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Fisherman's Wharf

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Address: Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-673-3530
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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Acceptable price for Seafood

This is the place where you can stop and eat some snacks or good meal. You can be full with cheap Seafood snacks but taste is not best. So I recommend try to bread soup, I don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Selim E
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tourist souvenirs, tourist restaurants and little authentic San Francisco is all that you will find at Fisherman's Wharf. But it's worth going there if you take the cable car from the Powell Street terminus. Yes, that is also very touristic, but you do get to see some great vistas. What is there that Fisherman's Wharf offers? Great views across the... More 

Thank Stephen S
Epsom, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Must see but touristy great to take in the wharf and buy souvenirs eat some fish and have a beer - on a warm day it's very pleasant to sit and watch the wide variety of people down here !

Thank angela w
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved Fisherman's Wharf...shopping, eating and just being by the water. There is so much going on it can keep you busy for ages. So many places to eat, its incredible. If in San Francisco, you need to see Fishermans Wharf!

Thank Carole T
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the place where you can stop and eat some snacks or good meal. You can be full with cheap Seafood snacks but taste is not best. So I recommend try to bread soup, I don't really know the name of it but taste is OMG ! Clam chowder in hot bread! This meal enough for 2 !

Thank Selim E
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is of course a must for any traveler to visit. Take the cable cars from Union Square. Awesome view from the top of the hill of the wharf and Alcatraz in the bay. Stop into Boudin Bakery for some nice treats.

Thank Rod B
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must visit when you are in San Francisco. So many different activities and shops to visit. Lots of restaurants and delicious food options.

Thank Liann T
Salt Lake City, Utah
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91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fisherman's Wharf is so disappointing. It used to be really fun. I bought a cup of crab from a vendor and it was so dry and tasteless, I threw it away. I wouldn't spend another minute at Fisherman's Wharf until it upgrades, and gets a bit more class.

Thank PietervonHolland
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best bit was the sea lions, breakfast in the Eagle Cafe, lunch in the Hard Rock Cafe and the launch area for Alcatraz. Some areas in need of a bit of TLC. Some interesting shops but in general lacks the character I was expecting.

Thank Whizzyw
West Caldwell NJ USA
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fishermans Wharf another must see when visiting the SFO Bay area so much to see on the water places to eat and views to give you pleasure Peaceful fun place seafood places all over shopping for souvenirs abound..go enjoy

Thank CaneislaneVacation
Falmouth, Maine
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86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I understand some of the reviews here about the negatives, but despite them, this is still a must see. Yes, it is expensive to park here, and yes it is dirty and some of the shops are tacky, but it is a famous spot and a very fun experience. Just take it for what it is and live in the... More 

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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 neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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