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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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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Lexington, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch and had some of the best food and service on our trip. Everything we ordered was beyond ordinary and made the meal special. Stop by - you will not be disappointed.

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Thank joedalwri
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 review! We're thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal so much - that's what we like to hear! We're looking forward to your next visit! Have a fantastic day! More 

San Francisco, California
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109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is where I grew up going to as a young person. In the day, it was quite special. White table cloths, candle lite tables, the BEST Manager John, and sublime food! I have recently gone back and the views and memories are the same, the food is not. It's good. Go and enjoy!!!

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Thank 4JMP
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled you had such a fantastic experience with us! We're happy you have such fond memories with us and that we can be a source of happiness for you. We strive to provide top-notch service and mouthwatering dishes. Your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to... More 

Guatemala City, Guatemala
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this restaurant after strolling through the Wharf; is advisable to make reservations and if you make them after 8:30 PM, surely will get a good table with a view.. Have crab soup and crabs..... steamed.... very good. It's pricey but worth. And you are in a nice place with outstanding view.

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Thank FAM1955
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the fantastic review! We're delighted you had such an amazing 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 wonderful day! More 

Maryland
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had dinner early on a weekday evening. We were seated at a booth for four one table away from the window. Our waitress did an excellent job and was quite friendly. Three of us had the prix fixe meal and one just had a dungeness crab. The crab was big and full of meat. I would have... More 

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Thank Emtstation53
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 review! We're delighted to hear that you had such a great experience with us! We strive to provide our guests with top-notch service and delicious cuisine. The prix fixe meals were great choices - we're glad you enjoyed! We're also pleased to hear that your waitress took such good care of you. That's what we like... More 

San Rafael, California
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94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am local but friends visit and you want to show them Fisherman's Warf. That is how my husband and I found ourselves here. The crab was fresh and perfectly prepared. The ambiance simple - but nice - get a table by the window. Only caveat is that it is quite pricey and there are cheaper places to go to... More 

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1 Thank Daisyss
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4-star rating, Daisy! It's lovely you had such a pleasant experience with us! We love sharing our passion for delicious cuisine with our guests. Your praise for our dishes lets us know we're doing our job! It's great you enjoyed our prime location and atmosphere so much. That's what we like to see! We look forward... More 

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place have great views to the bay and alcatraz island. Their crab soup and clam chowder are great. Try the small size to have room for more food. Their salmon is delicious. Prices are reasonable. I will recommend this place.

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1 Thank Festercarecota
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're happy you had such a pleasant experience with us! It's lovely you enjoyed our dishes so much. That's what we like to see! The salmon was a fantastic choice, a fan favorite! We aim to please and your praise for our cuisine and stunning views lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to hosting... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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269 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fried fish sandwich for lunch. Very crispy bread and fried fish with lettuce. Not anything to write home about really! Wouldn't bother again.

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1 Thank jemmah3
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent rating! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to sharing an even more positive experience in the future! Thank you for taking the time to share. Have a great day! More 

Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a little worried that this might be a little touristy but was very impressed. Everything from the salad, to the crab, to the clam chowder was delicious. 4 people shared a whole crab with individual soups and salads. We left stuffed! Would eat there again next time I'm in the city.

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Thank mkushlan
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent rating! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We're delighted to hear you liked our clam chowder. It's pleasing to know we could accommodate you during your meal and that we left you with a wonderful impression. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Thank you for taking the time to... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of the "must go" in San Francisco. The location is beautiful on the seaside in front of Alcatraz island, the atmosphere is unique and the Crab is simply amazing.

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Thank micampagna
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent rating! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! It's pleasing to know we could accommodate you during your meal and that we left you with a wonderful impression. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Thank you for taking the time to share. Have a great day! More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I've spent the last week traveling from San Diego to LA to San Francisco and I had been disappointed in seafood till now. But this place change my mind... amazing food, be ready to open your checkbook because this is a pricey place but it is worth it..

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Thank Asad K
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 rating, Asad! We're delighted you had such a lovely experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to hosting you again soon for an even better experience! Have an awesome day! 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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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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