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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was visiting a friend in California and we decided to drive to San Francisco. We were walking on the pier trying to think of a place to eat. We told me that him and his finance go to this place every time they are out there if I wanted to try it. I was sure why not it couldn't... More 

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Thank Schwari77
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 4/5 review! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes. The clam chowder was an amazing choice, a fan favorite! We're happy you enjoyed our prime location and views. We aim to please! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon!... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent three nights in San Francisco and am disappointed that I opted to eat at the Franciscan Crab Restaurant on one of the nights. In brief, the food was not of the standard it should be given the abundance of fresh seafood available. The entrees were basic and lacked flavour. The mains were cool and didn't appear to be... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback, Nicola. Providing the best tasting food and excellent service is something we always pride ourselves on. We are disappointed to hear about the experience that you had. We will share all of your concerns with our team in hopes of improving it for the future. We'd love to have you back and provide you with... More 

Roseville, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best restaurant we have eaten at in a long time. The view is spectacular, the interior design is exciting and the food is fantastic. Wait staff is very professional. All the food was well prepared and delicious. A bit on the pricey side but well worth it. A great restaurant for a familiy or a date.

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

Dear Guest, We appreciate the kind words and perfect rating! We're happy that you enjoyed our prime location and beautiful views which accompany it. We love seeing our guests enjoy our atmosphere and ambiance as well as our mouthwatering dishes and stellar service. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My cousin is a local and suggested that we meet here for dinner when a friend and I visited SF. It did not disappoint. The view, the service and the food were all equally fantastic. I had the sea bass with garlic and capers. I think it may have been the best thing I have ever eaten in my life.... More 

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Thank Baue10
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the amazing review! We're delighted you had such a wonderful experience at Franciscan Crab Restaurant! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests. The sea bass was a fantastic choice, a definite crowd pleaser! We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to... More 

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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay looking restaurant,nothing fancy and I was not impressed with the food. Ordered the crab chowder and it was warm and a little salty. Also had the crab alfredo and it was not too tasty.

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit this feedback, Virginia. We are always working very hard to make sure our guests can delicious food along with great service. We will be addressing all of your concerns with our team moving forward so that we can provide a better experience for you. Thank You for your comments. More 

singapore
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at a popular tourist location - Fishermans Wharf. This restaurant building standout among the rest in the area.. I believe you should be able to get a great view of the bay during lunch or early dinner... was there about 7.30pm so nothing much to see... The place is pack so remember to make your reservation... Ordered the crab... More 

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Thank holidaybagus_123
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the rating and feedback! Providing great food and exceptional service is always our highest priority. We'd love to have you back for lunch or an early dinner. We want you to experience the great views! We hope you plan on coming back soon! Thanks again. and have a fantastic day! More 

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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely lunch while out touring San Francisco here last month. The starter was Michagi oysters served with a mignonette marinade. Also tried the famous clam chowder in a bread bowl. The yellowfin carpaccio was exceptional! This restaurant has the most comprehensive menu ever. They offer color photos and description of each dish. But so your eyes can... More 

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

Thank you for sharing this stellar review, Guest! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with us at Franciscan Crab. We're so glad you loved our atmosphere, service, and food. We strive to provide our guests with efficient service, warm hospitality, and delicious meals, which is why this is so great to hear. Plus, what could... More 

Manalapan, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choose that restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. I had seafood tureen. Was not bad, but a little salty and spicy and the toasted bread that goes with it were more old and dry than fresh and toasted. It is an average quality restaurant.

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1 Thank alenka4691
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, Alenka. It is upsetting to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your experience at Franciscan Crab. We will certainly bring your concerns with the spicing of the tureen and the freshness of the bread to our chef team as we continue to improve for the future. We strive to provide our guests with the... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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250 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not very good and not fancy. The soup was ok. We had to clean the table and the chairs ourselves. If you are starving this might be ok on the go. However, we will not try it again.

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

We appreciate your feedback, Ashraf. We are disappointed to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your experience at Franciscan Crab. We strive to provide our guests with efficient service, warm hospitality, and delicious meals, which is why this is so upsetting to us. We apologize that you did not receive the high level of service that we are... More 

San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year we did Thanksgiving at the Wonderful Franciscan Restaurant Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Wharf - you can't miss the place - looks just like George Jetsons' outer space home - swooping glass windows overlooking gorgeous Bay vistas. Five of us visiting The City had 6:30p reservations for their $40pp complete Thanksgiving Dinner (including roast turkey, sides of potatoes, stuffing,... More 

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

Thank you for the outstanding review, Pamela! We're delighted your experience with us was so wonderful! We endeavor to make all of our guests feel welcome and relaxed during their time with us. We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests. It's fantastic you enjoyed and appreciated not only our mouthwatering cuisine but also our carefully thought-out... 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, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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