left a tip. Our server Paul C complained that we only left him $10 tip. His aggression and staring at the lady on the table was very uncomfortable. He then had other servers... More 

Thank Anthony J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! We loved this restaurant! We've been here twice, in our 3 days in SF! We're coming back this year! Price is good! Fish and chips was DELICIOUS! I had Jambalaya the second evening! Yummy! Like I said, can't wait to come back!

Thank Ritchie D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a lunch meal with my wife and 4 friends this past weekend. The place was really crowded (a reservation helps) but we did not have much of a wait after ordering. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. I had shrimp primavera, which was light on sauce but tasty. My wife bubbled over her fried shrimp. Prices were around... More 

Thank WStaso
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is overrated. The quantity is good enough, the quality is not so good for the price charged.

Thank Alexios V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Despite reading that restaurants at Fishermans Wharf were overpriced, this was not one of them and we ate beer battered cod and chips in the usual huge American portions along with a good bottle of Napa Valley Pinot Grigio for a similar price to what you would pay in the UK. Service was good and friendly but of course you... More 

Thank rogerbids
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Good food, very nice staff, water view and not overcrowded. Greatly exceeded expectations in the middle of a tourist destination.

Thank Robert H
New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with a group of friends. The positives - Location , ambiance, clam chowder, grilled lobster, calamari, crab cakes, garlic fries. The negatives- sole fish, crab cocktail, bread. The manager on duty was initially not so hospitable and a bit high headed but once we complained, his attitude changed for the better.

Thank NavSatara
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Order the clam chowder it's delicious. Don't order the crab cakes it's full of filler and less crab. The grilled meats were good, the husband really enjoyed the mahi mahi.

Thank Lisa F
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at this wonderful place before an Alcatraz tour. The food was fantastic, the service great, and the prices good. The view is stunning. We had a variety of appetizers, raw oysters and grilled shrimp. All were fresh and cooked correctly. The sour dough bread was great. Will come back here on our next SF trip.

Thank moocow719
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate writing almost negatives reviews but this is San Francisco and to rely entirely on your location is immoral. To be honest I should have looked at the reviews and opted for something fried but I saw this gorgeous fire pit that they grill fish on and went that way. Upon ordering the sole is came prepared soaked in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133-1010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-989-7437
Voted Best Seafood in San Francisco by KRON 4 TV Best of the Bay, Pier Market is an authentic sustainable seafood restaurant where the locals go for the freshest seafood in the city. Pier Market is family-owned and operated and one of the most popular dining destinations on Fisherman's Wharf. Pier Market has been selling San Francisco's freshest seafood for 30 years. We feature Fresh, Mesquite-Grilled Fish and Meat, Crab, Pastas, Steaming bowls of our Award-Winning Clam Chowder, Authentic Sourdough Bread. Enjoy watching our chefs at work in full view of our bustling open kitchen overlooking the San Francisco Bay, the PIER 39 sea lions and Alcatraz Island. We also offer al fresco dining on our wide-open patio.

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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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