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Escape From Fisherman's Wharf Cafe

1661 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-3036
+1 925-685-5099
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“clam chowder” (11 reviews)
“bay shrimp” (2 reviews)
“club sandwich” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Soups
€€ - €€€
1661 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-3036
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

As the name implies, the specialty here is items that are popular at Fisherman’s wharf in San Francisco. These include Dungeness crab, bay shrimp, and clam chowder in a bread bowl. But this restaurant is located in a strip mall far from the water so...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dragonrees
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Not a place you'd expect to see when a friend suggests having a delicious crab sandwich! Tiny little hole in the wall, sandwiched in between the Goodwill and Play it Again Sports. It really is a hidden gem though! Crab sandwich on a soft flaky...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Debra F
Reviewed 2 October 2017

At first I thought why? But we came in ordered crab sandwich in a soft roll with clam chower. Boy we were surprise how delicious they were. Will never again judge. Will come back soon. Price was a bite high but that's how most seafoods...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Antonio I
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Little mom and pop fast casual restaurant hidden in a strip mall on Contra Costa Boulevard. But the food is great, price reasonable, easy parking and fast service. Mom had the white clam chowder and fresh crab on croissant sandwich. Side of chips. She was...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

In a strip mall - Not much on ambiance; no wine list☹️- but the chowder and crab sandwich were very good!

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank itsmerjb
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Been wanting to taste their clam chowder and we're glad we did. Much better than the 'street' soup vendors at Fisherman's Wharf and better than Boudin's. Will definitely go back here whenever we want to eat clam chowder.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank TotooIto
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We love the crab croissant with a bowl of clam chowder. At 13.25 it can't be beat. Have also had the open face crab sandwich on sourdough but prefer the buttery taste of the croissant with the crab. They also serve regular sandwich's for the...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank saranap2016
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We often pick up dinner from this warm and friendly little spot. I've tried both the crab melt and the shrimp sandwich on fresh sliced sourdough and find both to be a little taste of heaven.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank L Carol C
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This place has the freshest crab around. why? Cause they move it fast. It's always fresh. The clam chowder is out of this world. The place is clean, busy, and efficient. I love this place. Hole in the wall is insulting. This is the place...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Mike h
Reviewed 2 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...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank MarlynG414
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1661 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-3036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pleasant Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 925-685-5099
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