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Crab House

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Fisherman’s Wharf
American, 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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Great seafood!!!

We had the crab and shrimp combo! So good! It was prepared on a cast iron type skillet. The garlic butter was to die for!! We were dipping our bread in it. The place gets really crowded so make a reservation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Monby
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Costa Mesa, California
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  • Local cuisine
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Glen Head, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We ordered the crab feast for 4 ($114), a small cioppino to share ($29) and a small order of shrimp to share ($12), and all were absolutely delicious. I can't be sure, but I think the crabs were fried in garlic and oil - they weren't greasy at all, but I don't know how else they might have infused that... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Dinner at the crab house was not great. While it was not gourmet the food was fair at best. We had the crab sandwich and the crab cocktail and the fish and chips. Fresh but not quite tasty!

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London, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

No surprise this is one of the best restaurants in Fisherman's wharf, San Francisco. We reached quite late but pleased after having a delicious whole crab. Staffs are not that great. However, It was late and frustration is understandable after a long working day. Anyway no one goes to a restaurant to eat the staff...

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was our best meal out in San Fran, it was just delicious! If you love seafood then this is a must, there are several restaurants serving Crab but this was our favourite!

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Costa Mesa, California
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had the crab and shrimp combo! So good! It was prepared on a cast iron type skillet. The garlic butter was to die for!! We were dipping our bread in it. The place gets really crowded so make a reservation.

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

Monby, thanks for the review! We're delighted that you enjoyed the crab and shrimp combo so much; great choice! We'll be sure to let our culinary team know how satisfied you were with your meals. We really appreciate your kind comments about the food, and we hope to have you back real soon! Thanks again for reviewing us, Monby. Take... More 

Kentucky
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Crab House Delivers Great Fare & View at Pier 39! Not your average local fresh fish eatery, The Crab Shack offers delectable seafood with a world class view of the Bay! Can't wait to go back!

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

Thanks so much for the 5 star review, gadgetguy11! It's awesome to know that you had such a splendid dining experience with us, and even better to hear that you're excited to return; we can't wait to have you back, gadgetguy11! We appreciate your kind comments, and again thank you for this great review. Please take care, gadgetguy11, and have... More 

Waterloo, Belgium
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304 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was my second visit to this restaurant at PIER 39. The last time I was there is some time ago. The quality of the seafood served is just fine. A little on the high side price wise, but still fairly good value for money! I have no regrets of having gone back there again.

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

Otto, thank you for this wonderful review. We always look forward to hearing back from our guests. Positive reviews like this are an encouragement to keep doing what we're doing! We appreciate your continued patronage and hope that you will keep coming back for more! Hope to see you again soon, Otto. If there is anything we can do to... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Excellent restaurant on Pier 39. The crab angel hair lasagna was so good it's sinful! It is noisy and the tables are packed in, but what do you expect from a crab house in a busy tourist area. Definitely worth it, I think.

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

Thank you for your kind review, wacw2014 We want you to know how much we appreciate hearing back from our patrons. The guest experience is of utmost importance to us, and it's encouraging to hear a good word! It made our day to learn how wonderful of a time you had at our restaurant. Thank you again, wacw2014. You'll have... More 

Ipswich, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I sat at the bar for a crab salad louie and a beer. The food was fine - and, predictably, over-priced, given the location (tourist central). But the atmosphere was lively, the restaurant was clean, and the bartender was wonderful.

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

lhdtraveler, thank you for sharing your experience with us and the TripAdvisor community! We're happy to see you and your husband came out to to give us a visit! Know that we pride in the value, and quality of our dishes! We like to believe our guests see that when come out to dine with us. However, we're pleased you... More 

Hong Kong, China
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Loads of delicious crab basked in a delicious secret garlic sauce. Great view, quick service. What more do you need?

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

P L, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us and the TripAdvisor community! We're glad you decided to get our speciality! We're a crab house for a reason after all! Nothing makes us happier than knowing you experienced the lovely view of our location, as well as amazing service. You're right! What else could you... 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: American, 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: American, 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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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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