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Crab House

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Californian, Chowder, Seafood
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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 - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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
Crab Galore

Stopped in to the Crab House on a mission to eat crab, and that we did! As an appetizer we shared a bread bowl of the crab chowder. I thought it was very tasty, but my other half wasn't that impressed. I don't think he liked the various vedge that was in the soup. Next we had a 'lotsa' order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped in to the Crab House on a mission to eat crab, and that we did! As an appetizer we shared a bread bowl of the crab chowder. I thought it was very tasty, but my other half wasn't that impressed. I don't think he liked the various vedge that was in the soup. Next we had a 'lotsa' order... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not bad, but not necessarily worth the wait for me. I recommend making a reservation. We had the crab feast and shared between 5 people, and we also got a side of fries and steamed vegetables. It was a small portion of vegetables and the fries were nothing special. We had enough crab for everyone, and I liked it, but... More 

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

Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing your feedback with us here on our TripAdvisor page. We're glad you had a decent experience at our restaurant, but it's discouraging to know that you were not fully satisfied with your dining experience with us. We would like to apologize that we did not meet your expectations, and we will be sure to let... More 

Shanghai, China
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

i was here on business dinner but really enjoyed the food and the touristy experience, in a good way. the crab was fantastic and the garlic sauce was quite memorable. the portions were huge, and although the fries and the salad were quite average and just a xxl portion of accompanying plates, the crab itself was delicious and really worth... More 

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

Hey there, jelenaeva1! Thanks a lot for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us so highly. It's so wonderful to hear how satisfied you were with your dining experience at our restaurant. We hope you know how much your recommendation means to us! Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is any way we... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

You should never miss the opportunity to visit The Crab House. Order crab chowder served in bread and ask for their specials. You won't be disappointed.

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

Thanks a lot, Raspeed, for reviewing us. We appreciate the 4 star grade you've given us! We're delighted to know you had such a pleasant dining experience with us. We concur that the crab chowder is an amazing menu item; great choice! We hope you will not hesitate to let us know if there is every any way that we... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went here on ratings and proximity to hotel.Could not fault the organizaion at the front and service inside was pretty slick,the food though,crab for two was skimpy and flavorless , mentioned to the server who paid no attention ....I can only think that 5's here live in Iowa or some other ocean exempt state, anyone who has tasted well cooked... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to offer us your input, wanderingkev. We're sorry we did not meet your expectations. It is discouraging to know that you were so disappointed with the food and service you received from us. Please know that we have passed along your culinary concerns to our kitchen staff, and we will speak with our management... More 

Concord, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Delicious food! We absolutely love this place. The crab is soooo yummy in the garlic butter. As a native San Franciscan, I'm not a big fan of going to super touristy areas such as Pier 39.... But make an exception for this place. Great place to take out of town guests so they can get the "tourist" experience by going... More 

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

Thanks so much, GiantsFan23, for the excellent review of our restaurant. We're delighted to hear how satisfied you were with your dining experience ! We'll be sure to let our culinary team know how pleased you were with the dishes they prepared for you. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is any way we may better... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I would give this place a high 4. Consensus is 4.5-4.75/5 3pax We ordered Crab feast (for 4) crabhouse beer (a pitcher) Mussels and shrimp small seafood tureen small Its so delicious Food: too oily for the crab, one mussel was bad Delicious crab nevertheless, fresh shrimp, delicious iron skewer Service: generally ok service, busy but friendly wait staff, i... More 

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

Thank you very much, JackLin84, for taking the time to write up this thorough review of our establishment. We really appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to improve upon our dining experience. Your input is very important to us, and it's such a treat to hear about our customers' satisfying visits at our restaurant. We're ecstatic to know you... More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What can I say!!!! A view of the Alcatraz and San Francisco Bay, a sea lion doing yoga, garlic butter Dungeness crab, seafood cioppino and a glass of champagne!! YUM

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

Thank you very much, Valariesarasota, for this kind review! It sounds like you have a lovely dining experience at our restaurant, and we're so glad to hear that! Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is any way we may better accommodate you during a future visit. Thanks again for the great review, and please have a... More 

Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had incredible appetizers, this was supposed to hold us until we got back from the Alcatraz tour. We had garlic fries, mini burgers, and the most delicious crab I've eaten in a long time. This was one of the best meals we had while visiting SF. This place is also located within pier 39. Very cool views also. Check... More 

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

Thank you, Alan, for sharing your flattering review with us! One of the best meals you had in San Francisco? Wow! There is a lot of competition out there, and we are ecstatic to hear we trumped them all. Your compliment means so much to us, and we'll be sure to pass it along to our fine culinary team as... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I am a previous loyal customer of your restaurant, I bring visiting friends here whenever I got a chance for all the seafoods. However, what happened 12:40pm today made me make my decision of complaining to top of where I can reach for the service of your restaurant! What happened: I made a reservation for 4 and one of the... More 

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

Alvin, we humbly regret our inauspicious meeting. Our doors are open to ALL people of the World. Please accept our deepest apologies either by hand written letter or by phone with receipt of you address. You may send us this information via private message. Again, our apologies. More 

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Additional Information about Crab House

Address: 203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-434-2722
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Californian, Chowder, Seafood

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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: Californian, Chowder, Seafood

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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 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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