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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” (447 reviews)
“seafood” (172 reviews)
“chowder” (64 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed yesterday

Had been to Franciscan crab restaurant for lunch with our relatives.Crowded restaurant facing the bay and the Alcatraz island.We were seated immediately close to the window with a good view of the sea.Friendly & quick service. We ordered the clam chowder which is unique in...More

Thank JAZZZY
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like crab, don't miss this place. Crab served the very freshest, many different dishes. Loved the crab chowder, loved the crab appeitzers, loved the fresh crab dinner. Reservations a MUST for dinner. All seats have wonderful views of the bay, don't miss itMore

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Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the perfect review! We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved all the dishes you tried - that's what we like to hear! We can't wait to host you again soon for another...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

No matter where your from this is a poor example of seafood should be prpared and served. Clam chowder may have come out of a can. Your paying for bright light and a water front seat.More

Thank Gig53
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, we appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to share about your recent experience at the Franciscan Crab Restaurant. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We've had a soft spot for the San Franciscan fr quite a while - it's a given we'll stop there on one of our frequent trips there, That was clinched on one visit when we discovered that the America's cup race was occurring in the...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the 5/5 review! We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved the view as well as your meal. We can't wait to host you again soon for another fantastic experience! Thanks for sharing...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The setting and the food were perfect. We started by sharing th Crab Fondue with spinach. This was absolutely delicious! We almist cancelled our mains order for a second serve of the fondue. The Seafood Cioppino was perfect and my wife's crab salad was also...More

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

Thank you for the stellar review, John! We're thrilled you had such a delicious dinner with us! The Crab Fondue, Seafood Cioppino, and crab salad are all favorite choices and it's great to hear you and your wife enjoyed them. We'd love to host you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant since my wife is crazy about seafood and they had a good list of dishes for someone who doesn't want to eat things from the sea, personally I'm allergic. My wife's dish was excellent but I however got an allergic reaction from...More

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

We appreciate the feedback, Fredrik. We're deeply disappointed you had such challenges during your time with us. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of our team will reach out...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Small portions, expensive, ok service. From New England so seafood at home was much better. Daughter had a chicken Caesar and this was not that good. Very nice view and some dishes going by did appear better.More

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

Dear Guest, we appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to share about your recent experience at the Franciscan Crab Restaurant. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from our dining records, a member of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended this restaurant to us and it was good. I had sea bass and my husband ordered a white fish. I liked that you could pick the way you wanted it cooked with what sauce. Portions were decent size. Downside to our visit...More

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

Thanks for the 4/5 rating, Michelle! While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food, we are disappointed that your time with us was not ideal. We take issues and concerns very seriously. If we are unable to pinpoint your contact information from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good not fabulous restaurant, food wise. In spite of the cookbook/menu, the calamari, cocktail sauce and bread tasted like they had come off the ready-made restaurant supply shelf. The crab was spectacular with drawn garlic butter. The crab soup was tasty if potato soup is...More

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

Thanks for the great review, Pomommie! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us as well as our stunning views! We're disappointed our dishes didn't exceed your expectations. We strive for excellence so we'll address your concerns with our team moving...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They use special garlic sauce to cook crab and it is wonderful. We've gone back to Crab House at Pier 39 many times , but found out this restaurant is operated by the same owner and the crab is just as excellent as Crab House....More

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

Thanks for the wonderful review, Tomoko! We're thrilled you had such a fantastic experience with us at Franciscan Crab Restaurant! It's outstanding you enjoy our crab dishes so much as well as our prime location and ambiance. That's what we like to see! We look...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
englishlady_12
Is there a nice bar area where we could meet our son after dinner for a drink?
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
Price range
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
is thwere a dress code?
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
USD 40 - USD 60
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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