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Pompei's Grotto

340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
+1 415-776-9265
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (72 reviews)
“chowder” (47 reviews)
“crab” (47 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of the various gaudy restaurants at the centre of the wharfe Pompeis grotto is the more refined option. The decor is simple and bright. The staff were welcoming but it was v quiet. The menu is Italian/seafood and quite a good choice of foods....More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there after a full day visiting Pier 39 and fishermen’s wharf area. Got kids spaghetti and was good and petite New York beef. All good, not espetacular, but very fair and fast ! Can recommend it !

Thank Emerson G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a place to rest our feet, grab a drink and relax for a little bit and we decided to try Pompei's during their Happy Hour. We thought the prices for happy hour were pretty good and we had some fried calamari and bruschetta. Calamari...More

Thank jm6ftunder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a quiet night on the 30th December 17 & was initially worried about how quiet it was, but I shouldn't have been! We were sat promptly, served excellent cocktails & the food that followed....wow! Gorgeous!! 2 seafood stews (1 with crab), seafood linguine...More

1  Thank Joe N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to be that person- but as a traveler who uses trip advisor reviews to pick my restaurant, I feel the need to be honest. I should have known to turn around when I saw the 87 health rating at the door. My son...More

Thank Angel D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal of our entire holiday. It was 7.30 on a Saturday evening and for some reason it was not busy at all. Sat straight down. No wait for food. Attentive waiter. Food was delicious. I had the special stew complete with crab shell crackers...More

Thank Joeandems
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dropped into Pompei’s Grotto twice on a recent pre-Christmas sojourn to San Francisco with my daughter – once for a mid-afternoon patio lunch, and a second time for an evening snack. The first time I was drawn in by their lunch special – a...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pompeii's grotto is located on one of the main streets in fisherman's wharf, near the water. Their menu consists mostly of seafood, as you would expect, but they also offer some other options like burgers. The food is alright and fairly decently priced for such...More

Thank exploringwithjune
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. However, the restaurant was understaffed; some of the items ordered never made it to our table, including one main entree; the service was slow; and the bathrooms were dirty.

Thank apelaciones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 6 adults and 2 kids. The food was excellent i had the francesa misto and would have licked the bowl if socially acceptable. We had scallops, chicken parm, linguini with clams, and shrimp tacos. Fantastic house wine and sourdough bread....More

Thank Terri C
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Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-9265
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