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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-362-7733
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (472 reviews)
“seafood” (181 reviews)
“chowder” (67 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Seated us at a great table with beautiful views of the Bay and Alcatraz. And that was about it. The server was more interested in texting on his phone and checking his iwatch. Took a while to get drinks and...More

Thank kik2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was simple as we expected it would be but still quite good, the panorama is nice and so is the restaurant overall but it is very noisy because of the tons of people eating at the same time and you can feel the...More

Thank Louis P
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 4/5 review, Louis! It's excellent you enjoyed your time with us so much! We're delighted you enjoyed your meal. We care deeply about the happiness and satisfaction of our guests so we'll address your concerns regarding our noise level with our...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

very good staff, helped us with reccomendations in the menu. The food came out fast and it was delicious. Would defintley recomend this restaurant. In addition the view if the harbour is splendid.More

Thank shxuxoxhfvsbhqjx
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, thank you for the 4-star rating! We are delighted to see that you had a wonderful time with us. We're so glad that you felt nicely accommodated during your meal, and we look forward to a future visit from you! Have a beautiful...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The Franciscan hangs out over the bay, giving diners a good view of a section of the wharf and of Alcatraz Island. We were there for lunch. They specialize in crab, and my wife had half a crab. She liked it fine and it turned...More

Thank plainsrefugee
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the fantastic rating! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our guests at all times so it's very pleasing to hear that we were able to accommodate you during...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is very good, the staff is friendly and the view of the bay is awesome. We enjoyed the crab soup and mussels for lunch and were very satisfied. We had evaluated many restaurant choices in the area but selected this one. After our...More

Thank janiewa
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, thank you for the wonderful review! It's outstanding your time with us was so fantastic! We're thrilled you enjoyed some of our delicious menu items so much. We strive for excellence and your praise for our great service lets us know we're doing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and drinks on Fisherman's wharf. Nice view as well as good service. We will return here.

Thank baileygreen11
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your review, Bailey! We're delighted you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! It's fantastic that enjoyed our delicious food and drinks while enjoying our stunning views. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Have a lovely day!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always good food to be enjoyed at this well known and very popular seafood restaurant where crab is king. Lots of selections to choose from. All entrees are well prepared and properly presented. Wonderful frozen kustard desserts. Wine list and full bar for all your...More

Thank Daryl H
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 4/5 review, Daryl! It's excellent you enjoyed your time with us so much! We're delighted you appreciated our delicious food and beverages. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to hosting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best meal on the wharf! We have been all over San Francisco, and the meal and service was top notch!More

Thank Mark D
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing, Mark! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal with us! We're so glad that our delicious food and service could exceed your expectations. We aim to please our guests with our warm hospitality and delicious food, so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an enjoyable meal at the Franciscan. All our party had various crab meals and all were very tasty. From the whole crab to the crab soup we were not disappointed. We asked for a window seat so we could see the ships go...More

Thank carpenter8033
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for your review! We're delighted you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to ensure our dishes are perfect before serving them. It's outstanding you enjoyed our fresh and delicious food so much. That's what we like to see! We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the name fool you there are lots of options at this restaurant for a quick snack or lunch with a view of the water. We had the garlic fries which lived up to their name and were great and the beignets tasted just...More

Thank Ruth S
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the fantastic review, Ruth! It's excellent you enjoyed your time with us so much! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests and your praise for our mouthwatering dishes lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to...More

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englishlady_12
5 May 2017|
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Response from CaravannersDandK | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bar, but there is not much privacy there as it is part of the restaurant
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Maria G
24 April 2017|
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Response from Harold B | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit pricey. Sides are ala carte so additional. They did offer the crab in several portion sizes, so you can order to your liking. Overall worth the price.
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tyster
10 October 2015|
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Response from Amanda C | Reviewed this property |
No dress code my partner wore tee shirt and shorts. I wouldn't go scruffy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
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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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