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Pier Market Seafood Restaurant

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  • Outdoor Seating Available
  • All employees are fully vaccinated
Updated 03/18/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/18/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Voted Best Seafood in San Francisco by KRON 4 TV Best of the Bay, Pier Market is an authentic sustainable seafood restaurant where the locals go for the freshest local seafood in the city. Pier Market is family-owned and operated and one of the most popular dining destinations on Fisherman's Wharf. Pier Market has been selling San Francisco's freshest seafood since 1983. We feature Fresh, Mesquite-Grilled Fish and Meat, Dungeness Crab, Pastas, Steaming bowls of our Award-Winning Clam Chowder in Authentic Fresh Sourdough Bread Bowls. We offer two large al fresco patios for heated outdoor dining.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Grill, Healthy
FEATURES
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate as a family of 5. One veggy & one who didn’t eat fish. Menu worked for everbody with good fish, meat & veggy options. Flavius was our server - excellent service.,

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Date of visit: August 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal with your family. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived in San Fran, Cali Wednesday night, and new we wanted to go out to eat on the Wharf in San Francisco. When we landed around 6:30pm we looked up the Pier and made reservations online which was very easy. I love the option...you can make a request, therefore I made a request to sit by a window with a water view. We sat immediately when we arrived for our reservation at 8:45pm for a table of 4. The prices were average. We live in upstate New York, and did not find dining here overly pricey. I had the linguini with clam sauce which was only average, however the fried fish dishes and crab cakes were very good. The fish was very fresh. Not the best place to go, but we were satisfied with 3/4 of our meals. I think the linguini with clams could have been more tasty. 24.95 for the Linguini- you do not get salads with your meals.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had dinner here on the first evening arrived in San franscisco. Their fish was fresh and very good. Fast and attentive table service. High prices

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our experience was very good. The Cajun seasoned cod was flavorful and delicious. The vegetable medley and the coke slaw were great too. Kudos to Vanessa for her attentive service. Great view of the bay too! Cons: very small portion of fries and the garlic...potatoes were just so-so.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has a nice view over Fisherman's Wharf and was very busy on the night we visited. Food was good but very run-of-the-mill for a seafood restaurant. Crab cakes were alright but we have had better and the main courses were a little underwhelming...- grilled fish was ok but the caper sauce wasn't up to much. Service was almost too quick - we were done within 45 minutes. Overall it was a decent meal but we left slightly underwhelmed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Ambiance was was also cool. A must go place and highly recomended for evening dinner.

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular and busy restaurant. The staff were very friendly, the food was great, nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good size seafood restaurant located in the wharf of San Francisco, overlooking the marina. Fair portion of food, average food taste in general, crowded, good service. If you are not fussy then it's recommended.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family-owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant with great and unique food and pretty service. Food was delicious, with very good taste. Service was also excellent. The waiters were outstanding and the service was really fast!!! Highly recommended !!!!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family-owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed June 28, 2022

I was walking around Pier 9, looking for seafood restaurant. The sever was friendly & food was serve quick & I’m very happy with their service especially their Crab cake

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2022

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed June 27, 2022

Had lunch today which was clam chowder in sourdough bread with Caesar salad then shared fried calamari. All delicious and fresh. Service was friendly, timely and efficient even although it was busy. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2022

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed June 16, 2022 via mobile

Great creamy clam chowder and tasty Cajun pasta. Great views and brew! Reasonably prices for such a tourist attraction area at Pier 39. Good service as well! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2022

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

Pier 39 is full of restaurants. This one is good enough to enjoy the lunch and keep going. We had a great time with the bartenders

Date of visit: June 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2022

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed June 14, 2022

I have been living in a coastal city and I like eating very fresh seafood. This restaurant is good. Food are tasty and the price is fair, but I found the crab and fish were not as fresh as I think. Because this seafood restaurant...is so close to the sea, I thought all sea materials should have been very fresh.More

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Owner at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2022

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

A bit embarrassed to say I dined on Pier 39 considering I’ve been to San Francisco more than once, and most of the options here tend to be tourist traps, but I will say this is a decent spot to grab a bite to eat....The crab cake dinner was tasty and filling. Great spot if you have bay cruise plans that depart from Pier 39 (which we did). Not particularly cheap, but nothing in SF is. The restaurant serves its purpose pretty well.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Nicki Simmons, Agency / Consultant at Pier Market Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2022

Thank you for dining with us. We are happy to see you enjoyed your meal. We are a local family owned and operated restaurant and we strive to provide excellent experiences to every table. We hope to see you back again soon.

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We do allow dogs on our patio.
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They have many dishes on their menu which are gluten free and they serve these dishes on request. If you take a closer look at the menu, you can find these dishes marked GF against them. Some of them which I can name are... More
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Yes, Pier Market Seafood Restaurant offers takeout services.

Pier Market Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4