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Franciscan Crab Restaurant

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Fisherman’s Wharf
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Taylor)
+1 415-362-7733
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first time in San Francisco and was encouraged by my partner to try this place and must admit it didn't disappoint! Great food and to die for view! I will definitely coming back! Highly recommended!

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Thank Cah D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had crab cocktail and crab chowder bread bowl. Below average food and very high prices. I can say they have an excellent view of the bay. I wouldn't go back

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Thank richengineer
Tigard, Oregon
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very busy of course, one should expect that in San Fran tourist spot. Service was actually good considering the load of customers. Food was good--not memorable but not disappointing. Would consider going back but would rather see what else s available. Convenient location though if just doing the wharf area tourist thing.

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Thank marv v
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place to spend evening with friends. Great view at Alcatraz. Very good vine. Good shrimps, unfortunately "good" only. Great old pictures of actors.

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Thank Pioter2014
Mesquite, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious! Wait staff was awesome. It is pricey, but the food is excellent quality. Very unique menu. Crab enchiladas for starters :-D

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Thank Leyira
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Leyira, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor! We'd love to see you back for some more of our crab enchiladas soon. Cheers! More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

¡Delicious garlic crab pasta! Nice place to eat if you are in Fisherman's Wharf. Note: Probably you will have to wait for seat.

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Thank Paulina O
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Paulina, thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! The garlic crab pasta was an awesome choice. If there's any way we can accommodate you for another visit, please let us know. Have a great day! More 

Turin, Italy
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268 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant in fisherman wharf with a great view and an elegant style. Food is great too. We ate crab in different way...very good the crab enchillada and the foggy crab sliders.... In our case price was medium and the food and service quality high, we spend in 3 pers. 90 $ without wine. Suggested!

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Thank FabryL1963
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

FabryL1963, thank you for sharing your thoughts with u and the TripAdvisor community! We'd love to see you back for another visit soon. The crab enchiladas​ are worth a second experience alone! Have a great day! More 

San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Looking for hot food after watching the air show. Franciscan Crab Restaurant was there for us at Fisherman's Wharf.

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Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

baytraveller9, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and the TripAdvisor community! We're glad you had a great visit to the Franciscan Crab! We'd love to see you back for another dining experience soon. Have a wonderful day! More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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158 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is very well placed. Very friendly staff. Possible access with elevator. We were also delighted by the décor of this restaurant. Large choice on the menu. The service was excellent. Many dishes we had were very good and very well served. Desserts also very good. Beautiful wine card. Recommend. Go ahead

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Thank 683jeans
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

683jeans, thank​ you for sharing your thoughts with us and the TripAdvisor community! We're happy to know how much you loved our staff, location, and atmosphere! Those three things tie together to make a truly wonderful dining experience. It's great you took notice! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a great day! More 

Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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157 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did review this restaurant on my last visit and I wasn't very flattering. We sat at the bar and the view out to the Harbor is very panoramic. Alcatraz looks like a short swim, lol..We had drinks and the crab plate. Very fresh and delicious. This visit was early afternoon and they had quite a crowd. We were lucky... More 

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Thank Kevino7350
Jose M, General Manager at Franciscan Crab Restaurant, responded to this review

Kevino7350, thanks for updating your review! It means the world to us that you came back for a second chance. We're always striving to ensure our guests are getting the true Franciscan Crab experience, so we appreciate you coming back! If there's any way we can accommodate you for a third visit, please let us know. Have a great day! 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 43 1/2 Fisherman's Whalf, Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
    (Taylor)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: F-Line
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Phone Number: +1 415-362-7733
Description
Named best food at the Wharf by Sunset Magazine. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge while feasting on fresh seafood & 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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