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Pompei's Grotto

$$ - $$$
Fisherman’s Wharf
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340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
+1 415-776-9265
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sorry to say, we were not huge fan's of this place. The service and wait staff were excellent! It's not always all about the food!!!

Thank 4JMP
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was just a salad made in 10 seconds. Cut it in 4 pieces, put it on a plate, add some old bread, bring it to the table and ask 12$.

Thank mehari
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466 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here recently and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service and the entire experience. The seafood linguini and the spaghetti with dungenous crab and shrimp were outstanding and served in good sized portions with generous servings of the seafood amidst the pasta. The service was relaxed, friendly and efficient and further enhanced our experience. The atmosphere was cosy... More 

Thank Baylovers
San Dimas, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We love San Francisco and have made it a point to visit the city when ever we get the chance. And being a fan of the wharf area we usually book a room close by as it has such a great atmosphere. Having said that it would only be natural for us to frequent the restaurants located there. It was... More 

Thank pwmppaulsen
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were a large party of 24 but our booking was accepted so we thought they would be able to cope with us. The service was poor and they struggled to provide for the requests of people with special dietary needs. My biggest complaint is that the bread on the table for everyone was a loaf which was not sliced... More 

Thank Eileen K
Salt Lake City, Utah
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We were drawn in by a sandwich board offering fish and chips for $8. (great price on the wharf) The fish and chips were excellent, the clam chowder was one of the best we had on that trip. Cannot say anything bad about the food at all. However, be warned- there is a tiny little codicil at the bottom of... More 

Thank Andrea R
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited the restaurant on our holiday to San Francisco. Food not close to the standard expected from fishermans wharf , service appalling. Everything was rushed, member of staff hovering at the table to take plates away. 30 minutes from start to finish, rushed out the door to usher in a larger party who would clearly spend more money than us.... More 

Thank Andrew W
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222 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful location down at fishermans warf. The menu is a bit pricey, but then not all that out of character for the City. But I will say probably the best crab cakes I have had in a long, long time if not the best. The sourdough bread was on point as well. My mom was very happy with her fish... More 

Thank CWat1260
Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I walked along this road 3 times before settling in here and I am so glad I did. I had one of the Best Steaks I have ever eaten whilst watching the World go by before flying home after a business trip. My verdict, if you see a free table here, grab it and tuck in, you won't be dissapointed.

Thank Andy S
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We decided to have dinner here after going for our first walk in Fisherman's Wharf to explore the area. There was a wait for tables which we though was a good sign the food was popular. We were offered a bar stool table while we waiting for a dining table, but to our surprise the staff said we could eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-1194
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-9265

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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