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Forbes Island

Between Pier 39 and 41, San Francisco, CA 94133-1009
+1 415-951-4900
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“filet” (10 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Between Pier 39 and 41, San Francisco, CA 94133-1009
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1 - 10 of 224 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal for weddings, family reunion, dinner after meetings to enjoy the Bay and the view with amazing sunset, food extraordinary , Great service, fun to take a boat to get to the restaurant , by Pier 39. Cozy Bar and restaurant under the water... great...More

Thank maripposa
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We booked a table here for early evening (17.15) on a Friday so the place was pretty quiet. To get to the Island you take the free shuttle boat from one of the jetties on Pier 39. In keeping with the whacky idea of the...More

Thank n0rbr8ck
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I absolutely loved going for dinner at Forbes Island, the food was good the wine was good and the service was amazing!! It does get a little wobbly after a few glasses of wine but nothing a glass of water won't sort out lol

Thank chanellf2017
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We have eaten there years prior and it was nice, food was good. This year we made reservations and did not realize the menu had gone to a prefixe menu : $79 per person. Now, I wouldn't mind if the dinner quality was equal to...More

Thank Sandie2020
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Everyone in our family truly enjoyed every moment at Forbes Island. We had a party of seven including my 7 year old granddaughter. The food was so delicious and they offer an alternative to the menu for children. The service was excellent, too. So memorable!!

Thank Shelli H
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This exotic restaurant is located next to in Pier 39 and literally is an artificial island. To get there you need a boat that waits for you in the left side of Pier 39 (don't use the main entrance and walk in parallel outside of...More

Thank RafaelHerthel
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a floating restaurant and so it does roll with the waves. When the boats going by to rock the restaurant. The atmosphere is very unique, eclectic. The ferry ride over was fun because of the Captain. He serenaded us.

Thank JonandLaura1
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went a week before Valentine's Day, The environment is very nice a bit fancy and casual at the same time for being on a boat. You can definitely feel the boat rock, so make sure you plan to go on a day less windy,...More

Thank marissadominguez90
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Take a private ferry to a $70 prix fixe dinner in an underwater dining room. Climb to the top of the lighthouse for amazing views. Service was friendly and attentive without being over bearing. Rack of lamb was amazing....even my vegetarian partner could resist a...More

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Such a fantastic location for a restaurant, the little boat trip out to the lighthouse is novel, the lighthouse and outdoor deck is great. I was excited about the underwater restaurant complete with portholes, this was quirky and has so much potential if the interior...More

Thank daisyduke2891
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Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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deeyounee
Is this place still closed? - I've called and got a message saying they were renovating but i've seen recent reviews...
2 June 2017|
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Response from maripposa | Reviewed this property |
Hi! It was open last month... perhaps it closed now
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bglemon
Will children (ages 11 and 13) be comfortable?
26 March 2016|
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Response from Martin P | Reviewed this property |
If the kids are generally comfortable going to decent restaurants and do not require the usual 'kids menu offerings' then you should be all good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Between Pier 39 and 41, San Francisco, CA 94133-1009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-951-4900
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