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Pompei's Grotto

$$$
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Fisherman’s Wharf
Italian, Chowder, Seafood
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340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
(415) 776-9265
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 30
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious clam chowder!

This was the most delicious clam chowder I have ever had anywhere, so scrumptious that we went back twice! That's all I can say, it was the best! Fish tacos were great too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
81csvc
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was the most delicious clam chowder I have ever had anywhere, so scrumptious that we went back twice! That's all I can say, it was the best! Fish tacos were great too!

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Traverse City
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120 reviews 120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

4 people visiting SF for work. Walked over here looking for Italian and Seafood, and everyone was reasonably pleased. Full menu eating at the bar to watch the Giants in the playoffs - so that may have contributed to the electric vibe in the air. Calamari, Grill Combo and Lasagna all received favorable comments.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

...on Fisherman's Wharf, with good staff and a great happy hour...the fish tacos are to die for. A great choice of beer which used to be tough in the US but is now one of the true artisan strongholds in something that for me was once a European monopoly. Would recommend a visit on a sunny day on the terrace...

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Pleasanton, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were looking for a (seafood) place to eat after completing a bike tour around San Francisco. It had been a warm day and yet there was still space on the patio. This convinced us to consider the restaurant without even looking at the menu. The service was good and the food was really delicious. The food was reasonably priced... More 

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Cleveland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Came across this place as we wondered along Fishermans Wharf looking for a place to eat about 7.30 pm. Welcomed in and seat straight away. People eating looked liked local's. Friendly and efficient waitress. Food was good, hubby had Sea bass and I had portobello risotto with shrimp. Definitely go here.

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Magna, Utah, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stopped here for lunch while touring Fisherman's Wharf. We had the clam chowder and crab salad and shrimp sandwich. They all tasted wonderful. The food was great. The service was fast and it was fun to people watch as we ate outside. This is a old style restaurant that fits it's setting perfectly. No glass and chrome, but a... More 

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cheshire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Just a few steps from the over commercialised Pier 39 is this nice, Italian inspired seafood restaurant. The food was good and reasonably priced. Surroundings are old school wood - not modern at all. Waitress was kinda sassy, which I like (don't want anything too formal). My only criticism was that the service was a little too fast for my... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

There was no "service." Terrible waitress! What she did was just ask what to order. And ignored customers. She never saw my table, checked my table or asked me anything during my meal. Only she did was throwing my dishes and pouring water into my sprite. One more thing she did was underline "Gratuity not included" on my check. I... More 

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Holt, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Dropped into this bar/restaurant after a long day touring and had a few beers and excellent bar snacks. Staff were friendly and we liked the casual ambience, locals were calling in for similar and we thought this would be good for an end of holiday meal later in the week. Sadly for the price we considered the meal very basic.... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Staff was extremely nice and spent time with us on the menu. I ordered the chicken parm and it was greasy and tasteless. My wife ordered pasta and while it tasted fine, it upset her stomach.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: (415) 776-9265

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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