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Pier 23

Embarcadero St. between Battery and Broadway, San Francisco, CA (The Embarcadero)
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Ranked #25 of 281 Nightlife in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Blues Bars
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking, Dancing
Description: This bar, featuring great music nightly, is always packed.
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Part of a Cosmos/Globus tour. Our bus stopped here on our 1 night stay in San Fran. ALot of spud vendors ! So, eventually got myself one, as there wasn't much of anything else worth buying to eat there ! A very busy Pier. Not realy worth going here again, but a first time is a must. There was a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was my third and last time. The previous two were decent, saw them on DDD. I did have a seat at a bench/table outside so the ambience was decent. My server was nice however the food was terrible. The Crab bisque had little flavor. The Crab Shrimp Crab Louie Salad for $20 was ridiculous. The "lettuce" was the same... More

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Boulder City, Nevada
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This place is full of it. It's our second time here. None of the stuff they made for Guy Fieri is on the menu or ever was. They don't want to be bothered with tourists - despite being a tourist trap, but I'm sure they can't afford their shack without them, so they compromise by being snotty. I have, in... More

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Santa Rosa, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Saw this spot on Guy Fieri show on our way to San Francisco, so planned it into our trip. The clam chowder was meh ok. It was on the thin side and lacking flavor. I forgot what the other 2 in my party..I forgot what they had but they also gave it mediocre rating. If you can't remember it...it's not... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

I was taken here by friends and had the clam and mussels which were very tasty, would return in the day time as great location

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Rush county
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I was looking forward to eating here because my husband saw Pier 23 on DDD. We arrived around 11:20. They open @ 11:30. We waited at the bar. Felt a little awkward since we didn't want a drink. The view was great when we got seated. Our waitress acted like she didn't want to be there. The food was fine.... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great seafood and a beautiful spot to spend a sunny afternoon. They sometimes have bands in the evenings, but my favorite is to sit out back and borrow a straw hat on a sunny day.

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Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

After a long day of sightseeing we decided to see if we could just get some food to takeout. They were very accommodating and quick with out order. I had the shrimp and crab sandwich and it was delicious and plentiful. I thought the price was very reasonable for the quality and quantity of our meal. I'd like to go... More

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
10 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My husband had the seared tuna on sourdough and I had the crab cakes, both exceptional! Had the privilege of watching the America's Cup while dining. Busy spot with good prices for excellent food!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Had fish and chips, YUMMY!! My husband had fish tacos, oh so good! We would recommend this quaint eatery for anyone who loves seafood!

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