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A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-4209
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A pleasant place for strolls to watch the ferries and enjoy the sea breeze. Good shop mix inside the building makes lunch convenient on days without the farmers market. The second floor doesn't have shops and toilets on the second floor are closed to the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Yoke Yoong M
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in San Francisco and are able to self cater, this is definitely the place to go. A wealth of wonderful stores selling everything from mushrooms to raw honey to pasta to chocolate and everything in between. There are also small restaurants, take...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were not impressed with our visit to the marketplace. Lots of shops and restaurants all catering to tourists - so was wary about being in a tourist trap. The restaurants with a view of the waterfront are quite expensive. We finally chose a small...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cool_satchmo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Everything you could possibly wish for. From seafood, meat, olive oil, exotic mushrooms, wine tea house, ice cream to designer kitchenware.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kripto222
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Ferry Buliding is one of iconic places in San Francisco and is a wellknown sight from land and from the Bay. It was erected in 1896 to function as Port of San Francisco and was restored into current condition in 2003. Now is the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the wine merchant and sat on their patio. WOW !! Food was great, we had the cheese and fruit pairing with our wine. Wine was recommended to us by the waiter and it was a nice blend. People watching was superb! A...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank srwbvf
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here as we had time to kill before going to Alcatraz in the afternoon. The market was on which was great. They had a varied selection but it was super pricey! Afterwards we decided to walk to pier 39 which didn't look that far..........More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 8u11d0g
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice building where We had a really nice lunch outside watching the bridge to Oakland; really nice prices here and very good place to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alberto K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Something for everyone foodwise can be found at San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace. Fantastic collection of food shops and restaurants all under one roof. Not to be missed when in San Francisco.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ken18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Departing the ferry at the terminal used to be uninteresting. Not now! The shops are really nice and there are so many of them. Just about anything you care to eat or drink is available as well as gifts galore. I would recommend a visit...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DanW440
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June 23, 2019|
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Response from revuncledoc | Reviewed this property |
Try Tadich Grill on California St. Not too far away and one of the oldest and best restaurants in the city, known for seafood, but especially for Dungeness crab and their seafood chowder.
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June 14, 2019|
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Response from TravelGuru365 | Reviewed this property |
Ferry building is ok, don't go early, stuff doesn't open early there. There are eateries and they are pretty good and their is a boutique grocery store with lots of neat things . Blue bottle is there but it's expensive and... More
April 9, 2019|
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Response from EconomistGuy | Reviewed this property |
20-30 minutes. As an alternative you can hop on one of the old antique street cars that take you right there.