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Crab House

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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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Dahinda, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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, 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 

Singapore, Singapore
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended this place by a local shop owner at Pier 39. The Queue at the door was a good sign and being seated within 10mins in spite of the queue was an even better sign! Then I knew why... service was quick, food was served to your table even quicker (I mean there wasn't even sufficient time for the... More 

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Thank Ma-manators
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the feedback. We're disappointed your time with us was less than perfect. While it's great you enjoyed some of our dishes, we regret that all of our food didn't exceed your expectations. It's unfortunate you felt rushed during your time with us. Your experience is not on par with the level of service we're accustomed to... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was okay. The server didn't want to take our food order at same time as drink order. We were ready and we were told to wait. He also said drinks take a while and they were at our table in 1-2 minutes. So I don't understand why he didn't want to move us along and turn the table... More 

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Thank bigtalon
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, 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 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a seafood restaurant on the Pier for dinner and randomly choose this place as this was on the quieter higher level on the pier, away from the bustling lower level. The service was prompt and efficient. We saw the whole crab being delivered to another guest and decided to go for it. It was the freshest... More 

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Thank Robert S
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Robert! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that our team provided you with prompt and efficient service! We're also very pleased that you loved the crab - that's what we like to hear! We can't wait to host you again soon for an even more positive... More 

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day wandering through Chinatown, North Beach and ended up at Pier 39. By the time we got there, it was time for a snack and a drink. We chose to sit at the bar which only has 6 stools and is very intimate & fun. Jace and Tyson, bartenders extrodinaire, were fun and mix a really mean... More 

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Thank JanG1313
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 review, Jan! We're delighted to hear that you had such an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that Jace and Tyson provided you with amazing service - that's what we like to hear! We'd love to host you again soon for another outstanding experience! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day! More 

River Falls, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We randomly stopped in here for dinner on Pier 39 and were so happy we did. The food was delicious. My husband had Cioppino 3 times while visiting San Francisco and said it was by far the best at this place. The ambiance is bright with colorful crabs painted all over and fun music playing.

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Thank Ballee3
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thank you for the perfect rating! We are always working very hard to provide high-quality meals and excellent service for all of our guests. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your meal and our ambiance! We hope you plan on visiting us again soon! Thanks again and have a wonderful day! More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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316 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in the middle of crab season, so I had to get something with crab. The crab cake appetizer was a bit underwhelming. However, the crab pasta was a solid dish and surprisingly flavorful. The tiramisu was very good too. A bit on the expensive side for the quality, I spent $94 including tip for one person with no... More 

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Thank ElleTraveler21
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

We appreciate the feedback, Elle. We're happy you had a pleasant experience with us. It's lovely you appreciated our ambiance and atmosphere. That's what we like to see. It's great you enjoyed some of our dishes. The crab pasta was a wonderful choice. Thank you for the valuable feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon for an even... More 

Stockton, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

y ou can not beat the crab here its the best in the area and the service is great. It gets busy on the wkd but its worth the wait trust me on this one the hot skillets with crab or mussels are the best!!!

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Thank hipower80
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Thanks for the perfect review! We're delighted to hear that you had such an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you think we're the best place to eat in San Francisco - that's what we like to hear! We're also very pleased that our team provided you with great service! We can't wait to host you again soon... More 

Columbia, Maryland
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We tried it this restaurant our first night in town and fell in love! Our waiter was the bartender, Ernson, who was great! We shared an order of the Lotsa Crab, the garlic fries and the Caesar salad. Plenty for the 2 of us! Food and prices were wonderful!

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Thank marmaduke95
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled your time with us was so amazing! It's outstanding you enjoyed our dishes so much. We take our crab dishes very seriously and your praise lets us know we're doing a great job. That's what we like to see! We're happy our team took such great care of you! We're... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Of course you can do better, but there you are walking around the pier and looking for seafood, so under those conditions, you may as well eat at the Crab House. It is pricey and the food is decent (not outstanding). The ambience is the real winner, and the food presentation. We found the waiters to be professional. Our food... More 

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Thank M B
Bart M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 4-star rating! We're delighted you had such a wonderful experience with us! We're happy you enjoyed our atmosphere and prime location so much. That's what we like to see! It's lovely our team made you feel so welcome and took such great care of you! We look forward to seeing you again soon to... 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
US$25 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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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