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“Surprisingly good!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pompei's Grotto

Pompei's Grotto
340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194 (Fisherman's Wharf)
(415) 776-9265
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Ranked #907 of 5,005 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Chowder
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

We had to find something quick after walking out of another restaurant, we chose a table outside..we had crab and avocado and linguine with clams..all really tasty and fresh! Good service too!

Visited August 2014
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“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a very good dinner and got there in time for happy hour. The drink menu was a bit restrictive for happy hour but adequate. We both had fish and chips and they let us substitute a salad for the chips (healthier). The fish was very tasty! For dessert we shared the brownie sundae which was to die for! Definetly save room for this scrumptious dessert! The only downside was the service was slow. It took a very long time between ordering, being served and checking back with us. They have indoor/outdoor dining but we chose indoor due to a lot of street noise. It was quite pleasant and quiet indoors. Romantic.

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“So so....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The service was great. My wife got the Angelina and she said it was delicious. It was recommended by the waitress. I got the chicken parmesan and it was salty. Chicken was thin and the linguini was bland. 3 stars for the server.

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“Nice meal, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were in San Francisco, traveling as a group of 7, ranging in age from 8-74. Finding restaurants that have something for everyone, was sometimes challenging, but not here. Everyone found something to choose on the menu & we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We also liked the charming, laid-back atmosphere of the restaurant & it's location on the wharf, not far from our hotel. I would definitely eat here again on my next trip.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent fresh seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We arrived on a Saturday night with no booking and bad jet lag and were greeted then room was made for us by very competent and cheerful staff.

The shrimp was simply the best I've had for many years while the pan fried fish was greeted with acclaim by my spouse. And the drink prices were, by Australian standards anyway, low.

Definitely a restaurant we will go back too during our stay. But we'll book it.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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