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340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194 (Fisherman's Wharf)
(415) 776-9265
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Ranked #866 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Chowder
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Twain Harte, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We always come back to this restaurant where the food is consistently good, the portions are generous, and the waitress is friendly. We had two lunches here on this visit to SF and had the chowder, the shrimp salad, the crab sandwich, and the delicious but rich crabjack sandwich. We will definitely come back and have trouble deciding what to... More 

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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

While staying at a hotel near Fisherman’s Wharf, we stopped in for an early dinner noting that the prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was more of the “old world” style; red and white checker tablecloths, wood paneled walls, dim lighting and overall very quaint. Between the decent prices and the atmosphere, we thought this to be a good sign... More 

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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I don't get to San Francisco, often, but it's impossible not to spend at least a short while on Fisherman's Wharf. So, earlier this week, I started to check off some mandatory West Coast delicacies. So, my wife and I started with a lunch at Pompei's Grotto. I like the place because it is convenient to the Wharf hotels and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

great outside sitting. service is average. we like sitting in the bar or outside. in the bar you get the characters who make up the waterfront from performers to fisherman. the sour dough bread here is addictive. never had a bad meal here. we like the crab.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We found this restaurant by chance liked the look of it and tried it and was pleased we did the food was hot plentiful lots of complimentary bread and tables that were not on top of each other. It was really busy which is a good sign. Nice Mediterranean feel cosy and welcoming. Also one of the most reasonable.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food was great and reasonably priced. The service and atmosphere at the top of any other place. Will make it a priority on future trips to the area.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love this restaurant, never have I been disappointed. The only thing I do not like are the outside chairs, I find them very uncomfortable, but the staff, the food, the atmosphere I absolutely love. I do not eat anywhere else on the wharf if given a choice.

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Sutton Coldfield
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144 reviews 144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lunch here. Wonderfully friendly and efficient service and very tasty food. A real sense of history to the place.

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new jersey
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

mediocre is the word that best describes this restaurant and its food. We wouldn't return for a second visit.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A nice little place to get some seafood along the wharf. Our meal came with some free sourdough bread and butter. It can be a bit pricey, but it is seafood after all.

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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 0 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Chowder

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