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Address: Jefferson Street, Between Hyde and Powell Streets, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-673-3530
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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We walked to the Wharf, and didn't spend a ton of time here. Lots of people, picked up some saltwater taffy and munched on that. Kind of dirty. Good for people watching, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Wheatland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After working the 50 th Super bowl city my friends and I decided to hang at Pier 39 and Fisherman's wharf for lunch. A pleasant 2 hour trip before heading home.

Thank Kerry K
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to eat, shop, and take in the bay. We enjoyed walking thru the Wharf looking at all the shops and stopping in for something to eat. The top level has some great places for photos of the Bay. It was all decorated for the holidays. Nice stop worth a visit.

Thank Peggyjneely
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Has become a giant tourist trap. Seafood is a combination of fresh and not so fresh. Appears a little dirty. A must see if you've never been to the wharf, but don't expect too much. If you want good seafood go to any Italian place in North Beach. It will be fresh and guaranteed good!

Thank Pmmalo
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decent choices of restaurants & great place to sit & people watch! A band was playing the night we walked thru; which made it more festive.

Thank Heather O
Anaheim, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I know the wharf it is a tourist thing, but there is a lot history behind all that, y have expended the area a lot with many shops and restaurants, also they added pier 39 less than mile from each other, my favorite restaurant is Alioto's Restaurant: Alioto's Italian Seafood mid range prices, also Ghiradelli Square - San Francisco's Best... More 

Thank Roger A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked to the Wharf, and didn't spend a ton of time here. Lots of people, picked up some saltwater taffy and munched on that. Kind of dirty. Good for people watching, and I'm sure there were some good places to eat -- but we weren't there for that. Just strolled through.

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Placentia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fisherman's Wharf is almost as iconic to San Francisco as is Alcatraz Island. It's not something to miss if you have never been to San Francisco. Mostly there are a lot of restaurants serving up all kinds of sea food. Crab, shrimp cocktails, sour dough bowls filled with clam chowder. Pretty much anything that comes from the sea can be... More 

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Ketchum, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another Middle America mindless stroll. Hey this is not quite half the voting population so maybe I am missing something......NOT. There are many more interesting and sophisticated places to stroll about in San Francisco including the museums, the Castro district, the Golden Bridge and even the edgy Tenderloin District. There is more to SF than tourist designed destinations.

Thank Bross24
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crowds, more crowds, crowds. Cheap souvenirs available for purchase, t-shirts, kitsch (and not very interesting kitsch at that). If you're a shopper, a few interesting shops, otherwise spend your time at Golden Gate Park.

Thank Joan C
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Shopping center and harbor seal hang out. nice boardwalk around the 'mall' is fun for watching the boats in the bay. The seals are entertaining. Food is generally expensive and the shops are touristy, but its fun to walk around at a minimum. PROs: good boat & seal watching, variety of shoppes, exterior walkway too. CONs: pricey, touristy, hate to... More 

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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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