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Fisherman's Wharf

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Address: Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number:
+1 415-673-3530
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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Very touristy, but you have to visit one of the piers if you're in from out of town. Our preference was Pier 39.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Canton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

If you like seafood then look no more this is the place to eat, you can eat from one of the many seafood stalls or choose a more upmarket restaurant the choice is yours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much fun!! Loved the wax museum, didnt think it would be as entertaining as it was!! We did so many things I cant list them all but everyone should travel to Fishermans wharf its an experience!! So many things to do.

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Canton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very touristy, but you have to visit one of the piers if you're in from out of town. Our preference was Pier 39.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your in SF you cannot miss this one. Tons of good food and fun. Day trips to several sites and good prices too. Serious, if you are in SF you have to hit this one!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun place to walk around and relax too. Great places to eat around too. Go to the bakery and have some sour dough.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Musee Mecanique was great fun. Tours of submarine and merchant marine were informative. We did not eat there as fish did not sound good to us. However wandering the cooked fish stalls was interesting. Appears both bus and boat tours depart from here. Parking is expensive in area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've never been, you have to go. This is a great spot for tourists, but for locals, this is where the good seafood is. I live an hour away, but if I want a clam chowder bread bowl, I'm going to make the trip here. Parking is rough, especially on weekends. If you can, use public transportation. The atmosphere... More 

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Monterey Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are so many venues that sell clam chowder here at Fisherman's Wharf. How do you choose? All places have standard prices at $6.25 for a cup of chowder. Some places have other kinds of food like lobster rolls, fried calamari. But my main complaint is that you have to eat standing up unless you go inside of a restaurant.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy fresh seafood-try one of the Wharf's outdoor vendors for fresh chowder, shrimp cocktail (really really good) and not so pricey. There is plenty of live entertainment day and night, and so close to Pier 39 that you are never going to run out of things to do and see

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Complete tourist trap. Overrated in the sense that everything here is crowded and unauthentic. Lots of knick knack, T-shirt, and souvenir shops. If you want to catch a bus or segway tour this is the location, but I would not recommend spending much time here otherwise. There are much better places to spend time in SF and far better restaurants... More 

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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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