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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
basic but ok

One of the many restaurants near Fishermans Wharf, we had spag with clams, Chicken & Spag and the captains platter (fish n chips) - all basic but hot & ok. Good portion sizes

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

At first the hostess was delightful and efficient. We were seated and served our drinks and our order was taken. After a long time we realized that everyone else around us was served and in some cases their bills received. Our waiter went missing for 30 minutes and never came back! When we inquired why it was taking so long... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

One of the many restaurants near Fishermans Wharf, we had spag with clams, Chicken & Spag and the captains platter (fish n chips) - all basic but hot & ok. Good portion sizes

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The evening began poorly as our party of five ws wedged into a table for four with the fifth seat blocking a high use aisle - all while the other half of the restaurant was virtually empty. When we asked if we could move, we were told only if we agreed not to order from the happy hour menu. Since... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Dinner was good nothing exceptional or memorable. The staff was ok. I was disappointed to be seated crammed between two full tables when another table was available.

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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited the fishermen wharf and stop to have lunch in this restaurant. My fish was ok, the crabs of my wife were small compared to the other crabs stores around. Service was fast and good.

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Bangkok
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have linguini mussels and I ask them to add chili for me as I love spicy food. The taste is great but I can smell that the mussels are not that fresh, which are sad for beach restaurant. My husband order spaghetti meat sauce, which turn our nice and spicy. The overall service is good. But they are quite... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were recommended by our tour guide and tried their Cioppino, and... it was super delicious, also seafood pasta in tomato sauce (forgot its name) was great. Highly recommended!

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Our service was slow...especially getting the check. Our server wasn't particularly friendly, but we enjoyed eating outside and watching the tourists go by. This establishment is right across the street from City Segway Tours, which is a blast. This place was a convenient lunch place after our tour.

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Picton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

In long line of restaurants in this area we picked this one and it was good. During happy hour 3-6 PM they have very good drink prices and food specials. Nice atmosphere inside. Very dedicated servers, Bartender Paul stands out with his service, humor and quick connection with guests. Worth to stop there and relax in chaos of Fisherman's wharf... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stopped here for a morning coffee during a stroll around Fishermen's Wharf in San Francisco during a cruise layover. The coffee was very enjoyable and the service was excellent. Will use again on our next stop in the city.

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Additional Information about Pompei's Grotto

Address: 340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
Phone Number: (415) 776-9265
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Seafood

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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 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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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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