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Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
415 391 2696
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Ranked #998 of 4,937 Restaurants in San Francisco
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Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Café
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Good for: Doing business, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
Cross street: Broadway
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243 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a group of 15 for a business group. They were able to accommodate us at the last minute. Arrive was good at first but was slow in drink refills etc. at one point we had like 5 people taking care of us to catch up. The calamari was good and the clam chowder interesting. Better than the canned... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a shame a place like this in a such a wonderful location has such a poor service and the food it's just average. It's actually the only place in san Francisco that I've eaten and I cannot say that I've had a great experience. It just has a vibe that I did not like

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Houston, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a table for six for lunch at The Waterfront Restaurant in San Francisco on the Embarcadero two weeks ago and we were very disappointed at the food and the service. We had dined there as tourists with a local couple the last three years, and did not have the problems we encountered this visit. It is an appealing... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

When we walked by this restaurant during the day, we looked at the menu and it looked amazing, so we made a reservation for dinner. We were seated on the indoor patio area with a beautiful view overlooking the bay, perfect place to watch all the boats go by! Now, we started with one waiter and ended with another and... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We used to live across the street from Waterfront. The restaurant has been here 30+ years and still has great service and good food. We always enjoyed taking visiting friends here and getting a table by the water. I have also used this restaurant for a few business dinners. Great location. I would recommend it.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

OK, the food here is good, nice, but ordinary, not great, not bad. You are here because you are a tourist visiting the fun carnival atmosphere of Pier 7 at Fisherman's Wharf. What do you expect? You came to this place because the view of the Bay is unparalleled. We sat by a window. Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This restaurant has very nice decor with upmarket appeal. The table service is very good but the food is disgusting. Knowing the meals in the USA are larger than what we get in Australia we ordered 3 appetizers. All 3 were sub standard junk that cost an arm and a leg, over $120 with two drinks. Definitely would not recommend

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Friendly service with good quality food, reasonably priced. Our waiter was outstanding with spot on attention to detail. If you like Chardonnay there is a good wine list; we don't, so the choices were limited the Napa Sauvignon Blanc was fine though, as recommended. Good views by the bay and a lively atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Usa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On Fisherman's Wharf and near all the acivity. The food is very good and there is plenty of seating. A fireplace a the entrance on the deck is a nice tough for those waiting in the chill.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

When you make a reservation, try to get on the 2nd floor (as I saw another recent reviewer say) since the main floor is very noisy. Also, you get a better view on the second floor. I was there on the 4th of July so it was obviously very, very busy. Hence, I am not sure if the slow service... More

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