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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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Fun to poke around

Worth spending some time here, lots of fun things, good food, it's nice to go and sit near the ocean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nicole R

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

its a must see in san francisco but get your photos and get out of there. and absolutely do not eat at one of the many over priced sub standard restaurants

Thank Busyringo
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth spending some time here, lots of fun things, good food, it's nice to go and sit near the ocean.

Thank Nicole R
San Francisco
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super touristy, very overpriced restaurants, and sometimes creepy people there. Ok, to go during the day and see the bay and eat some french bread at Boudin's bakery, however is not too fun to go in the evening. Lot's of stores selling t-shirts and sweatshirts and cheap souvenirs. Not a local's hangout.

Thank Turtledove8
San Francisco, California
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186 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Years ago, we'd visit the Wharf because of the San Francisco historical flavor. Old-style Italian restaurants, fish-purchased from the dock, mom and op shops and fun. No violence, polite people, a piece of San Francisco history. Now?...... In&Out, Rain Forest cafe, TGIF, (can you believe that place?), fast food franchises, chewing gum-splattered sidewalks, no heart, no class. It's a mess... More 

Thank bill s
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yeah, it's a waterfront, that's the only thing going for it. With numerous standard tourist traps: mediocre bars and restaurants and shops selling tchotchkes.

Thank AmeriKen
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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224 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here before in the past. It never gets old. Great restaurants and the vendors cooking seafood on the side walk. It's a happening place.

Thank txlnstr
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You must try a traditional sea food soup served in a loaf of bread yummmmy! Nice view of Alcatraz island.

Thank Kate J
Fountain, Co
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I walked through this area quickly as I'd been before. Loads of souvenir shops and eating places. Pretty at night when lit up. Wasn't too busy this time of year. Lots to see.

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has some beautiful views of the bay and Alcatrez. Lots of small stores selling t-shirts and souvenirs. Several seafood places off the street.

Thank Hemal J
Lubbock, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extremely hard to maneuver a stroller through the crowd during the holiday breaks. Great for families with young children! Cupcake shop on the second floor is great!

Thank Lacy C

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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