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Crab House at Pier 39

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-434-2722
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Plano, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Got the crab it was perfect ! Nothing else to say . Service was good . The flavor of the crab was wonderful !

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Thank mrswashington0308
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Usually I can't. But this time, I totally could! This place was amazing. The food was delicious. The service was PERFECT. Lei W was our server and she was incredible. She was slammed, but made sure to be very attentive to all her tables. Very sweet woman! The crab was so good. The crab alfredo was the best we ever... More 

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Thank Sarah W
Des Moines, Iowa
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The crab here was amazing! Although the place was very busy, out server was very friendly, made recommendations, and we never felt rushed. We ended up ordering the lotsa crab, which was the perfect size for 2 people. This was some of the best crab we have ever had. I highly encourage reservations for dinner!

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Thank AshleeRenee
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review, Ashlee! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our delicious food. Your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to sharing another amazing experience with you soon! Have a stellar day! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to grab a bite to eat and despite being a tourist area, the Crab House on Pier 39 has one of the best clam chowder's I have ever eaten...and I try it MOST any and every place I go. The Alcatraz Slammer was a nice fruity "adult" beverage that complimented my bread bowl (which... More 

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Thank Stephp719
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review, Steph! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! We love sharing our passion for delicious food with our guests and your praise for our mouthwatering dishes and drinks lets us know we're doing our job. That's what we like to see! We look forward to hosting you again soon! Have a... More 

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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super touristic place, the crab-based dishes are ok but clearly serial-made. The pros are large portions and quick service, the cons are busy environment and standardized approach to customer. Prices for food are aligned with the touristic area but if you go for wine or beer then your bill will go sky rocket. Probably worth a visit but not a... More 

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Thank Robmav
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to sharing an even more positive experience with you soon! Thank you for sharing your review. Have a lovely day! More 

Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant years ago and absolutely loved the garlic-roasted crab. I made a point to go back this year and was a bit disappointed. The pier area has become even more of a tourist trap than it was 5 years ago. One garlic roasted grab was $50. While the crab was pretty good, I'm not convinced it was... More 

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Thank fganter
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the feedback. We're disappointed your time with us was less than ideal and not as amazing as your previous visit. It's great you enjoyed your garlic roasted crab but it's unfortunate you didn't agree with our pricing system. We care about your happiness and satisfaction so we'll address your concerns with our team moving forward. We... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yumm!! Totally recommend it all!! Go Go Go This place has the best crab salad!! So wonderful is the crab we came back twice

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

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 love our crab salad - that's what we like to hear! We'd love to host you again soon for another mouthwatering meal! Thanks for sharing and have an amazing day! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lunch visit. Maybe I ordered the wrong food but the calamari was the worst I've ever been served. Crab omelette was really not good. Very greasy and not a good taste. I didn't actually finish it. Husband's crab salad looked good but you can't really mess up a salad with fresh crab. Wine selection by the glass... More 

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Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, Janett. Thanks for taking the time to share about your recent experience at the Crab House at Pier 39. 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 to you privately on TripAdvisor to learn and discuss... More 

Blythewood, South Carolina
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shrimp, mussels, and crab parts were all seared to the tray. I understand you want to serve it hot, but stuck down due to over cooking was a bit much. Also my opinion is in a $100 plus dinner that peel and eat shrimp should not be part of that menu. Opinion, I know. All of it was without... More 

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Thank Wwynn1973
Dolly V, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to share about your recent experience at the Crab House at Pier 39. 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 to you privately on TripAdvisor to learn and... More 

Dahinda, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch/appetizers, it was very good food and nice atmosphere. We had the flat iron platter and shared it. The muscles were delicious.

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Thank Benbel17
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House at Pier 39, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Ben! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant experience with us! It's outstanding you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much. The mussels were a fantastic choice! We look forward to hosting you again soon for an even better experience! Have a lovely day! 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Public Transportation: F-Line & #15
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-434-2722
Description
Great view & SF's famous Dungeness Crab served in seriously addictive garlic sauce make us the go to spot on scenic Pier 39 for casual dining.

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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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