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Seismic Joint

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Pier 15, at Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-528-4893
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  • Excellent3%
  • Very good23%
  • Average41%
  • Poor26%
  • Terrible7%
Mar 24, 2017
Nov 20, 2016
“Sandwich good but skip the fries”
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Pier 15, at Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

This restaurant is conveniently located within the Exploratorium so between that and the friendly staff working on the afternoon when we visited, they would earn 4 stars. However we had to lower it a star because the cost and the flavors left a little room...More

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed November 20, 2016

I split a premade sandwich w a friend and it was good, but the french fries seemed overcooked (or we wondered if the fries may have been cooked earlier and then re-cooked) and hard. We were there just before closing and there was a couple...More

Thank 4NY2VA
Reviewed January 6, 2016

There is a large selection of food, most of it healthy. The prices were reasonable. It is self serve. It is part of the Exploratorium. The charge slip said Seaglass Cafe.

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

While my husband was dying for his coffee, we decided to go for the fruit salad, and we were so happy with our choice, they use greek plain yogurt to go with it and besides to be so refreshing it was so delicious me and...More

Thank KEZC29
Reviewed March 20, 2014

The food choices is amazing and varied for every taste! It's nice that even though it's attached to a museum that caters to kids is hoping to expose children and families to more than a hot dog or chicken fingers--open up and explore! You're not...More

Thank Sojournarita
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Although the wait to enter the cafe was long, it was worth the wait. The food choices were surprisingly good, prepared to order and extremely unusual for such a venue. They had a large sushi bar, gourmet sandwiches etc. The prices were fair for what...More

1  Thank judit W
Reviewed November 28, 2013

We took our 9 year old grandson to the new venue - he loves the place, and cant blame him. But when it came time for lunch, well, lets say that the choices left a lot to be desired. I read in other reviews about...More

1  Thank JDB68
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had a very nicely prepared sushi lunch while visiting the Exploratorium. A couple of sushi rolls was just right for two.

Thank LodiTraveler1966
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

This was expensive and the food was flavorless and not appetizing to anyone in our group of six. I didn't give them one star only because of the water view and the fact that they try to use local, organic ingredients. That's no excuse for...More

Thank ChiquiMonster
Reviewed September 21, 2013

So you expect a certain amount of caos at a museum aimed (largely) at children. But this was much worse than expected (or necessary). I have to say the food was very good (but not cheap). But even with a moderately crowded museum, the cafe...More

Thank jjbong
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Restaurant Details

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$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 15, at Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-528-4893
The seismic joint café is a casual take-out spot located near the museum's entrance, just off the Embarcadero. Here you can pick up hot dishes, such as soup, as well as muffins and other baked goods, sandwiches, a daily salad, natural sodas, and other beverages. The café also features a full coffee bar, where you can buy cappuccinos and other drinks. There are tables and spots to sit just outside the café.
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