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“Fresh crab sandwich and tasty clam chowder!”

Escape From Fisherman's Wharf Cafe
Ranked #20 of 127 Restaurants in Pleasant Hill
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Escape from Fisherman's Wharf Cafe is a small hole in the wall in a strip mall on Contra Costa in Pleasant Hill. We have noticed it for years but never tried the food. Yesterday we were quite pleasantly surprised to have a really delicious lunch there. I had a fresh crab sandwich on sliced sour dough bread, with a touch of mayo, a big slice of ripe tomato, and crispy lettuce, wonderful sandwich with a huge portion of cold crab, not shredded up crab soaked with mayo, but true chunks piled onto the bread. Amazingly good, I was smiling bigtime comparing it to soggy sandwiches I've had at the real Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, always disappointing and very expensive. My sandwich yesterday was $10 and worth every penny!! My husband had clam chowder and garlic bread, which we smelled toasting. The chowder was full of little clams and potatoes and seasoned just right, while the two big chunks of garlic bread were hot and buttery with some partial cuts to make it easy to pull apart. Soup with bread for just $6.95. You order at the counter with a friendly and helpful lady then your meal is brought to your table. Unassuming décor and everything looked clean. We definitely will be back as the menu on the wall shows crab and shrimp cocktails, louies, salads, sandwiches, milkshakes, and coffee drinks. Plenty of free parking in the big lot at the strip mall so don't let the tiny shopfront discourage you from discovering this fresh seafood place for yourself.

Thank Marlyn G
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

While visiting Pleasant Hill for our son's football game, my husband and I wanted to eat some seafood. A customer recommended this cafe, so we decided to go inside.

The seafood special of a shrimp sandwich and clam chowder and crab sandwich and clam chowder was very reasonable priced.

You get so much meat on the sandwich full from end to end and when they cut the sandwich, WOW it looked like a picture because every inch of the sandwich is covered.

This cafe is right next to the Grocery Outlet store on the right hand side. They are closed on Sunday's, but it is worth visiting.

Will for sure visit the next time we are in Pleasant Hill

Thank Shasha73
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

It's hard to find good seafood this far inland from SF. If you are needing a crab fix, this is the place to go. The couple who owns and runs this shop are very friendly and make quality food. I always get the same thing. Crab sandwich on sourdough. The crab sandwiches here have whole crab legs with some extra meat. It comes with some lettuce, tomato and mayo. No other fillers in the meat. No fake or canned imitation garbage. A sandwich will run you about ten bucks but is worth it in my opinion. OH and it's cash only!

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a small Mom & Pop sandwich shop that makes great but simple fare. They also have seafood, shrimp cocktails and a good selection of ice creams. A great place for lunch.

Thank AlfK92
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Loves the food - crab sandwich and Clam chowder. A little hard to find in strip mall but worth it. Hard to believe there are still cash only restaurants with today's prices (3 meals almost $40) and restaurant closes at 8pm (with a two hour commute from SF, seems a little early).

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