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Sea Lion Cafe

39 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94133-1006
+1 415-434-2260
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good38%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible16%
25 Oct 2017
“Great Food”
31 Aug 2016
“Get the sourdough bowl with clam chowder, it's the best ever.”
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
39 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94133-1006
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great food and service at this lovely cafe. Good outlook watching the seals, and good priced food and drink.

Thank gerrygaskell
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I loved the atmosphere when my friend and I popped in for lunch. Very lively and upbeat. We both had the sourdough bowl and clam chowder and loved every bite. Even though the place was packed our server encouraged us to sit and linger and...More

1  Thank kcrawford20108
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I had a fantastic meal and the service here was superb. Our waitress Mandy was so funny and helpful to recommend items from the menu. The views of Alcartraz were awesome, also the seal deck was smelly, but fun!

Thank natasha w
Reviewed 6 April 2015

If you are wandering around SF - checking the shops at Pier 39 this is a great place for a quick bite to keep your tourist energy up.

Thank ClaytonGush
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

We read the reviews and thought this would be the perfect place to unwind after our Alcatraz trip. But after spending fifteen minutes searching Pier 39, we couldn't locate the restaurant (we did see signs where it was supposed to be). I'm not sure if...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 10 September 2014

This place is for the budget conscious being in a tourist spot..this place serves cheap food and quality is not too bad..get the bread bowl chowder the best in the area!! :)

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Nice place. Friendly staff and owner. Prices fair. And you get to watch the sea lions!! Hard to beat that. Those who comment that places on the wharf are tourists trap - uh yeah, so what were you expecting?

1  Thank Holden20777
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Let’s not pretend that this isn’t anything but a tourist trap within a tourist trap. You have a meal here for the view, and anything else is a bonus. So, we were pleasantly surprised by the food which was quite ok (and as with a...More

1  Thank KierenX
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We had lunch today, and the food was great. The views were amazing, loved being able to watch the sea lions. The service was really good, no issues with anything. Overall, good. I’m a vegetarian, and I would like to say, it would be wonderful...More

Thank wigsNZ
Reviewed 6 August 2013

beautiful scenery and view over Alcatraz, but generally that's all. They charged $10 for every jug of water (probably tap water by the taste), and $30 for grilled salmon which was okay but nothing further. The rice (side dish) was recycled (reheated) at least three...More

1  Thank Dor S
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94133-1006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-434-2260
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