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Crab House

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Fisherman’s Wharf
American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
F-Line & #15
+1 415-434-2722
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Parking Available, Reservations, Validated Parking
Description: Great view & SF's famous Dungeness Crab served in seriously addictive...
Great view & SF's famous Dungeness Crab served in seriously addictive garlic sauce make us the go to spot on scenic Pier 39 for casual dining.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really tasty!

Excellent food with excellent service- they probably provide the best clam chowder and killer crab in town! Really impressed :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Yun-Chen C
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  • Local cuisine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food with excellent service- they probably provide the best clam chowder and killer crab in town! Really impressed :)

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Crab House at Pier 39. San Francisco이라는 이름처럼 Pier 39에 있는 크랩집이에요. 우선 가서 Waiting list에 이름을 올리고, Pier 39 구경을 하고 오심 되요. ^^ 저희는​ ​Too two crab (2-3인분) USD 74.95 / ​Calamari Large USD 19.95 / Mussel & Shrimp Medium USD 17.95 ​그리고 각자 음료를 시켰어요. 투투크랩은 게 2마리가 통째로 나오구요. 버터에 맛있게 구워진 크랩이에요^^ 전 엄청 좋아하는데... More 

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Dan M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

ykMary, thank you for the great review! We're delighted to see you enjoyed dining with us so much. The carb, mussels & shrimp, and calamari were all great choices! We work very hard to ensure all of our patrons are well cared for. It's great you had such a good time! Once more, thank you for the kind words. We... More 

Toluca Lake, California, United States
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38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had high hopes for the Crab Shack, but found it to be overly touristy, expensive and OK at best with the food. The service was mediocre, too. We will not be back.

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Dan M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Simon, while we're disappointed to hear about your experience, we think you posted your review to the wrong restaurant's page! We are the Crab House at Pier 39, not to be confused with Joe's Crab Shack on Fisherman's Wharf. We're hoping that, if this is the case, you'd please remove your review from our TripAdvisor page. Thank you very much... More 

Kaysville, Utah
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Expensive and portions are small, but very delicious. Nothing but wonderful things to say about the quality of food. The crab cakes were very small, but are still making my mouth water.

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Dan M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

amyg54321, thank you for taking the time to share such a great review! We're thrilled we were able to provide you with an excellent dining experience. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the kitchen regarding the food! The crab cakes were an excellent choice. We also appreciate the input concerning portion sizes. We'll be sure to forward... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very good, first visit and although very busy, food was very tasty. Excellent views and very pleasant staff: hope to visit again.

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Dan M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Keith, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Crab House. Nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of our guests, and we are always striving for improvement. That being said, please do not hesitate to let us know if there is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The food is great, especially the garlic fries. The crab was surprisingly delicious and fresh as was the price ....pretty expensive so be prepared with a full wallet. The service was excellent despite being seated at the bar as the restaurant was so full. My boyfriend had the fish and chips and he thought it was the best he had... More 

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Dan M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Eloko, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at the Crab House. Nothing is more important to us than the satisfaction of our guests, and we are always striving for improvement. That being said, please do not hesitate to let us know if there is... More 

South San Francisco, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Queued up, reached front of line, ordered outside to be called via PA. requested bar access, rejected! Bar cleared, asked again ok'd for us but our 2 children given a place to stand away from the bar. Ordered drink, Manager appeared orders children to a different location against a wall. Was unhappy with this as direction by subordinates was contrary... More 

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Dan M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Mark G, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We're sorry to hear your dining experience with us got off on the wrong foot. It's disappointing to hear there was such confusion regarding bar seating, and we hope our staff communicated with you and your children in a pleasant manner. We'll be sure to speak with our... More 

Hamble, UK
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This must be my favourite Crab House ever! (and I have been to a few!) You sit in a lovely retro restaurant above the San Francisco Bay, with HUGE steaming crab legs or whole crabs in front of you. The service is brisk but friendly, especially when you are alone. Their sourdough rolls are also very moor-ish!

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Dan M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Fincalostigres, thank you for taking the time to share such a great review! Wow, we appreciate the high praise! We're delighted you had an exemplary dining experience with us. There's nothing quite like the feeling you get before digging in to a steaming plate of crab! It's great our servers were able to take such good care of you as... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

The Booking via Opentable is accuracy. Feed was quickly serve as asian style like. Test is great. This is one of the best at pier39

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Dan M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

OAT-OVERDRIVE, thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled you had such a great dining experience with us. We're very glad you enjoyed both our food and our service! We work very hard to make sure all of our patrons are happy and well cared for. Once more, thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you again... More 

Mumbai
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a superb dinner here with sumptuous amounts of food which included crab legs and many other fish items. While the food was excellent, the ambience was completely zero. The tables were quite messy and the floor was none too clean either. Being on Pier 39 added to the charm as there were so many other things to do... More 

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Dan M, General Manager at Crab House, responded to this review

Superwife23, thank you for taking the time to leave such a pleasant review! We're glad to hear you had an enjoyable dining experience with us. We greatly appreciate the compliments on our seafood cuisine. Crab legs were an excellent choice! However, we're disappointed to hear the ambience and cleaning did not quite meet your standards. We'll be sure to pass... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Public Transportation: F-Line & #15
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-434-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Great view & SF's famous Dungeness Crab served in seriously addictive garlic sauce make us the go to spot on scenic Pier 39 for casual dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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