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Address: Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Historic Fisherman's Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience where...

Historic Fisherman's Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience where you will find a range of hotels, specialty restaurants, famous attractions, unique shops, breathtaking scenery and entertainment for the whole family.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Colorado
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok it's a tourist trap, but i think it has greatly improved in the nine years since we last checked it out. Maybe it is more pleasant in winter if you don't like huge crowds. Something for everyone in the great choice of eateries. Always something entertaining going on and it's a pleasant stroll for as far as you want... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great photo opportunities... don't miss the sea lions! Lots of restaurants. We loved WIPE OUT. Busy... buzzing and a gotta see location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always visit Fisherman;s Wharf when we visit San Francisco. It's a great place to enjoy the bay, buy yourself, or loved ones some gifts, and to grab a bite to eat. The place draws crowds, so plan your transportation well. Plan to ride the Embarcadero Trolley to the Wharf. The wharf has a well-maintained board walk and all the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very trendy and full of updated shops. Yes there were a few bazar type shops but it was seaside, quaint and fun. Lots to do, shop / eat. Ghirardelli! Staying at the Holiday Inn made it a great stay, great location and at a reasonable price.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is hyped up to visit Fisherman's Wharf when in San Francisco. In reality it doesn't live up to the hype. It is pretty down market and is full if T shirt stores and cheap, tacky gift shops.

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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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