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Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe

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Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111 (Broadway)
+1 415-391-2696
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Lynton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here for lunch having just arrived in the city and were seated immediately at a nice table overlooking the waterfront. The menu wasn't great so we both just had a salad and a coffee. Before my husband had even finished eating we noticed the waiter hovering which was a little unnerving and no sooner had he put his... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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393 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in San Francisco for work and took a walk down to the Embarcadero after my flight from the east coast. I looked for a place to have a late lunch/early dinner and decided to try the Waterfront Restaurant as they had cioppino on their menu. I was promptly seated, and someone came by and asked if I wanted... More 

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

We're glad you were able to join us for a nice meal after your long flight from the east coast. Thank you for sharing the love for our quiet atmosphere and our friendly server, although we're sorry you were kept waiting so long to order when you arrived. We understand that is frustrating, and we apologize for that. We're glad... More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. The server was miserable however the food was excellent. We had mussels as an appy.. Then shared the Kobe Burger and Salmon burger both of which were amazing!

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Thank Rhiannon H
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing the love for our delicious lunch menu, Rhiannon! Although our server was a bit less impressive to you this time, it really means a lot to hear that our food spoke volumes. We hope this means we'll get to have you back again sometime for more tasty burgers and delicious mussels soon. Until then,... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good seafood, nice waterfront view if you sit in the marquee part. I had the salmon and my wife had the seafood chowder. The lobster Mac and cheese side is a must, so tasty!

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Thank Martin V
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there, Martin! Thank you so much for sharing the love for our view of the bay and our delicious seafood dishes. It really means a lot to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your salmon, seafood chowder, and lobster mac and cheese. We hope this means we'll have you back again someday. Until then, Waterfront Management More 

Northern California
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this restaurant because of the location, which is the only plus. We did not eat in the restaurant but used the bar and ordered a drink and appetizer. Our table outside did not have any napkins or silverware and even after asking the waiter, we still did not get any. I finally got up to get our... More 

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Thank susyq09
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

We're very sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience with us during happy hour. We always want you to feel taken care of with attentive, accommodating service, but we apologize if we dropped the ball this time. We're sorry for the confusion on our part about the happy hour menu. We'll keep this on our radar for the future.... More 

Bend, Oregon
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269 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandered into the Waterfront R&C for lunch and started off with a cocktail that tasted especially good - very fresh and not too sweet. Had a wonderful view of the bay bridge and Treasure Island. Very good service and the food was incredible.

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Thank RNA1958
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you had such a delightful lunch with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious food, excellent service, and our beautiful view of the bay. We hope this means we'll get the chance to have you back for another delicious meal and cocktail sometime soon. Until then, Waterfront Management More 

Sacramento
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner with friends and I had a great experience. Maybe since it was holiday weekend, it was quiet and service was great. Our waiter was nice and friendly, along with the rest of the staff. First off, the view is amazing and if you're seated outside the area is covered to keep you warm from the cold but and view... More 

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Thank ash0902
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you for sharing the love for our fantastic view of the bay, our friendly staff, and our delicious cuisine. It really means a lot to hear you loved the lobster risotto and our scallops! We hope this means we'll get the chance to have you back again sometime. Hope to hear back, Waterfront Management More 

Omaha, NE
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a business dinner. Was a Tuesday night. Great service. I had the special for the evening and it was well prepared. Good wine list. Awesome view towards the east bay.

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Thank nkromberg
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad you could join us for a business dinner! Thank you so much for sharing the love for our delicious food, great service, and our awesome view of the bay. We hope we'll get the chance to have you back again someday. Utnil then, Waterfront Management More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spectacular views!! Calamari tasted fresh and cooked perfectly! We only had appetizers and cocktails, which was surpriselying accompanied by good service.

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Thank Alessandra D
Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Hey there, Alessandra! We're so glad to hear you were pleasantly surprised by your visit with us. Thank you for sharing the love for our delicious calamari, appetizers, and cocktails. It also really means a lot to hear that you felt taken care of with our great service, and we hope to have you back again sometime. Until then, Waterfront... More 

Branchburg, New Jersey
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from this restaurant are spectacular. From everywhere you can see the bay and the Bay Bridge. The food complimented the views. The seafood appetizer was fresh and delicious. All five of our party enjoyed our meals.

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Al F, Owner at Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing the love for our spectacular view of the Bay Bridge and our delicious seafood to match. It really means a lot to hear that your entire party of five enjoyed their meals, and we hope to have you all back again sometime soon. Until then, Waterfront Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$80
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 7, at Broadway & the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
    (Broadway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Embarcadero
  • Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-2696
Description
An experience in excellent Seafood cuisine with a gorgeous view of the Bay. Presidents, princes, celebrities & travelers join us to make their SF dining experience a memorable one. Fine seafood and a priceless view of Fisherman's Wharf!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?