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Fishermen's Grotto - CLOSED

9 Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1002
+1 415-673-7025
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (62 reviews)
“crab” (86 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
9 Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1002
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1 - 10 of 602 reviews

Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were so looking forward to eating here! I had heard rumors that it was closed for rennovations, but their website said open. However, it was closed down with no indication of when or if it would reopen. Have eaten there in the past and...More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 22 October 2016

It pretty hard to miss this restaurant with its large sign hanging over the building. The furniture and ambiance has a unique old and new feel to it. Service is fast and the food is pretty good. For halal eaters, you can consider this restaurant...More

Thank Sharizal W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I loved this place. It may have been outdated, but it was quaint. Great Service, good food. wonderful little bar downstairs closed after 81 years.

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Darn, I can never get a window seat. Food is ok. I love fish and Fishermans Wharf so I can't really say anything bad about this place. I just can't say it's an outstanding restaurant.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 11 October 2016

#9 has been here as long as I have been coming to the wharf (1969). It is an old reliable place to eat. There are 3 areas to eat, outside, inside lower and upstairs. Upstairs is where to sit for the view, either of the...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Took the family for an early dinner and was disappointed. The restaurant was an old fashioned relic from the 60's, the service average and menu options very limited (chowder, clams, muscles, crab...). If you dislike seafood stay well clear. I love seafood but found the...More

Thank Inga B
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was to be my last meal in San Francisco, before I headed to the airport with my pet rabbit "Narvik" to go back to Fort Laudedale. I wanted to choose a good place, so I chose here; as I had been here back in...More

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 2 October 2016

White tablecloths, great views, accented waiters in suits, but not a stuffy place. The food was pretty good. Plenty of delicious sour dough bread!

Thank SuzyCincinnati
Reviewed 29 September 2016

First visit to the Grotto was at 9 years old when I had the Linguini with Clam Sauce. It was great then and still as I remembered decades later when we had the good fortune to dine there once again in February.

Thank JanandCaptainRob
Reviewed 19 September 2016

3* Fishermen’s Grotto Fishermen’s Wharf Touristy seafood Seafood stands, outdoor and indoor eating Upstairs dining with a view Friendly staff; good service Great house sourdough bread Clam chowder is okay; heavy on the cream and potatoes Hamburger was fair Lobster sandwich was good

Thank Rosquete
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

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133-1002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-673-7025
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Opened in 1935 as the first sit down restaurant on San Francisco's world famous Fisherman's Wharf. Started by Mike Geraldi, an immigrant fisherman from Sicily as an avenue to deliver his fresh catch to the local population. Owned and Operated by The Geraldi Family for over 70 years. Features Inside and Outside Dining, views of the Golden Gate, Russian Hill and the Fishing Fleet.
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