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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-362-7733
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (510 reviews)
“seafood” (191 reviews)
“chowder” (70 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking around the Embarcadero and piers of San Francisco, we decided to have a little something for lunch. The two of us decided on the Calimari to Share at the Franciscan. We asked for a table with a view and enjoyed the food with two...More

Thank SanderBerkouwer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Showing SF sites to families visiting and ate lunch here. Garlic pasta with 🦀 the bomb. A must stop while in Fisherman’s Wharf SF!More

Thank Andrew M
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the amazing review, Andrew! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal - the garlic pasta dish was an excellent choice! We can't wait to host you again soon to share...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A place that has a lot of history and well kept. Service and ambience 5 stars, food quality around 4 starsMore

Thank Chrisr0ss
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the great review, Chris! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service as well as fresh and delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel receptionist recommended this restaurant , the fish and seafood is very good and you have views across the bay , on our night there we had the crab which was very good , the staff are welcoming and friendly , the place is...More

1  Thank christopher s
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 4/5 review, Christopher! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved our seafood, along with our stunning views! We're also very pleased that our team provided you with friendly service! We'd love to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always visit this spot when I’m in SF. The view is unbeatable, and the food is delicious. Clam chowder in a bread bowl is wonderful. I love watching the boats out in the water. Not a bad view in the whole place, but a...More

Thank Nicole M
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the amazing review, Nicole! It's wonderful you enjoyed your time with us so much! We're delighted you appreciated our convenient location with its beautiful views. We love sharing our breathtaking sights with our guests and your praise lets us know we're succeeding! We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time for 4 children 6 adults we all thought the food good from the Soup in a bread bowl for the kids to the crab for one member and mixed entrees for the rest of us actually was good value for the price and...More

Thank AlaskanArctic
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, AlaskanArctic! We're thrilled your time with us was so fantastic! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes and your praise lets us know we're doing our job. That's what we like to see! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views from this restaurant! We sat by the window and they even had a set of binoculars for you to use. Fun watching the boats, seals and viewing Alcatraz. The fresh bread and fresh crab were really good! You can eat inside or outside....More

Thank michele44448
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the stellar review, michele44448! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! It's outstanding you enjoyed our excellent location with its stunning and breathtaking views. That's what we like to see! We can't wait to see you again soon so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had high expectations. Service was the only redeeming quality of this establishment. Have had seafood all over the world and this felt like the Sonic of seafood. It was NOT good. Food was not seasoned and crab was pre-cooked by the admission of our waiter....More

Thank SCUBA-diva3
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It's unfortunate you had such challenges during your time with us. We regret that your dishes weren't prepared properly and to your satisfaction. We care deeply about the happiness of our guests. Your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice fish sandwich, large portion, good bread and coleslaw. Was quick and easy to order, got a table outside. Is a bit expensive but so is everything in that part of town, but could not fault the food or service. Would go back againMore

Thank Ripitup2014
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, Ripitup2014! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We endeavor to offer the freshest and most delicious dishes for all of our guests. It's excellent you enjoyed our fish sandwhich so much. It's one of our favorites!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meet our neighbors from Wisconsin here for dinner. Had a great experience. Sat outside on their heated patio overlooking the harbor. Food was very good especially he Dungeness crab. Enjoyed the evening and the location was outstanding.More

Thank George B
Stephanie E, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the stellar review, George! It's fantastic you had such a wonderful experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much. The dungeness crab was a great choice, a real fan favorite. We strive to ensure our guests have a memorable...More

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Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
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Carol C
25 August 2017|
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Response from Joseph W C | Reviewed this property |
Very wheelchair friendly with ramps and elevator from the street entrance
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englishlady_12
4 May 2017|
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Response from CaravannersDandK | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bar, but there is not much privacy there as it is part of the restaurant
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Maria G
23 April 2017|
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Response from Harold B | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit pricey. Sides are ala carte so additional. They did offer the crab in several portion sizes, so you can order to your liking. Overall worth the price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Taylor)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: F-Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighbourhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-7733
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Description
Named best food at the Wharf by Sunset Magazine. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge while feasting on fresh seafood & more.
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