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Pompei's Grotto

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Fisherman’s Wharf
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 98
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  • 47
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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
Nice casual meal with the family

We stumbled upon this place mainly because it had items on the kids menu that our kids would eat. We were very impressed with the meals including nice fresh seafood. It was busy but not too crowded and the service was OK. A decent and reasonable priced choice in the mass of restaurants near... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Brissy77
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League City, Texas
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just in town for a couple days. We picked Pompei's Grotto because it had the most people sitting outside. We had the steamed clams which were perfect. Our waiter, Pedro, brought us some nice bread to dip in the butter wine sauce. I also had their clam chowder. You'd think clam chowder can't be too much different from place to... More 

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Thank Celticpoo
Downers Grove, Illinois
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140 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food quality and price did not match. There are fabulous restaurants in San Francisco and unfortunately this was not one of them.

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Thank BookaK
Cordova, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here the night before our wedding. It was the first time in my life, we didn't leave a tip. There were only 2 other tables there while we were eating (it was only 5:30, so we weren't worried - we were on Central time for our stomachs still). The waitstaff outnumbered the tables and we still had bad... More 

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Thank christi576
Australia
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place mainly because it had items on the kids menu that our kids would eat. We were very impressed with the meals including nice fresh seafood. It was busy but not too crowded and the service was OK. A decent and reasonable priced choice in the mass of restaurants near Fisherman's Wharf.

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Thank Brissy77
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here and just loved it. The food was hot and delicious. The wait staff were great. They could not do enough for you. The busiest time of the evening was around 8 p.m. Did not have to wait or a table and was not disappointed.

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Thank 12vickih
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry for the late review, I visited this restaurant a little while and I enjoyed their food very much. You get large portions and the service is very good. If your in the area I recommend visiting this restaurant.

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Thank Tim P
Bacchus Marsh, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It could simply have been the meal I ordered but I expected much better seafood from a restaurant practically on the water's edge in San Fransisco. Calamari was sliced so thinly it was like cardboard and the pieces of fish were overdone. Would not return

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Thank Malcolm1958
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying right by thought we would go in and try. Let me help you out...unless you are going to the bar don't stop in for dinner. The food was just not good at all. Even the kids chicken fingers were not good. With so many other options I would suggest by passing this one.

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Thank Jmansmomma
Navarre, Florida
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334 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Stopped in for a light lunch after a morning walk around the Wharf. Great bargain for the area. Had 2 steak tacos for $4 and a bowl of popcorn shrimp for $4. The shrimp was succulent with a light beer batter. Select beers are $4. Great for a little pick me up after seeing the sights!

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Thank blnavarremary
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

As soon as we walked in, the first thing the host says: Too many kids, we don't have tables... Really?! The ambience isn't that nice! First pizza place ever to reject kids...

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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: Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Fisherman’s Wharf

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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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