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“Excellent meal, not a tourist trap”
Review of Pier Market

Pier Market
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Ranked #107 of 5,663 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Cross street: Embarcadero
Description: 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 34 years. We feature Fresh, Mesquite-Grilled Fish and Meat, Dungeness Crab, Pastas, Steaming bowls of our Award-Winning Clam Chowder and 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.
New York
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent meal, not a tourist trap”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

With the same owners as the also-fabulous Fog Harbor restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf, everything at Pier Market is fresh and local. We especially loved the shrimp-and-crab cocktail appetizer, ahi tuna, and a special of salmon stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat. Our waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant-- excellent service here and a view of the water.

  • Visited August 2014
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“When in San Francisco...”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

...we always have a dinner at the Pier Market. There is a hectic energy about the place and the views of the bay can't be beat. Although the food is a bit pricey ($24.95 for the cioppino, $18.95 for two crab cakes) the quality, terrific sour dough bread, and overall ambiance are worth it. It doesn't have a gimmicky, tourist feel like other businesses along the pier. Well worth the money for a good meal.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank 54Nancy54
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Menomonee Falls
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“yum garlic crab”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We have been here in the past and I have always ordered the garlic crab. It's huge with potatoes on the side. Have a cool brew and enjoy the messy eating crab. What a delight.......

Visited August 2014
Thank John W
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Cranford, nj
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good seafood”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Busy restaurant on pier 39. It is surrounded by many chain restaurants. Pier market is a really good choice. It has very good seafood. Try the teriyaki salmon or teriyaki calimari. Both are really good. Service is very good. Overall it is pricy. Ambiance is hectic. Views are great.

Thank ShoeGirl87
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Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good family dining”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Nothing fancy, plenty of choice, suits all ages, good service and very tasty food, just very, very busy as you would expect at Pier 39

Visited September 2013
Thank Nicky L
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