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Address: Embarcadero at Battery, Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: 415 772 0700; 800 733 6318
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: With more than 125 stores on three levels, plus seasonal concerts...
With more than 125 stores on three levels, plus seasonal concerts, festivals or art displays for the enervated shopper.
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Beautiful Center, Small Cafes, Comedy Club, Nice Movie Theater, Lots of Nice Sitting Areas

This Center is a pleasant place to go in San Francisco in the Embarcadero area - thus the name Embarcadero Center. There is a variety of good places to dine such as Gaylords for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Fremont, California
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Henderson, Nevada
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389 reviews 389 reviews
131 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Near the Ferry Terminal and the Financial District. This is a shopping center stretching for 4 blocks with a bridged passageway. Busy with workers at lunch hour. You can find some nice shopping here as well as many restaurants covering a wide spectrum of tastes. The best movie theater in the west for foreign and indie films is located in... More 

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Fremont, California
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2,506 reviews 2,506 reviews
1,550 attraction reviews
1,477 helpful votes 1,477 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This Center is a pleasant place to go in San Francisco in the Embarcadero area - thus the name Embarcadero Center. There is a variety of good places to dine such as Gaylords for Indian food Fuzio for Italian, Patriot House which is a Gastropub, and Green Bar (buffet style so easy to get one's lunch during lunch hour) and... More 

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Carrollton, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Embarcadero Center is a lovely area. There are numerous restaurants and shops. Also, many local vendors set up their tables with local art and jewelry. There are quite a few hotels within walking distance. I stayed at the Hyatt Regency and there were many things to walk around and see.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We generally visit the Embarcadero when we are in San Francisco. It has a great Cir Le Table store and some really interesting fine foods. The craft booths outside are fun to look through, though there is little of quality amidst the junk. The mall itself is quite pricy. This time we were there on a Saturday morning and found... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to The Embarcadero Ctr and Chinatown, found the center much more appealing for real shopping & browsing. There are many different eateries, specialty shops (for cheese, meats, mushrooms), pottery, photography, etc. Easily accessible on BART, and we were lucky to find a parking space nearby for our car. Great views of SF Bay, good for taking pictures... The... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So many cool booths to look at and shop at. There is all kinds of photography, jewelry, food and much, much more to see!! There are restaurants and places to get a little treat as well!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great shopping. Beautiful views by the San Francisco Bay. Right next door to Chinatown and several art galleries, two Starbucks and two Bart stations. Can't wait to return . . .

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Columbia, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

What a pleasant experience! The area has definitely developed into an attractive, artsy, unique venue since my husband and I lived in San Francisco years ago. Great place for personal shopping and for gifts created by artsy vendors. The Embarcadero Center is enriched with unique restaurants, coffee shops,, and bakeries. We rode the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I didn't realize this is much more of a market than a destination to be able to sit down and eat lunch. Interesting places, but not a spot where it is easy to find seating - especially for our family of 6.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

if you like shopping you'l find n number of shops here to fit into your budget... it would be a window shopping to a proper outlet you'll find evrything here. you can spend a quality time here at evnings.

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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