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Fisherman's Wharf

Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
415-391-2000
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As featured in 3 days in San Francisco
Ranked #62 of 359 attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Yes, it is over-the-top touristy, although it has one or two high points.  Yet, for some reason, Fisherman's Wharf is San Francisco's most popular... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Houston, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We like coming to walk around and enjoy the views next to the water. There are lots of shops and little places for you to eat. Fisherman's Wharf is a cool place for everyone to enjoy.

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you are in San Francisco you must go to Fishermans Wharf. Its very touristy , full of pretty awful tourist tat objects to buy , but it has lots of appeal also. There are hundreds of different restaurants to choose from but the main thing to eat is FISH. Lots of seafood and clam chowder everywhere. Its mediocre food... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was amazing! I loved the shops, the promenade, the restuarants, the sour dough, the clam chowder and the views. I was unlucky to not see the sea lions, but did further down the Californian coast :) TAKE WARM CLOTHING! - naive Brit expecting scorching temps in July, to find it was much, much colder than England! We were lucky... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

World camera inc 101 Jefferson Street SFO. Don't go there. I went to buy Nikon D5300 (price reasonable) but we have been coaxed to buy a Canon old model for the same price. I realised that I have been ripped off. No returns as they do not give the boxes. I could have gone to best buy. The whole area... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must see for visitors. Wonderful restaurants - fresh fish and great atmosphere. Highly recommend Fisherman's Wharf.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is mostly a tourist trap. The restaurants are mediocre. If you like to buy cheap sovenirs, this is not a bad place to go. Other than that, not much to recommend.

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is always the main attraction and will remain so because of many things. The different personalities, different cultures different races, the many intriguing behaviour and response of different individuals. In addition there are so many variety of restaurants, Souvenir shop, Kids places and many more.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Usually, I'm not for touristy things but you really can't miss visiting Fisherman's Wharf (and the surrounding area) when you're in SF. It has a ton of restaurants, street food vendors, street artists and musicians, usually the biggest crowds, a ton of stores selling you SF logo gifts, etc. It's usually only filled with tourists and vendors selling to tourists... More

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I am a native of San Francisco. There are so many places to take all my frequent visitors but Fisherman's Wharf is not one of them. It is nothing but shops with tacky trinkets for tourists--there are a few fishing boats and mostly over-priced restaurants. If you want to eat fresh crab buy a cooked one from a sidewalk stall... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you can find an 'off' season or time, this is a must see, but it does get very crowded on weekends and in great weather. Still, a nice couple of hours to walk around, enjoy the Bay views, the boats, the sea lions if their around, and some wonderful restaurants! The Aquarium is located here as well, and honestly,... More

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