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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Taylor)
+1 415-362-7733
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Irvine, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best I have had, crab fondue and crab cakes were a super hit with Lagunitas, the noodle entree was juicy and oily and spicy and a must !!!

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While looking for food before a tour just few metres away we found this place and stopped here for food, food and service was great, in a great scenery ! I would recommend this place, I would definitely return here next time I come back to San Francisco !

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Thank Mark t
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review, Mark! It's fantastic you enjoyed your time with us so much! 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 

Melbourne
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently 5 of us went to the Franciscan restaurant for dinner. We had booked two days earlier and requested a window table. We were very happy sitting by the window overlooking the bay. We all had a different dish and raved how delicious each one was. Service was so quick we were sure they were ready for another sitting. Great... More 

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Thank Naomi J
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review, Naomi! We're thrilled your time with us was so wonderful! It's outstanding you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much! That's what we like to see! We're happy you appreciated our prime location and that our team took such great care of you. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing... More 

Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It had been a while since my last visit and it was great as usual. They have a price fix dinner menu. The crab fettuccine was excellent and the ice cream was too. Great views and service recommended !!!

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Thank Steven R
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Steven! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved the crab fettuccine and ice cream - that's what we like to hear! We're also very pleased that you enjoyed the views and our service. We can't wait to host you again soon for an even... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed an early dinner with my family during a recent weekend in San Fransisco. Beautiful view of the bay as one whole side of the restaurant faces the water. Excellent service and attention was given to us. Food was good.

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Thank Ken B
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 rating, Ken! We're happy your time with us was so pleasant! It's outstanding you enjoyed our delicious food so much and that our team took such great care of you. We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a lovely day! More 

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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant! Wonderful views across the bay, and amazing seafood! Not sure if you should book in advance, but we lucked out. Turned up on a Saturday evening without a reservation and they were able to seat 4 of us in a window seat with a view of Alcatraz! Service was a little slow, but they were really busy, so... More 

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Thank BPAwifed
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the wonderful review! We're thrilled your time with us was so amazing! 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 sharing another amazing experience with you soon! Have a fantastic day! More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The view alone was worth the cost of dinner in this restaurant but the food was excellent. Yes the bread is served cold, doesn't mean it isn't delicious. The signature crab was absolutely amazing and my husband throughly enjoyed the fish and chips which were nicely breaded outside with nice crunch while remaining flaky and moist inside. The prosciutto was... More 

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Thank Shamela B
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4-star rating, Shamela! We're thrilled your time with us was so wonderful! It's excellent you enjoyed our stunning views as well as our mouthwatering dishes. You made some really fantastic menu selections. That's what we like to see! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a beautiful day! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our group of six made it out to the Franciscan Crab restaurant on a Wednesday evening after a long day at the Informatica conference at the Moscone Center. We had booked a table on Open Table and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our table was slightly elevated and we had a great view of Alcatraz. Our waitress was great and... More 

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Thank DougCincy
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Doug! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that your waitress provided you with attentive service - that's what we like to hear! We're also very pleased that you loved the crab and mussels, however we'll be addressing your concerns about the shrimp with the appropriate members... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend told me to try this restaurant while visiting San Francisco. We ordered crabs and mussels and one lady ordered sea bass because she is allergic to crabs. All four of us were satisfied with the seafood, perfectly cooked. The price is not affordable to everyone every night.

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Thank Paul L
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Paul! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal - that's what we like to hear! We'd love to host you again soon for an even more positive experience. More 

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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty touristy place but with less noise than expected. They have good seething so most areas have a fantastic view, including glasses! The menus and food is pretty standard, not cheap but absolutely okay for such a place. Wine is not so expensive. The yellow tail with ponzu as starter was superb, the mussels with shrimp a bit too fat... More 

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Thank Sven M
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Sven! We're thrilled to hear that you had an overall pleasant dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed the view from your table! We're also very pleased that you loved the Yellow tail with Ponzu - that's what we like to hear! However, we'll be addressing your concerns with the appropriate members of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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Mesa, Arizona
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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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