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Crab House

203 C Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
+1 415-434-2722
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Ranked #263 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
Transit: F-Line & #15
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.
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76% Recommend
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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I'm so happy I looked up on my left going into the crowed pier. Full of the usual touristy stores, the place is nested on the 1st floor with a beautiful view of the bay, We came at lunch it was in the middle of July and we got a spot right away, stick to basics get the entire fresh... More

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We signed up with the hostess who suggested we have a drink at the bar. As we got our beer and wine, two seats opened up at a high top table which had 8 stools. Along came a waiter and asked if we needed anything and we said we'd like to order. We were deep into broiled crab, mussels and... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Crab House is exactly what its name suggests... Crab House is an extremely busy place, expect a waiting time of half an hour to an hour on a normal evening. But the food is worth the wait! Crabs are super tasty... rest of the food is good too. I liked the way they served crabs in Bay area, a 2-tier... More

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Gibraltar, null, Gibraltar
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great seafood. I had half a crab and my better half fish and chips. The restaurant was packed and we had to wait a few minutes, but the service was excellent and we did not wait long for our food. Dessert a bit disappointing! Don't ask for one....their speciality is seafood.

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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97 reviews 97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I wanted some crab, since Dungeness is not available where we live. Unfortunately, their crab is drenched in garlic butter and it is difficult to taste anything else. The service was very good, the atmosphere was good, though a little crowded. $35/lb for crab is a bit steep, but it's a tourist place, so what are you going to do?... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Loved this restaurant food service cleanliness all excellent and with a lovely view as well. The atmosphere is great love the way they serve the Crab on a raised skillet with bowl beneath for waste. Large jugs of water supplied.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Little pricey for what you get. Service was fine. We were in and out very fast. Crab chowder was really good. Over all I thought it was fair.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First the price is WAY TOO HIGH FOR THE LITTLE AMOUNT OF FOOD YOU GET. ITS NOT WORTH THE MONEY and NOT THE BEST FOOD. Secondly, employees did not remove an intoxicated customer from behind me where I was sitting. The intoxicated customer kept on pestering my son and I while we were trying to eat our lunch. I waived... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A must -do while visiting San Francisco.We had an early dinner - around 5 pm so there was no wait.We had a lovely table by the window with water views.The atmosphere casual and light hearted.We ordered the garlic fries - delicious! The Crab Louie - a salad with avocado,tomatoes, olives and eggs.We had the combo mussels,shrimps and half of the... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We are a family of 4 from Australia and decided to eat at the Crab house since it had great reviews on trip advisor. The food is ok. Nothing to brag about, the crab is boiled and then fried and it's very very very oily and has far too much garlic. The chowder was ok we have had better. We... More

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