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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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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (519 reviews)
“seafood” (198 reviews)
“chowder” (71 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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 yesterday

We should have known what we were in for when we arrived with reservations, but were rudely addressed by the hostess to "get in line" even though there was no clear indication of where a line should be. After we were seated, our waiter was...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Made reservations in advance. Was disappointed when we were told the Kids fish and chips were Not chips nor French fries... this was not kid friendly. Did not receive much support in trying solve our needs just left and came back and said are you...More

Thank Bethmm60
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located right on the water at Fishermans Wharf, this has to be one of the best located restaurants in the area. Great views over the bay and back to Alcatraz. Quite a large restaurant and very busy so don't go if you're after a quiet...More

Thank Jules-Russell-Ingall
Reviewed 2 days ago

All I can say is when you order Fish and Chip here you get a FISH! OMG...Fried to perfection with a nice crust. It was delicious! We also had the Fried Shrimp and chips. Same thing, about a dozen shrimp fried with a light batter....More

Thank Lars_92705
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our group of 8 educators from my high school ate here last night for our last big event in San Francisco. We actually came across it somewhay by accident. But we were able to quickly get a reservation when our plans changed and boy were...More

Thank scooterwa2
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review, scooterwa2! It's outstanding you had such an amazing experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our fresh and delicious dishes so much and that our team made you feel so welcome and assisted you in any way. We aim...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food with an incredible view of Alcatraz. Had the grilled octopus which was fresh and zingy. Recommend it. Crab chowder in the sour dough bowl was lovely. Great that they have pieces of crab in it. Lots of food for 1 person. Value for...More

Thank JS3991_13
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing! It was a pleasure hosting you and providing you with a perfectly cooked meal. Serving our guests only the most exceptional cuisine is something we take very seriously and we couldn't be happier that you had such a positive...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband brought me to San Francisco for my birthday. We had lunch at the Franciscan as he wanted crab. We chose the restaurant as opposed to the outside quick side. Beautiful black and white photos of the stars at the entrance. Lots of nostalgia....More

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

Thanks for sharing, Jahniece! It's great you appreciated your time with us so much! We take great pride in offering a stunning atmosphere for our guests and your praise for our decor lets us know we're doing our job. That's what we like to see!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A really happening place, food delicious, recommend you book. Lots of photos of film stars all over the walls and stunning views out to sea. Not to be missedMore

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

Thanks for the amazing review, Lori! It's lovely you enjoyed your time with us so much! We strive for excellence and your praise for our delicious food and ambiance lets us know we're doing our job. That's what we like to see! We're thrilled to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had walked past this building a few times during our visits to Fisherman’s Wharf, but I am a Vegetarian and my Hubby thought I might struggle to find something suitable. (I had actually been told in another FW restaurant that they could not make...More

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

Thanks for the great review, Amanda! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service as well as fresh and delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Franciscan is located right on Fisherman's Wharf. It's nicely decorated on the inside, channeling the look of a big diner...lots of old black and white photos of Hollywood film stars hang on the spartan white subway tile walls, and plenty of red vinyl covered...More

Thank myszka0611
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the splendid review, Myszka! It's outstanding you had such a fantastic experience with us! We're thrilled you enjoyed so many of our fresh and delicious dishes. You made some really spectacular menu selections. That's what we like to see! We strive for...More

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DrRasler
4 February 2018|
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Response from Mary C | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there is a gluten free and you can view it on their website. An amazing restaurant.
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Carol C
25 August 2017|
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Response from Joseph W C | Reviewed this property |
Very wheelchair friendly with ramps and elevator from the street entrance
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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